2021-2022 COURSE DATES
I travelled from West Oz to an amazing part of the country where Cloudbase Paragliding has got it wired. Chris & Mark offer the full live in package where you are immersed around the clock in paragliding heaven . Experienced instruction keeps you both safe & comfortable. Its easy to see, as these guys are oozing with passion to get you achieving your goals. Probably take me another week to get this silly grin off my face.
Julian Bryant

8 DAY HGFA PARAGLIDING COURSE

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Our biggest point of difference is that we run our courses with a maximum of 4-5 students. This ensures that our students achieve more airtime and personal time with an instructor. 

What to expect

  • Introduction to the Sport : The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, licensing legals, course overview
  • Understanding your equipment : All elements of a modern paraglider, harness and associated equipment used when flying are explained in an extremely detailed session
  • Ground handling : Forward and reverse launching in varying wind conditions
  • Training slope flights : This is where you’ll get an opportunity to get associated with being proficient at take off and landings, and build your confidence before you get to attempt your high flights
  • Tandem flights : You’ll get an opportunity to have as many Tandem flights so that you feel comfortable being up high. We also will demonstrate how to ridge soar, thermal, and land effectively
  • First High flights : This is where we do our first high glides. A moment you’ll wish you could bottle
  • Landing approaches : Figure “8” beats and Aircraft style
  • Ridge Soaring : Staying up and using upward lift along a ridge
  • Thermalling : Controlling the glider in thermic conditions, using the thermal core. Using a variometer/altimeter
  • Big Ears : Understanding an important decent manoeuvre and when to use this technique
  • Rear Riser Steering : An emergency manoeuvre in the event of brake line knots or breakages
  • Theory lessons : Approx 20 hours theory in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Theory exams : including post exam debrief
  • Top Landing : Why land on the beach if you can top land?
  • Emergency recovery techniques : Understand how to confidently recover from different situations

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