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Introductory Course

This course includes introduction to the paraglider and associated equipment, basic weather information, and ground handling that will lead to your first solo flights. Ground handling is the basis of flying and most important for paragliding, we spend the first hours learning how to ground handle the equipment. For this we have designed some smaller training wings that we use and have a lot of fun. We then move on to a larger wing and to our first flights. Most of our first flights are in Wilderness from the dunes but we also do flights in Cape Town weather permitting. If possible we give you 5 flights but that is weather dependent and on how fit you are  as all flights are from the Dunes in Wilderness. We can also as part of the course do instructional Tandems with you.

If you decide to do the intro in Wilderness you can carry on and do the Basic License course. All your flights can be used towards you license as we use the first and last weekend of the basic course as intro.

The course is designed as an introduction to the sport that will enable you to make an educated decision regarding paragliding and you. If you decide to continue with the Basic License Course, 50% of the the Introductory Course fees will be applied towards the Basic License fee.
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The Wallend-Air programme that all students must complete before starting to fly is as follows:

  • Familiarise the student with the equipment. Unpacking/packing of equipment, familiarisation of controls and equipment. See instruction Video and attend theory lectures.
  • Layout/setup and wind direction and strength, and typography of area.
  • Safety checks
  • Reverse pull-ups with and without front risers, leaning left and right and getting a feeling for the wing.
  • Control glider over head in different wind conditions.
  • Walk around with glider, being able to walk in any direction.
  • Able to fly glider 90 degrees to wind direction, wing tip touching the ground left and right for advanced glider control.
  • Whilst flying the glider being able to walk with wingtip on the ground left and right.
  • Learn to turn around left or right.
  •  Fly and control glider, after turning around.
  •  Walk around with glider while facing forwards.
  •  Able to turn glider around when leading edge faces the ground.
  •  Assess wind direction and strength, and typography of area.
  •  Convert to larger wing (for flying). Be able to control and understand the pull up.
  •  Write the basic license test.

 

Price: R2650
Duration: 2 days

Upcoming Courses

Start DateTypeLocationDuration
11/11/2017Introductory CourseWilderness2 dayMore
09/12/2017Introductory CourseWilderness2 dayMore

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