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WALLEND-AIR IS A SAHPA REGISTERED PARAGLIDING SCHOOL
NOT QUITE READY FOR THE WHOLE SHEBANG ?
TRY OUR PARAGLIDING INTRO COURSE
This two-day introductory course, based in the Wilderness, is designed as an introduction to a basic paragliding license in South Africa. It will give you a taste of what the sport is about along with some basic theory.
Upon completion, if you decide you want to continue to your Basic Paragliding Licence qualification, you can!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
2 DAY INTRO COURSE
Get to know the equipment, features and controls, in a practical and theoretical way.
Control the glider overhead in different wind conditions while completing tasks.
Assess wind direction, wind strength and topography and the layout of the glider relative to the wind and topography of the area.
PARAGLIDING LICENSE SOUTH AFRICA SAFETY
Understand the necessity for safety checks before and after a flight and how to conduct them.
Practice forward launches and reverse pull-ups with and without the front risers, using body weight to steer the glider while getting a feeling for the wing.
Progress to doing ground skimming flights off the dunes in Wilderness.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We provide all transport from Wallend-Air Base Camp to flying sites during the course
Note: For transport to Wallend-Air Base Camp, options are to drive or fly into George Airport and arrange transport from there. We offer shuttle services at a nominal fee.
Bed & Breakfast at the Wallend-Air Base Camp in George: R350 p/n sharing
Enquiries should be made when booking the course.
Overflow accommodation is booked into a lodge that’s a 3-minute walk away.
We will assist you with confirming accommodation.
WHAT TO BRING
* Closed shoes like trainers or hiking boots.
* Long or mid-length jeans or shorts.
* Long-sleeve tops, jacket, flip flops, sunglasses, hat and buff.
* Sunscreen, lots of water, snacks (apples, nuts, energy bars, biltong),
* Basic license manual, pen, and camera phone
* Proof of payment.
INTRODUCTORY COURSEINTRODUCTION TO PARAGLIDING
- Two-day course (Sunday & Monday) in Wildnerness
- INCLUDES: Rental of all equipment. 8-10 dune training flights. 2-3 high flights, depending on weather conditions
Frequently asked questions
Do I need my own glider?
What if I have my own glider, but I am rusty?
How does training work? What can I expect?
Our instructors will do instructional tandem flights with our students. In between we continue with theory and ground training which is the basis for safe flying. Paragliding is weather dependent, so we adjust the course accordingly. Expect to laugh a lot and have fun. The initial dune flights can be physical and an average fitness level is advisable.
How many times will I fly?
What if I fail?
Age, fitness level and weather play a role in completing your course. If you have to return for a second course then a ‘return’ discount will apply.