Have you ever had the desire to fly on your own? To soar freely through the sky for hours with no noise, no stress, no set place to land? The rapidly growing sport of Paragliding is one of the most affordable and feasible ways to safely experience the true feeling of flight. So how does one learn to fly a paraglider? Let us take you through the basics of paragliding so you know what you are in for, or should we say up for…
Learn to Fly – Active Flight offers a Paragliding Introductory Course where you will learn the basic techniques of paragliding such as launching, turning & landing. You will be taught on one of our training hills. Weather being favourable & the student reaching required standard you’ll be flying solo on the second day. All equipment provided. Click here for more info.
Licence to Fly – You can do a full Paragliding Licence Course with Active Flight. This course will take you through all aspects of flying a paraglider such as landing, launching, understanding the weather, thermaling, equipment and safety. All equipment provided. Click here for more info.
Free Flying – Once you have completed a Licence Paragliding Course with Active Flight and passed all the relevant tests you will become a novice paraglider pilot. You are then free to fly solo from any novice launch site anywhere in the world, meet some amazing people and have the time of you life.
Equipment – Your equipment needed to be a paraglider pilot is very minimal by aviation standards, hence making the sport such a popular form of flying. You will need a glider (also known as a wing), a harness, safety and communication gear. We can have you fully decked out with all the equipment you’ll need to fly solo for around $5000 new, approx $3500 for used equipment. Once you’ve got the gear you are free to fly all over the world. Click here for more info on equipment.
Active Flight provides a range of paragliding courses that covers the beginner paraglider through to the advanced. Our location in Bright, North East Victoria is the perfect place to carry out your paragliding course. Bright’s consistently calm weather and ideal winds create a far superior environment for learning to fly a paraglider than most other locations in Australia. Active Flight provides a comprehensive array of paragliding courses to help you take your flying higher.
Choose Paragliding Course
The Paragliding Licence Course is by far the most popular course we offer. This course takes you from being a complete beginner, having never touched a paraglider before, through to becoming a licenced novice paraglider pilot. Our small group size allows us to customise training to suit the level of each individual student. During your Paragliding Licence Course we cover techniques on inland and coastal conditions.
Duration – 9 days Gift Voucher
The aim of SIV course is to teach you about the handling characteristics of your wing at the edges of its flight envelope. What it feels like just prior to an unstable situation and how to make the correct inputs if it does become unstable. SIV should also teach you to recognise when a situation is hopeless and the only option is to deploy your reserve. SIV IS NOT designed to teach you how to fly beyond the normal flight envelope of the glider.
Duration – 2 days Gift Voucher
The Paragliding XC Course mostly focuses on thermal paragliding and cross country paragliding. It runs for three days over a five day period. This allows us to look at the forecast and choose the suitable days to maximise our chances of getting great flying days.
Duration – 3 days Gift Voucher