We consider safety to be paramount
Paragliding is actually one of the safest forms of recreational aviation and Byron Paragliding will ensure the student pilot has a safe learning environment. We recognise that every student is individual and may learn or adapt new skills at a different pace. Our experienced instructors have facilitated paragliding courses to a wide range of students young & old from many different backgrounds and walks of life. By applying a calm, focussed individual approach to instructing we have succeeded in achieving what may once have been just a wildest dream, the dream of Free Flight !
What can I expect & What is involved
Learning to fly a paraglider is an exciting and unique experience, there is no other form of aviation where the student pilot would have the opportunity to fly solo so early in a training program. Our Paragliding Courses (PG2) are usually conducted over a period of nine days and include both practical & theoretical components. Emphasis is directed towards the practical sessions whenever and as often as the weather conditions allow. The student pilot can expect to have conducted 30 flights and will have demonstrated skills and competency in soaring flights unassisted by the end of the course.
Theory sessions are usually conducted in the classroom when weather conditions do not permit flying, you can expect to complete around a total of 10 hours to prepare you for the multiple choice exam.
Whilst we cannot guarantee that you will complete your PG2 during the nine day period (due to weather conditions or personal circumstances) Byron Paragliding will not charge you if the course extends and you are welcome to come back as often as you like.