Paragliding Gear

Frequently Asked Questions

Paragliding is often referred to as the “purest” form of flight. Paragliders are foot launched , have no rigid structure or motor. They majestically use thermic currents or ocean sea breezes to gain altitude and perform free flight. A tandem paraglider is simply a larger wing certified to carry two people.

The pilot & passenger sit securely in a comfortable chair like harness allowing uninterrupted 360 degree views.

No formal training is required to fly as passenger on a tandem paraglider if flying with an approved instructor, however if you wish to fly a paraglider solo and experience all the thrills, excitement and rewards that paragliding has to offer, then you will need to complete a SAFA (Sports Aviation Federation Australia) approved course provided by a SAFA approved paragliding school.

To discover more regarding the requirements of flying a paraglider visit our pilot resources.

For Tandem Flights

  1. Passengers must be over the age of 10
  2. Passengers must weigh between 30-100 Kg
  3. Passengers must be able to walk/jog 4-5 steps for take off.

Should you fall outside these minimum requirements, please call to discuss as we may still be able to accommodate any limitations.

Learn to Fly a Paraglider Solo

In order to commence paragliding lessons the student pilot must be over the age of 14 ( Parent consent required if under the age of 18)

Byron Paragliding have taught many students to fly a paraglider from all walks of life and across a diverse age range. A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoyably progress through the training program, however we have taught pilots over the age of 70 to Fly !  so no barriers !

If you are considering to learn to fly a paraglider and wish to learn more, visit our pilot resources page or contact us for more information.

Booking your tandem paragliding flight is simple.

  1. Select your preferred Launch site.
  2. Proceed to Add to cart
  3. Enter your available dates
  4. Select Payment Option

Booking confirmation will be sent via your email address and one of our pilots will contact you to schedule your flight.

If weather conditions are not suitable for your chosen site, your pilot will reschedule or offer an alternative near by location.

Gift Vouchers are valid for up to 18 months from date of Purchase.

Should your flight be canceled due to adverse weather conditions and no alternative date or location is available a full refund will be made subject to our Terms & Conditions

Our Paragliding sites are flyable all year round, however are subject to certain meteorological conditions such as wind speed and direction in order to fly.

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We have many locations around the Northern Rivers (Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Tweed Heads etc) and the Gold Coast.

If you would like to speak to a passionate paragliding professional before you book please call us on 0431 991 800 or book a time to call bellow: