Australia's best flying sites - Open all year

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World Class novice friendly flying sites with 7 launches from 1500 - 2000ft high!

Only 1 hour from Brisbane's CBD, Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise and major airports

The largest team of experienced local instructors available for ongoing support and advice

Solo lesson and tandem flight specialists

Advanced coaching for experienced pilots

Small VIP groups of students for a fast progression and better value for money

 

Sports Aviation Federation of Australia approved flight training facility

 

Recommended by licenced pilots

Local accommodation available

Solo Lessons

Learn to fly solo. All equipment supplied. Single days, multiple days and full licence courses available. 

Tandem Flights

Experience real flying in a glider built for two. You get the front row seat and fly the glider with a licenced tandem pilot.

Equipment Sales

We sell all the gear you need. Paragliders, harnesses, instruments and more..

About Paratech Paragliding

We are based at Canungra in the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland less than 1 hour from the Brisbane CBD, International airports and Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia and the number one choice for recommended schools by local pilots because we have the largest team of local experienced and enthusiastic instructors who continue to support and mentor all of our graduates long after they have completed their training. We work with only small groups of students each day so that we can move faster through the initial training stages and take advantage of any suitable flying opportunities throughout your training.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and you will see we are actively teaching new students how to fly at Australia's premier flying sites while also integrating them with the local club as part of our comprehensive training packages. We offer real flying at actual flying sites with all modern equipment included in the cost, and no obligation or pressure to buy until you are ready.

Paratech Paragliding have four major flying sites and 7 launches nearly 2000ft in height with novice friendly grass launches and landing areas which are flyable for 12 months of the year. Even the Winter months provide excellent flying and training conditions thanks to the mild and dry climate.

Our local flying club has over 175 active members which include recreational, advanced and competition pilots with a large number of volunteer Safety Officers (half of which are employed by Paratech Paragliding and all the more reason to begin your training with us).
 

Paratech's Chief Flight Instructor, Jason Turner, has over 29 years flying experience with paragliders, hang gliders, sailplanes and ultralight aircraft.

A full time Instructor for over 15 years, Jason is well known for his calm, comprehensive and adaptive teaching style with a high regard for student safety. Jason is still a formidable and well respected pilot with recent podium finishes in competitions, several long distance record flights and has much more to offer our students than most entry level instructors, thanks to his extensive and proven flying background.

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6000+ flying hours

2500+ Tandem Flights

Overall winner 2018 XC Camp Manilla

Top 3 Overall Australian National Ladder 2013

Dual Sports Class XC record holder - 365km

Canungra HG & PG Club Safety Officer

SAFA Chief Flight Instructor

"Teaching people to fly must be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. From the training hill to soaring high above the mountains, I get to share in the celebration and pure joy of each students first flights as if it was my own."  - Jason Turner

About Paragliding

Paragliding is not a new or radical sport. It's origins go back over 40 years and today's pilots have all been trained by professional instructors, have a paragliding licence and fly factory built and tested aircraft.

Once you have learned the basics and obtained your licence there are a lot of different ways you can enjoy flying a paraglider. From coastal ridge soaring in smooth laminar air to riding strong thermals up thousands of feet to the clouds and then gliding cross country for a few kilometers or even hundred's of kilometers. The current World Record is just over 580km in a single flight!

You might like to try and "hike and fly" where you have ultralight equipment which allows you to walk up a mountain to fly back down or even travel cross country while camping out up high under the stars overnight. Other options include acrobatic flight, speed flying down steep terrain and paramotoring.

Whatever your choice, once licenced you are free to travel the World with just a glider on your back, a few clothes and your passport ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Contact us

Paratech Paragliding

82 Wagonwheel Rd Boyland Qld

PO Box 80

Canungra Qld 4275

ABN: 64 821 698 078

email: paratechpg@gmail.com

                                                                          mobile: 0432 105906