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Paratech Paragliding lessons Australia

Solo Beginner to Advanced Instruction

We offer a variety of training options for beginners and experienced pilots from solo introductions to full licence courses, refresher days, advanced flying and conversion courses for international pilots, hang glider pilots and skydivers. All modern equipment and mountain shuttles are included.  

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Solo Intro + Tandem High Glide

$395

Join us for a real 'hands on' solo introduction AND get to fly down from one of our 1800ft mountains in a tandem paraglider! 

Depending on the weather conditions on the day you will either head straight up to one of our high mountain launches for a tandem ride down, or go to a local training area for some real hands on solo practice for 2-3 hours and do the tandem afterwards.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($32.00 valid for 30 days). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms and Conditions

Vouchers Available

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2 Day Intro
$600

Our 2 day intro is perfect for anyone seeking a proper introduction into paragliding. Available by appointment or on the first 2 days of any scheduled 9 day solo courses only if spaces are available.

No prestudy or equipment required.

 

You'll learn basic theory, how to carry out pre-flight checks, launch the paraglider in a variety of wind strengths and experience your first solo flights from small training hills with radio assistance if weather permits and a tandem instructional flight from one of our 1800ft mountain launches.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($32.00 valid for 30 days). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms & Conditions

Vouchers Available

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PG1 Solo
$1200

A 4 day solo course and a great start for any individuals wanting a solo licence, but who are unable to attend our intensive 9 day solo licence courses or prefer a step by step process.

No experience or prestudy required.

 

You'll learn basic theory, how to carry out pre-flight checks, groundhandling and launching the paraglider in a variety of wind strengths, take your first solo flights from small training hills (100-200ft) and hopefully your first solo high mountain launches (1500-1800ft) if you are confident and demonstrate the basic skills required. We also include a tandem instructional flight from one of our mountain launches. You can then sign up for one of our PG2 solo courses to complete the PG2 licence requirements or pay for single days ($300 per day) until licenced. Most individuals require 9-11 days in total to complete the minimum requirements for the SAFA PG2 licence (30 flights, theory examination etc)

Available on the first 4 days of any scheduled 9 day solo licence courses.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($32.00 valid for 30 days). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms & Conditions

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PG2 Solo
$1500

Our PG2 Solo course can only be started after completing our PG1 Solo course.

Pilots on this course are ready or have already completed some high mountain solo flights on our PG1 Solo course and are on the final push towards the PG2 solo licence requirements. You can join from day 5 onwards of any 9 day solo licence course or do days by appointment as weather permits. Maximum 7 days. If any more days are required to complete the minimum PG2 licence minimums, a day fee will apply.

This course focuses on high mountain solo flights while also fine tuning groundhandling, launching and landing.

You'll complete the mandatory manouvers such as rear riser steering, speed bar and big ears while continuing to work on turn cordination, soaring skills and height loss.

 

Any remaining theory will be completed in the classroom and also the theory examination

To complete the PG2 solo licence you must have a minimum of 30 solo flights, including 3 soaring flights or 10 flights demonstrating soaring skills (figure 8 turns and 360's), pass a theoretical exam and demonstrate consistently, all the basic skills needed to fly without an instructor directly supervising you. Depending on weather conditions, each day is spent focused primarily on practical training with approximately 10 hours of classroom theory spread throughout your course. Paratech students learn to thermal and ridge soar at actual flying sites alongside local club pilots and are introduced to local safety officers during their training.

We also continue to mentor our local graduates long after they have been issued a PG2 licence.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($32.00 valid for 30 days). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms & Conditions

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PG2 Solo Licence Course
$2700

No experience or prestudy required.

This is the best option if you are looking for the fastest and most cost effective way to achieve your PG2 solo licence. The course runs for 9 consecutive days and we include an extra 2 days free training for any students who do not satisfy the PG2 solo licence  requirements after the 9 days are completed.  We also include a $200.00 discount on any NEW glider purchase for all participants.

This is a very intense experience both physically and mentally with lots of early starts, training hill workouts, high mountain flights and classroom theory. We usually include a tandem instructional flight from our high mountain sites. If you think it might be a bit too intense or dont have the time, we recommend taking our PG1 Solo and PG2 Solo courses seperately for the same result.

We certainly can't absolutely guarantee your PG2 licence in 9 days. If the weather is good, most students will graduate, but of course some don't. There can sometimes be weather delays, confidence or fitness issues and everyone progresses at their own pace not ours. Our instructors will never push anyone out of their comfort zone and will also hold back any overconfident students if they exhibit poor technique or complacency. Any days lost during the course due to poor weather are simply credited to a later suitable date.

 

To complete the PG2 solo licence you must have a minimum of 30 solo flights, including 3 soaring flights or 10 flights demonstrating soaring skills (figure 8 turns and 360's), pass a theoretical exam and demonstrate consistently, all the basic skills needed to fly without an instructor directly supervising you. Depending on weather conditions, each day is spent focused primarily on practical training with approximately 10 hours of classroom theory spread throughout your course.

Paratech students learn to thermal and ridge soar at actual flying sites alongside local club pilots and are introduced to local safety officers during their training.

We also continue to mentor our local graduates long after they have been issued a PG2 licence.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($32.00 valid for 30 days) and the Canungra Hang Gliding Club student fee ($20 covers all training). Age and weight limits apply. See Terms and Conditions

Upcoming Course Start Dates 2024

For PG1 and PG2 Solo Licence 

(PG2 Solo by appointment)

July 20th PG1, PG2 Licence

August 10th PG1, PG2 Licence

August 31st PG1, PG2 Licence

Sept 21st PG1, PG2 Licence

October 12th PG1, PG2 Licence

November 2nd PG1, PG2 Licence

December 14th PG1, PG2 Licence

2025 onwards..contact us

Please contact us to check availability before payment

Video: A typical 3rd day of training on one of our 9 day Solo Courses.

Still not convinced to go with Paratech? Email us or phone 0432 105906 (7am-7pm) to find out when and where there will be some flying in our local area, then approach any local pilot onsite and ask who they would choose to learn with. We are totally confident they will recommend Paratech Paragliding. Alternatively, checkout our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages to see what we are up to right now!!

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