Solo Beginner to Advanced Instruction

We offer a variety of training options for beginners and experienced pilots, from single day introductions, full licence courses, refreshers, advanced flying and conversion courses for international pilots, hang glider pilots and skydivers. All modern equipment is supplied.  

 

Solo Training Days

$295

This is our single day training package suitable for individuals who are unable to attend our intensive 9 day licence courses or for anyone seeking an introduction to solo paragliding. This is also a popular extreme adventure activity for groups of friends or corporate groups.

 

All modern equipment is included and your first day starts in the classroom meeting your instructors, a video presentation, basic classroom theory and being kitted out with the correct size paraglider, harness and helmet. The rest of the day is spent "hands on" learning how to carry out pre-flight checks, launch the paraglider on flat ground and progressing onto small training hills usually by day 2. Participants can then continue on towards their PG2 solo licence at the single day rate and also string together multiple days as long as places are available. 

 

We have bonus offer included that is, if you book a 9 day licence course within 2 months of completing a single day or a tandem flight we'll remove that price from our licence course (the course can start after 2 months).

 

 

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($44.00 valid for 12 months or until PG2 training is completed). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms & Conditions

 

Solo + Tandem High Glide

$395

Join us for a solo introduction day with the added bonus of a tandem high glide with an experienced instructor from one of our 1800ft mountain launches. This is also a popular extreme adventure day out for a group of friends or corporate groups.

All modern equipment is included and your day starts in the classroom meeting your instructors, a video presentation, basic classroom theory and being kitted out with the correct size paraglider, harness and helmet. 

Depending on the weather conditions at the time we'll then either head straight up to one of our high mountain launches for an exciting tandem high glide or go to a training location for some hands on solo practice and do the tandem later in the day.

We have bonus offer included that is, if you book a 9 day licence course within 2 months of completing a single day or a tandem flight we'll remove $295.00 from our licence course (the course can start after 2 months).

 

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($44.00 valid for 12 months or until PG2 training is completed). Weight and age limits apply. See Terms and Conditions.

 

Solo Licence VIP Course

$2499

This is our most popular course and by far the best option if you are looking for the fastest and most cost effective way of getting your PG2 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 requirements after the 9 day course is completed.  We also include a $400.00 discount on any NEW Skywalk glider purchase for all participants.

We only teach small groups at a time so that we can provide a more comprehensive, fast moving and individual training experience. History has shown us that larger groups lead to large time delays and missed flying opportunities. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and you will see just how efficient Paratech Paragliding are at getting our students away from the training hills and flying solo from our local 2000ft mountain launches, which is why we are the #1 recommended school by local pilots.

Depending on weather conditions, every day is spent focused primarily on practical training with approximately 10 hours of classroom theory also spread throughout the week. Any days lost during the course due to poor weather are simply credited to a later suitable date.

To receive the PG2 solo licence you must first complete a minimum of 30 solo flights, including 3 soaring flights, successfully pass a theoretical exam and demonstrate consistently all the basic skills needed to fly without an instructor directly supervising you. 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 who continue to mentor new pilots long after they have been issued a PG2 licence.

 

Paratech Paragliding have the largest team of instructors in Queensland and currently employ a total of 6 safety officers locally within the Canungra Club which is more than double any of our competitors and all the more reason to learn with us.

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.

Our price includes all equipment and GST but does not include the SAFA mandatory student membership fee ($44.00 valid for 12 months or until PG2 training is completed) and the Canungra Hang Gliding Club student fee ($20 covers all training). Age and weight limits apply. See Terms and Conditions.

 

Video: A typical 3rd day of training on one of our 9 day Licence 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!!