2 DAY INTRO COURSE
$550 Weekdays, $595 Weekend
This progressive introductory training course delivers the essential knowledge and techniques required to get you paragliding safely, your first day. Throughout, you'll experience the basic ABC's of the sport, necessary to develop, should you choose to advance to your P2 (Novice) Certification ~ see below for details. We understand that some may need a day or two to be certain the sport is right for them. For all those deciding to step up, the fee for this 2 Day Intro Course is then fully credited towards attaining your P2 Certification!
This Intro Course is designed for those with zero experience as an introduction to the incredible sport of Paragliding.
You will be introduced to the equipment, receive ground school instruction, and take your first solo flights within hours!
With hands-on assistance, you'll start flying from our small "bunny slopes", and work up to the higher terrain.
All the necessary equipment is supplied for this course.
The goal of this course is to get your feet off the ground, literally! We'll look to answer all your questions and help you decide whether or not paragliding is for you.
We do not generally sign off P1 (Beginner) Ratings following this course. The P1 Rating is only a license to learn, not to fly, and is not required when training with Aerial Paragliding.
P2 (NOVICE) COURSE
$2200, available 7 days a week,
April thru October.
*Includes a $500 credit towards a new set of equipment!
This comprehensive course will qualify you to fly a paraglider on your own, without instructor supervision, under the requirements of the USHPA (US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association). To complete the P2 Certification training typically takes 10-14 days. Depending on the weather conditions and the individual, occasionally more time and training may be required. If extending your training period is necessary we will gladly continue at no extra cost. Your safety, knowledge, and enjoyment of paragliding are our highest priorities.
The P2 pilot rating requires a minimum of 35 flights however, 45-65 are commonly necessary.
When the weather is good, 6-12 flights a day are possible at The Ranch.
Training also includes 8+ hours of ground school theory covering flight dynamics, weather, equipment, risk management, and other topics.
We supply all the paragliding equipment necessary for your training. This includes radios and helmets.
We anticipate that you will be keen to buy your own paragliding 'kit' by the end of the course, if not earlier ~ Any supervised flight training in your own equipment has many advantages. The latest, top-quality equipment will cost $4,700 - $5,500 only when taking advantage of the $500 Aerial Paragliding credit. This essential flying kit includes a brand new glider, harness, and reserve.
Obtaining the P2 Rating will require a yearly USHPA membership of $150 and a one-time rating fee of $15
Advancing P3 (Intermediate) and P4 (Advanced) ratings are available to pilots completing our P2 (Novice) Course, at no charge!
At Aerial Paragliding, we are appointed by the USHPA to assess the skills, knowledge, and experience of those pilots who are ready to further their flight ratings to P3 (Intermediate) and P4 (Advanced) Certifications.
Additionally, rated pilots looking to revise their skills safely, under expert supervision, perhaps after some time away from the sport, or when deciding it's time for a trained eye to help adjust some problematic technique, we are here to help. Depending on your needs, a day visit may be all you'll require to get you and your confidence soaring.
We also offer private course instruction for individuals and groups.
If your inquiry pertains to SIV, Acro, XC, Speed Flying, or Paramotoring, we are happy to put you in touch with our respected industry experts. Call or email to discuss your appetite!