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Start 2023 with a paragliding course!

January has kicked off with two great paragliding courses, the beginners Elementary course where we grab folk from scratch and trained them up to be confident at launching and flying from altitudes of up to 500 meters. The cheery on the cake was a final days of soaring at Montellano for the group, having signed off all their tasks.

 Soaring Cp students at FlySpain paragliding school

Our Club pilot group saw four guys from the week before and two previous students turn up with the aim of getting the Club pilot ticket. We had two mountaineers, by accident two kayakers, and two guys from working in I.T, from Scotland, London to Norway.

Key skills for any pilot wanting to go into the world and free fly on their own rests on two key skills, reverse launch practice in a mix of winds levels, which is especially important by for British paragliding pilots.

Ground handling is key to safety on any paraglider take off

The other key skill is flying soaring time in the saddle, under your glider, feeling the changes in the wind, flying with other people on ridges, close proximity flying with other pilots so you can go confidently into the Club environment.

learn to soar with seasoned paraglider school

Bespoke training sites and syllabus

FlySpain uniquely unlike any other local school has private access to both ab-inito training sites for beginners and a fabulous soaring site to allow pilots to get valuable soaring and top landing skills. 

Our seasoned group of instructors, combined with ace new equipment, an established teaching and coaching style, private sites, and of course Spanish weather means we can truly offer a stunning course. For example, our Cp group has made at least 5 soaring flights not just ten minutes but half an hour to an hour for each flight.

We spent time at our base doing theory and exams over two days, tried different harnesses even test-flew a couple of gliders.

School theory and exam sessions

Group Numbers

Don't get to preoccupied with teaching ratios, for instance, we normally run groups with 5 pilots to two instructors, BHPA instructors are allowed 6- 8 students per instructor. Our last Club pilot had 6 pilots to three instructors. The group dynamic was great, even though none of the group knew each other, United with a single passion as it were! 

The smiles tell it all I guess - If you are interested in any of our paragliding courses see our calendar  for course availability or try the links to either paragliding or paramotoring for more information

End of another ground handling session with FlySpain

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