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Paraglider Training for Beginners

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Beginners Elementary paragliding course

Free copy of Touching Cloudbase for every student!

Our paragliding lessons will progress you to a skill level that your knowledge of the wind and paragliding equipment will allow you to make flights from 300 - 500 metres, including Tandem flights where necessary.

FlySpain is fortunate to be both a Tow and Hill rated BHPA school, which means you will get the best opportunity of completing your Ep level!  See what past paragliding students think

  • Previous Experience - None
  • Group Size - Max 8 students to 2 British BHPA instructors
  • Tandem flights for the nervous newbie
  • Duration - 6 days
  • Included - Paragliding equipment hire, tuition, great accommodation  and airport transfers
  • Extras - You´ll need to join the BHPA as a training or Full Member
WHY CHOOSE FLYSPAIN?
  • 20 Years Experience
  • Own Private sites 
  • Fully British team of full BHPA instructors
  • BHPA, APPI & FAI School
  • Excellent Accomodation

Our Promise to you

When we take a deposit it means a commitment to teaching you whether there is one person on the course or six. We also won't mix the group with other pilots at vastly different levels.

 

    £895 p/week

    Inc. accommodation, transfers, 6 days tuition, all equipment

    Check availability
    Click to download

    Beginners fact sheet

    Click here to download 85.22 kB - pdf

    Extras - You'll need to join the BHPA as a Full Member. Before you arrive, fill out this form and Pay the BHPA directly.

     

    The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

    The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

    Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

    If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

    Spain courses:

    The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

    Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

    Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

     

    Paragliding Ep beginners courses or paramotoring make for a great family activity holiday. You can now qualify at age 14  but you can learn to fly earlier with an adult present depending on your weight and fitness.

    We’d only encourage children to do what they felt they were happy to do so if they felt too nervous with high altitude then they could stop there. There are issues with weight, so in truth any student pilot under 35 kilos would probably struggle.  Drop us a line if you are unsure

    Fortunately our courses are very popular, they are regularly fully booked often months in advance. We like to run small groups so our clients get the best service we can offer which means last minute cancellations are quite inconvienient both for the client and ourselves equally we want to try and be as accomodating as posible, if we can refill your place then we are happy to move your booking to another date but if we are unable to refill your place we  sadly wont be able to refund your money. Life is full of unexpected events so we urge everyone to insure their holidays as soon as you make your booking, that way, should something unexpected arise no one needs to be inconvienienced. 

    All are welcome, we will happily pick them up from the airport when you both arrive, our house is lovely and relaxed with terraces to sit and read and wind down. We can't guarantee a place in the bus to watch you fly, if we can we will of course, but pilots come first.

    We have few en-suite rooms so it's first come first served.

    There will be an accommodation supplement for partners and children (depending on age). The Non-flyer supplement is £200 per week.

    Algodonales is a stunningly beautiful area. There are massive amounts to keep everyone busy while you are flying. Stacks of history, horse riding to kitesurfing and bike hire in the village. Picnics & canoeing on the lake, stunning restaurants, charming bars and beautiful white hillside villages of Andalucia, everything is out there to do and explore. Here are some general links to activities in and around the area. For more ideas have a look at our "what other activities can I do in Spain..."

    If you are on a paragliding course with us all our paragliding equipment will be provided from a safety helmet to glider and harness within the course price. We also use Radios on bigger hill flights for certain tasks like soaring and Big Ears manoeuvres.

    FlySpain boasts some of the best school equipment out there to teach on, the equipment is checked regularly, and conforms to the latest safety standards. Its chosen to make your progression through the school as happy and easy as possible with the most confidence. The gliders you fly on in the later half of your course and when you leave the school tend to be a little different from the training gliders you first go out on.

    Some students prefer to buy their own equipment from the outset & learn to fly using that. Others choose to buy new or used equipment halfway through the course so that by the end of the course they are au fait and comfortable with their new kit in the company and familiar surroundings of their instructors.

    Our recommendation is to try and hold off buying equipment until you have completed two or three days of the course, by then you will be familiar with what is on the market and what you might like.

    The choice is huge and depending on what your intentions, not all equipment is suitable. If climbing and paragliding is an ambition then you will want very specialist light weight equipment, like wise, if you commute with your business a lot and you need something more portable. It just allows you a chance to look around and see what gliders and harnesses are available, we have a good selection of demos paraglider wings and harnesses for you to try.

    Regardless if you are on the inclusive glider-training package and have bought your kit new, there won’t be any pressure on you to select the first thing that’s put in front of you. There's lots of on instructors on hand to offer up advise about what equipment is most suitable for you. We offer a mix of new and second hand equipment see our shop  for more details

    If you're flying with us, layers work well - long sleeved tops, lightweight windproof jacket and jeans will do for training. It can be cooler at the top of a mountain, even when it is very warm in the valley.

    Many pilots like to wear boots with ankle support for flying, if you are paramotoring good boots are well advised, if you bring trainers make sure you bring something with good grip on the soles.

    We provide towels

    The season is super hot from the end of April to End of September, it begins cooling down from October to February and begins to warm up from mid-Feb to end of April. In warmer months bring a swimming costume, as there is a beautiful freshwater reservoir that you can canoe or swim in at the end of a day’s flying.

    Sunblock is essential even over winter.

    Our houses do have washing machines, so if you get too muddy then there is always an option to wash your clothes.

    Deposits are required to guarantee a place on either tuition or holiday weeks, this should be paid via our online booking system. 

    Deposits are our commitment to you to run the course regardless of numbers, so no danger of us cancelling last minute

    Can you bring Cash? - Yes of course, just let  us know

    Your balance: Your balance can be paid on arrival in pounds, euros or credit card.

    Cancellations: Deposits are strictly non-refundable. Cancellations less than a month before the course or failure to attend a course or holiday will mean the full payment of the place to be paid. We try and keep our course and holiday numbers sensible so as to achieve the great results that we do, therefore numbers are strictly limited. Please make sure you buy holiday insurance that will cover you for unforeseen cancellations or postponements.

    Covid 19 - In these exceptional circumstances we are not taking deposits so you can book without any worries of future changing plans and payment for the course will only be due on arrival in pounds/euros just in case.

    Club Pilot paragliding course

    Only 5 Students per course

    REMEMBER only BHPA schools can hand out Uk qualifications and only BHPA pilots can fly on Club Sites in the UK!

    We qualify more pilots than any other School in Europe

    The combination of over twelve flying sites means we can cater for all wind directions. We're the only school locally with its own private training site perfect for beginner pilots.  Our teaching syllabus is seasoned to the latest techniques and includes Tandem flights where necessary. If you are a Club pilot desperately trying to finish off from another UK school we can help you.

      A cracking combination of weather, seasoned British instructors & the perfect training environment!

      • Duration - 6 days tuition
      • Airtime - We average a staggering 2-3 hrs of Soaring time
      • Previous Experience - EP or equivalent or European Club pilot
      • IPPI cards available, FAI members.
      • Included - Paragliding equipment hire, tuition, great accommodation & airport transfers
      • Not Included - Flights, travel insurance, BHPA membership

      Our Promise to you

      When we take a deposit it means a commitment to teaching you whether there is one person on the course or six. We also won't mix the group with other pilots at vastly different levels or with different ambitions to fill the van!

       

      £950 p/week

      Check availability
      Click to download

      Club Pilot course details

      Click here to download 82.13 kB - pdf

       

      The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

      The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

      Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

      If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

      Spain courses:

      The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

      Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

      Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

       

      Paragliding Ep beginners courses or paramotoring make for a great family activity holiday. You can now qualify at age 14  but you can learn to fly earlier with an adult present depending on your weight and fitness.

      We’d only encourage children to do what they felt they were happy to do so if they felt too nervous with high altitude then they could stop there. There are issues with weight, so in truth any student pilot under 35 kilos would probably struggle.  Drop us a line if you are unsure

      Our head quarters are based at the 'Eagles Nest' in the village of Algodonales, Southern Spain. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

      A recently qualified EP student. Ep Student refers to a British pilot but any student paraglider pilot with 3-4 days flying under their belt, so a pilot with a minimum of three UK or European days flying achieved in the last 12- 18ths.

      All are welcome, we will happily pick them up from the airport when you both arrive, our house is lovely and relaxed with terraces to sit and read and wind down. We can't guarantee a place in the bus to watch you fly, if we can we will of course, but pilots come first.

      We have few en-suite rooms so it's first come first served.

      There will be an accommodation supplement for partners and children (depending on age). The Non-flyer supplement is £200 per week.

      Algodonales is a stunningly beautiful area. There are massive amounts to keep everyone busy while you are flying. Stacks of history, horse riding to kitesurfing and bike hire in the village. Picnics & canoeing on the lake, stunning restaurants, charming bars and beautiful white hillside villages of Andalucia, everything is out there to do and explore. Here are some general links to activities in and around the area. For more ideas have a look at our "what other activities can I do in Spain..."

      Yes it is, we size you up for the most appropriate equipment from day one. Including Radios, harness and reserve parachute

      If you are on a paragliding course with us all our paragliding equipment will be provided from a safety helmet to glider and harness within the course price. We also use Radios on bigger hill flights for certain tasks like soaring and Big Ears manoeuvres.

      FlySpain boasts some of the best school equipment out there to teach on, the equipment is checked regularly, and conforms to the latest safety standards. Its chosen to make your progression through the school as happy and easy as possible with the most confidence. The gliders you fly on in the later half of your course and when you leave the school tend to be a little different from the training gliders you first go out on.

      Some students prefer to buy their own equipment from the outset & learn to fly using that. Others choose to buy new or used equipment halfway through the course so that by the end of the course they are au fait and comfortable with their new kit in the company and familiar surroundings of their instructors.

      Our recommendation is to try and hold off buying equipment until you have completed two or three days of the course, by then you will be familiar with what is on the market and what you might like.

      The choice is huge and depending on what your intentions, not all equipment is suitable. If climbing and paragliding is an ambition then you will want very specialist light weight equipment, like wise, if you commute with your business a lot and you need something more portable. It just allows you a chance to look around and see what gliders and harnesses are available, we have a good selection of demos paraglider wings and harnesses for you to try.

      Regardless if you are on the inclusive glider-training package and have bought your kit new, there won’t be any pressure on you to select the first thing that’s put in front of you. There's lots of on instructors on hand to offer up advise about what equipment is most suitable for you. We offer a mix of new and second hand equipment see our shop  for more details

      Club Pilot Extra

      New for 2020! 

      There are many reasons why you may prefer to join our extended Club Pilot course, time lapsed between EP and CP,  fitness level, medical conditions or you might simply like some extra tuition time to consolidate you skills. So for people who fall into this category, we now offer an 8-day course option instead of our standard 6-day course, thus increasing your chances of successfully completing the BHPA syllabus.

      Remember only BHPA schools can hand out Uk qualifications, there will be no need for any conversion courses back home costing you more money!

      We qualify more pilots than any other School in Europe

      The combination of the Sierra de Lijar and over twelve other flying sites means we can cater for all wind directions. It provides us with consistently good flying conditions that enable us to fly uninterrupted during the year.

      We're the only school locally with its own private training sites perfect for beginner pilots. We teach you to be self-sufficient pilots who can fly confidently at home and abroad, our teaching syllabus is seasoned with the latest techniques.

      A cracking combination of Weather, Seasoned instructors & the perfect training environment

      If you are a Club pilot desperately trying to finish off from another UK school we can help you.

      • Previous Experience - EP or equivalent or frustrated Uk or European Club pilot
      • Group Size - 5/6 students to 2/3 BHPA instructors
      • Duration - 8 days tuition split between mostly practical and classroom theory
      • Airtime - We average a staggering 2-3 hrs of soaring time
      • Lots of ground handling so you go home confident at take-off
      • Objective - BHPA Club Pilot rating with a taste for more!
      • Included - Paragliding equipment hire, tuition, GREAT accommodation in our beautiful houses, courtesy airport transfers
      • Have more questions - Read our FAQs or drop us a line

      Our Promise to you

      When we take a deposit it means a commitment to teaching you whether there is one person on the course or six. We also won't mix the group with other pilots at vastly different levels or with different ambitions to fill the van!

      Extras - You´ll need to join the BHPA as a Full 12 month Member 

      Mega coastal flying on Cp plus weeks
      Paraglider Daily Inspections
      Paragliding Reverse Launch tutorial

      £1195 p/week

      Includes, 8 days tuition, accommodation, transfers, equipment

      Check availability
      Click to download

      Club Pilot course details

      Click here to download 82.13 kB - pdf

      Extras - You'll need to join the BHPA as a Full Member. Before you arrive, fill out this form and Pay the BHPA directly.

       

      The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

      The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

      Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

      If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

      Spain courses:

      The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

      Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

      Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

       

      Paragliding Ep beginners courses or paramotoring make for a great family activity holiday. You can now qualify at age 14  but you can learn to fly earlier with an adult present depending on your weight and fitness.

      We’d only encourage children to do what they felt they were happy to do so if they felt too nervous with high altitude then they could stop there. There are issues with weight, so in truth any student pilot under 35 kilos would probably struggle.  Drop us a line if you are unsure

      Our head quarters are based at the 'Eagles Nest' in the village of Algodonales, Southern Spain. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

      A recently qualified EP student. Ep Student refers to a British pilot but any student paraglider pilot with 3-4 days flying under their belt, so a pilot with a minimum of three UK or European days flying achieved in the last 12- 18ths.

      All are welcome, we will happily pick them up from the airport when you both arrive, our house is lovely and relaxed with terraces to sit and read and wind down. We can't guarantee a place in the bus to watch you fly, if we can we will of course, but pilots come first.

      We have few en-suite rooms so it's first come first served.

      There will be an accommodation supplement for partners and children (depending on age). The Non-flyer supplement is £200 per week.

      Algodonales is a stunningly beautiful area. There are massive amounts to keep everyone busy while you are flying. Stacks of history, horse riding to kitesurfing and bike hire in the village. Picnics & canoeing on the lake, stunning restaurants, charming bars and beautiful white hillside villages of Andalucia, everything is out there to do and explore. Here are some general links to activities in and around the area. For more ideas have a look at our "what other activities can I do in Spain..."

      Yes it is, we size you up for the most appropriate equipment from day one. Including Radios, harness and reserve parachute

      If you are on a paragliding course with us all our paragliding equipment will be provided from a safety helmet to glider and harness within the course price. We also use Radios on bigger hill flights for certain tasks like soaring and Big Ears manoeuvres.

      FlySpain boasts some of the best school equipment out there to teach on, the equipment is checked regularly, and conforms to the latest safety standards. Its chosen to make your progression through the school as happy and easy as possible with the most confidence. The gliders you fly on in the later half of your course and when you leave the school tend to be a little different from the training gliders you first go out on.

      Some students prefer to buy their own equipment from the outset & learn to fly using that. Others choose to buy new or used equipment halfway through the course so that by the end of the course they are au fait and comfortable with their new kit in the company and familiar surroundings of their instructors.

      Our recommendation is to try and hold off buying equipment until you have completed two or three days of the course, by then you will be familiar with what is on the market and what you might like.

      The choice is huge and depending on what your intentions, not all equipment is suitable. If climbing and paragliding is an ambition then you will want very specialist light weight equipment, like wise, if you commute with your business a lot and you need something more portable. It just allows you a chance to look around and see what gliders and harnesses are available, we have a good selection of demos paraglider wings and harnesses for you to try.

      Regardless if you are on the inclusive glider-training package and have bought your kit new, there won’t be any pressure on you to select the first thing that’s put in front of you. There's lots of on instructors on hand to offer up advise about what equipment is most suitable for you. We offer a mix of new and second hand equipment see our shop  for more details

      EP & CP together!

      Save £100 if you book EP & CP consecutively or within 3 months of each other & receive a FREE Plusmax Helmet too!

      If you already know this is the sport for you then why not take advantage of our discounted rate for the fortnight's flying.

      Two consecutive weeks of flying with Europe's largest overseas school. There are other deals to be had on equipment too, just enquire to find out more! To do the two courses back to back simply select the Beginners Elementary Pilot course on the Calendar, add it to your basket, then select the consecutive Club Pilot course and add this to your basket, then log out.

      £1690

      Includes 12 days paragliding lessons, accommodation, transfers, equipment

      Check availability
       

      EP/CP & Kit Package

      Everything you need to get you flying!

      All you need to qualify and flying in one simple package.  The full Ep & Cp tuition + full set of the latest paragliding equipment(Easy 2 glider, Simple harness, Angel 110, Neo Helmet). Follow the link, see a choice of our recommended Glider packages inc tuition. Buy on the spot and we'll be in touch to arrange the finer detail, like glider colour, size etc...

      £4800 p/person

      Includes 12 days paragliding lessons, accommodation, transfers, equipment

      Send an enquiry

      Zero to Hero Paragliding course

      1-1 Courses for people who are short of time!

      We offer bespoke 1-1 Paraglider Training courses to take individual pilots from total beginner to Club Pilot Pilots. Price includes airport collection, kit hire, tuition accomodation and transportation during the week.

      For more information or to discuss dates just email us. 

      Club pilot course
      Come and Paraglide Teaser : Learn to Fly paragliders

      £2350 p/week

      Includes 6 days 1-1 tuition Accommodation Equipment Transportation

      Check availability
      Click to download

      Club Pilot course details

      Click here to download 82.13 kB - pdf

      Extras - You'll need to join the BHPA as a Full Member. Before you arrive, fill out this form and Pay the BHPA directly.

       

      The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

      The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

      Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

      If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

      Spain courses:

      The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

      Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

      Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

       

      Fortunately our courses are very popular, they are regularly fully booked often months in advance. We like to run small groups so our clients get the best service we can offer which means last minute cancellations are quite inconvienient both for the client and ourselves equally we want to try and be as accomodating as posible, if we can refill your place then we are happy to move your booking to another date but if we are unable to refill your place we  sadly wont be able to refund your money. Life is full of unexpected events so we urge everyone to insure their holidays as soon as you make your booking, that way, should something unexpected arise no one needs to be inconvienienced. 

      No, you can book a single person supplement to get a room to yourself, please select this on your Arrival form at the time of booking. We currently don’t have many ensuite rooms so they are on a first come first served basis.