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Beginners Elementary paragliding & paramotoring course

Come and see some of the world’s most stunning locations from a bird’s eye view. Our paragliding tuition page has two simple steps to achieve your paragliding qualification.

The Elementary pilot beginners paragliding course (EPC) is for complete beginners who have never had any previous paragliding tuition, it’s the first step to experiencing this wonderful sport and getting your BHPA qualification.

Our paragliding lessons will progress you sensibly, day by day, to a skill level that your knowledge of the wind and paragliding equipment will allow you to make flights from 300 - 500 metres - FlySpain are fortunate to be both a Tow and Hill rated BHPA school, which means you´ll get the best opportunity of completing your Ep level! see what past paragliding students think

  • Who Can do it - Anyone (14yrs and above) - see our FAQs for an idea of fitness
  • Previous Experience needed - None, perfect for complete beginners or great activity adventure holidays
  • Group Size - 6 to 8 students to 2 or 3 BHPA instructors
  • Duration - 5 days tuition
  • Objective - EP qualification and first stage to your BHPA Club Pilot rating
  • Included - Paragliding Equipment, all paragliding Tuition, Boutique Accommodation, Airport Transfers

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 just to fill the week. 

Extras - You´ll need to join the BHPA as a training or Full Member

£795 p/week

Inc. accommodation, transfers, 5 days tuition, all equipment

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Beginners fact sheet

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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.

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.

 

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 is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

Paragliders & Paramotors come in all sizes catering for both light and heavy weights a piece. Thankfully for most of the instructors I know, you don't need to be an athlete. Generally, as long as you can put one foot in front of another and break into a gentle jog you can safely learn how to fly.

On the paragliding hill courses, you do need to walk up and down a 200 feet or 80 metre slope over the course of 2-3 days. There's no rush so as long as you get back to the top of the hill then it’s all good. Once you're happy at flying at those heights then we drive you up bigger hills to fly. If you're unsure, or have  previous medical conditions, then maybe best ask your doctor before booking or contact us direct for advice

We do offer some bespoke courses(one to one) that use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills 

Come on your own, leave as part of a bigger flying family

The Beginners Ep paragliding course is always a fun mix of individuals, occasionally small groups of friends come to learn together but the norm is that it is a bunch of solo would be pilots, so all in at the deep end together on day one. (For bespoke one-to-one training, contact us for price and availability)

EP. Beginners Paragliding courses can have from 4-8 on a group, you'll normally get 2-3 instructors helping you throughout the week

Club pilot course - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paramotoring courses - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paragliding courses - 4/5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Guided weeks - 7-9 with 2 instructors coaching and full Gps tracking

There is a certain amount of theory to achieve during the week plus an easy multiple choice exam for beginners, it's really very easy and we provide lectures during the week. You don’t need to know any rocket science to learn to fly a paraglider but there is a need to know and have a basic comprehension of how gliders fly and the rules of the road. Knowledge of the weather is part and parcel of making good safe flying decisions and getting the best out of your flying. Lectures will be given on all aspects of the exam and more.

Some basic background reading can be very useful, for good and easily comprehensible literature that would ease you into the sport try any of these titles;

BHPA Pilot Handbook by Mark Dale: a superb book, very readable and highly informative.

Touching Cloudbase by Ian Currer: Bit of a paragliding bible guides you from the very basics to novice pilot level in a nice logical order.

Understanding the Sky - Dennis Pagen; a Brilliant book on the weather, really easy to absorb and understand, not too fiendishly technical.

All these books are available from us just email us [email protected]

 

 

Club Pilot paragliding course

The Club Pilot paragliding course aims to teach you to fly independently outside of your paragliding school, learning more advanced flying skills such as top landing, soaring, thermalling, rapid descent techniques and invaluable glider skills.

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 site 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 to 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 - 6 days tuition
  • 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, all paragliding Tuition, Accommodation, 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 Member on arrival

£895 p/week

Includes, 6 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.

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.

 

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 is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. 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.

EP. Beginners Paragliding courses can have from 4-8 on a group, you'll normally get 2-3 instructors helping you throughout the week

Club pilot course - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paramotoring courses - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paragliding courses - 4/5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Guided weeks - 7-9 with 2 instructors coaching and full Gps tracking

There is a certain amount of theory to achieve during the week plus an easy multiple choice exam for beginners, it's really very easy and we provide lectures during the week. You don’t need to know any rocket science to learn to fly a paraglider but there is a need to know and have a basic comprehension of how gliders fly and the rules of the road. Knowledge of the weather is part and parcel of making good safe flying decisions and getting the best out of your flying. Lectures will be given on all aspects of the exam and more.

Some basic background reading can be very useful, for good and easily comprehensible literature that would ease you into the sport try any of these titles;

BHPA Pilot Handbook by Mark Dale: a superb book, very readable and highly informative.

Touching Cloudbase by Ian Currer: Bit of a paragliding bible guides you from the very basics to novice pilot level in a nice logical order.

Understanding the Sky - Dennis Pagen; a Brilliant book on the weather, really easy to absorb and understand, not too fiendishly technical.

All these books are available from us just email us [email protected]

 

 

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 £300 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..."

Zero to Hero Paragliding course

The Zero to Hero paragliding course aims to teach you to fly independently outside of your paragliding school from scratch. With groups of just 4 max students & tuition with some of the best instructors in Europe you will learn more advanced flying skills such as top landing & soaring.

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 un-interrupted throughout the whole year.

We're the only school locally with its own private training site 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 to 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 - Complete novice or refresher
  • Group Size - 4 students to 2 BHPA instructors
  • Duration - 8 days tuition
  • 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, all paragliding tuition, accommodation, 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 four. 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 Member on arrival

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

£1800 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.

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.

 

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 is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. 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.

EP. Beginners Paragliding courses can have from 4-8 on a group, you'll normally get 2-3 instructors helping you throughout the week

Club pilot course - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paramotoring courses - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paragliding courses - 4/5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Guided weeks - 7-9 with 2 instructors coaching and full Gps tracking

There is a certain amount of theory to achieve during the week plus an easy multiple choice exam for beginners, it's really very easy and we provide lectures during the week. You don’t need to know any rocket science to learn to fly a paraglider but there is a need to know and have a basic comprehension of how gliders fly and the rules of the road. Knowledge of the weather is part and parcel of making good safe flying decisions and getting the best out of your flying. Lectures will be given on all aspects of the exam and more.

Some basic background reading can be very useful, for good and easily comprehensible literature that would ease you into the sport try any of these titles;

BHPA Pilot Handbook by Mark Dale: a superb book, very readable and highly informative.

Touching Cloudbase by Ian Currer: Bit of a paragliding bible guides you from the very basics to novice pilot level in a nice logical order.

Understanding the Sky - Dennis Pagen; a Brilliant book on the weather, really easy to absorb and understand, not too fiendishly technical.

All these books are available from us just email us [email protected]

 

 

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 £300 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..."

One on One Paraglider course

One to One or One to Two course is an 8-day course.

These will be run Saturday to Saturday, arriving Firday. Another popular way to learn, using our own sites, with a top instructor with some personal tandem flying later on in the course.

These are available on Request

£POA p/person

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