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Beginners Elementary paragliding & paramotoring course

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The Elementary pilot beginners 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, including Tandem flights where necessary. FlySpain is 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 British BHPA instructors
  • Tandem flights for the nervous newbie
  • Duration - 6 days tuition
  • Objective - EP qualification and the first stage to your BHPA Club Pilot rating
  • Included - Paragliding equipment hire, tuition, great accommodation in our beautiful houses and 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. 

 

WHY CHOOSE FLYSPAIN?
  • Flyspain has been teaching in Algodonales for nearly 20 years, no one knows the area or weather better than us.
  • We have our own private sites so no sharing busy hills
  • We are a fully British team with British instructors (not only English speakers) who have extensively gone through the full BHPA instructor syllabus
  • One course, one set of designated instructors, i.e. we don't cut corners & mix levels on our courses so you can progress quicker
  • Our accommodation is excellent because it's ours, no dorms and even better, included in the price of the course!
  • Read our reviews on Tripadvisor, our past students give you our best feedback

£895 p/week

Inc. accommodation, transfers, 6 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.

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.

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. 

Paragliders 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 that can use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills, just ask.

Zero to Hero Courses

Our Zero to Hero courses are an intensive 8-day course, the first two to three days can mean making multiple walks up a 350 ft hill, not difficult but a necessity and in heat sometimes tough. Personal fitness varies so much from person to person, the kit isn't super heavy nor super light 15kg). I've seen men in their late 60's outshine most in their 40's. Unlike the Ep/Cp combined course there is no rest day. It's not normally a problem but worth bearing in mind. All pilots have a resposnibility to inform their respective instructors of any underlying health issues that they or their doctor feel might be aggravated by training. If in doubt ask us or better still get a health check by your Doctor, especially if you are over 60

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 - 5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4 with 2 instructors on hand.

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

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

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Siv Turkey - 8-12 pilots to a course

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

Club Pilot paragliding course

Only 5 Students per 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 and only BHPA qualified pilots can fly on Club Sites in the UK!

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 and includes Tandem flights where necessary.

A cracking combination of weather, seasoned British 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 -  Max 5 students to 2 BHPA instructors
  • Duration - 6 days tuition
  • Airtime - We average a staggering 2-3 hrs of Soaring time
  • Objective - BHPA Club Pilot rating
  • Included - Paragliding equipment hire, Tuition, Great accommodation in our beautiful houses & free Airport Transfers
  • Not Included - Flights, travel insurance, BHPA membership
  • 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

£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.

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.

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. 

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.

Paragliders 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 that can use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills, just ask.

Zero to Hero Courses

Our Zero to Hero courses are an intensive 8-day course, the first two to three days can mean making multiple walks up a 350 ft hill, not difficult but a necessity and in heat sometimes tough. Personal fitness varies so much from person to person, the kit isn't super heavy nor super light 15kg). I've seen men in their late 60's outshine most in their 40's. Unlike the Ep/Cp combined course there is no rest day. It's not normally a problem but worth bearing in mind. All pilots have a resposnibility to inform their respective instructors of any underlying health issues that they or their doctor feel might be aggravated by training. If in doubt ask us or better still get a health check by your Doctor, especially if you are over 60

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 - 5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4 with 2 instructors on hand.

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

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

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Siv Turkey - 8-12 pilots to a course

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

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 

Club pilot course
Paraglider Daily Inspections
Paragliding Reverse Launch tutorial

£1150 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.

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. 

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.

Paragliders 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 that can use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills, just ask.

Zero to Hero Courses

Our Zero to Hero courses are an intensive 8-day course, the first two to three days can mean making multiple walks up a 350 ft hill, not difficult but a necessity and in heat sometimes tough. Personal fitness varies so much from person to person, the kit isn't super heavy nor super light 15kg). I've seen men in their late 60's outshine most in their 40's. Unlike the Ep/Cp combined course there is no rest day. It's not normally a problem but worth bearing in mind. All pilots have a resposnibility to inform their respective instructors of any underlying health issues that they or their doctor feel might be aggravated by training. If in doubt ask us or better still get a health check by your Doctor, especially if you are over 60

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 - 5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4 with 2 instructors on hand.

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

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

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Siv Turkey - 8-12 pilots to a course

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

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 equipment. 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...

£4500 p/person

Includes 11 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 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.

We recommend 8 days of tution which should be enough time to get you throught the BHPA Club Pilot syllabus. 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, 8 days 1-1 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)

 

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.