Learn to Paraglide
Mount Paragliding, run by Darrell Packe, is a paragliding school based in Mount Maunganui on New Zealand’s North Island.
We teach paragliding all year round to people of all ages and abilities. This sport will grab you - it can help you relax or get your adrenalin pumping.
If you've ever thought about giving this a go, now's your chance. Don't put it off any longer. It'd be great to hear from you!
Ground handling - building skills on the ground
Ground handling is a fundamental skill to keep you safe and ensure stress-free launches.
You will be shown how to control the glider at all times, and in a variety of situations and conditions so you feel confident at any launch site.
Practicing this skill is vital to your safety and learning how your glider responds in various situations before you leave the ground.
A superb ground handling pilot is a superb, safe pilot in the air.
PG1 Course - an introduction to paragliding
The fun begins here!
This is where you start the beautiful journey of discovery. Meet the friendly crew and begin to absorb all the skills required for safely progressing in this sport.
This course is a true introduction to the sport of Paragliding. You get to fly solo and all equipment is provided.
PG2 Course - becoming a licenced solo paragliding pilot
Paragliding is free flying like nothing else. This is the closest you'll get to feeling like a bird playing in the sky.
As you leave the ground you are gently lifted into the air and you are now flying solo. The instructors calming voice is on radio but you are the one flying, your heart is racing and you're LOVING it. You feel safe, you feel ALIVE!
That feeling is one you'll NEVER forget.
Come join us for a truely life changing course where you learn all the skills required to master this sport.