Paragliding 1 (PG1) Course
This is your first exciting step towards becoming a quality pilot in full control. Equipment Is provided so come join the fun.
Paragliding (PG) Student PG1
Fly solo from day one!
This is the first step in your exciting journey toward becoming a safe and competent Paragliding pilot.
This is a great way to be introduced to flying without needing to purchase gear.
You will learn about:
- paraglider, harness care and maintenance
- weather basics
- launch and flight risk assessment
- log book requirements
- ground handle your glider
- launch and fly your glider
And above all, making good decisions on when to fly and when not fly.
During the PG1 course you get to launch your glider solo - staying on the ground initially and then progressing to short flights off a low site.
This foundation course is comprehensive and vital to your safety and enjoyment.
PG1 Details and Price
What practical things do I get to do during PG1?
- Ground handling learning reverse & frontal launch techniques (logged)
- Tandem flight with instructor, if required
- 6 short top to bottom solo flights or equivalent soaring flight on radio with instructor
Equipment is provided for PG1.
When you are nearing completion of PG1 and moving onto PG2 you can purchase a package with everything you need. We also provide 12 months interest free through Q Card https://mountparagliding.co.nz/finance
We are not able to issue refunds for the PG1 course you can however defer to a later date as there is no expiry date with this course.
Covid 19 (piece of mind)
Due to the unknown covid 19 situation for us all Mount Paragliding is making all course dates transferable. If you sign up and choose a course date and that can not be attended we will transfer your booking to the next available date. We are currently operating under level 2.