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 experience flight and have a great weekend
Fly solo from day one!
This is the first step in your exciting journey toward becoming a safe and competent Paragliding pilot. It is a great way to be introduced to flying without needing to purchase gear.
You will learn;
- ground handle your glider
- launch techniques
- flight and landing skills
- launch and fly your glider
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.
Would like to say a huge thanks to you and all the team for making my PG1 such an enjoyable 3 days. Thanks to your clear instructions and calm manner with a couple of hours guidance I was in the air and doing my first flights!! unbelievable and super appreciated. A huge thanks to not only you but your community of pilots, such great helpful people. Looking forward to doing my PG2!
All the best
What practical things do I get to do during PG1?
- Ground handling learning reverse & frontal launch techniques
- Tandem flight with instructor, if required
- 6 short top to bottom solo flights or equivalent soaring flight/s on radio with instructor
Equipment is provided for PG1.
We showed up for our PG1 course and couldn't believe we where given brand new equipment.
NIck and Veronica
When you are nearing completion of PG1 and moving onto PG2 you can rent equipment or 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 (peace 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.