Paragliding 2 (PG2) Course
We teach paragliding on private land at Ruapuke on the west coast. As students progress and weather conditions allow, we fly other coastal sites as well as inland at the Kaimai Range and/or Paeroa Range.
Our course is comprehensive, fun and you learn with a great bunch of like minded people striving to be the best pilots possible. This course is run on weekends and during the week - weather permitting.
Pilots travel from all over the North Island to be part of this course. For those who need it, there are accommodation options close by and we offer accommodation 5 minutes from launch from $25 per night.
PG2 Paragliding course NZHGPA requirements
- Top landings
- Flying with other paragliders - right of way rules
- Landing approach methods
- 360 degree turns - left and right
- Big ears
- Slope landings
- Rear riser control in flight and landing
- Tight banked turns and flat turns
- Speed control
- Reverse and frontal launches
- Height loss of up to 600 ft/min. (not spirals)
- Be able to land within 20m of a spot on 2 consecutive flights
- Demonstrate knowledge and ground drills of reserve parachute deployment
- Demonstrate a safe attitude towards paragliding
Flight log requirements
- Total flying time of at least 5 hours and a minimum of 8 days practical trainng
- Total logged* flight time of 100 minutes achieved in no more than 10 flights
- A total of 40 launches/landings
- At least 5 take-offs in winds of 5 knots or less
- At least 5 take-offs in winds of 9 knots or more
- Have flown from at least 4 different launch sites
- Kept an accurate and up-to-date log book*
*Mount Paragliding has an online logging app to make this process easy.
Mount Paragliding has broken this down into 3 learning stages:
- 10 flights under comprehensive radio instruction
- Reserve deployment considerations
- Advanced ground handling techniques
- Launch and landing techniques and considerations
- Environmental & meteorological understanding to ensure safe, enjoyable flying
- Safety considerations when flying with others (VFR - visual flight rules)
- 10 flights under radio instruction
- Advanced glider control (pitch and yaw control)
- Big ears descent technique
- Speed bar descent technique
- Rear riser glider control
- Glider speed and pitch control
- Spot landing practice introduction
- Introduction to thermal flying both theory and practical
- PG2 exam study and video analysis
- 15 flights under radio instruction as required
- 2 other flying sites
- Top landings
- Advanced techniques in flight, pitch roll and yaw control
- Stabilo line method to recover a cravat
- Collapse recovery
- Thermalling flight/s
- PG2 exam completion
Q Mastercard finance is available interest free for 12 months - https://mountparagliding.co.nz/finance
You can purchase or rent equipment. As a student of Mount Paragliding you get access to discounts on new and used equipment.
Upon completion of Stage 3 you are certified to fly solo!
COVID-19 (peace of mind)
Due to COVID-19, Mount Paragliding has made all course dates transferable. If you sign up and cannot attend due to a change in alert level we will transfer your booking to the next available date. We are currently operating under alert level 1.