(Student/military/group discounts available)
Ever wonder what it's like to fly like a bird? Here's your chance to find out! Our "taste of flight" course includes ground school. In this, you will learn how we are able to fly, the gear we use to do it, and everything else you need to know to soar! This is a very casual "school", where we will just be meeting at the bottom of the hill. After we are confident, and you are confident, you will learn how to launch, fly, and land the wing. We go at your own pace for both aspects of the course.
The first "intro" class is 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If you are good at listening to instructions, you can expect to get airbourne your last few flights! 95 percent of students are able to get in the air the first class. We use hand towing (like the video in top right) in higher wind, and bicycle winch towing in lower winds (like video below).
Taste of flight not enough? This 7-10 day course will get you all the training you need to get your USHPA certified P-2 paragliding license. This is a novice rating, and gives you access to many flying sites around the world. Most of the best sites require at least a P2 license to fly there (some require a P3 or P4). After you get your P2 and own gear, you are more than welcome to keep flying with us to gain experience for your P3 and beyond.
If you have taken the taste of flight course already, that is applied towards this course.
All gear, reading material, training, and USHPA membership is provided. Once you have completed this course, we will help you find the right gear for you so you can continue flying on your own!
Be in good physical health (this is a very physical activity), and between 100-250 lbs.
Be in good mental health. We do not give licenses to anyone that exibits unnecessary risky behavior (even outside of flying).
Know that if you lie about your body weight, there is immense added risk for you. You need to be on the correct wing size for your weight range to be safe.
Be 18 or older.
Understand that your ability to fly is 100% on you. *Our instructors will give you instruction and feedback until you are exhausted, but it's your ability to follow instructions that will make you fly.
Sign our liability waiver.
Pay a $99 cancellation fee for a cancellation 24 hours or less from the time of your class.