Training Program

The goal of the beginner training course is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge base to set up the equipment, properly control the Paraglider on the ground, launch, land, and to reach the goal of flying in African Bush immediately without the instructor’s assistance in just a few days.

The following are just a few of the things covered in the course:

  • Review and understanding of the equipment.
  • Review of the various parts of the Paraglider, what they do, and why.
  • Learn how to put the harness on, make adjustments for comfort, and proper usage for maximum safety.
  • Proper reverse wing launch and techniques for handling higher wind conditions (7 to 15 Km/h).
  • Proper forward launch techniques for zero or low-wind conditions (0 to 7 Km/h).
  • Beginner ground handling of the wing covers proper inflation and learning to control both brake toggles. (practice, practice, practice!)
  • Control of the wing while starting in a reverse position and turning to the forward launch position.
  • Multiple advanced ground handling techniques such as: high wind launches, low wind launches, ground handling without a harness, weight shift ground handling, fast deflation of the wing, safety techniques, and upside down inflation to clean debris from the wing’s cells.
  • Reverse launches simulated without engine.
  • Forward launches simulated without engine.
  • Forward and reverse launches with weighted simulator on back.
  • Engine on back ground handling.
  • Simulator training to master flying without ever leaving the ground.
  • How to properly get into the harness while in flight, and various in-flight weight shift steering techniques.
  • Complete discussion of first solo flight, launch technique, flight course directions to follow, throttle adjustments, making turns, and landing procedures.
  • Preflight safety inspections and warming up the engine properly.
  • Unpredictable conditions or situations, and how to handle them safely.
  • Multiple flights and touch-n-go’s to reach the goal of flying without instructor’s assistance.
  • Basic engine maintenance, oil gas mixtures, spark plug gaps, cleaning of engine etc.
  • Basic wing maintenance, folding, storing, and methods of care.
  • Discussion of when and where to fly safely
  • Review of the various equipment options available on the market.