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Queenstown Paragliding School

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO FLY! Queenstown Paragliding School, Queenstown, New Zealand
 

Solo Paragliding

Solo Paragliding is the way to go for those who are ready to change their lives. For many people, Paragliding is not just a sport, but a way of life. Once you become a pilot you will never again go anywhere without considering the potential flying.
 
Courses we offer :
  • Day Courses
  • Beginner Paragliding Courses (PG1)
  • Full Pilot License (PG2)
  • Refresher Courses
  • Cross Country Paragliding Clinics
  • S.I.V Manoeuvres Courses
  • Hang Gliding Courses
  • Paragliding Tours
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    The basics of paragliding are relatively simple. You can get your solo rating (PG2) by training for just five hours a day, for ten days.
     
    We operate from the Flight Park in Queenstown. Our training hill is the only one in Queenstown. Our training hill is the only one in Queenstown. This set up is prefect, allowing the student pilot to progress gradually.
     
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    First Day Paragliding

    Paragliding Day Course

    Paragliding Day Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
    The Queenstown Paragliding School will provide the student with all of the required paragliding equipment during these classes, including gliders, harnesses, radios, and helmets.
     
    Students should bring sturdy footwear and a great attitude to learn. This course delivers an excellent idea of what is involved in paragliding. Private instruction is also available.
     
    What to Expect:
    On the first morning you learn to launch and handle the paraglider on gentle slopes close to the ground. In the afternoon, look forward to solo flights from the 150ft training hill. PG1 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    Note:
    We can not guarantee solo flight on a 1 day course if the weather conditions are unsuitable.
     
    Allow 5 hours
    Price: $NZ 230-
     
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    Elementary Pilot Course

    Beginner Paragliding Course (PG1)

    After completing the day course the student can progress to the Beginner Paragliding Course. The Queenstown Paragliding School will provide the student with all of the required paragliding equipment during these classes, including gliders, harnesses, radios, and helmets. Student should bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear and a great attitude to learn. PG1 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    This course will let you discover paragliding. It is organized over 3 consecutive days under the supervision of 2 instructors. At the end of this course you will have your PG1 beginner NZHGPA license. PG1 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    The course consists of:
    - Ground school  
    - Training hill flights PG1 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
    - High flights
    - Theory
     
    Day one:
    On the first morning you learn to launch and handle the paraglider on gentle slopes close to the ground. In the afternoon look forward to solo flights from a low hill.
     
    Day two and three:
    The next day usually consists of further solo flying, either multiple flights from 150ft or two high flights from Coronet Peak. Three or four hours of theory are taught during the three days.
     
    3 days but allow up to 5 days
    Price: $NZ 680-
    Be aware that should the student fail to complete, or drop out of, any course the charge will be $NZ 250- per completed day of the course.
     
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    Club Pilot Course Intermediate Rating

    PG2 Course Intermediate Rating (Full pilot license IPPI card)

     
    After completing the day course and the PG1 certification, if the student wishes to continue to become a fully certified intermediate PG2 pilot, able to fly without the oversight of an instructor, then they must complete the NZHGPA requirements for a PG2 rating. The knowledge and skills required for this rating are taught in the (PG2) Paragliding Course, which includes ground school, lessons in ground handling and a minimum of 40+ flights total. PG2 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    This course consists of 10 days of intensive training. Expect to devote a minimum of six hours per lesson day to complete this course, including 10 hours of classroom time. The PG2 license is internationally recognized. PG2 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    What to Expect:
    The first morning we get used to the equipment and practice controlling the paraglider close to the ground. Expect bunny hops from a gentle slope. In the afternoon we go to a suitable site for the first major flights.
    Successive days consist of multiple high flights from launch sites suitable to the weather on the day. Expect about 30 flights, focusing initially on take off and landing skills. Once these skills are acquired we move on to ridge soaring and thermaling skills, allowing you to extend your flight times.
    We prefer you to do this course in a block of 10 days, as you learn much quicker this way, however if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages.
     
    We are one of the only schools in New Zealand that will keep you in the school for as long as it takes to make you a good safe pilot at no extra cost. If it takes you 80 flights you do not have to pay for instruction. If you buy gear from the school you can stay in the school for as long as you want. PG2 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    Theory:
    Combined with the flying, elements of theory will be taught. We conduct the theory lessons in a natural environment, discussing things as they occur, on the hill or in the landing paddock. There is also a necessary element of classroom theory. If you have the opportunity we recommend some pre course reading. "The Art of Paragliding" by Dennis Pagen is a particularly useful book.
     
    Course Cost:
    Cost for course is $NZ 2,000- This includes all equipment and instruction. This does not include PG1 which is a prerequisite to the PG2 course. PG2 Paragliding Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    Note:
    The NZHGPA now requires all course participants to become a member, this additional cost is $NZ 150.00 payable to NZHPGA before the course. We can arrange this for you.
     
    Allow 10 days to 2 weeks
    Price: $NZ 2,000-
    Be aware that should the student fail to complete, or drop out of, any course the charge will be $NZ 250- per completed day of the course.
     
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    International Paragliding License

    This course is part of PG2.

    The International training course provides an International Pilot Proficiency Identification (IPPI) Para Pro level 3. The IPPI card is accepted in most countries. International Paragliding License, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    For International visitors we can offer course training, accommodation and equipment packages.
     
    Contact us for package prices - you may find it cheaper to fly to New Zealand to learn to fly in 10 to 20 days, than to train in you own country!
    Get gear cheaper than anywhere in the world and have a great holiday in the one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand.
     
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    Refresher Courses

    Queenstown Paragliding School also offers full-day Refresher Courses for pilots who have not flown for a while, such as over the winter months. The emphasis of these courses is on ground handling, launching and landing skills. The full-day course is (approximately 5 hours). Paragliding Refresher Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
     
    Price: $NZ 250-
     
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    Accomodation

    Accomodation during the course is possible. Please inquire for details.