10 April 2018

Elementary and Club pilot Paragliding Lessons

Do you dream of flying on your own? Join us to discover the joys of flying with Flyeo’s paragliding lessons. Learn with our dynamic and professional team at FLYEO during our Elementary Pilot (EP) and Club Pilot (CP) course.

The EP and CP Course is a beginner paragliding course. This is a ten-day course to learn how to fly a paraglider and at the end of it you will have your Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot qualification under the BHPA (British Handgliding and Paragliding Association). This course will take you from ground handling to soaring and your progression is logged in the student training record book. By the end of the course, you will be able to fly your paraglider solo, in the UK and abroad.

Flyeo was founded in 2006 and has been a French school since then, we are now a BHPA school. Our instructors are high-level pilots, we have Acro pilots, Paragliding World Cup (PWC), Cross Country (XC) experts and a Current British Team Member. We are situated by Annecy lake in one of the paragliding meccas of the world. There are around 300 flyable days per year here and you get to fly in one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world. Some of the best paragliding pilots in the world live here for these reasons.



  • Want to learn to fly a paraglider with no experience
  • Be Elementary BHPA qualified and learn with a BHPA instructor
  • Paragliding equipment hire included
  • Gain the Club Pilot BHPA qualification to fly UK sites and abroad
  • Learn to soar
  • 10 day course

Come and do paragliding lessons with FLYEO!


If you want to learn to paraglide with little or no experience and progress to the stage of flying automosly, then to Club Pilot, learn to soar and improve on the skills you have already developed.

If you want to have more of an insight into what it means to begin paragliding please read the Elementary Pilot Training Guide


With our paragliding lesson learn to fly a paraglider by learning the following techniques

  • Ground training
  • Ground handling
  • Getting airbourne
  • Flight exercises
  • Theory and examination (including final assessment)
  • Pre-soaring
  • Soaring
  • Improving Skills
  • Instability and emergencies
  • Theory and examination


The BHPA syllabus is as follows for paragliding lessons

Elementary Pilot Syllabus

Phase 1: Ground Training

Introductory talk
Site assessment briefing
Introduction to canopy and equipment
Avoiding/minimising injury

Phase 2: Ground handling

Briefing- pre-flight checks
Preparation-putting on your paraglider and equipment
Inflation-take off’s with the glider
Directional control

Phase 3: First hops

Getting airborne – low level flights

Phase 4 : Flight exercises

Eventualities briefing
Commands and communications briefing
Responsibilities briefing
Flights- Maintaining course and airspeed
Flights- Introducing turns
flights- Completing simple flight plans

Phase 5: Theory and examination

Principles of flight
Rules of the air and air law
Elementary stage examination

Phase 6: Pre-soaring

180 degree turns
Planned approaches

Phase 7: Soaring

Soaring Flight
Top landings
Flying with others

Phase 8: Improving skills

Ground handling
Exploring the speed range
Accelerator systems
Forward launching
Reverse launching
Weight shift and pitch-roll co-ordination in turns
Slope landings

Phase 9: Instability and emergencies

Active flying
Rapid descent techniques
dealing with an asymmetric tuck

Phase 10: Theory and examination

Principles of light
Rules of the air and air law
General airmanship knowledge
Club pilot (Novice) theory examination
PG hill environment theory examination


Flyeo instructors are fully qualified BHPA instructors and Flyeo is a British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) registered school as well as a Fédération française de vol libre (FFVL) registered school.

Our pedagogy is to constantly question, in order to develop and improve to bring you the best methods for instructing. We want to exceed your expectations!



€775 for Elementary Pilot paragliding course this includes 5 days of paragliding lessons, paragliding equipment hire. You can book accommodation with our friend Seb at his Gite for €15 a night.

€840 for Club Pilot paragliding course this includes 5 days of paragliding lessons, paragliding equipment hire. You can book accommodation with our friend Seb at his Gite for €15 a night.

€1500 for Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot paragliding combined course this includes 5 days of paragliding lessons, paragliding equipment hire. You can book accommodation with our friend Seb at his Gite for €15 a night.

We have the following courses available:
EP course on 15-19th July
CP course on 22-26th of July
CP+ course on 30th July – 3rd of August

ALL OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT ON PARAGLIDERS, HARNESSES AND RESERVES DURING THEIR COURSES (non-combinable offer: the best available discount for the client will be applied).