Elementary pilot course

Do you dream of flying on your own? Join us to discover the joys of flying with Flyeo’s paragliding lessons.

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Who is it for?

  • You want to learn to fly a paraglider and have no experience
  • All paragliding equipment is included for the duration of the course
  • It is a 5 day course
  • Your weight should be a maximum of 90kg if you don’t already have your own equipment.

Objectives

If you want to learn to paraglide with little or no experience and progress to the stage of truly getting your feet off the ground and flying like a bird.

Course syllabus

The syllabus is as follows for paragliding lessons:

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
Meteorology – Principles of flight – Rules of the air and air law

Flyeo's philosophy

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

Conditions

You must be insured by the French FFVL to be part part of our courses. (here is how to take your licence).

You must have a medical certificate stating that you are fit to practice paragliding.

What you will be learning on

We mostly use single-skin wings for teaching.

These wings are particularly suited to learning as they are lighter, more compact, and easier to launch.

Since we are likely to discover new sites during the course, you will also appreciate how easy it is to carry them on your back to launch.

Prices

Course

900€ / 5 days

State-certified instructors

Equipment

Provided

Possibility of purchase at the end of the course