24 April 2018

Tandem Rating (Dual Licence) Course, Dune Du Pyla

Do you want your tandem rating, then ave a look at our BHPA Tandem Rating Course. The assessment has changed in the last few years to get your tandem rating and it is now much more difficult.

Have a week in Dune Du Pyla with Flyeo instructors, then get assessed at the end of the week by a British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) technical officer.

The instructors taking the course are Jim Nougarolles Acro pilot, Wagga Festival Champion and commercial tandem pilot, and Malin Lobb, PWC pilot and British Team Member. They have put together a comprehensive course to help you gain your tandem rating on our Tandem Rating Course. Flyeo carries out around 3000 commercial tandem flights per year, in varying weather conditions so our instructors are very skilled in this sector.


Are you a current Annual flying member of the BHPA
Over 18 years old
General discipline experience: Have you logged (solo) paragliding 100 flying hours or 250 launches or 50 flights (PA Squares)
Do you want to learn to tandem and be examined your tandem rating with the BHPA
Are you in current practice
Would you like instruction on how to fly your tandem gear
Do you want to have your flights observed by a qualified instructor
Do you want to fly Dune Du Pyla


Start with the basics and build a good foundation of skills on operating a Tandem paraglider
Practice the theoretical aspects of flying
Complete at least the minimum flights required to be examined for the tandem rating examination


The Flyeo way of instructing is looking at the individual and the best way for them to learn. We aim to impart the knowledge needed to gain the Dual Pilot rating with the BHPA.
We conduct briefings in the morning looking at the weather and what to cover for the day depending on conditions. We will debrief at the end of the day depending on the time available.


Care and briefing of the passenger
Complete a minimum of four launches in the passenger role and position
Complete a minimum of twenty launches as Pilot in Command
Demonstrate a high standard of ground handling and inflation ability
Read the Dual Flying Factsheet



Flyeo instructors are all highly experienced paragliders who are current. They fly regularly in the Alps and are accustom to changing weather conditions and reviewing new kit. Our pedagogy is to constantly question, which helps us to improve our teaching methods.


You must have your own tandem equipment and passenger.
You must be insured.
Your wing must be in flight ready condition and recently reviewed by a professional.
Your reserve must be packed, certified by a club or BE in the last 6 months. We can do the packing before the course, price from €45. Contact us to confirm an appointment if you want your reserve packed by Flyeo.
Charged Radio. We have radios for sale in the shop, click here to buy one, and have it waiting for you when you arrive for the course. (You will need to bring your own headset.)
Thank you for filling out and returning the completed pilot sheet available for download here: pilot information form English


Price per pilot €550 (Approx £495)
This includes, the course, airport transfers to a certain time, general transport and the cost of the BHPA assessment but not the insurance upgrade that is required with the BHPA upon gaining your Tandem/Dual Pilot Rating.

Dates: 7th-14th July. Arrive on the 7th, first day the 8th through to the 13th July, leaving on the 14th of July.

Meeting point Dune Du Pyla, nearest Airport Bordeaux (BOD), 40 minutes drive from Dune Du Pyla.

To book please email info@flyeo.com 

Accommodation and flights booked separately.

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).

Choose a date and click on the “Reserve” button to see the next courses following the chosen date.