Your solo instruction will take you up to your P4 rating. (250 solo flights) and includes the following:
• Up to 5 tandem flights with an instructor
• P1 through P4 instruction/guidance
• Use of a radio equipped helmet to P2 rating
• Ground handling instruction
• Theory classes
• Program student discount (at cost) on designated trips.
• A paragliding manual and flight log book
• Administration of 4 USHPA sanctioned exams
The cost of the program is $2,650 (includes your first year's obligatory $150 membership to USHPA) . There is no time limit or duration allowing you to get the required number of flights at your own pace.
We are the only local school offering the following:
We are the only local school which has a dedicated training hill. This not only allows you to simulate numerous launches in a short period of time but also allows practice in a controlled environment. Improving your launch technique here allows you to get into the air faster.
We're also able to video your launches and immediately let you review it to see what you did right or wrong. You can then work on correcting any errors or refine an existing technique.
Our classroom comfortably holds 30 people. It includes a harness simulator, large screen TV, giant topographical maps, 3D models of Tiger Mt, a white board and other items used to help make you a better pilot.
We hold "Chalk Talk" class Saturdays (10:30 to 12:00) which discusses everything from basic launching and landing techniques to thermalling and on to more advanced topics such as competition flying and acrobatics. Throughout the year we have several guest speakers by nationally recognized pilots. Topics ranges from long cross country flying, understanding weather, acrobatics and much more.