As the only full time training facility in Christchurch, we offer a wide range of courses, from a 1 day Intro, 3 day Novice course (PG1), to a full Paragliding Licence course (PG2). Parapro provides all the latest equipment during training as part of the course cost.
Our courses run all year round, 7 days aweek, weather permitting.
Paragliding lessons come in 3 pilot training options:
1 Day Introductory Paragliding Course
Cost: $NZ 280
An introduction to paragliding, designed for safe solo flying under radio supervision.
Duration: 4 hrs
Ground handling techniques
Take off techniques
Directional control and landing flair
4 training hill flights + 1 high flight.
What to bring: suitable footwear - tramping boots or runners, loose fitting clothes, water, lunch and plenty of enthusiasm
PG1 - Novice Paragliding Pilot's Licence
Cost: $NZ 680 including equipment rental
Duration: 3 days
Pilot will show the following skills after their Paragliding course completion:
Consistent take off, landings and directional control,
Able to assess weather conditions,
Able to evaluate launch and landing areas,
Demonstrate 5 point pre flight check
Demonstrate a safe attitude to paragliding.
10 - 12 flights including 6 to 8 high flights.
Exam and certificate on completion.
This licence is valid for for 6 months. You can only legally fly PG1 sites without supervision with this rating.
PG2 Paragliding Course - International Paragliding Pilot's Licence
Cost: $1800 includes equipment rental
Requirement: PG1 rating.
Duration: 6 – 8 days weather permitting
The course will provide the following:
Mininum of 40 flights
Mininum of 7 different flying sites
Coastal soaring and thermaling techniques - Top landings,
Flying with other airborne craft,
Competent 360 degree turns,
Back riser control in flight and landing,
Speed control, reverse launch, height loss and spot landing techniques.
Extensive theory with classroom sessions.
The course cost includes equipment hire and logbook. On completion the qualified pilot will receive NZHGPA rating card and certificate.
The course is equivalant to a IPPI 3 rating. The course fee does not include NZHGPA fees.