Elementary Pilot Course

Elementary Pilot Course

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Learn to fly. This paragliding course is the first degree in the education system.

For beginners without experience.

Algodonales. Spain.

Duration: 6 days (7 nights accommodation optional)

Book now. Pay later! No prepayment or deposit needed.

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Paragliding course for beginners

FAI IPPI 1-2 | BHPA Elementary Pilot | APPI Discover & Explore Pilot

Learn to fly. It is easy and fun!

This paragliding course is for complete novices and the first step in getting qualified to paraglide. No previous experience is needed.

In this first course you will learn the basics of Paragliding and by the end of the week you will be flying solo under the supervision of the instructors.

You can also do the full combined EP+CP course in two consecutive weeks which is the quickest way to learn to paraglide and getting a qualification that allows you to fly unsupervised.

In southern Spain, you will take advantage of the excellent weather conditions for maximum air-time and we are able to guarantee you will complete your course in one week.

 

Our paragliding school is approved and accredited by FAI, RFAE, APPI and BHPA, which means that we can certify and apply licenses recognized worldwide.
We also offer courses and qualifications for residents who are required to have a BHPA license to fly in the UK.

EQUIVALENT RATING OBTAINED IN THIS COURSE LEVEL

  • FAI IPPI 1-2
  • BHPA ELEMENTARY PILOT
  • APPI 1-2 DISCOVER & EXPLORE PILOT

Requirements

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE
This course is for absolute beginners, you don't need any previous experience in flight.

  • You must be older than 16 years old.
  • The briefings are in English or Spanish. You must understand at least one of these languages.

 

Intensive course: Fast learning with our revolutionary tandem flights method.

Because we know that our students have a short time for learning to fly, we have developed a fast learning system; our method is faster, safer and funnier.

How does our system works?

ONE-to-ONE TANDEM FLIGHTS: At the beginning of the course you will fly in a dual paraglider with your instructor; you will take the controls from the first flight. This is the best way to learn, no doubts!

The traditional method is based on small flights from a low hill and the student flies always alone, which takes a longer time to learn.

SOLO FLIGHTS: We combine the tandem flights with theory lessons and ground handling practices until you are ready to fly solo, under supervision with radio support.

We are currently the only local paragliding school that uses this teaching method.

The intensive course takes the whole day, from 9h00 in the morning to sunset, with a break for lunch.

 

fast system: dual+solo flights

flight exercises included in the ep course

GROUND HANDLING & TAKE OFF

MAINTAIN a COURSE & airspeed

90º turns in flight

180º & 360º turns in flight

simple approaching & landing

pitch / yaw / roll control

basic soaring flights

flying with others & traffic rules

speed range control

alternate approach techniques

basic "big-ears"

rear risers control

traditional system: hops+solo flights

flight exercises included in the ep course

GROUND HANDLING & TAKE OFF

MAINTAIN a COURSE & airspeed

90º turns in flight

180º & 360º turns in flight

simple approaching & landing

pitch / yaw / roll control

basic soaring flights

flying with others & traffic rules

speed range control

alternate approach techniques

basic "big-ears"

rear risers control

 

What’s different about us?

  • Mini-paragliders: Too windy to fly? No worries… we won’t lose that time; with our mini-wings of 13 m2 surface, you can practice ground handling even if the wind is strong!
  • We have a private flying site where you can fly in a quiet environment without too many other pilots flying around.
  • You will benefit from the local knowledge of the instructors. Most of the paragliding foreigners guides and instructors come here just for a few months, during the winter season, and after that, they go back home... but our staff are Spanish. We were born here and we have learned to fly in these mountains. We know our place.

 

Includes

WE OFFER YOU IN THE PACKAGE...
Coaching with professional instructors.

  • The rent of the full flight equipment.
  • Third party & Accident insurances, with repatriation cover.
  • Shuttle to the flying sites & retrieves: we can fly in more than 10 different spots. We don't mind to move to another area if it is necessary due weather conditions.
  • Airport transfers, included* (please, read terms & conditions)

 

Accommodation (optional)

ADD A ROOM TO YOUR PACKAGE
Accommodation is not included in the price, but you can make your reservation with us for free. No pre-payment or deposit needed.

Why it's not included? Because we don't want to increase the prices with something that maybe you don't need; maybe you are traveling in a camping-car or maybe you prefer to find a hotel by yourself.

We co-operate with several local hosts so you can book through us. Most of the accommodations that you can find at Algodonales are based in self-catering houses with shared rooms, but we also offer private houses for couples or families. All the houses have wifi, bed sheets, towels and kitchen facilities.

 

Insurance

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
The students in the beginners courses are covered by our liability insurance and by a basic sanitary insurance in case of accident, including repatriation.

Please read the coverage of our insurance; if you need something else feel free to contract your own private insurance.

If you are a citizen of the EU, bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment.

 

ALGODONALES, SPAIN

YOU SIMPLY MUST COME!

Because in Spain we have the best climate conditions for paragliding the whole year round, even in autumn and winter while the rest of Europe is frozen we can fly great thermals at 20ºC!

The mountains around Algodonales are one of the best paragliding spots in southern Spain and one of the most popular in Europe. During the spring it is a great thermal site and has good cross-country potential, even for your first XC flight. But it is also an easy place for beginners, full of big landing areas.

The coast is just one hour away and offers two other easy coastal flying sites above sand dunes.

Not only will you be flying but you will be enjoying the culture and the real people of Spain. Algodonales is also ideally situated for visiting the surrounding great cities and sights of interests such as Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol.

 

 

BOOK NOW. PAY LATER

PRE-PAYMENT NOT REQUIRED.
Make your reservation now, without any payment.
You can assure your place with a deposit later, at any moment. No cancellation fee up to 30 days before the arrival date.

 

Dates

DATES

JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 2, 2019, FEBRUARY 2-9, 2019, FEBRUARY 9-16, 2019, FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 2, 2019, MARCH 2-9, 2019, MARCH 23-30, 2019, MARCH 30-APRIL 6, 2019, APRIL 13-20, 2019, APRIL 20-27, 2019, APRIL 27-MAY 4, 2019, MAY 18-25, 2019, JUNE 8-15, 2019, AUGUST 24-31, 2019, SEPTEMBER 7-14, 2019, SEPTEMBER 14-21, 2019, SEPT 28-OCT 5, 2019, OCTOBER 5-12, 2019, OCTOBER 12-19, 2019, OCTOBER 19-26, 2019, NOVEMBER 2-9, 2019, NOVEMBER 9-16, 2019

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