first course you learn the basics, enough to get you
flying under supervision. In this course you learn all
the skills necessary to fly without supervision and earn
your Novice level certification.
This is a
comprehensive course designed to make you a safe and
competent pilot with good judgment. You also learn to
reason out and understand when not to fly.
have to take paragliding as a regular sport you need to
develop your practical and the theoretical skill level.
This course will be divided in two sessions: ground
handling and advance takeoff techniques. Ground handling
will be a four day course between 3 to 6pm and would
cost you Rs. 10,000/-. Advance takeoff techniques are
taught at takeoff sites followed by soaring flights. The
charges would be Rs.2500/- per session. Every flight you
will be learning new things. The cost is more affordable
and staggered at this stage.
The key to
become a good paragliding pilot is to develop your
ground handling or kiting skills. This is a never ending
process but in this course we will put you on the right
track for developing these skills. These skills will
help you launching the glider using the most effective
techniques, learn to control your glider smoothly
without oscillation and spot landing your glider in a
predetermined place. You’ll fly in varying conditions so
that you’ll be familiar with the changing weather and be
able to recognize appropriate and inappropriate
conditions for flying. We not only cover entire list of
tasks required by the United States Hang Gliding
Association to become a novice rated pilot but also go
beyond the minimums to include additional flying skills
and theoretical information.
theory classes we will cover: aerodynamics, glider
control, weather, rules and regulations, critical
situations and simulated reserve deployments. We will
provide educational videos and share our resources with
you so that you have enough material to
revise what you learn.
that only the most knowledgeable students can become the
best and the safest pilots.
This is a
proficiency based course and we believe in individual
pace of learning. One can finish the course in ten days
but we do not rush our students through this important
step of paragliding training. You will proceed at the
pace you are the most comfortable with and complete the
course when you’ve fulfilled all the required tasks and
pass the certification test. Your schedule and the
weather conditions will decide how much time you will
need to complete this course.
use a number of hills around Virar and may even travel
far off location such as Kamshet or Panchgani. We will
also do winching in the plains. Every year we plan a
number of trips to flying sites outside our local flying
Do I have
to buy a Glider?
really want to fly regularly then the short answer is yes. Typically a student starts on our training
equipment but, one should get his gear early in the
course to take the best advantage of your time under
instruction. This way, we will be teaching you to fly
the equipment you will be using in the long run. The
training charges are also less if you have your own
equipment. We will guide you in getting the right
equipment and also pass on any discounts to you. Used
gear is also available for those on a low budget but
used equipment needs frequent inspection
from experts to check its airworthiness.
committed to our student and hope to have a long term
relationship with all of our students. Any student who
completes a novice course and purchases his own
equipment is welcome to fly with the school. This way,
although technically you are on your own, you’ll still
have the resources of the school and your instructors to
help you as you work on advance ratings.