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Training Tandem FlightCome along and fly with an instructor on one of our special training tandem flights. Learn the basics about the sport of paragliding all in one amazing soaring flight! Cost: $240
PG Intro CourseCloudbase offers an 'Introduction to Paragliding' course which gives you an opportunity to learn about the sport. You will have a go at ground training (practice takeoff, steering and landing) with a paraglider for approximately an hour or so. Once your ground training is complete it is time for either two solo high flights or a Discovery Tandem Flight where you will experience all the skills you have learnt on the ground. A great course if you want to learn a little more about the sport. Summer Weekend Courses 24/25 Feb (now full) 2/3 Mar (accepting students) All weekdays after the 28 Jan are available for your Intro Course provided there is a minimum of 2 participants. Cost: $320 All equipment is supplied.
PG1 - Student LicenceThe student PG1 course is the first step towards your full pilot’s licence after completing an Intro Course with us. Students complete a number of high flights (minimum 6) under instruction from an instructor at the takeoff and another at landing. At the end of the 2/3 day course students are expected to be proficient at paraglider wing inflation (check and correct), take off (or abort), establish easy transition from takeoff to flying, smooth flight turns and safe landings on their feet. There is additional theory which covers basic aerodynamics, suitable flying conditions and essential information about the equipment. The PG1 licence is issued by the national NZHGPA under the authorization of the Civil Aviation Authority. As such students must have a student/full membership during training. Visit nzhgpa.org.nz to join. Summer Course Weekends: Jan 27/28 (now full) Feb 3/4 (now full) Feb 10/11 (now full) Mar 2/3 (spaces available) It is advised to book well in advance as there are limited spots available for each weekend course. Weekday courses over the summer can be arranged to suit you. Cost $480 (after an Intro course) All equipment is supplied.
PG2 - Solo Pilot LicenceThe PG2 course follows the PG1 course (required) and is designed for students who wish to complete their private pilot licence. Obtaining this licence allows pilots to fly for themselves. In order to be issued a PG2 licence students need to demonstrate a wide range of practical paragliding skills and achieve a level of theoretical knowledge assessed through exams towards the end of the course. Summer Course Dates: Mar 9-17 (book now for your course) Below is a brief summary of skills covered in the course. Launching/Takeoff Skills: wing inflation and take-off/landing techniques Flying Skills: descent and steering techniques, completion of a minimum of 40 flights in total* (Intro and PG1 flights included) from at least 4 different flying sites with normal training progression. Theoretical Skills: aerodynamics, meteorology, equipment and flying skills Additional Information for the PG2 Course: The PG2 course is run as a 9-day block or over long weekend blocks of time. Block courses generally start with two or more students. The PG2 course assumes normal training progression. It may be that some students need additional flights in order to achieve the standards required. If this is the case with some students they will continue with their training on a ‘pay as you go’ rate. Students are encouraged to have their own equipment for their course. Cloudbase Paragliding has a number of equipment packages at very reasonable prices, contact us for more information. your PG2 licence is issued by the national NZHGPA under the authorization of the Civil Aviation Authority. As such, students must have a student/full membership during training and become full members upon issue of the PG2 licence. Visit nzhgpa.org.nz for more information. PG2 Course Cost: 2200$ (PG1 required) Minimum requirement: 2 students It is advised to book early as there are limited spots available.
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