Novice training 5 days

Wednesday 3 April 2013

What’s this ?

gonflage du parapenteDuring this training course you’ll get your training on the ground for 2,5 days. If the weather conditions are good and the members of the group are ready you’ll do your first solo flight on the evening of the 3th day. The last two days you’ll be doing different flights from different sites and work on your authonomy.

Description of the training course.

This schedule can be changed at any time according to the weather conditons.

Day 1

9.00 : Everybody meets at Thang-ka. This is administration time for medical certificats, taking all the necessary licenses and insurances, paying the courses and meeting your instructors and the others of the group.
10.00 : You’re off on 4wheel drive into the hills to the training slopes. Here you’ll discover the gear and get your first tries in getting the wing above your head. This takes untill 13.00 when you get down again for dinner and a well deserved rest.

16.00 : first theoretical course and afterwards back to the training slope. You’ll find out how to control and pilote your wing on the ground untill about 21.00 (according to the general fatigue of the group).

Day 2

9.00 - 12.30 : Back up the training slope to learn how to follow a given direction and pilote your wing on the ground. It’s not as easy as it looks when the instructors show you how it’s done properly.

16.00 - 21.00 : theoretical course followed by more training on the ground. You’re tired but getting the hang of it.

Day 3 :

9.00 - 12.30 : When everybody is ready you’ll be getting your feet of the ground today. We start with little "fleajumps"* of a few meters above the ground to practice taking off and landing. Big smiles everywhere.

16.00 - 21.00 : Another theoretical course and then the moment you’ve been waiting for : the first real flight* all alone under your wing.
Sensational !
What a day, this calls for celebration !

Day 4

9.00 - 12.30 and 16.00 - 21.00 : This is it, several flights will follow according to the weather conditions.
Slowly but surely you’ll start to construct your flightplan yourself and begin to work on your authonomy.

Day 5

9.00 - 12.30 and 16.00 - 19.30 : The first excercises during your flight and you’ll continue working on your authonomy on the easy sites you’re getting to know.
Afterwards you have a debriefing with the monitors about the progress that’s been made and the delicate points that need more working on. Off course you can also have a word to express your feelings about paragliding and Thang-ka in particular.

* All small and bigger flights are always guided by 2 monitors (one to assist the taking-off and the second to help for landing). The whole duration of the flight you’re always on radiocontact and guided from the beginning to the end when necessary.

For whom ?

Everyone who wants to discover paragliding, from 12 years on. (written parental autorisation necessary for minors).

Where ?

In the valley around Dienne, around the Puy Mary, Brezons or the Plomb du Cantal, according to weather conditions.

The price ?

Have a look at our price list.

Don’t forget.

Hiking shoes that protect your ankles, light gloves, long trousers, wind jacket, water and all that’s necessary for a day in the mountains.

You’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one.
Don’t hesistate to share your enthousiasm for paragliding by offering friends or relatives a tandemflight or even a 3 or 5 days beginners course.
We edit special gift vouchers for every occasion (birthday, Valentine, anniversary, wedding, ...)


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