Basic course paragliding
Paragliding is perhaps the purest form of flying. Without a motor you float silently through the air. A surreal experience. During the course you make one or more solo flights under radio supervision.
You start with the help of a winch. Slowly the winch pulls you in and you climb to a great height.
You are expected in Almelo. From here you go with the other students to one of the winch fields in the area. The location varies slightly depending on the wind direction.
What are you going to do?
The day starts with the theory lessons in the morning. You get an explanation about the materials, terms used and rules that apply on and around the winch field. Of course, everything is about safety. After the theory part, it is time to practice on the ground. You learn how to get the screen above you before take off. During the screen control lessons you learn how to hold the screen above you. You will be busy with these exercises until the afternoon. In between there are enough short breaks, because setting up the materials and taking in all the information takes a lot of energy.
When you have sufficient control of your paraglider, it is time for the instruction flight. You go to one of the winch fields in the region. From afar you can see the brightly colored paragliders floating through the air. This will get your heart pumping for sure, are you ready?
You start off easy. You calmly go up a few meters in the air to get the feeling of being pulled by the winch. With the Basic course you make several of these flights. Everytime it goes well you get pulled a little higher by the winch. You see and feel for real what to do once you are in the air. Operating the screen in the air is feels a little different than on the ground.
You will fly solo during the courses, if all goes well. Of course you are under constant (radio) guidance from an experienced instructor. He or she helps you from the ground with the entire flight. Flying solo is very special experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. You float all alone above the Dutch landscape. This is the time when many people fall in love with the sport. If you prefer, you can also start with a tandem flight.
During the basic course you make 5 high solo flights, spread over two or sometimes three days. The number of course days depends on the student, the number of students that day and the weather conditions. There is so much information and impressions the first day that it is nice to divide the course over several days.
You can choose the one-day introduction day. With the one-day course you make one flight. One step higher is the Basic Course with 5 training flights spread over two or three days. For the true fanatic there is the Basic course with 15 starts. That is the complete course for getting your certification Brevet 1 Lier.
Paragliding basic course
This Basic course is much more advanced than the daycourse. The course lasts two days and contains the following theoretical components:
- more extensive theory about the take-off and landing procedure
- a taskbook with a detailed training plan
- 5 training flights
The basic course can be expanded to 15 starts. You then follow the complete training for the Brevet 1 Lier. This is the first step to independent paragliding. From Brevet 1 Lier you can pass for Brevet 2 Lier. You can independently paraglide with that certificate.
You do not need any experience for the courses. You fly under the guidance of an experienced instructor. There are a few things to keep in mind:
- put on sturdy work or sport shoes and clothing in which you move easily. Put on something that can get dirty and that can take a bit of a beating. You can stumble in the meadow during take-off and landing
- in terms of condition: you must be able to run a few steps
- during the flight it is no colder than on a bicycle
- paragliding is an active sport. Sometimes it produces dirty clothes or a few bruises
|This experience is available in these languages.
|March to november
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.
|From 14 on
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.
|Cost Basic course paragliding
- The voucher is not personal. Once the course has started, it is no longer possible to switch students
- Paragliding is only possible in good weather conditions: sufficient visibility, the wind is not too strong and dry
- Call the location on the day of your course if we can fly safely. You will receive the number with your reservation
- The courses start at 10.30 am
- The course can also be given in English