Paragliding is the easiest, cheapest and most portable form of aviation. It's a beautiful and simple form of free flight that is an incredible way to experience true freedom and live completely in the moment. Your stresses and strains are washed away reconnecting you to the true essence of life, freeing you to surf as a bird through the sky.
Tandem Trial Flight
Interested in Paragliding?
Why not give it a try and find out first hand how this pure form of flight can somehow simultaneously be exhilarating yet peaceful and awe inspiring!
The best and easiest way to discover if paragliding is the sport for you.
Come and have a try, everyone should experience paragliding at least once in their lifetime.
The perfect gift idea.
Learn to Fly
The PG1 course is designed for those who want to delve a little more deeply into the sport.
Perhaps you've already done an instructional tandem and are keen to learn more but are not quite ready to commit to a full licence course or package deal? Maybe you only have limited time and want to gain a qualification before heading to a new area or overseas? Possibly you want exposure to more than one paragliding school?
Whatever your reason the PG1 short course will give you a 3 day introduction to paragliding. In this time you will learn some paragliding theory and take to the skies all by yourself. You'll learn the basics of a complete flight from unpacking your gear, conducting a safe and incredible flight then packing it away again.
Most of your training will be conducted at our HighSide Flight Park at Karioitahi. Because we own and live on site this gives you priority use and means that an instructor is onsite on virtually every flyable day so if you get some last minute free time, chances are that you can seize the opportunity to do some training.
Cost - $650 or ($750 with instructional tandem) + includes flight park fees.
License to Fly
A full paragliding pilots licence enabling you to fly solo anywhere - from $2000 (includes the cost of PG1).
The PG2 course is the foundation of paragliding. It's the level that allows you to fly free by yourself anywhere in the world. Put simply it's your licence to fly.
If your dream is to learn to fly a paraglider, to take your gear and travel the world seeing sights and having experiences the likes of which most people would never imagine possible. The PG2 licence is your ticket to this reality.
Fly up to the clouds and stay aloft for hours flying for mile upon mile exploring the world while harnessing the power of nature. Perform adrenalin pumping acts of aerobatics. Speed down mountain slopes and valleys in close proximity to the terrain or fly endless coastal cliffs into the setting sun. Whatever your dreams, the PG2 licence is what you need to start your journey.
The course is valid for 1 year and unlimited flying days (weather dependant) or until you reach the PG2 standard and graduate. Includes all the study materials you'll need to pass the exams and all the flight park fees for a year. (All graduates are welcome to continue flying with the school group as long as they wish)
Cost - $2000 (on own equipment)
or $2500 (on school equipment)
or included when you purchase an equipment package.
We have training packages to suit every budget to help get you started on your paragliding journey.
From second hand gear to brand new click below to find out all the options.