9 Day Hang Gliding Novice Course

So you want to be a pilot and fly free like a bird, well this is the course for you. It will change your life for the better. After you have completed all the necessary training and paperwork for your SAFA novice license. You will obtain your novice pilots’ certificate with the knowledge and confidence to fly safely and enjoy the freedom of hang-gliding.

You will start with being signed up as a student member of the SAFA. On your first day, you will be shown how to set up the hang glider, ground training on flat ground to get a feel for the flight controls. We will move you at your own pace to build your confidence and skills. We will cover flight theory before going any higher.

Over the next day you will do more slope training and training hill flights. This is where you will start to fly. You will do 20+ flights from the training hill over the novice course.

Our aim is to get you competent with take-off’s, flying and landing.  When you have mastered this you will be ready to fly from the big mountains, under the supervision of two instructors. You will be on the radio for all of your flights.  You will move onto high flights when your instructor knows your ready.

When you and your instructor is confident that you have the skills to fly safely and in control and you have passed all your SAFA exams, you will gain your novice license.

Hang gliding is a  weather dependent sport and students will learn at different speeds. It’s best to set aside extra days just in case the weather is not on our side.

Our courses go far beyond the minimum requirements – When you are signed off with a license with our school you can be sure you have the skill level needed to fly safely and have fun.

At Oz Paragliding and Hang gliding we are more than just a school. We really want to get people into this great sport of hang gliding and share our passion for free flight. We will support you all the way through your flying career.

We prefer you to do this course in a block of 9 days, as students generally progress faster this way, however, if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages.

After you have completed all the necessary training and paperwork, you will then obtain your novice pilots certificate with the knowledge and confidence to fly safely and enjoy the freedom of flight. Your instructor will be available for any further advice after your training if required.

Oz Paragliding and Hang gliding doesn’t just hand out licenses. We will train you to be the best pilot you can be. Lisa Bradley and her highly experienced team will look after you in a safe environment. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service to our students. Lisa is very passionate about paragliding and teaching and passing on her skills and knowledge to her students.


What to expect

This course consist of 9 days of intensive training. Expect to devote a minimum of 5-7 hours per lesson day to complete this course, including 10+ hours of classroom time.

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Day one: On the first morning you will learn about your hang gliding equipment, how to clip into the glider and to run with the glider.

 You will ground train on gentle slopes close to the ground in the morning. You will be working on the take-off phase.

Rest of the course: 9-day course consists of multiple flights from launch sites suitable to the weather on the day.

Expect about 20 flights, focusing initially on take-off and landing skills from the training hills. Once these skills are acquired, we move on to high flights, allowing you to extend your flight times for the rest of the course.

Theory: combined with the flying, elements of theory will be taught. We conduct the theory lessons in a natural environment, discussing things as they occur, on the hill or in the landing paddock. There is also a necessary element of classroom theory. If you have the opportunity we recommend some pre course reading. 

*If you have Dyslexia or are illiterate, your instructor can help you through the Exams and theory at your discretion.

We prefer you to do this course in a block of 9 days, as students generally learn easier this way, however if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages or do it in your weekends or days off.

Course:

9 days / Allow: 5-7 hours a day

Please email for an info pack and prices

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