9 Day Hang Gliding 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 days, 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 for high flights, under the supervision of highly skilled 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 your instructor is confident that you have the skills to fly safely and in control and you have passed all of your SAFA criteria and exams, you will only then 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, but it can cost you more, as it will take you longer. If you need more than 9 days to finish the course, you will need to pay by the day for your extra days.
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 hang gliding and teaching and passing on her skills and knowledge to her students.
What to expect
This course consists of 9 days of intensive training. Expect 5 hours per lesson day to complete this course, including 10+ hours of classroom time. Please note you are paying for 5 hours a day, for 9 days of training in this course. If you need extra days you will need to pay by the day.
You will need to pass and completed all the necessary training and paperwork for the SAFA novice license and show that your a safe pilot to qualify for the SAFA novice rating. You will need a high level of fitness for this course, we recommend being fit and strong before starting.
Please note that everyone learns at different speeds and it may take you longer than the 9 days to complete your SAFA license. You may need to come back when we are running our next courses. The cost for extra days is $350 a day.
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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, but it may take you longer and cost you more.
9 days / Allow: 5 hours a day