Watch this video of tandem paragliding with us https://youtu.be/IHUhHclNJH0
We had a great post basic license paragliding course this weekend that focused on glider handling. All participants were happy with the course. This is part of a progression steps program after one receives a basic license. The aim is to help develop safe competent pilots. And of course have lots of fun in the process!
We have had some fantastic paragliding this season with students logging a lot of flights and fun and as always high quality tandem paragliding flights. Paragliding conditions have been very thermic and at times quite strong. Our paragliding students do not fly in the very strong conditions but we rather wait for later in the day when conditions calm for lovely late afternoon thermalling and soaring.
Our last introductory paragliding course was great fun. Day one: Wind was quite strong. We took the paragliding students to a large field with small ground handling wings and had a good ground handling training session. We continued with this in the afternoon at our standard landing field. Day 2: Low cloudbase. We took the students to a lower site below the clouds. There we managed some low level flights very successfully. We then moved to a higher takeoff site and the students had two top to bottom fligths with an instructor at take-off to assist with launch and an instructor in the landing field to guide students in for landing.
The weather forecast for this weekend 9 and 10 December looks really good.
Paragliding conditions have been great for our flying site called Centocow lately. We've had lots of nice soaring in the afternoon.
The day started with a South west wind direction and not ideal conditions, but the afternoon more than made up for it, with an Easterly wind,lots of lift and great paragliding conditions. We have a course from 11 to 17 March the forecast looks like we will have great flying.