– Cross Country Magazine
Starting from 1,790 CHF
GET QUALIFIED TO PARAGLIDE
With this course you can join us as a complete paragliding beginner and leave after just 2 weeks with a BHPA paragliding license and all whilst learning in a country with the highest paragliding safety standards in the world.
2 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE: 1,790CHF
2 WEEK COURSE WITH ACCOMMODATION: 2,790CHF
2 WEEK COMBINED BHPA EP & CP COURSE
Learn to paraglide with our English-speaking paragliding school located in the heart of Europe’s Swiss Alps. This is an intensive paragliding programme aimed at people who are complete beginners and would like to leave with a paragliding license that allows them to fly unsupervised. This course is split into two 5-day courses.
COMPLETE BEGINNER TO QUALIFIED PARAGLIDER PILOT
This comprehensive syllabus combines the EP & CP courses and will take you from your first steps in learning to fly through to being a qualified and confident pilot. This is a British qualification equivalent to the international level 3.
Our exceptional alpine location allows you to take advantage of the excellent weather conditions and high mountains of Switzerland for maximum airtime! With over 300 flyable days a year, you couldn’t learn to fly in a better location.
Many students struggle with the climate or terrain in their home country when trying to complete their Club Pilot qualification but due to our amazing micro-climate, we have almost a 100% success rate for students getting qualified in just 2 weeks.
The aim of this course is to take a student from total novice to qualified pilot so that they can start to explore the world of paragliding alone.
- Complete beginner to licensed paragliding pilot.
- We can organise that your Club Pilot Licence is accompanied by an International Proficiency card, (IPPI level 3), that it is recognised worldwide. Swiss residents will need to complete our FSVL course in order to fly in Switzerland.
Our combined Elementary and Club Pilot paragliding courses run every week of the summer from the end of May through to the end of September. They run every Monday to Friday with a weekend to rest in the middle.
Arrival days are every Sunday all summer, with courses starting every Monday morning.
- COURSE WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION:
- 10 day course split into two 5-day courses with a weekend rest in the middle.
- All transport by van is included but cable car passes are not.
- COURSE WITH ACCOMMODATION:
- 10 days tuition, split as two 5 day courses with a weekend break in the middle.
- 13 nights accommodation.
- All transport including cable car passes.
- Equipment is not included but available at a fee of 300CHF for the 10 day course.
- You can also contact us to find out about a special offer whereby you can purchase your own equipment and receive a full week of tuition and accommodation for free.
- Prices are based on shared accommodation but private accommodation is available on request.
All students are required to have adequate personal accident insurance before starting the course.
YOU DO NOT NEED ANY KNOWLEDGE, JUST THE DESIRE TO FEEL THE FREEDOM OF FLYING.
Twin brothers, Stu and Mike are true professionals and have worked in every aspect of the paragliding industry including working as stunt pilots and testing paraglider.
You could not be in more experienced hands!
Our team is waiting to share their passion with you.
From complete beginner to getting a paragliding license.
We can organise that your Club Pilot Licence is accompanied by an International Proficiency card that it is recognised worldwide. Swiss residents will need to complete our FSVL course in order to fly in Switzerland.
– James D, Tripadvisor
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