Enjoy an exhilarating introduction to the sport of paragliding in breath-taking Santa Barbara. Discover one of the simplest and most addictive forms of aviation under the expert guidance of a certified instructor with more than 22 years experience.
Find out why professional paragliders live for the sport on a taster day designed to teach you the basics you need to get airborne. After safety briefings and technical coaching, you’ll be amazed when you achieve your first solo flight. The freedom of the air as you soar like a bird is amazing.
Reach new heights on an amazing paragliding training day and discover a whole new pastime.
No experience is needed to enjoy this introduction to paragliding with a certified instructor.
Paragliding is the simplest form of human flight. A paraglider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, easy to launch, and easy to land. The pilot is clipped into a harness and oriented in a sitting position for maximum comfort. With a paraglider, you actually fly like a bird, soaring upwards on currents of air.
One day paragliding courses are available every day throughout the year. Paragliding is weather dependent and may be postponed in adverse conditions.
Your instructor will meet you on the day and brief you on the weather conditions.
The course lasts for 5 hours and is designed to provide a taster covering the basics of paragliding. You will learn a mixture of theory and practical techniques, from safety procedures to how to inflate the wing.
At the end of your session, you will be ready to attempt your first solo flight. Some students soar on their first flight, others require more time and practice. The aim of the course is to arm you with the basic knowledge to be able to conduct a solo flight in safety at the end of the day.