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Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro

During this full day Derbyshire Paragliding course you'll master skills such as launch, take off and ground control with expert Paragliding instructors helping you on the journey to earning your EPC!

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This full day paragliding lesson in Derbyshire is not only an exhilarating experience, bit it is also a solid introduction to Paragliding and will count as the first step in the journey to earning your EPC (Elementary Pilot Certificate). Once you have completed the EPC course you are deemed capable of paragliding solo under the supervision of a paragliding instructor.

Paragliding is a wonderful and addictive pastime, where you learn to control a Paraglider - this is essentially a lightweight, foot-launched glider aircraft in which the pilot is harnessed. The pilot is suspended underneath a fabric wing with suspension lines, and can steer and guide his paraglider, flying for hours at a time. This 1 day introductory paragliding lesson is not just great fun, but it's also an important 1st step towards being certified for solo paragliding! During this paragliding experience your instructor will teach you some basic paragliding skills such as launch, take off and ground control.

On top of all of this, you are also treated to some really stunning aerial views of the surrounding Derbyshire landscape.

Your paragliding lesson in Derbyshire will begin with a thorough briefing at either the Derbyshire Paragliding Centre or at a pre-assigned location.
You will have some theory to work on, combined with some hands-on practical application, learning first how to handle the glider when it is on the ground and then how to control it when it is airborne. Things really kick off when you progress to practising landing and take-off manoeuvres, and depending on weather conditions you will finish your full day paragliding lesson by trying out some low level flights! finish the day with some low level flights. This paragliding experience day counts towards your EPC (Elementary Pilots Course) qualification.

Minimum age: 16.
Maximum Weight: 105kg (16.5st)  

You should have a reasonable level of fitness. If you have a medical condition that you think may affect your ability to do this course please check with the centre when booking. 

This price includes £10 BHPA Membership giving you third party insurance cover for the day.
You should allow a full day for the course.
This is small group introductory course. There may be up to 4 participants per group.
This course is available all year round, on Wednesdays and Saturdays only (subject to availability and weather conditions).
They start between 9am-9:30am and finish between 4:30pm-5pm.
The centre will provide you with all the equipment you will need on the day.
You should dress warmly - layers are best so you can take some off if you get hot. You should wear solid footwear ideally with ankle support, trainers are ok.

It is a good idea to bring water and a packed lunch.
Paragliding is a weather dependent sport; always call the centre either the day before or on the day of your course to check that the course is going ahead.
If your experience is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, you will simply be re-scheduled for an alternative date.
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Question: Would you recomend the 1 day course to someone wanting to take this up as a hobby?
Answer: This would be ideal for someone looking to take up paragliding as an interest/hobby.

Question: When does the Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro run and at what times?
Answer: The Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year (weather depending). They start between 9am - 9:30am and finish between 4:30pm - 5pm.

Question: Yes, a winch is used to pull you up so that the centre can set the height you will take off which is done for your own safety.

Question: You will get to fly 2-4 times depending on how well your training has gone and you are picking it up.

Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro in Ashbourne

Excellent, inspired me to take up the sport, if I lived closer I would undoubtably join this school, friendly professional informed instruction.

- Derren, 13/08/2013
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    • Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro
    • Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro
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