Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro

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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!

  • Ashbourne (Derbyshire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 155

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!

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! This paragliding experience day counts towards your EPC (Elementary Pilots Course) qualification.

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This course is available all year round, Wednesdays to Sundays only (subject to availability and weather conditions).
They start between 9am-9:30am and finish between 4:30pm-5pm.


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.


Experience Duration: 06:00

Time Spent at Venue: 06:00

You should allow a full day for the course.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Paragliding Course Derbyshire - 1 Day Intro is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 4

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

This is small group introductory course. There may be up to 4 participants per group.

Spectators are welcome to watch and there is a cafe onsite.

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What to wear

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.

Average rating: 4 stars out of 5

Hubby's 25th wedding present from me

My hubby really enjoyed it and wishes he could afford to take up as hobby but at £4k plus to continue with the training its a bit of a dream at moment. Really nice friendly instructors, also a cafe and some where to sit. Only niggle is it stated on website no spectators so I left him to it went off to Derby, but when I got back noticed one of partners had actually been taken with the group. I was a little gutted as it was for our special anniversary. I watched from the side lines as once group was on field not allowed on as its a working airfield. I could not take very good pictures as too far away. Would have loved some good photos. Also they don't allow you to take the course booklet away no real proof of completing course unless there is some kind of register. But otherwise well worth the money.

- Halesowen
Verified Experience Days Participant

Good experience but the parachute was damaged so i had to share with someone else so i only got one go and the other had 2-3

Verified Experience Days Participant

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

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£ 155