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
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.