Paragliding EPC Course will teach you how to fly a paraglider solo! Under expert instruction and with the best equipment available, learn how to take off, land, turn and so much more!
- Ashbourne (Derbyshire)
- Price for 1 Participant
Paragliding is pure gliding flight in its simplest form, and one of the most incredible experiences you can have in this life. There is no feeling like soaring through the sky with nothing but the birds and the clouds beside you; once you get into the air, you will be utterly hooked. The Elementary Pilot Certificate is the basic paragliding qualification that teaches you everything you need to know to get you safely in the air. Once you have successfully completed the EPC, you can advance to the next stage, the Club Pilot Certificate, which allows you to fly independently without the supervision of an instructor. This 4 day course takes place in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and will teach you all you need to know to safely fly. If you have always dreamed about taking off and flying high in the sky, then this is the course to kick things off and make those dreams a reality.The Elementary Pilots Certificate begins with ground handling (controlling the wing on the ground), turning and completing your own flight plans.You will also be taught the theory necessary for the qualification, including meteorology, principles of flight and air law. You will practice coordinated turns, emergency landings, equipment inspection, and safe take offs and landings. Throughout the course your flight time and the heights that you reach will progressively increase. The Elementary Pilot Certificate shows that you have a clear grasp of the basics for flying a paraglider. The licence, whilst allowing you to fly a paraglider solo, requires that an instructor is with you at all times. Once you have completed the next qualification, the Club Pilot Certificate, you will be qualified to fly without instruction.
Paragliding in Derbyshire is available all year round.
The minimum age to fly solo is 14 for Paragliding.
There is no upper age limit although in the interest of your own safety you must give details of any medical condition that may affect your ability in the air. If you are in any doubt, please contact your GP for advice.
The weight limit for paragliding is 14 stone (90kg).
Your weight should be in proportion to your height and you should have a reasonable level of fitness.
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The Paragliding EPC Course in Derbyshire usually takes about 4 days to complete.
Participants: The Paragliding EPC Course Derbyshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Feel free to invite family and friends to see you fly.
For safety everyone must keep to designated areas. If you bring dogs, please keep them on a short lead and clean up after them.
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times by parents & guardians.
There is a cafe that runs Wednesday through to Sunday (closed Monday & Tuesday), where you can get refreshments (hot and cold snacks & drinks, crisps and chocolate...etc). There are also toilets, a viewing area and a flying shop on site as well as a pilot’s room and classroom.
The centre will provide you with all the equipment you will need.
You should dress warmly - layers are best so you can take some off if you get hot. A strong pair of boots with ankle support and no hooks is essential for paragliding, as are gloves. Shorts are not recommended, but a hat and suncream and plenty of water are essential during summer.
Take plenty of water to drink, and bringing a packed lunch is also a good idea - flying is hungry work!
Weather is a big factor in paragliding.
The conditions under which you fly are closely monitored and if it rains or the wind is too strong, then your flying day may be shortened or postponed. If this is the case a new day of flying can be booked. It is advisable to call the centre on the day of your paragliding lesson to check if it is definitely going ahead.