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If you want to paraglide, and you want the best instruction available, then you want Eagle. There are important factors to consider before committing to a school. Learn to fly with our Award Winning Paragliding Instruction.
Students work on the art of kiting
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Become A Paraglider Pilot
Most students are Novice rated in 8-10 days. After certification you're an Eagle student for life. Benefits include continuing education, and priority invitations to our world class tours. Find out what it takes to be a Paraglider Pilot.
Meet the Eaglets
We have been busy instructing a brand New Flock of Eaglets. Meet the new and continuing Eagle Pilots. Watch them go from the training hill to the mountains for their first high flights, and join Eagle on Paragliding Tours and Paragliding Clinics around the world.
Eagle Pilots around the world
Our reputation spans the globe. Watch the Paragliding Videos of Eagle alumni Tom Keefer flying the North Aiguille Du Midi launch in Chamonix France, and some beautiful sites in Italy.
Instructor of the year honor
Eagle Paragliding's chief Instructor Rob Sporrer received USHPA's Instructor of the Year Award in 2002. Every year USHPA issues the award to the person making the biggest contributions to our sport in the United States.
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This lesson gives you a full day to discover paragliding. You will fly solo from our training hill your very first day. Your day lesson begins with an equipment introduction and demonstration. Then we let you begin Ground Handling with the aid of your instructor. We practice inflating and controlling the wing on the ground, learning the launch sequence, discussing the landing, and steering skills before introducing the element of flight. The students confidence is usually growing at this point, and can surprise themselves with how quickly they are progressing.
Once our Simulated launches look good we are ready to put a radio on you and let you enjoy your first flight. All flights are solo, radio-supervised and entirely self paced. Before launching instructor and student recap the flight plan and landing procedure, and then you take your first flight. After your landing the van will be down to pick you up for another try. Your instructor supervises you on the radio during your flights to the landing zone. As you progress we will introduce new concepts to help you improve on your technique.
We will continue your training as long as the weather conditions are manageable, and we both feel you are physically and mentally fit to continue. We get some of the best flying at the end of the day when you have really started to get a feel for things, and the conditions get very mellow and smooth. This is one of the many reasons why you should Choose Eagle Paragliding .
After a day of flying you may decide you wish to continue with Novice Paragliding Training. We apply your one day fees toward the novice package should you wish to sign up for our complete program.
The Two Day Lesson will give you enough time handling the wing to see improvement in your technique and performance. We spend a great deal of time working on our Kiting. You will have a better handle on your kiting by the end of the first day, and you will spend more time flying on day two. Your experience flying combined with the correlation of concepts will allow you to develop judgment as a pilot. As you follow the learning curve your knowledge and experience help you become an integrated part of the wing. Your planning and control allow you more freedom, bringing you to a higher level of flight.
After two days of flying you may decide you wish to continue with training in order to earn your Novice Paragliding Rating. We apply your two day fees toward the novice package should you wish to sign up for our complete program.
The Fine Print...
If we are unable to complete a program due to an operational shutdown, we will pro-rate a refund or merchandise exchange. There are no refunds or exchanges for students who terminate programs. Programs are not transferable to another individual. A surcharge may be applied if a student has missed training for more than 8 weeks. Students on certification programs may join any class where space permits. Classes are limited to a maximum of two new students and four Novice (Para 2) program students per instructor per day unless otherwise arranged. Reservations are required and are not confirmed until a deposit has been held with a credit card. The deposit for the Intro Class is the entirety of the fee and the deposit for the Novice Course is $1500. Deposits are refundable only if a qualified replacement student can be found for your reservation. Eagle Paragliding reserves the right to modify, change, or delete any aspect of the training programs or fees at any time.
We strongly recommend that students have their own medical insurance.
Are you interested in taking a 1 or 2 day lesson to see if paragliding is for you? You should get started with the right school. the school that is going to support you throughout your paragliding. Check out some of the things we got going for students that have trained with Eagle Paragliding: