Elementary Pilot

Elementary Pilot Paragliding Course 5 days

If you are sure you want to take up paragliding as a hobby your foundation on which your whole paragliding career rests is this 5 day Elementary Pilot Course, an intensive course that gives you many solo flights and hours of ground handling thereby polishing the basic skills you require to become a safe competent pilot. You have the choice of either choosing to learn this course in Manali or Bir.

The practical training forms large part of this course. After hours of close supervision of ground training, you proceed to do a number of low level flights that helps build your confidence and judgment. Thereafter you progress to a number of higher flights, radio supervised by your instructor. The aim here is to hone the basic skills of launching, turning and landing and give you a strong foundation.

This is the first stage. Most students achieve their Elementary Pilot in five days, these do not have to be consecutive days. The course can be spread over a short period of weekdays or weekends (dependent on the weather and your availability).


Who can Join

Anyone above 16 years of age can register for this course. You should not have a previous history of heart disease, major back ailments or blackouts. Reasonable physical fitness will be a good asset for this course although a high altitude attitude would hold you in good stead as well. No previous flight experience required.


Things you will learn as part of the 5 days elementary paragliding course:

  • Site Assessment
  • Introduction to the Equipment
  • Canopy Layout
  • Forward Launch technique
  • Ground handling
  • Cross Wind Launch
  • S- Turns
  • Flight Planning & Safety
  • Course correction
  • Maintaining airspeed
  • Low Level flights (bunny hops)
  • Solo Flights
  • Targeted Landings
  • Landing & Post Landing Procedure
  • Audio video interactive sessions
  • Aerodynamics & Airmanship
  • Simulator Sessions


Course includes:

  • All equipment usage
  • Course material
  • Instruction & radio supervision

Course Excludes:

  • Any expenses of personal nature viz. Tips at guest house, Mineral water etc.
  • Food and Stay(5 days & 4 night) at Solang Nulla or Bir
  • Any transport
  • Insurance


Course Fees – 22,000