Fun Day Paragliding
- Get to fly solo!
- Good introduction to the sport
- Good group / corporate day out
- Learn about a paraglider
- Qualifies as Day 1 of Elementary Pilot Course
- Modern Paragliders
- Expert instruction
Our Funday is a very popular tentative step to take for introduction into the sport of paragliding, without commitment to a course.
Many Funday students, who have no aspirations of becoming Pilot status, progress with this addictive sport.
This can also be a funday for your family and friends, as they are welcome to come along to provide support and cheerleading.
Before donning your helmet and harness, safety briefings from your instructor will take place. This will include a practical session with parachute landing falls (PLF). A PLF is a stance in which you prepare for different sorts of landing, from normal to faster.
Instruction prior to flying will include familiarisation of the canopy, functionality and pre flight inspection routine.
Following the preliminaries the morning is completed with launching the glider, using directional control including introduction of mild turns, slow and fast flight appreciation, altering speed and the landing flare.
After lunch the aim is to get people flying their gliders applying the learning from the morning session.
Most students attain 5 solo flights reaching heights of 5-20 feet, starting low and progressing higher with each flight. The heights will depend on the weather conditions and personal abilities. Some students have achieved up to 300ft on fundays!
Once the day is complete, there will be a summary discussion with the instructor and de-briefing session.
Our students find that the funday is enough to hunger for a pilot licence and continue with a EP course. The funday will include all instruction required for Day 1 of Elementary Pilot Licence.
Students who book their place on an EP course will have the Funday cost deducted from their EP course.
A fun day costs £155 pp midweek, £175 pp weekend.
Book 10 Fundays and the 10th goes free.
If any days are cancelled due to bad weather you can book another date and will not lose any credit.
You need to call at 21:00hr the evening before to get an update on the weather conditions and a start time for the following day.
You need to be ready and prepared to be here at 07:00hr onwards pending your instructors announcing of your start time. Please make sure you are wearing boots, casual clothing, and you have food and drink with you for the day. We have a toilet block and hot drinks available.
Weight and Age
The minimum age limit for a paragliding fun day is 14. Under 18's need parental consent to undertake the course.
Due to restraints of each glider, there is an upper weight limit of 23 stone.
You must be in good health, and reasonably fit. Please contact us if you are unsure.
All course credit will remain for 12 months from purchase/the duration of course completion.
Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. The flight/course must be booked within this time period. No refund or extension will be given for expired vouchers. This cannot be negotiated.
Green Dragons are open 7 days a week, all year round. And yes we do fly in the winter! Some of our best training days are held during the winter.
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