If you are curious about the sport of Paragliding then come on out and give it a try! On lesson #1 you can usually get your feet off the ground. It is a very hands on experience, and you will be hooked by the end of the lesson.
- $150.00 includes all necessary equipment.
- Meet at dawn at the Point of the Mountain State Flight Park South Side for about a 2 to 3 hour long lesson.
- 6-9 assisted launches. Some on flat ground, some from the hill-side.
- 4-5 solo flights (short and close to the ground with radio contact.)
- The flights and money paid go towards certification if you continue!
You will be surprised at how quickly your feet will leave the ground! That being said, we move forward at your pace and are in no hurry. We start out with an overview of the equipment, and then learn how to launch the glider on flat ground. As we progress, we get higher and higher up the “bunny hill”, and before you know it, you are flying the glider for little short flights. It is common to leave the 2 to 3 hour long lesson with about 4 or 5 good flights under your belt. It is also common for those flights to be anywhere from 30 to 100 feet off the ground. Remember though, progress is set at the students own pace and ability as well as the wind speed, so some people get in a few more and some get in a few less flights. By the end of the lesson you will know if this sport is for you! All money paid for the introductory lesson goes towards the full certification course if one decides to pursue the sport. Introductory lessons occur in the mornings at the crack of dawn at the South Side flight park at the Point of the Mountain. That is where our training hill is located. Lessons require a south wind, which we get like clock work every morning. However, occasionally the wind will blow from the north in the morning. On those days we cancel lessons, so please make sure to call 801-368-5139 for a weather check before you leave home! Please keep in mind that the introductory lesson is a physical work out, as you will be hiking up the training slope with the equipment and flying back down multiple times. So, it is a good idea to bring water to drink and have appropriate foot wear. Feel free to bring a camera to capture your first flights!