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Learning to thermal at one of our inland sites
One Of the Finest places to learn to thermal in NZ
You'll learn to soar in just a few days and fulfill our ancient dream to fly free on the breeze
Learning Paragliding is a colourful, social, fun event
Here's our best training site - the perfect place to learn
SkyWings Ground Fun - special techniques for easy mastery of your launch skills

The PG1 is the first 3 days toward a full private pilot rating (PG2). If you don't have a lot of time - maybe you are travelling and only have a few days, or you are unsure whether you want to do the full PG2 course, but would like to do some more paragliding, then the PG1 is perfect. In these three days (or more if the weather is not good), you will have great experiences of free flight and we will teach you how to soar. Soaring is the art of launching the glider and finding updrafts, the invisible waves of lift, so that you can have a long flight and climb to higher altitudes. Perhaps soaring along our lovely coastal cliffs with the hawks and gulls. 

Training at Maioro - Karioitahi Beach

Until this stage of soaring is reached, you will be gliding down and the flights will be shorter and you will want them to last forever! So your first soaring flights are a huge fulfillment - the realisation of one of our most special dreams 'to sustain our free flight for as long as we wish' . Your spirit will soar as you gain the skills to play in this weightless dimension. If you wish we will include more advanced instruction on the tandem to help your soaring skills develop more quickly.

You will fulfill all the requirements for a PG1 (learners rating), issued by the New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

Cost $690 (all equipment included).

Gift Vouchers available - please email us to arrange - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.