4-DAY ELEMENTARY PILOT COURSE

A COMPLETE PACKAGE OF BEGINNERS PARAGLIDING LESSONS

Pilot Rating: Elementary Pilot / APPI 1 Discover

Is it for me?

If you want to take up paragliding as a hobby, we would suggest you take up the 4-Day Elementary Pilot Course. It is a comprehensive course in which you learn the basic skills required to become a safe and competent paragliding pilot. To do this course you don’t need previous flight experience.

On completion of this course you are eligible for the APPI 1 Discover licence. Being an APPI certified school Nirvana Adventures can directly apply on your behalf. The license fee is currently 35 Euros for the first year, which you will be paying directly to APPI, Switzerland. Your license will be delivered to your given postal address directly by APPI.
You can read about APPI, their Education & Rating system, advantages & license benefits here at http://appifly.org/

WHAT DO I LEARN FROM IT?

This course is an extended version of the 3 day 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.

Syllabus

  • Site assessment:
  • Introduction to the paragliding equipment
  • Canopy layout
  • Forward launch technique
  • Ground handling
  • Cross-wind launch
  • S turns
  • Flight planning and safety
  • Course correction
  • Maintaining airspeed
  • Low-level flights (bunny hops)
  • Solo flights
  • Landing and post-landing procedure
  • Targeted Landings
  • Audio/Video interactive sessions
  • Aerodynamics and airmanship
  • Simulator sessions

WHAT DOES THE COURSE PACKAGE INCLUDE?

The 4-Day Elementary Pilot Course package includes:

  • Exclusive state-of-the-art paragliding equipment including harness, helmet and radio, keeping your weight range and course level in mind, reserved for you
  • Paragliding course material
  • Instruction and radio supervision with a healthy student instructor ratio, to ensure quality instruction and guidance at every stage
  • Complimentary site transport
  • Complimentary Food and Stay (3 night and 4 days in dorm) at our guesthouse – Native Place, the best accommodation in the area overlooking the serene Vadivali lake
  • A planned system of training based on the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) standards

Fees

Enroll for 4-Day Elementary Pilot Course for Rs. 21000/- per head ( food, stay and transport to the flying site included)

WHAT IS MY NEXT STEP AFTER THIS COURSE?

After Elementary Pilot course, students looking to stay with the sport can apply for the 3 Day intermediate pilot course EP 2 to master take-off and landing skills, learn the basics of soaring and complete the mandatory flight necessary to qualify for the Club Pilot Course.

Food And Stay

When you sign up for a course with Nirvana Adventures you get the added benefit of staying at our beautiful tropical guesthouse, Native Place is an experience in itself. Overlooking the lake with great ambience, a garden filled with birds, trees, flowers, serving delicious home-cooked meals prepared with local ingredients grown in the garden.

Nirvana Adventures puts your safety first: We are conservative when it comes to training you on bunny slopes, tandem flights or High mountain sites. We do this only when the conditions are ideal. Safety is our main concern and we rely on good weather conditions for training you. Kamshet is fortunate enough to have the best climate with light and moderate winds for most of the year round, so fly-able days are plentiful.

"I recently did the EP course with FlyNirvana. Saying that everything was amazing and fantastic would be an understatement. I loved everything about it, the stay at Native Place, such a serene and beautiful location on the lake. the instructors were amazing and experienced mentors. The whole experience was enthralling with a sense of calmness. I am completely hooked and plan to be a regular at the native place now."- Jatin Patni, Mumbai, India

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