Pilot Rating: Club Pilot / APPI 2 Explore

Is it for me?

The course is for intermediate pilots looking to upgrade their paragliding skills and fly higher and for longer durations. It is your next step towards becoming a hobby pilot. If you are dreaming of owning your own equipment, flying on weekends and holidays this course is just for you.

On completion of this course you are eligible for the APPI 2 Explore 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


This course is designed to help you fly for longer durations. You will hone your skills in the air as well as freshen and expand your understanding of site assessment, weather assessment, meteorology, flight planning, rules of the air and safety. You will learn how to gain height and soar like a bird for extended periods of time. You will gain a deeper understanding of the glider, its characteristics and how to fly it safely and competently as well as deal with instability. The emphasis here is to get you comfortable in the air on your own as the pilot in command. Radio supervision is provided for your comfort and safety.


  • Forward and reverse launch techniques
  • Strong wind post landing procedures
  • Planned approaches
  • Ridge soaring
  • Exploring the speed range
  • Accelerator systems
  • Weight shift
  • Pitch control
  • 180-degree and 360-degree turns
  • Cross-wind launch
  • Rapid descent techniques
  • Dealing with asymmetric tucks
  • Duration flights of up to one-hour
  • Simulator sessions
  • Meteorolgy
  • Principles of flight
  • Rules of the air
  • Airmanship knowledge
  • Theory of instability and emergencies
  • Audio/Visual interactive sessions
  • Glider care
  • Multiple-choice written exam


The Club 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 ) 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


Enrol for 4-Day Club Pilot Course for Rs. 26000/- per head (food stay and transport to the flying site included.)


On completion of this course you will be capable of flying without direct instructor supervision. If you wish to take up paragliding as a hobby, now’s the time to buy your own equipment. Your instructors will guide you about what equipment will be suitable for you. Rack up some airtime, get comfortable with your wing so you will be able to join our thermalling and Cross-Country courses and progress further in the sport. You are now equipped to fly at different locations, making the Sky your Playground

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.

"Nirvana Adventures follows a detailed step by step process that helps the technical minded and the fun loving participant to progress easily to higher levels in the sport. As the days pass your confidence increases and with each flight the controls become like second nature and you fly instinctively like a bird."- Miranda & Reid, Seattle, USA