Prerequisites: Intermediate Pilot

Pilot Rating: Club Pilot / APPI 2 Explore


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 license. 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 pay directly to APPI, Switzerland. You can read about APPI, their Education & Rating system, advantages & license benefits here at

What do i learn from it

This course is designed to have you fly for longer durations. You will learn the skills to stay up in the air as well as freshen and expand your understanding of site assessment, weather assessment, meteorology, flight planning, and rules of air and safety. You will learn how to gain height and soar like a bird for extended periods of time. You will learn how to fly 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 duration
  • Simulator sessions
  • Meteorology
  • Principles of flight
  • Rules of the air
  • Theory of instability and emergencies
  • Audio/Visual interactive sessions
  • Glider care


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 nights and 4 days) at our guesthouse – Native Place which overlooks 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+18%GST per head (food stay and transport to the flying site included.)

what is MY next step after this course?

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. Until then, rack up some airtime, and join our Pilot Progression Course to increase your confidence, consolidate your learnings and hone your technique.

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