PG1 Course – The Start of the Journey
Lasting approximately 2 days, the first day of the course is the intro day course.
The PG1 Course is the first 6 flights towards your full pilot rating or PG2. These 6 flights count towards the 40 required to acheive your International licence.
The PG1 is great if you are still unsure if you want to do a PG2 course. It allows you to get a feel for the sport and achieve a minimum of 6 flights from the training hill. If you have limited time, maybe you are on holiday in Queenstown, or you can only get a few days off work then the PG1 could be for you.
Your PG1 day will last around 5-6 hours and you will:
- Learn your 5-point pre-flight check.
- Then achieve your first 50m high flights on the 'Training hill', learning how to perfect your launch, control your glider in flight and nail your landings landings.
- Do your first 6 flights !
- Ground school back at our box - learning - How to get in and out of a harness, Weight shifting, Reserve deployment, Radio procedures, Hand signals, Log book requirements, and landing approaches.
You will need to complete your PG1 theory exam a well - this is a 2 hour module held in a classroom. A instructor will give a power point presentation and answer all your question. All paperwork, course material, a folder and pen will be supplied. Investment $100.
Following completion of PG1, students may choose to continue with their PG2 license.
- Correctly unpack/pack the paraglider and harness and correctly lay out the paraglider.
- Demonstrate the 5-point pre-flight check.
- Demonstrate canopy establishment (inflation) - check, correct and take-off or cancel take-off.
- Have completed at least 6 satisfactory paragliding flights, showing consistently good take-offs, landings, and directional control.
- Be able to land in a standing position.
- Demonstrate knowledge of hard landing technique.
- Demonstrate a safe attitude towards paragliding.
- Kept an accurate up to date log book.
- Own or have access to a training manual.
- Satisfactorily complete the PG1 written exam.
Take the jump to 'real' flying.