Flight start

The standard of knowledge that you expect to achieve is the same for each school of pilots, but in fact the program and training methods may differ, as they are determined by the team of instructors, the type of starting method, the aerological specificity of the training place, the requirements of additional technical equipment, and the weather conditions different day.

After you have mastered the control of a paraglider on the ground - which is not as easy as it looks! - You will continue to learn how to take off properly and land. Your first flights will be in a straight line just a few meters above the ground.

When you show that you can safely and confidently behave in the air and land successfully, the instructor will begin to push you so that you can climb higher uphill. With this extra height, you will learn how to make more complex maneuvers.

A few days of training will give you enough knowledge and piloting skills to pass the entry level Pilot exam. Also in the process of practical exercises you will get acquainted with the introductory course of flight theory. Then you will need to pass a simple written exam on the initial basics of paragliding.

Achieving the title of Pilot entry level is the first step in the hierarchy of the Pilot Rating.

Pilot rating

Pilot Rating was designed to encourage pilots to progress their personal flying skills and provide a quick and easy way to indicate the level of paragliding for other pilots. The first level of paragliding is simple enough to achieve, but the following levels will require much more effort and new knowledge from you. 

Title - The entry-level pilot is awarded to the pilot school during basic flight training, to mark the successful completion of the initial course and indicate your suitability for further education in school, which is necessary to obtain the first-level pilot title. 

The pilot of the first level means that the pilot knows all the basics of the formal piloting course and has enough piloting skills to perform independent flights. Important! Pilots of the first level continue to improve their skills and they should seek advice and guidance from instructors during flights.

Pilot of the second level. Now you can consider yourself a qualified pilot in the truest sense of the word. You possess all-round skills and abilities, along with enough experience and know how and when to implement them! You must have this rank before embarking on XC flights.

Advanced pilot - the highest rank in paragliding. These pilots are the main owners of their wings and can enjoy flights to the fullest.

After completing the initial course of paragliding, you will have a Flight Book, which will list all your flights, as well as your titles. This book will be with you always in the future after the end of flight school.