Your First Day as a Learner or a Flyer

Whether it’s your first day training to become a paraglider, or your first day taking flight, it’s undeniably an exciting moment! And with excitement tends to come some nerves, so let us take care of that for you. Knowing what to expect on the first day can be all you need to feel confident as you head towards this new adventure that is going to let you see the world in a whole new way.

The First Day of Training

We can tell you what not to expect on the first day of paragliding training, and that is to not expect to jump in a harness and take off. There is a lot of training required before you are able to take flight, and even more before you’re able to paraglide independently.

The good news is that the training portion of paragliding is fun! It’s not like sitting in class, studying about stuff you’ll probably never use in the real world. Instead, you’re learning the essential skills and steps needed to take this new hobby of yours to all new heights.

Whether you’re starting with your very first Paragliding Introductory Lesson or are heading onto a new set of training, the only things you need to bring include:

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Light Gloves
  4. Long Pants
  5. Long Sleeve Shirt
  6. Water and Snacks

The First Day Flying

Expect to feel an adrenaline rush like you never have before. The first day flying a paraglide will be with a supervisor. It takes several lessons and extensive training before you can fly independently. So you will be strapped into a harness alongside your instructor.

Your paraglider will first inflate first on the ground before taking flight. You won’t be leaping off the side of a cliff or anything of that sort. Launch is a meticulous task, so although you’ll be extremely anxious to get going, patience is required.

All flying equipment is provided, but you will have to register at the flying site, which may come with additional (minimal) fees. Other than that, all you need is the following:

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Light Gloves
  4. Long Pants
  5. Long Sleeve Shirt
  6. Water and Snacks

And of course, definitely don’t forget to attach your Go-Pro!

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