At Astro Paragliding we set our students up for success. Having that in mind, we start your progression into the world of free flight in the most forgiving and lowest consequence environment, the sand. All of your training will be under direct radio supervision with our instructors, and our class sizes are limited to small groups. Your first instruction will take place at the coast, where you will learn to '"Ground Handle" or "Kite". At Astro Paragliding we are all about kiting. Ground handling is one of the most important skills a pilot can develop. In this practice, we develop the muscle memory required to be pilots in the air. After a few days at the coast honing ground skills, and taking many small flights, dialing in your launches and landings, we will move to inland sites that offer more altitude. During this process, you will be enrolled in www.GliderTraining.org, to complete your ground school. Our focus throughout the entire instructional process is teaching our students to make good decisions, the hallmark of being a good pilot. Upon completion of your Astro Paragliding P2 course, you will have all the skills required by USHPA (United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) to be a P2 (Paragliding solo pilot) and you will be ready to fly as a solo pilot.
Our courses are designed primarily with the beginner in mind. We are also happy to work with pilots from other canopy sports, and those wanting to progress to P3 and beyond. If you want to add skills such as thermalling, spot landing, cliff launches, etc. we can help. You will discover that the learning never stops! Becoming a pilot will reveal a birds-eye view of the world, adventure awaits those who embark on this journey with us! Always feel free to drop in and further hone your skillset.