School

 

Our main concern in the teaching of paragliding is the excellence in the education of our students so after completing the course they are fully trained in the domain of the glider, with all the basics to fly in a safe, enjoyable and fun manner.

There are many people who started in this fascinating sport with us and who now live unique experiences flying such as paragliding pilots.

The courses that we offer are (LAST UPDATE, August 21th, 2019):

FUN DAY

This is a day of introduction to the“Basic Integral Course ” where you make your first paragliding flight! .. Of course you falsewill realize this in the sand dunes south of Lima, where the school zone is located.

After a short theory lesson which will explain you the parts of the glider and basic knowledge of aerodynamics you will get the harness, connect the glider and make your first flight. This flight will be at low altitude and with all the assistance of your instructors, take along a radio to follow directions, making your first takeoffs, turns and landings. To the extent you get to know more about the gear, you can better control the distance and time of your flights.

After this experience you can decide whether to make the “Basic Comprehensive Course” complete or just save on your memory these unforgettable moments having flown a paragliding controlled by yourself.

The price for the 1 day course is S/.245 Soles and includes:

  • Transport to the school zone.
  • 01 theory lesson in the school zone.
  • 01 day of practical lessons.
  • Use of complete equipment . One per student.

Note: Minimun of 02 participants.

BASIC COURSE  "APPI 1 DISCOVER"

An easy, fun and safe paragliding course. Our Paragliding Complete Course is aligned with international standards of APPI (Association of Paragliding Pilots and instructors ) , an international organization based in Switzerland that validate licenses worldwide. The course aims to learn to paraglide by yourself in all types of flight : in sand dunes, cliffs and mountains. Therefore, the course consists of 12 lessons divided into 4 modules: low-altitude flights , high altitude flights, ground control and theories.

Low Altitude flights

You will fly over the sand dunes located in Lurin (45 minutes south of Lima), where you will perform several 30 meters high flights and learn the basic techniques of paragliding like takeoffs, landings and turns . This module consists of 2 classes of 5 flights each class.This stage is the most dynamic of the course, because every flight you will learn a different technique. A big advantage we offer to our students is that they do not have to climb the dune walking, because we have ATV motorcycles to climb the dune. This makes learning faster , easier and safer.

High Altitude Flight 

This module consists of 1 class in Pachacamac Miraflores or Pasamayo . You will perform 1 high-altitude flight, the flying height varies between 100 to 400 meters, depending on the flying zone The aim of the module is to learn to use the lift of wind, to takeoff and to land alone. These class is the most exciting of the course, because you'll fly over amazing areas and beautiful landscapes.

Paraglider Ground Handling 

It consists of 2 lessons of 2 hours each. In the ground control classes, you will practice paragliding inflation with different techniques and maintain control of the glider inflated for several minutes. Despite in these classes you will not fly, ground control is extremely important and essential for safe flights. With good ground control, you can take off in any wind condition and in any area. Furthermore, control of the glider in flight is the same than in the ground, so the more you practice ground control , you will fly better and safer . These classes are held in Miraflores and can be done during the mornings, afternoons and even at night.

Theory

It consists of 3 theoretical classes, we will teach you basic aerodynamics applied for paragliding, weather, emergency situations, landing basic maneuvers as well as air traffic.

International License

After finishing the course you are certified with the first two licenses "Open Sky Pilot" by APPI. The APPI is the only international association of paragliding that is recognized by the FAI so its license is valid worldwide.

The price of the Course is S/.990 Soles.

The Course includes

-Shuttle to and from the flight zones
-05 practical classes
-3 Thory lessons
-Use of paragliding equipment: (Paraglider, harness, helmet, VHF radio and accessories).
-Logbook
-Paperwork for the APPI license (Does not include the annual membership)
-T-shirt

Reservations

You can make a reservation at our email: info@paragliding-peru.com or call us at 997375317 .You must indicate the date on which you wish to do the course, and your phone number.

Payment

You can pay the full course fee in parts of S /. 200, at the end of every class until you finish paying the full cost of the course.

Keep flying

After completing the course, you can take the next one, which certifies you as "Adventure Sky Pilot". We recommend to do this course immediately after finishing the first one, since you have the fresh knowledge. For them, we give a good discount when the student enrolls in both courses.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE "APPI 2 EXPLORER".

The intermediate course can be done immediately after completing the basic course. Its objective is that you master the altitude flight and that you learn to use the updrafts of wind.

The course consists of 5 practical classes and theoretical classes.

High Altirud Flights

It consists of 4 classes, which are done in Pachacamac, Miraflores or Pasamayo.

You will perform 2 high-altitude flights for each class, the height of the flight varies from 100 to 400 meters, depending on the flight area. The objective of this class is to learn to use the updrafts of wind, takeoffs and landings alone.

Ground handling Control

It consists of 1 class of 2 hours.

In this class, paragliding is inflated with different techniques keeping the control of the glider, for several minutes.We perform this class at the Parapuerto of  Miraflores.

Licenses

At the end of the course you are certified with the first "Adventure Open Sky Pilot" license issued by the APPI.

The APPI is the only international paragliding association, it is recognized by the FAI so its license is valid throughout the country and abroad. We take care of processing this license.

The course includes

-Transfers to and from the flight zones

-5 practical classes, theoretical classes and final exam
-Use of equipment: Paragliding, harness, helmet, VHF radio and accessories
-Logbook
-Registration and processing of APPI licenses (does not include the annual cost of 35 euros of the APPI membership)
-An school T shirt

Price

The price of the course "APPI 2 EXPLORERt" is 1300 soles but If you complete the intermediate course immediately after completing the Basic Course, the price is 1010 soles.

Reservations

You can make a reservation to our email  info@paragliding-peru.com or call us at 997 375 317. You must indicate the date in which you want to do the course and your cell phone number or WhatsApp.

Keep flying

After completing the course, you can take the following course that certifies you as an autonomous pilot "APPI PILOT". We recommend doing it immediately after completing the intermediate course, as you have all the knowledge fresh.

ADVANCE COURSE "APPI Pilot"

High Altitud Flights

You can do high altitude flights in Pachacamac to obtain the specialty "Alpin Pilot" (mountain pilot) and in Miraflores to obtain the specialty "Soaring Pilot" (coast pilot). On average you will make 15 flights in these two flight zones.

Ground Handling Control Classes

In ground control classes you will reinforce the knowledge already learned. With this class you will master the control of the glider, which will allow you to take off without help in any wind condition in a safe way.

APPI License

At the end of the course you are certified with the "APPI Pilot" license issued by the APPI. The APPI is the only international paragliding association, it is recognized by the FAI so this license is valid throughout the country and abroad. We take care of processing this license.

The course includes

-Transfers to and from the flight zones
-5 classes of paragliding, theoretical classes and final exam
-Use of equipment: Paragliding, harness, helmet, VHF radio and accessories
-Logbook
-Registration and processing of APPI licenses (does not include the annual cost of 35 euros of the APPI membership)
-A school T shirt.

Price

The price of the "APPI Pilot" course is 2000 soles.

But If you buy your paraglider equipment with us and you do the course with your glider, the price of the course is 500 soles.

Reservations

You can make a reservation to our email info@paragliding-peru.com or call us at 997 375 317. You must indicate the date in which you want to do the course and your cell phone number or WhatsApp.

Keep flying

Once the advanced course is completed, in addition to being able to fly independently by your own, you can take other sports courses such as Cross Country courses o safety maneuvers course or also professional courses such as tandem flight courses or instructor courses. We will advise you what courses you can take.