Updated: May 28
This beginner guide is for everyone looking for a paragliding course in India. In this blog, we have given you all the details on P1 and P2 paragliding courses, duration, things to pack, and how to prepare for the training.
Use these pointers to navigate through this extensive First-timers paragliding guide:
P1 and P2 courses are the basic paragliding courses.
P1 - The first class, P1, is a basic introduction to the sport and equipment. In this course, your instructor will teach you about paragliding equipment, how to use it, and how to pack.
Most of the course is dedicated to Ground Handling training. In-ground you will learn how to do forward/reverse launch, how to keep your glider above your head, and how to control your glider.
All these technics will learn while you running with the glider above you.
P2 - So you've learned the basics of paragliding and now you want to take the next step. You want to fly solo. The P2 paragliding course is the perfect way to get your flying certificate.
In this course you will learn the following steps:
Take off from a hill or a slope.
Changing direction using your body weight and suspension lines.
Making a direction and safe glide to the landing.
Making a safe landing approach.
Safety rules of take-off and landing.
This all skills you will learn under the radio instruction of our master instructor.
What is the duration of the courses?
The duration of the P1 and P2 courses (combine) is 6 - 10 days according to the weather condition.
How to prepare for the paragliding training?
Start walking or running for 2-3 km with caring some weight on your back.
The first 2-3 days of the paragliding course are more physically demanding, in these four days, you have to run while pulling the glider on your back.
Plan for a 10-15 days of holiday for the paragliding course in advance.
In the P1 and P2 courses, the average duration is 6 - 7 days, depending on weather conditions. The number of days depends on many factors such as weather conditions, students' flying skills, physical conditions, etc. Your instructor will know best what is good for you so don't worry if it takes longer than expected.
What to pack for the paragliding course
Warm clothes according to the weather
Hydration Bag & Light gloves
Hope this article will help you in understanding about paragliding course. You can comment below to know more information about paragliding courses in India. We will update this blog every then and then.