Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly

Ever dreamed of flying?  Now those dreams can become a reality!

Discover Paragliding and Explore the Sky…

learn-to-fly-sky-retreat-north-carolinaParagliding is the adventure sport of flying a paragliding “wing” while suspended in a harness below.  In mountain paragliding, the pilot launches off the ridge and makes smooth S-curves down to land a big open field in a “sled-ride” or catches up-drafting currents of air to enjoy more time aloft.

To learn to fly paragliders, you practice inflating and controlling the wing, learning the launch sequence, steering, and landing skills on a gentle hill. Then we do an instructional tandem flight, and this will give you the real sensation of how it is to fly with the safety and convenience of your instructor with you every step of the ride.  There is a classroom study component to learn the principles and technique of the sport.  New pilots then progress to solo flight as you develop your skills and knowledge.

Come enjoy soaring into the sky with Blue Ridge Paragliding Club at Sky Retreat!

Recommendations for Students

  • Wear long pants and ankle-supporting boots/shoes
  • Wear gloves
  • Bring sunscreen
  • Extra layers are nice to have on cooler days
  • Bring water to keep hydrated and food

Introductory Course

First Step to Becoming A Pilot

Experience flight!  This one-day course includes a 3-5 hour instruction session, including a tandem flight with a certified paragliding instructor.  You’ll also learn the basic techniques of kiting a paragliding wing, which gives a chance to practice maneuvers on the ground, gaining confidence and skill.

Cost: $299

Solo Pilot Course - P2

Become a Paragliding Pilot

A full course to become a certified paragliding pilot.  Gain mastery of the sky as you learn to skillfully pilot your wing, maneuver smoothly, learn weather patterns, and the technique of solo flight.  This course includes 5-10 days of instruction (weather-dependent), geared to your personal pace of learning.  Each day consists of 5-6 hours of a combination of classwork, kiting practice, and flight skills.  Students have use of school gear for the course.

Daily Fee: $200 a day

blue-ridge-paragliding-sky-resortTo Enroll in Paragliding Classes/Training, please contact:

Marco Stelter

(828) 261-5631