Sunrise Paragliding

Beginner courses

Beginners Course

Paragliding is the purest form of flying. By using the elements and rising currents of warm air, view we can stay aloft for many hours and travel big distance. This simple aircraft fits easily into a rucksack and weights about 10kg.

Sunrise Paragliding offers 3 STAGES of flying course for BEGINNERS. We follow the Para-Pro syllabus which is setup by the Federation of Aeronautique International (FAI) the governing body for all air sports worldwide. All our instructors are highly experienced and form a complete professional team.

During all our courses you will be under careful instruction using two-way radios. Building upon each successfully completed task you quickly progress to higher and longer flights. Due to the exceptional weather conditions in Nepal, rx we can complete the course needed to get your paragliding license far quicker than in less predictable climates. The satisfaction of controlling your own aircraft by harnessing the elements is enormous. In Nepal the flying is made even more fun by the continuous presence of numerous species of eagle, vulture, falcon, hawk and kite. They all love to join us, equally fascinated by us as we are by them. You will often be flying within feet of the glider!

P1

COURSE: 5 days
PRICE: €500
All Transport and equipment provided. All flights are under 2 – way radio guidance.

Course Structure:

Introduction to the equipment, its transport, care and maintenance.

  • Pre-flight safety checks
  • Glider inflation and deflation
  • Takeoff and landing procedures
  • Short flights below 3m
  • Theory of flight, meteorology and air law
  • Short flights 30m
  • Left and right turns
  • Speed control
  • Medium flights below 200m
  • 180 degree turns
  • Big ears descent technique
  • Theory exam


P2

COURSE: 4 days
PRICE: €400
All Transport and equipment provided. All flights are under 2 – way radio guidance.

Course Structure:

Introduction to the equipment, its transport, care and maintenance.

  • Insight and evaluation of flying site and conditions
  • Flight planning
  • Pre launch checks
  • Flights 200m
  • Glide angle and minimum sink speed
  • Deflations recognition and recovery
  • Flights 700m
  • Spot landings
  • Manoeuvring according to other traffic
  • Airmanship
  • Ground handling
  • Take-offs in wind
  • Flights 800m
  • Minimum sink manoeuvre
  • Wind correction exercises
  • Understand stalls and spins
  • Thermalling, maintaining soaring flight
  • Precision approaches and landings
  • Exam


A TYPICAL DAY

09:30 After breakfast we meet at the office in Lakeside, Pokhara.
10:00 Collect equipment, jump in the jeep and head out to the day’s flying site.
10:30 Site and conditions assessment.
11:00 – 01:00 Flying.
01:00 – 01:30 Pack lunch.
01:30 – 04:30 Flying.
05:00 Back in office, drop off equipment.
05:30 In the bar for the days debriefing session.