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2-Day Introductory Program: $350

This program includes an introduction to the paraglider and associated equipment, basic weather, a Tandem flight and ground handling that will lead to your first low altitude solo flights. This program also consists of ground school and videos on the mechanics, equipment, and techniques involved in paragliding. It is possible to qualify for your beginner rating {Para 1 certification) during this 2-day program. The course is designed as an introduction to the sport that will enable you to make an educated decision regarding paragliding and you. If you decide to continue with the Novice Program the Introductory Program fees will be applied towards the Novice Certification fee.

Novice Program - P-2 Certification: $975 (Introductory program fees apply)

You have made the decision to become a certified paraglider pilot. This program is a thorough and intensive course designed to produce a safe, confident and competent pilot. During this program you will learn about glider aerodynamics, meteorology, thermal flying, flight maneuvers, and emergency procedures. We focus on building your launching, landing and flight techniques through intensive ground handling, stationary winch towing and tandem flights. The course length is variable, the average student should expect to spend 7 to 12 days with us. After the completion of the course you will have acquired the skill and knowledge to fly without direct instructor supervision at certain sites. This is the start of your Paragliding career. You will have the greatest success learning to paraglide if you can immerse yourself in the course and then continue flying or kiting regularly after completing your lessons. Private lessons are also available and our fees are structured on an individual basis.

Intermediate - P- 3

An Intermediate pilot is able to fly most sites in mild to moderate soaring conditions and to judge when the site and conditions are within their skill, knowledge and experience level. In this course you will fly more demanding conditions, and perfect such techniques as thermal flying, and high-wind launches. Fees are structured on an individual basis. Visiting Pilots Joining A Class... Novice {P2) pilots can join a class for $75 for the first day and $50 per each additional day. Visiting intermediate {P3) pilots can join a class for $50 per day. These fees do not include towing fees.

Tandem Flights...

For those who want to find out what paragliding is all about but cannot commit two-days to learning, we offer tandem flights for $85. The tandem flight consists of a short briefing followed by a 20 minute flight (weather permitting). If good soaring conditions are not available, you may receive several shorter flights instead. During the flight the pilot will explain what he is doing, and allow you some hands-on control of the glider. A tandem flight is best for the person seeking an exciting one-time experience, with minimum commitment.

The Fine Print...

If we are unable to complete a program due to an operational shutdown, we will pro-rate a refund or merchandise exchange. There are no refunds or exchanges for students who terminate programs. Programs are not transferable to another individual. Students on certification programs may join any class where space permits. Reservations are required and are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid. The deposit for the Intro Class is the entirety of the fee and the deposit for the Novice Course is $675. Deposits are refundable only if a qualified replacement student can be found for your reservation. Florida Ridge Paragliding reserves the right to modify, change, or delete any aspect of the training programs or fees at any time.

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