Learning to Paraglide [What it's REALLY like]

How do you learn to paraglide? Join a paragliding course at a paragliding school. In this video we follow 3 students on their BHPA Elementary Pilot (EP) Course and watch them learn to fly paragliders.The EP Course is designed to take you from complete beginner to solo pilot.  The course is mainly practical with the goal to get you flying solo as soon as possible.  By the end of this course you’ll have flown solo several times which means lots of take-offs and landings.  You’ll also have learnt some basic flying manoeuvres.  You’ll have a basic understanding of equipment, glider control, the weather and be well on the way to becoming a fully qualified pilot.At the end of this course you’ll be given the EP (Elementary Pilot) Award.  At this stage you’ll have a good handle on the basics, but you still need to fly under the supervision of an instructor.  To fly unsupervised you’ll need to complete our Club Pilot Course.Your FREE guide to learning to fly – “Everything I wish I knew BEFORE I started”:…The BHPA syllabus has two stages: Elementary Pilot Course (EPC) and Club Pilot Course (CPC).  The EPC takes students from zero to their first few big flights.  It normally takes about 4 days.  Once you have successfully completed an EPC you can move on to a CPC which is much more involved and will take you to the level where you can fly without an instructor.  These qualifications are internationally recognised.Email our school for further information or advice.  We are always happy to help:[email protected] and edited by Kieran Campbell (

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