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Green Dragons

- Paragliding

About Paragliding:
An exciting flying sport

Tandem
Sit back and enjoy the ride, whilst our instructor flies the parachute for you!

Unforgettable Fun, with no experience required.

Fun Day
Flying solo. Your first step to being hooked to a new sport. This is also a popular and great gift.

Elementary Pilot
The first qualification status. Progressing to higher and more skilled flights, with instruction.

Club Pilot
The first qualification to enable you to fly unaided, without instruction.

...and More
our students have progressed to competition piloting, attending overseas flying holidays, instructor status and so much more.


 

Fun Day - Paragliding

  • Get to fly solo!
  • Good introduction to the sport
  • Good group / corporate day out
  • Learn about a paraglider
  • Qualifies as Day 1 of Elementary Pilot Course
  • Modern Paragliders
  • Expert instruction

Our Funday is a very popular tentative step to take for introduction into the sport of paragliding, without commitment to a course.
Many Funday students, who have no aspirations of becoming Pilot status, progress with this addictive sport.
This can also be a funday for your family and friends, as they are welcome to come along to provide support and cheerleading.

Day plan
Before donning your helmet and harness, safety briefings from your instructor will take place. This will include a practical session with parachute landing falls (PLF). A PLF is a stance in which you prepare for different sorts of landing, from normal to faster.
Instruction prior to flying will include familiarisation of the canopy, functionality and pre flight inspection routine.

Following the preliminaries the morning is completed with launching the glider, using directional control including introduction of mild turns, slow and fast flight appreciation, altering speed and the landing flare.

After lunch the aim is to get people flying their gliders applying the learning from the morning session.
Most students attain 5 solo flights reaching heights of 5-20 feet, starting low and progressing higher with each flight. The heights will depend on the weather conditions and personal abilities. Some students have achieved up to 300ft on fundays!

Once the day is complete, there will be a summary discussion with the instructor and de-briefing session.
Our students find that the funday is enough to hunger for a pilot licence and continue with a EP course. The funday will include all instruction required for Day 1 of Elementary Pilot Licence.
Students who book their place on an EP course will have £100 deducted from their EP course.

Cost
A fun day costs £155 pp midweek, £175 pp weekend.
Book 10 Fundays and the 10th goes free.

If any days are cancelled due to bad weather you can book another date and will not lose any credit.

Timing
You need to call at 21:00hr the evening before to get an update on the weather conditions and a start time for the following day.

You need to be ready and prepared to be here at 07:00hr onwards pending your instructors announcing of your start time. Please make sure you are wearing boots, casual clothing, and you have food and drink with you for the day. We have a toilet block and hot drinks available.



Weight and Age
The minimum age limit for a paragliding fun day is 14. Under 18's need parental consent to undertake the course.

Due to restraints of each glider, there is an upper weight limit of 23 stone.

You must be in good health, and reasonably fit. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Other considerations
All course credit will remain for 12 months from purchase/the duration of course completion.
Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. The flight/course must be booked within this time period. No refund or extension will be given for expired vouchers. This cannot be negotiated.

Green Dragons are open 7 days a week, all year round. And yes we do fly in the winter! Some of our best training days are held during the winter.

 

 

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Forum:
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Whether you need help, advice or just a browse to learn more about us and the sport, you can read it from those who know, or those who want to.

We find this a great medium for communication within our team and members.

Club:
Green Dragons, the Club, was established in the early 70s.

Club members enjoy this social aspect of Green Dragons and we encourage all students and especially non-flyers.

We try to arrange many events throughout the year, whether a family camping weekend or BBQ and holidays, all for our members.

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- Links:

FreeX UK:
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Met Office:
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XCweather:
Near real-time maps of wind & pressure from coastal & airfield METAR stations.

BBC weather updates:
including UK rainfall radar, satellite imaging. Updated regularly.

Weather Online:
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