Paragliding lessons

Taster Day Paragliding-£125 (BHPA included)

Flying is not for everyone but everyone knows its amazing. S Hudson. CFI.

The taster day with DFC is a Fun exhilarating Paragliding  learning day, get your feet of the ground in the hills of Derbyshire. Universally enjoyed. Paragliding lessons are rewarding enough but we do give you a certificate to celebrate your Paragliding adventure. Video

On the day of your course you will phone in at 8am to 9am to check that the weather is OK. We then meet at the Barrel Inn Bretton S32 5QD at 10am, where the usual schedule is as follows:IMG_20131110_142307

  • 10am: Welcome and intro talk, sign up to the BHPA
  • 11am: Allocation of kit, walk/drive to the site
  • 11.30am: Introduction to the equipment, daily checks, instructor launch demos etc.
  • 12.30pm: Your turn! Clipping in, inflating the glider, keeping it overhead, how to land.
  • 1.30pm: Gradually moving up the slope to low level flights, gradual increase in height as the weather/group dictate.
  • Finish time is dependent on group fitness/weather. Usually around 5 pm.

The course fee includes all Paragliding equipment, one-day mandatory BHPA membership and tuition. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing including gloves and some reasonable ankle supporting boots.

What is achieved on the Paragliding course is dependent on weather, your level of fitness and ability. You can expect to be making short exhilarating flights on day one and to progressing at your speed of learning. I am sure you will want to move on with our Elementary Paragliding Course. But even if you decide not to continue  your Paragliding adventure. We are sure you will go home satisfied; feeling  that you really achieved something and with the memory of flying a remarkable aircraft that will be with you for a long time.

For a Paragliding taster day gift voucher please contact us on 01298 872 313 or 07762729663, or indicate your preference on the booking form. Paragliding taster days are usually on Saturdays, Sundays, but can be organised for any day.

Two Day Paragliding Course £240 (BHPA membership included)

This is the shortest course we recommend as a true taste of our exhilarating  sport and comprises of the first two days of the Elementary Pilot Paragliding Course. It is all about flying but includes some basic theory, pre-flight checks, site evaluation, launch/ handling skills and as much flying as conditions allow.pg d-f-c web 5

Even from early on day one you will be connected to the Paraglider learning the basics of pre-flight checking and ground control. We then move on to simple Paraglider launches and landings before venturing onto a slope where you will first defy gravity! Video.

What is achieved on a Paragliding course is obviously dependent on the weather and your level of fitness and ability, but you can expect to be making short solo hops on the first day.

On the second day we build on the basics learnt on day one and progress you higher up the slope to give you more Paragliding airtime. By the end of the day you will have achieved free flight under your own control with a number of paragliding flights under the direct supervision of your instructor.

At the DFC we like to keep the student to instructor ratio low to ensure a rapid, but above all, safe progression. At all times you will have contact with an instructor in an interactive friendly atmosphere.

If you do decide to continue your Paragliding training with the BHPA Elementary paragliding course. Your two day intro course will give you a flying start to the Paragliding learning process.

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