Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres.
Paraglider ground handling, also known as kiting, is the practice of handling the paraglider on land. The primary purpose of ground handling is to practice the skills necessary for launching and landing. However, ground handling could be considered a fun and challenging sport in and of itself.
Ground handling is considered an essential part of most paragliding curriculums.
A 50% of the total fee will be charged at the time of the booking to confirm the booking.
Full payment must be made before the dive takes place.
Once at the Centre you will be required to sign a liability waiver release and medical form before diving.
Candidates may not participate in diving activities without a satisfactorily completed medical statement, statement of understanding and assumption of risk. Please check the SSI Medical statement carefully before enrolling in a course with us. In case there is a YES to any conditions mentioned in the form, you need to obtain a medical clearance from a doctor before you start any activity. In the above situation you will need to carry and submit this medical certificate signed by your doctor.
The Centre reserves the right to refuse if in the opinion of the Centre the we are not suitable for any reason.
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