The Novice Certification Gold Program is discounted to $1500 for students who support our staff and school with the purchase of a complete Basic Equipment Package by day 3. Students with other plans on where to purchase equipment pay $350 a day for training as they work toward Novice Pilot Certification under the Silver Program. Students need a minimum of seven days training to become certified. Daily payments are maxed on day ten under the Silver Program. The amount of days required for each individual student to achieve Novice Certification is at the sole discretion of Eagle Paragliding. Regardless of which program you choose, once Eagle certified, you enjoy all the benefits of being an Eagle Paragliding Alumni. These benefits include no cost for P3 and P4 ratings, continued coaching and support, and priority access to our worldwide tours and clinics.
Getting on your own equipment early in your training allows you to really get in tune with your gliders characteristics during the critical phase of your learning. You want to do a majority of flights on the wing you will be launching, flying, and landing in the mountains before you do these higher altitude flights. Our flight park is easy on equipment, and there is huge value getting time on your own gear during training for many reasons. You also want to get your harness adjustments sorted, and fly with a flight deck at the flight park before heading into the mountain for high flights.
This is the start of your free-flying career. You will learn and develop a philosophy on which to build a long, and safe flying career. A solid foundation, and continuing education are principal concepts in staying safe and having fun during your paragliding career. You will have the greatest success learning to paraglide if you can immerse yourself in the course, and continue flying or kiting regularly after completing your training. The learning never ends, even for our team of all-star instructors, and that’s a big part of what makes this never-ending journey so enjoyable. We strive to continue raising the bar for what is available and possible with respect to paragliding service and education.
Being a certified P2 pilot means you will have the knowledge, skills, and judgment to fly without direct instructor supervision. You will acquire knowledge and skills in ground handling, glider management, meteorology, thermal flying, cross-country flying, ridge soaring, flight maneuvers, and risk management. You get as many self-paced training days as you need during your certification process. Most students complete the P2 program in 8-9 days. Students who travel from out of the area can expect a maximized return on the time they have set aside for paragliding training. The mild Southern California climate offers year-round instruction at a facility which maximizes the time dedicated to pilot training. We offer a lifetime of coaching for all Eagle alumni, and there is no cost for your P3 (intermediate) and P4 (advanced) ratings.