PARAGLIDING P2 TRAINING Courses 2017 Over the last 15 years Skydance has trained students locally each year. This has taken on an average of 2-4 months. A lot of effort has gone into coordinating personal schedules with days of good weather. The training becomes too broken up and inefficient. This year we are starting something new which I feel is a much better solution to getting pilots trained quickly and thoroughly and then introducing them to the specifics of our local sites and connecting them with excellent club mentors to really advance people into our sport quickly and safely. We will be taking a group of new pilots out of state in the Winter for a minimum of 2 week for a focused P2 Course. Our goal is to go to places the weather is consistent and will offer a safe progression from training hill up to cloud base. Places like:
So.Cal (Oct.- Mar) , Maui (year round), Mexico (Nov- Feb.), Colombia ( Oct- Feb.), France, Switzerland ( Sept. Mar. April.) Austria (Mar)
____________________________________________NOTE: The tandem lesson and P1 course can be considered part of your payment towards the full P2 certification. You don’t have to commit to it before you experience the thrill.
Tandem Paragliding: $200 A great way to try out the sport of paragliding. You will launch with a certified tandem instructor , take the controls and maybe even soar.
Combo Lessons: $250 This is a tandem lesson combined with a couple hours of solo training. The solo ground training will give you a chance to learn to setup, inflate, kite, deflate, and pack up. You will learn the basics ready to go into a P1 course. Most of the time it is private. Meaning one on one with your instructor.
Private and Group Rates: $250/day/pp Private $150 /day/ pp Group
P1 Course: $450 Three day hands on course in the Anchorage area. We will teach you all about the basic setup and how to take-off and land for short flights.
P2 Course: $1800 The pilot course. Approximately 15 days of hands on flight training and ground instruction to achieve your USHPA P2 rating. The certification is more about your proficiency and less about hours in lessons. Your safety and skills are our primary concern. When you sign up for the course, we will do everything we need to get you there.
P3 Advanced Training: $450 This is your pilot rating. You have proved you can go to a variety of sites and make good decisions. We run you through a P3 test and test your skills. Then refine your skills and teach you new techniques to handle challenging scenarios.
Speed Wing Flying $450 This is a P2 certification with an emphasis on speedwing flying. During your P2 course you will learn to ground handle and fly the speedwing. This course is best pursued after staining a P2 certification on a paraglider.
Once you have the skills for your P2, learning to fly a motor will be a simple transition. Safe of the motor requires specific instruction and allows for long, enjoyable flights.
Advanced SIV Maneuvers Course: $150/ day Through out the Summer months we plan to do three or more weekends of towing pilots up behind our boat with custom hydraulic payout wench and guide them by radio on the maneuvers discussed prior to take-off. There is no experience in towing required. You must be a P2 or higher. We start off with simple task building up to more complex and demanding maneuvers. This is a must for every pilot and it is recommended to repeat every other year or when changing gliders.
Advanced Training: $250/day private — $150 /day groupHigh wind techniques, maneuvers, ridge soaring, thermal soaring, flying speed wings and cross country flying.
Paratreks: call for pricing – Take a Flycation. Travel while learning to fly better and experience new sites. A good pilot is always learning no matter what your skill level is. Every winter we try to go on a flycation to some awesome place on the planet for flying. Consider joining us. Save money, learn a lot, and cultivate relationships with other pilots. We often go to our old soaring grounds of Hawaii and Southern California. Hawaii is an amazing place to fly but to fly their safely you must understand the very complex weather and wind dynamics. We have mapped out after many days of walking, driving and flying the best places under all weather conditions. We will teach this theory and you can take it with you to evaluate future sites you may fly. We also can say quickly its not a good day and not waste time flying when there are many other fun adventures to embark on. Come with us and we will get you in the right spot at the right time to maximize your airtime.
It’s fun, educational, and the group experience makes strong memories and saves you money