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The most comprehensive course, from zero to achieving autonomy

Learns and Fly

Develop autonomy in the air: Paragliding course from zero to novice pilot

This course aims to provide you with sufficient knowledge to carry out flights at a known site autonomously, meaning you can take off and land without assistance from the instructor or monitor. With this course, you can apply for your Novice Pilot proficiency certificate, meaning if you fly to a location where you haven’t completed your course, you must have the supervision and accompaniment of an instructor from the area.

What’s Included?:

  • Daily transportation for the 10 days
  • Necessary equipment for practice
  • Induction: between 2 and 3 tandem induction flights

What’s Not Included?:

  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Novice License (but we can help with the process for an additional fee)”

Relevant data

Recommendations:

  • Sports pants
  • Mountain shoes or boots
  • MTB gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hydration and snacks
  • Long-sleeved lycra

Expert instructors, unforgettable flights

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Expert instructors, unforgettable flights

What does the course consist of?

The course is developed according to each student’s own evolution; however, we try to follow the following itinerary:

  1. Throughout the course, we conduct both theoretical and practical classes, and we provide materials for students to study from home.
  2. The first 5 days take place at the school field located in Curiti Santander, where we start ground control of the wing and practice inflating using its two main techniques (forward inflation and Crossed Inflation). Here, the first flights, called “Sapitos” are carried out.
  3. Once these practices are successfully completed, we suggest taking a break for 1 or 2 days.
  4. During the following 4 days, we change the setting and go to the flying site located in Floridablanca Santander (Ruitoque). Here, the first high-altitude flights are conducted with practices at the beginning of the morning and at the end of the afternoon. For this practice, we have one instructor at takeoff and another at landing. The idea is to gain autonomy until assistance from the instructor or monitor is no longer required via radio.
  5. Once the practices at this location are successfully completed, we will move on to the next level!
  6. On the last day, the Graduation Flight is conducted in the Chicamocha Canyon under the supervision of the instructors.

BONUS: If the student has more time, the organization provides 2 additional days of support in the Chicamocha Canyon at no extra cost.

Security and fun guaranteed

Conquer the wind, feel the freedom

Facilities

3 Flying location for me would be

We have three flying locations that allow you to evolve in both types of paragliding flight, both dynamic and thermal. During this course, inductive flights and practices will be conducted at the three flying locations (Curití, Ruitoque, and Chicamocha Canyon). However, the location for conducting the final practices (autonomy) will be decided based on each student’s individual progress.

Types of flights to practice

Sergio Andrés Gutiérrez Gómez

Gerente, Piloto, Conductor, Administrador y Vendedor de Parapente Chicamocha, ha participado en las siguientes competencias:

  • Airtour (Hike & Fly) en Francia 2 veces 2014 y 2016
  • Pre Copa del mundo en Nirgua Venezuela en el 2015
  • Circuito Nacional del Parapente durante los años 2014, 2015, 2016 en los cuales obtuvo los siguientes resultados primer puesto Copa de Occidente 2016, segundo puesto Copa Vientos Apia Risaralda 2016 y tercer puesto Copa Vientos Apia en 2015
  • Aerotlhon (Hike, Fly & MTB) en Baja California en 2016 donde obtuvo el primer puesto .

Ha volado en 13 países: Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, México, España, Francia, Suiza, Austria, Italia, Nueva Zelanda, Vietnam.

Ha realizado los siguientes cursos: Curso SIV y Acro en Chivor Boyacá, Curso de monitor en Bogotá y obtención de su respectiva licencia, Curso de instructor APPI (Association Internacional de Pilotos e Instructores de Parapente) en Ansermanuevo Valle del Cauca en 2022, Curso APPI tándem y obtención de su respectiva licencia tándem PRO en 2022 y Curso de mantenimiento y reparación de parapente APPI en Montevideo, Uruguay.

¿Por qué le gusta el Parapente?

Me gusta el parapente porque esta actividad me permite libertad, felicidad y trabajo al mismo tiempo, es básicamente hobby, trabajo y deporte

Alex Vasquez

De los primeros pilotos del departamento de Santander desde 1996, Ingeniero Mecánico; Es instructor de Parapente desde el año 1997 e instructor de Parapente Tandem desde el año 2000. Ha participado en campeonatos regionales y nacionales desde 1997 hasta el 2013. Ha realizado curso de instructores dictados por Mario Arque y Stefan hodek, Curso de incidencia en vuelo por Leopoldo Turco

¿Por qué le gusta el Parapente?

Me encantan todos los deportes al aire libre y el contacto con la naturaleza

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