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Paragliding Courses

Full Course

The most comprehensive course, from scratch to achieving autonomy

Learn and Fly

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

This course aims to provide you with enough knowledge to develop flights in a known site autonomously, meaning you can take off and land without assistance from the instructor or monitor; with this course, you can request your Novice pilot proficiency certificate, meaning, if you are going to fly to a place where you have not developed your course, you must have the supervision and accompaniment of an instructor from the area.

What’s included?:

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

What’s Not Included?:

  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Novice License (but we help to manage it with an additional payment)

Relevant data

Recommendations:

  • Long sports pants
  • Tennis shoes or mountain boots
  • MTB gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hydration and snacks
  • Long-sleeved Lycra

Expert instructors, unforgettable flights

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Expert instructors, unforgettable flights

What Does the Course Involve?

The course progresses 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 the student to study at home.
  2. The first 5 days are spent at the field school located in Curiti Santander, where we begin ground handling and practice the two main inflation techniques (forward inflation and cross inflation).Here, the first flights called “Sapitos” are carried out.
  3. Once these practices are successfully completed, it is suggested to take a break of 1 or 2 days.
  4. The next 4 days, we change the scenario and go to the flying site located in Floridablanca Santander (Ruitoque), where the first high-altitude flights are conducted with practices at the beginning of the morning and at the end of the afternoon. In this practice, we have an instructor at takeoff and another at landing. The idea is to gain autonomy until radio assistance from the instructor or monitor is no longer required.
  5. Once the practices at this location are successfully completed, we raise the level!
  6. The last day is the Graduation Flight in the Chicamocha Canyon under the supervision of the instructors

BONUS: If the student has more time, the organization provides free support for 2 additional days in the Chicamocha Canyon.

Safety and fun guaranteed

Conquer the wind, feel the freedom

Facilities

3 flight locations for you

We have three flight locations that allow you to evolve in both types of paragliding flight, dynamic and thermal. During this course, inductive flights and practices will be carried out in the 3 flight locations (Curiti, Ruitoque, and Chicamocha Canyon); however, the location for conducting the final (autonomous) practices will be decided based on each student’s 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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