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Paragliding Courses

Initiation Course

Aims to provide enough knowledge for the first high-altitude flight guided by radio with the help of the instructor and monitor.

Learnd and Fly

From scratch to achieving the first high-altitude flight

This course allows for progression from scratch; the methodology is primarily based on practical paragliding control and some theoretical lessons. The course begins with three field school lessons (one daily) and includes instructional tandem flights, where the pilot allows the student to control the paraglider while indicating what is happening around. After these practices and with confidence in the student’s good progress, flights from higher hills are conducted.

It is a basic course that allows for skill development for the first solo flight, guided by radio by a qualified instructor; the number of flights will depend on the student’s own skills and weather conditions.

What’s Included?:

  • Daily transportation for 5 days
  • Necessary equipment for practice
  • Instruction
  • Between 1 and 2 tandem induction flights

What’s Not Included?:

  • Food
  • Lodging
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Relevant data

Recommendations

  • Sports long pants
  • Tennis shoes or hiking boots
  • Mountain biking 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 4 days are spent at the field school located in Curiti Santander, where we begin ground handling. Here, the first flights called “Sapitos” are carried out.
  3. On the last day, we change the scenario and go to the flying site located in Floridablanca Santander (Ruitoque), where the first high-altitude flight is conducted at the beginning of the morning or at the end of the afternoon.
  4. In this practice, we have an instructor at takeoff and another at landing.

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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