If you wish to learn how to fly a paraglider, we often conduct the basic paragliding training courses. Please browse and read through the information about training and if you can’t find the answer to your questions below, do not hesitate to Contact Us to get further feedback.
Introduction to Paragliding, the Elementary Training
Student Pilot Course coverage:
- 2 days of ground handling with reviews on thermodynamics and meteorology
- 2 days of launch & landing practice – forward launch technique
- 1 additional day of progressive training flights (depends on availability based on training location)
- Fully certified training equipments are provided (paraglider, harness, helmet and radio)
- Written and practical exam through Student Workbook
- Student Pilot identification card and 1 year club membership
- Training reading materials such as student workbook, flight log
As a beginner you need to master a set of skills and knowledge to fly safely, for this very reason you are required to be supervised by an instructor or equivalent for all of your subsequent flights after the completion of your course. Only after 40 flights or more, you will usually grasp enough experience to perform the launch and landing without constant supervision.
Beginner paragliding course lasts for 4 days over 2-3 weekends. If you are interested in learning to fly quickly, we recommend our intensive paragliding course over a full week (4-5 consecutive days) with theoretical lessons and practices every single day (weather permitting). This allows you to keep your knowledge and skills fresh each day and accelerates the learning process. Please consult us via emails for the schedule and further suggestions.
What You’ll Learn:
- Theory : Introduction to Paragliding, Equipment & Gears, Thermodynamics & Meteorology, Topology, Flight Rules and Incident Handling.
- Practical : Equipment preparation, inspection and maintenance
- Practical : Forward launch technique
- Practical : In-flight manoeuvres for landing approach, flying with instructor in tandem flight
- Practical : Open field landing technique
- Practical : Reserve deployment (in a suspended simulation)
- Minimum age of 18 (or 16 with parental consent)
- Comfortable outdoor attire including proper shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen
- The will and patience to learn to fly as the weather will be hot during ground handling training
- Listen carefully to your instructor (slightly different techniques may be applied according to situations and students ability to absorb instructions)
- Reasonably good health (advised to perform medical checkup or obtain doctor’s advice)
How much does it cost:
- Paragliding training module : RM3,000 (inclusive of student workbook, flight log and the use of training gears)
Students will be registered to Paragliding Student Insurance Plan for 6 months. The insurance coverage details and their options will be elaborated during registration, together with the registration form. At the moment, insurance coverage is only applicable for Malaysian citizens, expatriates with Permanent Resident status and expatriates with Malaysian work permit.
First of all, you’ll have the ability to launch and land safely with minimal supervision or guidance, then you will need to continue practising the flight launches until you can launch and land on your own without any supervision. Ideally, to achieve that is by procuring yourself a set of gears or make an arrangement for rental of gears.
At this stage, you will be given the Student Identification Card, not the National Aviation Controller (NAC) flying license.
Student card allows you to fly at all local sites that are designated as “suitable for beginner” and with supervision of another pilot that are more experienced such as an instructor. The Student ID card will describe your particulars including insurance coverage information.
Upon completion of an average of 40 flights, you will be considered as ready to sit for the national examination to get an official paragliding license from the country’s NAC called Malaysia Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF).
Student Record Book:
The record book is important for you to log all your training flights as proof and get them signed off by your instructor. It also contains references on the steps required to pursue further trainings or certifications, examination tasks that you have performed with its validation as well as several very important reminders on some of the most important aspects of paragliding (and the most frequently forgotten by novice pilots). Below is a gallery of how the Student Record Book looks like for reference:
There are several locations that are suitable for paragliding training. The nearest to Kuala Lumpur would be Kuala Kubu Bharu, and in Sabah it would be Ranau. As an example, below are 360 panoramic view of some of the locations for your reference.
All training courses comes with an annual insurance coverage specifically designed for paragliding student pilot. However, if you are visiting from other countries then we have to make a special arrangement for insurance during the training period.
Paragliding insurance coverage is from Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad and it is powered by Tune Protect.
There are several ways to make payments, soon we will add the FPX Payment Gateway so you can choose you preferred method of payments immediately after confirming your reservations from this website. At the moment, all you have to do is confirm your appointment and the rest will be handled on-site before you are about to begin the training session.
How to get started? Please fill-in the form below to make an appointment for your schedule of training and we will revert with availability or further recommendations.
Step 1 – Ground Handling
Step 2 – Practice Launch
Step 3 – Supervised Launch (Final)