burning of desire to fly. Paragliding is probably the easiest, cheapest
and safest way to fulfill your dreams but some basic training is needed
to make it such.
The main purpose of our beginner's course is to prepare the
future paragliding pilots for unsupervised and safe flying. The close
contact with their instructor will help them to overcome some natural
fears like height and motion.
People are different and their progress in paragliding varies but our 6
days training program is flexible and personalized to fit most of them.
is also a key factor for all kind of aviation but in most cases you
should expect the following training program:
Day 1: basic theory of aerodynamics and paraglider's
construction; practicing of Parachute Landing Fall; introduction to
paragliding equipment and checks; ground practicing of take off,
controlling and landing a paraglider; first flights from the training
Day 2: 5-10* top to bottom flights from the training hill:
forward launch, learning to control the glider in the air and attempt a
landing approach; more theory of aerodynamics and introduction to
Day 3: 10-15 top to bottom flights from the training hill:
forward reversed launch; better control and landings; more theory of
aerodynamics and rules of the air.
Day 4: a tandem flight with your instructor from the high
mountain; instruction of reserve parachute use; first big solo flights:
building sense of height, speed and distance; performing real landing
Day 5: 2-4 solo flights from the high mountain; improving the
landing approaches and correcting the mistakes; introduction to
collapses: recognizing and recovery; more theory of micrometeorology.
Day 6: 2-4 solo flights from the high mountain; improving the
landing approaches, correcting mistakes and adding more elements to
active and safe flying.
The Beginner's course corresponds to the international FAI/ParaPro 1,
the UK BHPA/ElementaryPilot or the German DHV/
After the successful completition of the course you can obtain FAI/ParaPro1
licence from SkyNomad Club, the BHPA/EP or the DHV/ licence from our
partners in UK and Austria.
After the completion of beginner's course the pilots can fly
unsupervised and confident from safe sites and conditions. Discovering
new flying sites and weather conditions can still be dangerous and we
recommend you to look for advise from local and experienced pilots (they
probably won't refuse buying them a beer in the pub in the evening or
offering them a transport to the flying site :-) or your local
flying instructor (if available).
From this moment you have three further ways to paragliding:
1. To make 30-40 and more high flights from safe sites in safe
conditions and go to
intermediate training course (best).
2. To enroll directly to intermediate training course (good)
3. To discover the rest yourself and/or advised by books and other
fellow pilots (sweet but risky and slow)
Course Price:530 Euro
(inclusive of equipment, bed&breakfast, transfers) / 440 EUR (6-day school only inclusive of equipment)
* The number of your flights depends on the judgment of your instructor, your
progress and the cooperation of the weather. All flights are made by the
supervision and radio guidance of your instructor and no previous experience is needed!
Paragliding Training in Bulgaria