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HIGH ADVENTURE

PARAGLIDING | PARAMOTORING | TRIKE WHEEL BASE | SKYDIVING CONVERSIONS

PARAGLIDING + PARAMOTOR TRAINING

High Adventure prides itself on being able to offer students in-depth training and instruction under the supervision of highly skilled and accomplished pilots.

We have access to over 12 flying sites. This advantage means that there is rarely a wind direction that we cannot fly in. In addition to our extensive sites, we offer winch towing. This means in nil wind we can still train and ensure that you get the most from your learning experience here at High Adventure.

Our school is based within 200mtrs of cafes, shops and the water. We offer onsite accommodation in self-contained units that are fully equipped and air-conditioned. You don’t need to bring anything but your clothes. Our students are our priority, and your training here at the school should be nothing short of an all round enjoyable experience.

FULL TIME | FLEXIBLE BLOCKS | WEEKENDS

INSTRUCTORS WHO EXCEL
PRODUCE PILOTS WHO EXCEED

CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR BEHIND HIGH ADVENTURE:

–  Australian Paramotor Champion 2016
– Winner of the 2016 Icarus Trophy Paramotoring Race
– Australian Paramotoring Champion 2015
– Winner of the 2015 Icarus Trophy Paramotoring Race
– Member of the Australian Paragliding Team competing in Bulgaria 2013
– Selected for the 2014 Australian Paragliding Team (unable to compete)
– National Sports Class Champion 2014
– National Sports Class Champion 2013
– Bright Open Sports Class Winner 2014
– Canungra Cup Sports Class Winner 2013
– USA Nationals 2012 Sports Class Winner (Rat Race USA)

SOME OF THE TRAINING ON OFFER AT HIGH ADVENTURE

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BECOME A PARAGLIDING PILOT

Learn to Paraglide in 8 days. Thermic, Coastal and Inland.

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BECOME A PARAMOTOR PILOT

Learn to Paramotor in 14 days.

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WHEELBASE + TRIKE TRAINING

4 day Endorsements or 14 days full paramotor licence

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SKYDIVING CONVERSION

Easily convert over to paragliding in 4 days

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REFRESHER COURSES

Need some confidence boosting instruction.

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BALI ADVANCED TOUR

Advanced Tour to Bali 2017 held in Candi Dasa

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LEARN TO PARAGLIDE BALI

HGFA + APPI Paragliding Licence training in Bali

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ONSITE ACCOMMODATION

5 units self-contained w/ kitchen, bathroom

2 DAY INTRO COURSE

Not sure if you want to commit to the full course just yet, don’t stress, our 2 Day Intro course is made just for you! 

Free Progressions

Progress through your HGFA qualifications for no charge. We do not charge for skills assessment, overseeing your exams + lodgement of application.

Pay in Instalments

We make it easier to afford and book your course by allowing you to reserve your booking with an easy down payment while continuing to pay it off in instalments.

Free Ongoing Upskill Courses

Throughout the year we hold Refresher Weekends, Skill Development Clinics, Intro to XC courses and Equipment Checks – all at no charge to you.

Free Retakes

“Free Retakes” means you can come back any time you want to freshen up on your skill set, get some tips, boost your confident with launching, landing or just go over the basics. Anytime.

Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are not completely taken with Paragliding in the first 2 days, we will refund 100% of your course fee.

Learn on Inland Thermic + Coastal Air

Why settle for learning on 1 mountain? We teach from all slope, terrain and wind directions. Up to 12 different slopes + Winch Launch options. Take home the skills to fly your sites – not just ours!
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Task 2 of the Bright open.

Here is a little pre start footage.

We had a 77km Task with some tricky conditions. I got a pretty good start which set me up in the lead gaggle heading towards feather top 🏔 I ended up pushing a little too much and got low on the foothills of the turn point heading for a nice trigger point which normally works. Turns out I was a little out of sync with the thermals and missed the climb which lead to scratching in low to the turn point and linking up with the climb in the way back. All good there were plenty of climbs in front of me now marked by the guy that flew over the top while I was low, so I could fly straight and catch the lead again although on a different course.
I headed for goldmine ridge it’s a sure thing just get on top of it and fly straight and you go up. Well, I just scraped onto it and got up but managed to miss all the climbs along it unit I was lower than ridge height in a hot sweaty scratchathon battling to stay in the race. I lost about 30min waiting for a climb which finally broke off and got out of there and high into the nice crisp air above and making tracks towards the next turn point, far out that was hard work!
I met up with mark Hardman and Simo which helped move a bit faster along course. The air was pretty funky along in front of Mt Buffalo with a mixing of a SW wind coming over Buffalo giving us some rough convergence giving us a floaty bumpy glide to the turn point. We tagged the third point and then realized what the wind was doing and found ourselves with a head wind to make goal, I could see a Glider very low on a little rocky outcrop but not climbing, I am now getting absolutely punished in sinkgoing down at around 3-5m/s, and not very high to start with! Decision time go for the bigger higher part of the ridge to find a climb pushing more into wind, or go for the other glider and hope there is a climb there. As I looked back towards the other glider I saw 2 wedge tail eagles 🦅 rocketing up! So heading straight to them at full speed I connected with the climb and got boosted into the stratosphere watching my my glide ratio required to goal tick down and knowing I would be pushing into wind I took it higher than normal to be sure I would get to goal. I was going up so fast spending another minute in the climb was a pretty good gamble to make sure I made it.
Then it wa signal glide to goal which turned out to be pretty easy up high as the wind saw not as strong the. As we got lower we vertically had no ground speed into wind. Finishing in 15th for the day and sitting in 10th overall after 2 tasks I just need to fly well on the next 2 and should make top 5 with some luck! I just need to make better decisions and not get too hungry for bar 🙂
We have a total fire ban here for the next 3 days so the only place we are allowed to fly in Gundowring hopefully the wind is good for over there and we fly. Stay tuned for more updates.
UP Paragliders #upguru
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Nice one Dave have full confidence you will kill it in the next couple of days!!

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Awesome, good job Dave, good luck on the next two 👍

1 day ago
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Well done Dave, sounds like you are loving your new wing too.

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Sounds like a lot of fun, best of luck for the remaining comp 🤙

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Great footage!!

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HEY PILOTS : the units at Mill Street are empty until the 30th Jan. If you fancy a break come up and stay. BYO sheets and towels and don’t leave the aircon running all day 🥶 - and a unit or 5 are yours.

*two of the five have been taken for Australia Day long weekend.
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Michael Parlato

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Good idea Joh

2 days ago
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Where are these units?

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You guys are effing lords!

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Is that 30th Jan or Feb

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Ben Cuttler

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15th to 24th course dates?

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First day of the bright open and the first real flight on my new wing. What an awesome day! Great racing conditions and some amazing weather. 
At the start I thought the task would be stopped due to strong winds. We were at 2,600m going up in silky smooth air but when I realized I wasn’t making much ground towards the start gate I realized my ground speed was 4km/h! And I could tell if that was forward or backward! So I pushed bar and headed out into the valley and go lower to try to make a bit more speed into wind. Turns out there wasn’t and I just burnt 400m just in time for the start. Oh well off we go down course line it was a bit rougher down lower but I made pretty good ground catching some of the guys in front and coming in 4th for the day was a real treat to start the Comp. I can t wait to get some more time on the UP Guru! It is an amazing glider! Stay tuned for more updates. I’ll see it I can get some inflight pics but being the first flight on the new wing I was a little scared letting my hands off the controls. I’ll try man up tomorrow. 🙂
UP Paragliders #upguru

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Show 'em how it's done!

3 days ago   ·  1
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Well done mate wicked. Good luck for the rest of the week.

3 days ago   ·  1
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Good result. 👍🏼👍🏼

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Legend !!!

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Nice one Dave! Now time to man up... hahaha

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Nice one Dave! Keep it up mate

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Fly high, fly safe David! Good luck with the comps too! xx

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Come on tough guy... 😉

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What a team of Camden Haven super heroes. Visit Camden Haven

2 days ago
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Congrats mate!

3 days ago
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Braver than me but have fun guys!

2 days ago
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Congrats mate!

3 days ago
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Awesome, good luck!

3 days ago
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Nice Dave! Get after it!

3 days ago
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Nice Work KK, looks like fun times

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Go Dave go 😁😁😁

2 days ago
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Does anyone have the link to the results?

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Nice 1 👍

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Good stuff mate 👌

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Go Dave!

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Nascidos para voar

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Why we do things differently to other training facilities

We train on lots of sites

Why? Because lets be honest, you’re never going to fly just one site out there on your own are you. More sites you fly the more experience. We offer coastal, inland, thermic and winch – over 8 sites. 

We Have Load's Of Experience

Dave and the team have taught hundreds and hundreds of students to fly in my years as a CFI. As a school we’ve focused on growing a strong community of pilots who are supportive, skilled and have an impeccable safety record. 

We Are Dynamic

 We’re leading the way in bringing new events to Australia for all level pilots. The continued development of both pilots and the sport is critical. Our ongoing free skills development weekends, the introduction of the Icarus X Series – we’re serious about your development. 

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