LEARN TO PARAGLIDE | 8 – 10 Day Paragliding Course
The 8 – 10 day paragliding course at High Adventure is (what some might just say) the most intensive and renown learn to fly course in Australia. We teach a lot of students, a lot of happy students. But anyone can say that, so do your research and have a good look at every school and make sure their claims are true.
At High Adventure our team of instructors are some of the most accomplished pilots in Australia and we pride ourselves on producing confident pilots, not just students with a qualification.
Its well known that the advantage of our location here in Laurieton is its impressive access to over 15 flying sites. Whether you know or understand it now, learning to paraglide on one or limited sites is not going to set you up with confidence to fly the extensive and impressive sites that Australia has to offer – or most importantly the sites local to you. Time and time again we need to re-teach pilots who have learnt in what has been sold to them as the biggest and best mountains, by the most experienced instructors – only to get home and have little concept of how to fly their local sites.
We train on sites that offer variations in training conditions and wind directions. From our private training hill to the low coastal headlands of Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie and Indian head (to name a few) that offer soft safe beach access landings and optimal soaring conditions.
We are based at the bottom of one of the highest student training sites in Australia – North Brother Mountain with an elevation of 476 metres (1,560ft) and and 10 minutes from Middle Brother Mountain – 554 meters (1,818ft). These high mountain sites offer exceptional soaring and thermic conditions.
- 8-10 days tuition
- All Flying Equipment Hire – UP or Niviuk current model Glider, harness, helmet, radio etc
- Structured class sizes and small group to instructor ratio
- Transport to all site locations
- Access to over 12 training sites
- Winch Towing
- Private training facilities
- $400 voucher towards your new gear
- Generous discounts on course and gear packages
- Airport transfers
- We are a full time active teaching and training school – meaning we are always here
- We conduct development training throughout the year to all our students a no cost
- We are the only school in Australia to offer “Free Retakes” this means you are welcome back at any time for no cost.
- We continually offer training clinics that will keep you Upskilled
- We offer flexible training methods and payment options
- We offer onsite self contained air-conditioned units (Double beds, private bathrooms and individual kitchens)
We never want a pilot to leave and feel that the door is closed. It’s always open.
Onsite accommodation at $35 per night pp (Includes all sheets, towels, and self contained units)
OTHER LEARNING OPTIONS:
Flexible Learning Blocks
We also offer Learn to Paraglide in Bali courses during August.
INSTRUCTORS BIO – DAVID WAINWRIGHT (School owner and Principal CFI)
Australian Paramotoring Champions 2016
Icarus Trophy Winner 2016 (Worlds longest paramotoring adventure race USA)
Australian Paragliding Team Selection – Paragliding World Championships in Columbia 2015 (Unable to compete)
Australian Paramotoring Championship 2015
Australian Paragliding Team – Paragliding World Championships in Bulgaria 2013
USA National Championships – Sports Class Winner 2012
Then the others that we won’t bore you with from Championing teams to win the State Of Origin, winning sports class at the major class competitions Canungra Cup, Bright Open and Corryong Open over many years…
All this won’t mean much, but what you should be assured of it that we are skilled, we are current and we are still striving to be on-top of this sport. Paragliding is a love of ours – not a job!
TERMS & CONDITIONS AGREEMENT
High Adventure Pty Ltd Paragliding and Paramotoring will always work hard to fulfil your training and goals, but sometimes it is best to have a few simple things written down so that we both know what is what.
These ‘Terms and Conditions’ apply to all of our courses, tours and equipment sales, please read carefully before enrolling, ordering and paying.
PARAGLIDING AND PARAMOTORING COURSES
You can book your place in our courses by checking out through our ‘Online Store’ or via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
To secure your place in a course, a deposit must be placed and the course date nominated. Deposits can be made via the ‘online shop’ by PayPal and Direct
Debt or arranged by email to be made over the phone with Visa/Mastercard or Direct Debt.
HGFA Student Membership must be taken out by any students prior to undertaking their HGFA ‘Restricted’ licence training. The cost of the insurance is $28 and it not included in the Advertised course fees. From 2016 Students are required to take out the Insurance themselves, rather than the school doing so on their behalf. It also saves time having this done prior to your arrival at the school. The fee is payable directly to the HGFA through their website.
The HGFA Student membership is Valid for 12 months.
Details on the HGFA Membership, enrolment forms and course information will be emailed to you prior to the course. Generally on receipt of your course deposit.
The HGFA Student Membership gives you $20,000,000 ‘Public Liability Insurance’. You need this cover to legally fly in Australia and participate in any training under a licenced Flight (Paragliding and Paramotoring) Training Facility.
All students will be required to sign the HGFA ‘Indemnity and Assumption of Risk Waiver’ prior to course participation or tandem flight. This form will be emailed to you before you arrive or you can find it through the HGFA Website.
Minimum age is 16 years, (with parents consent) to learn to Paraglide
The maximum weight for Paragliding Students is 120kg
All of our paragliding and paramotoring courses must be completed within 12 months of starting your initial training. After this time ‘Course’ tuition will expire. Please make arrangements with us prior to the 12 months to avoid/extend the course expiry and to avoid paying any additional fees to complete your course.
We rely on good weather conditions for the safe progression of an individuals flight training. The Instructors decision to fly or not is final. Certain experiences are subject to weather conditions. If in the event the experience is cancelled due to unsuitable weather conditions, an alternative booking will be made available.
When you make your booking you are entering into an agreement with us. Please note the cancellation policy before committing to booking a place in our courses.
We are a small business, so cancellations can have a big impact on us, especially if we have turned away potential students or closed off courses of people who has already booked and who then cancel. However, we are human, and we understand that plans change and that life gets in the way – and that’s why we offer several options on how to change/cancel your reservation.
The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the price of your paragliding course, as shown below.
If you wish to cancel your scheduled course, a minimum of 30 days notice applies prior to start date.
In the event of a cancellation up to 30 days prior to the scheduled date, we will offer you a full refund.
If you cancel your reservation within 29 days before of the scheduled course training date, you will forfeit your deposit. You are also welcome to transfer to another course date.
If you cancel within 14 days of the course training date, a cancellation charge of 25% of total price will be charged. You are also welcome to transfer to another course date.
If you cancel your reservation within 7 days of the scheduled course, a cancellation charge of 50% of total price will be made. Please discuss the option of moving to another course date.
If you do not cancel, but you fail to arrive without notification, you agree that 50% of the total price be charged.
You are welcome to move your training dates. We ask that you do this at least 2 weeks prior to your course training so that we can open your position up to other students. Anything after that will be on a case by case basis. Again we are human (also parents), so we understand that things HAPPEN! Please keep in contact with us should anything come up that looks like it may prevent you from coming. Thanks for your understanding.
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing by email at learn@Highadventure.com.au. We will acknowledge receipt of your cancellation by return email. If you are at all concerned, please call Johanna on 0409221974.
WEATHER CONDITIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS TO TRAINING
We choose to locations and sites that give us near perfect conditions year round, but of course as with any activity dependent on Nature, there are risks of strong winds or other unsuitable weather conditions and High Adventure Pty Ltd. reserves the right to cancel flying at any time. Please be sure that you fully understand this.
CREDIT VOUCHERS – COURSE CREDITS
LEARN TO PARAGLIDE $400 CREDIT
Any student booking a Learn to Paraglide course in Australia or a learn to Paraglide in Bali course with High Adventure is entitled to a $400 Credit voucher. This credit voucher is redeemable against the purchases of a ‘Paragliding Gear Set’. A paragliding Gear set consists of 1 (one) new Paraglider and 1 (one) new Harness.
The gear can be purchased prior to undertaking your training and used as the students ‘Personal’ training kit during training. If the Glider and Harness are purchased after completion of the course, then equipment will be provided by High Adventure during the students training.
With the exception of combining with the 10% GST rebate issued at the Airport on departure (for Students undertaking training in Bali), the $400 Discount may not be combined with any other offers, discounts or gift vouchers.
The $400 discount can not be accumulated or applied retroactively to previously placed orders/courses unless otherwise agreed.
Discounts apply to the product value and exclude the delivery charge for gliders and harnesses.
Different ‘discounts’ cannot be added in a single purchase. A single discount is applied to each purchase. Only one $400 discount may be used per ‘Paraglider Gear Set’. A paragliding Gear set consists of 1 (one) new Paraglider and 1 (one) new Harness.
Discounts may not be redeemed for cash or transferred.
The $400 credit can not redeemed to buy a sole product even if the price of the single product is greater than “Paragliding Gear Kit”
If you have other discount vouchers – the single highest discount applies (discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated).
Different Vouchers cannot be added in a single purchase. A single voucher is applied to each purchase.
Any Free add-ons that may be offered during the Bali course – such as ‘tandem experience flights for partners’ for are not redeemable as cash or credit. They are not transferable. Only one ‘Partner’ Tandem Experience per person.
Prices are subject to change without notice. If you have booked a course – you have booked on that price and it is NOT subject to change.
All prices quoted are GST Inclusive.
Courses conducted outside of Australia are not subject to GST
Products exported to international clients are GST exempt
WEBSITE LINKS AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT
For the convenience of the users of our website, our website includes links (also known as ‘web links’ or ‘hyperlinks’) to other websites and internet pages. The following applies to any and all such links: We would like to stress that we have no influence on the design and content of those linked pages and therefore we expressly disassociate ourselves from any and all third party content linked to from our website. You use any links from our website at your own risk.
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