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Paragiding Courses

The West Australian Paragliding Academy is one of the oldest paragliding schools in Australia. The Academy will celebrate its 30 years anniversary this November 2018!!!
WA Paragliding Academy is still the only paragliding school in Western Australia.
In order to fly a Paraglider legally and safely in Australia – you have to have a Paragliding license and be a member of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia. (HGFA)
Jiri is a fully certified instructor and together with Sylvie, they are running one of Australia’s most established paragliding schools.
Since 1988, many students have learn the joy of paragliding with us.
The WA Paragliding Academy offers fantastic quality courses with the latest equipment, in some of the best Paragliding sites in Australia. Jiri has taught many pilots over the last 30 years and has really enjoyed watching them improving their skills over that time.
Learning to paraglide with us is not just about a 9 day course but it is about extending and improving your skills with us for years to come. We always welcome and encourage our ex-students to come and fly with us in our different trips or simply here in Albany.
PG 2 PARAGLIDING COURSE :
It takes a minimum of 9 days to complete all the requirements for you to get your PG2 paragliding license.  We do 4 courses  per year in  Albany between November and April. We only take 4 to 5 students per course.   Course cost: $2700 (from the 1st of December 2018) – which includes learning to paraglide with the  latest  equipment  during the course.

TOWING ENDORSEMENT :
Very popular way of flying cross-country in WA.     Run In spring and Autumn near the Stirling ranges. Cost is $600 per person.

 MOTORISED ENDORSEMENT:
Paramotoring courses are available all year around for people who hold a PG4  license.
Course costs: $1500, this course needs a minimum of flights to complete. ring Jiri for more info. . This is done in Albany and does not including equipment.

SKILL IMPROVEMENT COURSE :
For pilots who want to improve quickly and move up to a different level ( ridge soaring, top landing, recovery techniques and B-line stall). $300 per person per day

PARAGLIDING REFRESHER COURSE :
For those pilots who haven’t flown for a while and need to get back into the sky safely and get get their re-certification by the HGFA.  $350 per person per day.

COMPLETION OF UNFINISHED COURSE: for students who have started a course elsewhere but haven’t completed all requirements.  $350 per person per day.

PARAGLIDING CHECK FLIGHT :   From $100

Intermediate/Advance and VHF theory  test:  $50 per student.

Please contact Jiri  on 0417 776 550 or  Sylvie on 0428 918 443

Ozone

The OZONE Team is comprised of pilots, including World and National Champions; they are all passionate free fliers that love the simplicity and beauty of free flight.

Flying is fun, it’s your sport and you should enjoy it. OZONE’s philosophy is to give you state-of-the-art performance from paragliders that are safe and a pure pleasure to fly, whatever level of pilot you are.

For the past decade paraglider design and development has been driven by the competition pilot’s need for more performance above everything else. This has led to paraglider manufacturers ploughing huge amounts of their resources into developing designs for a tiny percentage of the world’s pilots. OZONE concentrates the vast majority of its research and development resources on certified paragliders for everyone to enjoy.

OZONE’s design brief is simple. We produce gliders that are safe and give pilots confidence, yet retain the dynamic feeling which makes flying enjoyable. We are pushing all of our R&D into developing the handling characteristics, sensitivity and safety of our paragliders at the speeds we normally fly at. We also believe in testing our wing’s True Performance, and we are confident that each of the paragliders that we release to the public perform well in true conditions – not only on paper. The true performance of your wing is a far greater asset than any theoretical performance edge – ask any of the many pilots who have flown our gliders to wins all over the world.

Jiri Flight Google Maps

Jiri Flight

Jiri flew from sandpach the other day. His plan was to make it to Salmon Holes where my dad was fishing. That way he would get a lift back with him.

Conditions were light and challenging but he made it all the way to the Bold Head. The end of that beautiful coast line. First time ever, now we know it is possible !!

He flew back from Bold Head to Salmon Holes, but my dad was gone, the flight took just over 2 hours to complet. I went to pick him up. Awesome flight, well done Jiri.

You can see below his flight track, if you have  google Earth it gets even better, it can be in 3D!!!

The flight path is shown on the image below (click to see a larger image), or open the file here on Google Drive to get more details. You can also download it then open using Google Earth to see altitude during the flight.

 

The Repair Center in full Action.

We are ready to look after all your Paragliding equipment!!!

149 rolls of different fabric, thousands of meters of different lines, a certified Load cell, a new laser measuring device, a porosity meter, top of the class sewing machines, a battsometer, line trimming equipment, an industrial press machine for break fasteners.
The repair center is ready to look after all your paragliding equipment.
— at Wa Paragliding Academy.

 

Repairs & Service

If you want to fly a paraglider safely, it has to be airworthy. Any damage should be repaired by a professional.

The West Australian Paragliding Academy is a Licensed Repair Centre certified by one of the largest PG manufacturers in the world – GRADIENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric tear strength test
Line testing
Test flights
Porosity tests
Canopy repairs
Harness repairs
Line replacement
Reserve repacks
Glider inspection

We provide full inspections and testing on all paragliding equipment. A comprehensive test report will be supplied and it is included in our price.

We are repair agents for: Advance, Aerodyne, Airwave, Bio-Air, Gin, Gradient, Mac-Para, Niviuk, Nova, Ozone, Paratech, Sky, Swing, Up.

Any work will be performed to the highest standards using the best technology available. Our workshop is equipped for performing the most difficult tasks like changing the whole sections of a paraglider. We stock most of the materials used on current paragliders and can perform most repairs within a few days. No matter how bad a shape your equipment is in – if it can be fixed, we’ll do it.

For a quote, please contact Jiri:

Mobile: 0417 776 550

If you are posting your paraglider to us, please wrap it up in Black plastic from the Hardware store without the back pack. Don’t forget to add your mobile number with your paraglider so we can contact you soon as we receive it.

Post it to :

Paragliding Repair Centre

93 Princess Avenue

Albany

WA 6330