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Paragliding Repair Centre

Our  PARAGLIDING REPAIR CENTRE is the only CERTIFIED paragliding repair facility In Australia.

We are fully equipped service and agent for: Advance, Aerodyne, Airwave, Apco, BGD, Flow Paragliders, Bio-Air, Gin, Gradient, Mac-Para, Niviuk, Nova, Ozone, Paratech, Sky,  Skywalk,  Swing, and Up.

We are certified to perform repairs and testing of paragliders and accessories in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and design rules. Our workshop is fully equipped for performing any tasks of repairs, testing of paragliders, harnesses or paragliding accessories. We stock over 300 rolls of different types of fabric and over 20 000 m of lines used on paragliders.  No matter how bad your equipment is damaged , we can repaired it. Before conducting any repairs we provide  2 quotes for the repairs. ( full panels replacements, as new paraglider …. or section panel replacements)

Price list of some available inspections, tests and repairs :

– Porosity Test (5 tests on the top and 3 on the bottom) -$60

-Fabric strength Test -$20 ( or free if with porosity inspection)

– Fabric Inspection  – $80

– Line and Risers Inspection – $50,

– Lines stabilization and symmetry – $60

– Line strength test to breaking point with line replacement  – $100 ( 2 low lines and 1 Mid line)

– Line Trim with line stabilization to 15kg – $250

Low line replacement  $32 ( plus postage )

– Mid line replacement $27 ( plus postage )

-Top line replacement $25 ( plus postage)

-Main brake line replacement $22 ( plus postage )

-Full panel replacement: price depending on length of each panel, v ribs, lines attachments, reinforcements ….  

-Test flight inspection $60

– Repack Reserve Parachute – solo : $60   – Tandem : $70

– SKYWALK CHECK AIR with 2+2 Guarantee

-Complete Check Air with Skywalk sticker including trimming $350

-If Skywalk requires some lines to be broken and replaced to specified overall strength of lines then the total cost including Skywalk sticker $420

Postage express less then 5kg $25

Postage express less then 6kg $40

Postage normal less then 7kg $40

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

For more informations ring Jiri : 0417776550

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Paragliding course PG 2 license 2020

The PG2 course is a SAFA approved 9 Days License Course. It is a very intensive training course designed to coach you to a standard paragliding level where you will be able to progress in the sport safely under the help and guidance of your local clubs and pilots. This course is only for fit and in good health people.

 

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Our season is on its way,  but we are fully booked for this summer. But We do have a waiting list in case of any cancellation.

Send me an email for more info.

fly@waparagliding.com

Here some more photos of our last season courses :

 

Briefing on a towing day.
Taking off from the Winch
Ground handling

Practice of Reverse launch
Getting ready for take off
Flight at Shelley Beach
Ridge soaring
And then there is the theory!!
Congratulation to this new bunch of PG2 pilots

DELTA 4 IS OUT

The Delta 4 offers the largest performance gain we have yet seen with the Delta model range whilst retaining the comfort and ease of use that has made this series the best-selling sport class wing of all time.

2-Liner technology in the wing tips significantly reduces drag while improving spanwise lift distribution.

A new lower-drag profile developed from the Mantra series with smaller openings and higher efficiency.

Performance Testing

The D4 has a massive +12cm/s sink rate advantage over the D3. In calm air, this results in a full glider-cone height gain every minute. In turbulence, the gain is larger as the D4 cuts through turbulence using gusts for altitude gain, much like a competition wing. The max speed of the D4 is 3kph faster, walking away from the D3 in accelerated flight.

True Performance

Intuitive and efficient AoA control, an improved airfoil design, and optimised internal structure make the D4 an XC glide machine in turbulence. Its structure is the strongest we have yet made. Even in aggressive turbulence the profile remains undisturbed, retaining its shape and efficiency without performance loss from chordwise deformation.

New ACR System

The new Ozone Active Control Risers, inherited from the Mantra series, allows full AoA control throughout the speed range without deforming the camber of the profile. The ACR system acts on B & C lines giving 2-liner control with the comfort of a 3-liner design.

Safety

This is the best behaved Delta yet. The D4 is highly resistant to collapse, even at full speed in turbulence. The post-collapse behaviour is the mildest of the entire Delta series. This has been achieved by keeping the aspect ratio relatively low, by improving the structure and line architecture, and by optimising wing twist. Extensive testing shows little tendency to shoot or rotate after side collapse, and no shock re-inflation. The behaviour in frontals is excellent with immediate reopening.

Thanks to the Ozone Shark Nose profile, the wing is resistant to spin & stall and can be flown safely at low speed making top landings, or landings in tight spots, simple for a wing of this class.

Tuned for Joy

Compared to the D3, the handling is vastly improved. The brakes are linear — precise in the first part of the range and effective in the second. It is easy to adjust the angle of bank and to place the wing exactly where you want in the core. Strong chord structure and high sail cohesion make for highly coordinated roll/yaw and an agile, exciting feel.

The Pilot

The Delta 4 is for intermediate to advanced pilots who fly 50-100 hrs per year and have SIV experience. Due to its ease of use and high levels of passive safety, it is also very suitable for pilots moving up from the category below. More experienced pilots who want to fly with higher margins of safety will find the D4 a satisfying XC tool with class-leading performance.

COLOUR OPTIONS

Delta 4 Colour Options





Paragiding Courses

The West Australian Paragliding Academy is one of the oldest paragliding schools in Australia. The Academy celebrated its 30 years anniversary in 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 Sports Aviation Federation of Australia. (SAFA)
Jiri is a fully certified instructor and together with Sylvie, we 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 2 courses  per year in  Albany between November and April. We only take 4 to 6 students per course.   Course cost: $2900  – which includes learning to paraglide with the  latest  equipment  during the course.

PG3 LEVEL IS NOT NOT A COURSE , but to get to it you need to have both flying experiences, ridge soaring the coast and flying inland in thermal activity.

PG4 LEVEL IS NOT A COURSE  but you will need to complete requirement and have gained a minimum of  25hrs air time and many other skills that you would have achieved from flying in general. You will also require to past a written test and the VHF Radio endorsement.

TOWING ENDORSEMENT :
Very popular way of flying inland and  cross-country in WA.

Run In spring and Autumn near the Stirling ranges. Cost is $800 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, ground handling improvement.) $400 per person per session

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 SAFA.  $400 per person per Session.

COMPLETION OF UNFINISHED COURSE: for students who have started a course elsewhere but haven’t completed all requirements.  $400 per person per session.

PARAGLIDING CHECK FLIGHT :   From $100

PG4, PG5 and VHF theory  test:  $100 per student.

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

REPAIR CENTRE

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The repair Centre has been fully renovated with new Carpet and we have now over 200 rolls of fabrics and more then 11000 meters of different paragliding lines.

We are consistently increasing our stock with new stock on the latest fabrics for the latest paragliders.
Don’t hesitate to ring Jiri for more information on how we can fix your paraglider.
JIRI : 0417776550

How to post your glider to The Paragliding Repair Centre?


Avoid boxes as the post office will then charge you as cubic weight instead of scale weight.
Equipment posted to us is usually under 6kg and should cost you one way $40 or under.
Make sure you round the corners so it cannot be measured.
If you have a Concertina bag, post it with your glider. Much better for your Paraglider and much easier for us to pack your glider!!
Please write your name, return address and PHONE NUMBER on your parcel.

Parcels to be posted to :

The Paragliding Repair Centre

93 Princess Avenue

Torndirrup, Albany

WA 6330

Make sure you make the corners round
Jiri Flight Google Maps

Jiri Flight

A few years ago Jiri was planning to fly from Sand Patch to Salmon hole but made it all the way to Bold head.

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 and only time still to this days, we know it is possible !!

He flew back from Bold Head to Salmon Holes,where he landed, the flight took just over 2 hours to complete.

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.