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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: $3100 – 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.

Towing and inland flying

We run towing courses in Crambrook for pilots who need to get some inland flights towards their PG3. This is not a towing endorsement as we will only do one day at the time. But it will count towards your endorsement if you interested to complete it.

No dates at the moment due to Corona Virus situation but please contact us in you are interested.

Send me an email for more details and cost.

fly@waparagliding.com

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Ozone Distributor

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As September 2015, we are very proud to be part of  the Ozone team.

WA Paragliding Academy is now Ozone distributor Australian wide.

Any order of paragliding equipment from Ozone can now be made directly from us.                                                                                         

New shop up and running

Plenty of stock in our shop.
The latest Woody Valley GTO light as well as Haska 2, Wani 2, Wani light for harnesses. But we have also Ozone Angel Reserve, Ozone concertina packing bag, hook knifes, wind socks, stufbags, and Flytec Element, Icom Radio, Skywatch wind meter and more.

      

Contact Jiri on 0417776550  or send us an email on fly@waparagliding.com for more details and prices.

Latest Woody Valley GTO light

Ozone Zero 2

The ZERO has gained a reputation for agile handling in a highly efficient platform, and the new ZERO 2 improves upon every aspect of the wing. With the patented OZONE SharkNose leading edge, a new arc inspired by the OZONE performance-project and significantly improved handling and overall performance, the ZERO 2 offers more without compromising stability and comfort.

  • Patented OZONE SharkNose Technology
  • New 13m Size
  • Improved launch and ground-handling
  • New Leading Edge, Arc, and performance project upgrades
  • Increased sail cohesion and improved handling
  • Increased speed and glide

 

Zero 2