WA Paragliding Academy, based here in Albany, provides great sporting entertainment at one of the world’s premier paragliding locations. Paraglider pilots come from all over the globe to fly over our magnificent coastline. While in the safe end of your Instructor, Jiri, you will learn how Paragliding work and understand the safety of the sport. You will get a great birds’ eye view of Albany and its surroundings, flying over the beautiful white sandy beaches, maybe even catching a glimpse of the dolphins in the ocean. Fly among the birds, and look down over the nature reserves to see the kangaroos and all the other wildlife that this fantastic area has to offer – as you’ve never seen it before! WA Paragliding Academy offers a 30 minute tandem instructional flight with an experienced professional, for $250
We are depending on the weather and cannot be 100 % the flight will happen, SAFETY FIRST. But we will always do our best to provide the most amazing experience.
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 5 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.
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 $120
Please contact Jiri on 0417 776 550 or Sylvie on 0428 918 443
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.
We are fully booked for this summer. But We do have a waiting list in case of any cancellation. Our next summer course is on the Saturday 18th of November 2023 till 26th of November 2023 included.
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.