"FREE FLIGHT" AIRSPORTS CLUB organizes
7 days paragliding courses for beginners. The training courses
are provided in Burgas area and include flying equipment,
a tandem flight with instructor, theory, ground-handling and
training flights. The price is 350 euros.
Every training course consists
from 4 parts:
PART 1 - A paragliding tandem
flight with instructor
The task of the paragliding tandem
flight is to give the beginners the feeling of flight with
a paraglider. The flights are provided in the Sea garden of
Burgas, Topolica or Biberna.
PART 2 - Theory training
The theory training
includes paragliding history, basic knowledge of aerodynamics,
construction of a paraglider, and micro and macro meteorology.
PART 3 - Ground-handling
one of the most important aspects of the training course.
It starts with practical introduction with the flying gear
- construction of the paraglider, the harness, the rescue
parachute, helmet, boots...etc. Next step is learning of
the different take off techniques - straight and reverse
launch. The beginner must do right tuning the glider by
the wind direction, to do "wall", to stabilize the glider
over itself, reversing, running and breaking down the glider.
PART 4 - Training
After a lot of ground-handling
practice, next is training short-flights from a small hill.
The beginner follows the instructor's commands by a two
way radio for correct take-off and landing.
While the short-flight
experience is rising, and hill's altitude is rising, too.
The beginner is starting to feel and control the paraglider,
doing S bends and going down for landing. 10-15 flight are
enough to complete this exercise.
The final task in
the training course are the high altitude flights. Usually
the flying site is Topolica. The beginner does several U-turns
with left and right direction and precise self-dependency
going down to a specific point on the landing field. The
training ends with discussing the emergency situations and
use of a rescue parachute.