Paragliding is a great sport but the frustration often
suffered by enthusiastic new EP pilots desperately trying to get through the
pilot rating system to CP is almost palpable. If it is not the "good old"
British weather that causes delay after delay it is the problem of finding a
paragliding school that isn't booked solid, trying to shift their backlog of students. Here in France we
offer CP completion courses at La Motte du Caire, in the Alpes de
Haute Provence, where it is normally flyable and the sun shines most of the time. Once you have
completed all the required tasks you can sit your BHPA CP/Novice exam on the spot
and return home a qualified CP Pilot.
Check out our special package link at the bottom of the page for unbeatable equipment/training deals.
The CP Course
This course is all about airtime. We fly every day
building up the hours and experience you need to paraglide safely with other pilots.
Our sites are not crowded and are perfect for soaring and completing all the
manoeuvres needed including your deflations, slow flying, top and spot
landings. We expect you to study each evening for about 30 minutes in order to
grasp the theory needed to pass the CP exam once all your tasks are completed.
We aim to give you experience of 3 different sites during your stay to give a
better understanding of flying conditions as they vary from place to place.
We are a BHPA paragliding school operated by Senior Instructors with
years of alpine flying experience and an excellent safety record, so you can be
sure that the instruction you receive will be of the highest quality
We use radio communications to facilitate "realtime"
instruction and video for briefing and debriefing students as needed - you can
even take a video copy home with you if you wish.
Thermalling in light conditions - click to activate video
Once you have completed the tasks and made it to BHPA CP/Novice
level we continue flying with any remaining time, to ensure that you gain as
much airtime as possible during your stay with us. An average EP pilot, in a
week might normally expect to get about 8 - 15 hours of soaring, depending, of
course upon the individual pilots ability and the prevailing conditions. How
long will it take for you to get that much soaring in the UK?
Once you have completed this course you can come back to
us, learn thermalling and work towards gaining the hours needed for Pilot
Club Pilot Course Only Prices
EP or CP Completion course (A full 6 days*) £525.00 inc equipment hire
Full Beginner to CP course (13 days**) £845.00 inc equipment hire
Or if you already have your own equipment:
EP or CP Completion course (A full 6 days*) £460.00 using own
Full Beginner to CP course (13 days**) £725.00 using own
* Many offer 5 day courses compared to our 6 days - compare like with like