Training for Your Maiden Flight

[singlepic id=80 w=320 h=240 float=left]  Training for powered paragliding is a process where in a matter of a few days you will end your initial training with your maiden flight.  Leading up to the flight there are a number of principals of flight and, specifically, powered paragliding that you will need to learn.  The training is hands on and the outdoors is your classroom.  Safety is always paramount in the learning schedule.  So, don’t expect to fly above the clouds on your first flight.  Keep in mind that most powered paragliding is done under 500 feet.  That said, here are some of the methods that I have used to train almost 800 students: