Paragliding:

P2 certification

A 5 non-consecutive day program - all gear provided by the school for the P1/P2 certifications.

$1,500.00 paid a day at the time ($300.00).


P3 certification

A 3 non-consecutive day program. $900.00 paid a day at the time ($300.00).

The pilot must have his own gear purchased through the school to enter the P3 program. The instructor will advise the student on the equipment best suited to his/her flying style - (wing - harness - reserve parachute - radio).


Training days are 6 hours long.


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PG/PPG certifications

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I will be glad to help you reach your dream of flight - 25 years teaching experience

                                                                                                                                       Philippe

GMI PG/PPG

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The oldest full time Paragliding and Powered Paragliding school in the NE.

USHPA Certified

United States Hang Gliding Paragliding Association

USPPA Certified

United States Powered Paragliding  Association

Please note:


Paragliding students who want to learn how to fly but already purchased their Paragliding (PG) gear (wing/harness/rescue parachute) prior contacting the school will pay an additional $1,000.00 for the 5 day course or a total of $2,500.00 at $500.00 per day.


Powered Paragliding students who want to learn how to fly but already purchased their Powered Paragliding (PPG) gear (motor alone or a combo wing/motor together) from another source prior contacting the school will not be accepted in the program. The school only trains PPG students with gear it is familiar with for safety reasons. Only the student’s instructor is best qualified to make the right gear match possible depending on the student’s ability to learn, flying style and ultimate goal.



The student is usually ready to make a purchase by the end of the 4th training day so to be able to complete the PG/PPG  program under his /her own gear and discover it under instructor supervision.


Upon entering the PG or PPG program, it is understood by the student that all PG/PPG gear will be purchased from the school.


It is general common knowledge that the student will support the school, which in turn, will guaranty a durable and healthy relationship backed by technical support from his/her instructor. The added benefits of lasting camaraderie between students and instructor will last well beyond graduation as we often fly the same sites together.


The school is open year round weather depending, and hence preset training dates can not be established in advance - we often do not know more than 12 hours ahead of a scheduled lesson if we will be heading out or not. All students are contacted by e-mail at 5:30AM the day of the lesson after the instructor checks the weather, to let them know if all is good to go. Occasionally, a cancelation the morning of the scheduled lesson due to weather changes can happen.


Prerequisite:

Maximum pilot weight is 210 lbs due to school gear limitations.

The student must be in good health and physically fit as the PG/PPG activities require running, pulling, pushing twisting and is a strong workout. If in doubt, heck with your doctor first if you are fit enough to conduct the PG and PPG sports.


Tech corner:

The student must also understand that the instructor can not give a 100% accurate weather forecast, and that the conditions at the site may not reflect exactly what was expected for that day - there is a chance we must all take and hope for the best.


Entry level students (P2) will learn in non soarable wind speeds of 7MPH or less when taking off from the ridge on the north shore, or when towed up on the sod fields in Jersey.


The P2 training (Novice) on the Long Island’s north shore can only be done in N to NW wind directions.

The P3 training (Intermediate) will require 8 to 10MPH maximum wind speeds from the N to NNW to stay up and soar the ridge line safely. NNE directions will later be usable by certified P3 pilots with stronger flying skills.


The 7 day PPG training takes place most of the time in Allentown ( May to Oct ) in New Jersey where the school has access to privately owned sod fields.


PG and PPG training can start at any time of the year (weather depending). No nee to wait until the following season to begin.


The student can increase his/her chances of graduating sooner if he/she can have available week days without having to take vacation days from work - Long island’s north shore only during the week.


The north shore site is primarily a cold weather location with occasional usable days during the warm part of the season. New Jersey is for towing in all wind directions - the Long Island north shore is for colder northerly oriented winds which usually start around September.


Due to the increasing demand for both activities, especially with PPG nowadays, space is very limited. Groups are comprised of 5 students maximum at the time. When one student can not make it the day of the scheduled lesson, there will be a spot to grab - first come first served. We live in the NE and have to adapt to the weather conditions. Patience will be your biggest challenge to overcome. Do not expect to graduate within a month. It usually takes a half season to become certified, mostly due to the weather adversity.


Think PG first or you will be handicapped as a PPG pilot later. It is important for a student to feel comfortable under a glider since we essentially use the same wings for both PG and PPG activities.


Please contact Philippe for training availability and more information if needed.


Thank you for visiting the site and join the school’s YouTube channel  and the FB page for the latest PG/PPG school videos, tips and updates.


Blue Skies and low wind speeds !


Philippe

USHPA Advanced Paragliding Tandem Instructor

USPPA Certified Powered Paragliding Instructor

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