PARAGLIDING COURSES IN ARIÈGE

The elementary paragliding course is the first qualification recognized by the French hang gliding and paragliding association (FFVL), and will typically take four to five days, depending on the student and weather. You will learn to make pre-flight checks, take off, turn and fly down to a controlled and designated landing under radio instructions from your instructors. You will gain a sound understanding of the principles of paragliding, reinforced with theory.

The progression Pack is made for young pilots who wish to fly as soon as they have the opportunity and conditions allow, while benefiting from the support of our instructors. You can purchase 5, 10 or 15 progression Flights.

The Initial certificate pack : 5 days of elementary courses + a progression pack of 20 flights + passage of the two components of the initial pilot’s license exam: Theory and practice.

Stage d'initiation au parapente Ariège avec Kymaya

Paragliding courses :

Elementary pilot course

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This course is the first qualification recognized by the
French hang gliding and paragliding
association (FFVL)
, and will typically take four to five days, depending on the student and weather. You will learn to make pre-flight checks, take off, turn and fly down to a controlled and designated landing
under radio instructions from your instructors
. You will gain a sound understanding of the principles of paragliding, reinforced with theory.
Prices
  • 5 day course : 600 euros
Where & When ?
  • From April to October on one of our two flying sites :
  • In general, the courses start around 9 am on Mondays, depending on the weather conditions. The first days, dedicated to school and theory, the days generally last until 5 p.m. For the first autonomous flights, we work in the morning, when the conditions are calm and suitable for learning.
  • We will systematically confirm to you the evening before between 7 and 9 p.m., by Text message, if the appointment is maintained. In the event of a weather cancellation we will set a new date together.
Who's for ?

From 12 years old.

Progression Packs

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You want to continue to progress at your own pace: progression packs are the ideal solution to achieve this.

You come to fly whenever you want from Wednesday to Sunday. Each flight is then deducted from your logbook.

The exercises in flight will be adapted to the level of each one: (pitch, Roll, accelerator, big ears, 360 ° Cadenced, Flight regimes, dynamic flights and thermal flights ...

Briefing, theoretical contributions in relation to the exercise, safety and educational instructions as well as debriefing after your flight.

During the week and at weekends, our team of instructors is present all year round to assist you in your progress.

If you need a school slope session, you can use your flight log (2 flights counted for a session of about 2:30)

Packages for 5/10/15 flights supervised by our team of instructors.

Prices
  • 5 Flights : 240€
  • 10 Flights : 420€
  • 15 Flights : 620€
  • - 10% if you do have your own flying pack
Where and When ?
  • From April to end of June and From September to end of October : Wednesday to Sunday
  • From Jully to the end of August : Every day.
    • Port de Lers (Near Vicdessos, at an hour from Toulouse). A fabulous place to fly during the summer.
  • We will systematically confirm to you the evening before between 7 and 9 p.m., On the dedicated WhatsApp group, if the appointment is maintained. In the event of a weather cancellation we will set a new date together.
Who's for ?

For pilot who did an elementary paragliding course recently

The Initial certificate pack

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The Initial certificate attests to the competence to fly unaided in calm conditions on a familiar site and with suitable equipment. It is validated by your instructor and attests to the acquired practical skills and knowledge of theory up to the green level of progression. It is certified by the school director. 

1st cycle green level of the pilot’s passport

A 5-day elementary course (Theory and Practice until the first major flights), followed by a progression pack of 20 Flights between April and October (Radio Guidance with 2 monitors) and Preparation and the exam of the initial certificat

Prices

1350 euros

Where and When ?
    • From April to end of June and From September to end of October : Wednesday to Sunday
    • From Jully to the end of August : Every day.
      • Port de Lers (Near Vicdessos, at an hour from Toulouse). A fabulous place to fly during the summer.
    • We will systematically confirm to you the evening before between 7 and 9 p.m., On the dedicated WhatsApp group, if the appointment is maintained. In the event of a weather cancellation we will set a new date together.
Who's for ?

Everyone from 13 years old

Prepare for your theory exam

To validate the Theoretical part of the initial Pilot's Certificate, you must obtain a score of 15/20 when passing your exam. With our partner: Parapente360 (French) or BHPA (English) review your theory. Then practice with the MCQ Types, generated by the FFVL.

 

Flying exam

The practical exam is a demonstration flight that you will have to perform in front of your examiners in calm conditions without any assistance. The success criteria are: Take off and landing in complete safety as well as the successful completion of your flight plan and your approach to your reference site.

Discovery day

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If you are curious about paragliding but not ready to take the Elementary course our 1 day introductory is a good option. The intro course covers everything you would learn on day one of the Elementary program. 

In th morning we will cover equipment, launch techniques, pre-flight checks, ground handling and basic flying skills

In the afternoon you will fly with your instructor and pilot the tandem paraglider under his control (10 / 20 minutes)

At the end of the lesson if you would like to continue on with your training,  

You can apply to a 4 or 5 days elementary course.

Options
  • Video: Take home the images of your flight!
  • Aerobatics: for adrenaline lovers
Prices
  • 200 euros
  • Aerobatic option : + 20€
  • Video option : + 25€
Where & when ?
  • We will systematically confirm to you the evening before between 7 and 9 p.m., by Text message, if the appointment is maintained. In the event of a weather cancellation we will set a new date together.

🗓 Calendar for Paragliding Courses

  • Stage d’initiation : Elementary course
  • Carnets de vols : progression pack
  • Brevet de pilote initial  : Initial certificate pack
  • Journée découverte : Discovery day

How are the lessons going?

Elementary pilot courses

5 consecutive days where very good results are observed. Being totally immersed in the activity is great.

This course lasts 5 days according to weather conditions and the Trainee’s level. Starting on a basic, well adapted slope to learn both theoretic and practical basics (equipment/material, take off, control, acceleration, landing, etc..) followed by full flights with radio contact (a fully qualified teachers at take-off and landing). This course will take place on a secure site under suitable conditions. You will be supervised by instructors who will guide you vigilantly by radio during all stages of your flight.

The progression Pack

With this pack you can fly and progress whenever you are available and weather conditions are suitable.

Just register to are dedicated WhatsApp group and get inform everyday about weather conditions and book your flights.

We will keep provide you with the best paragliding equipment and help you to progress.

The Initial certificate pack

It begins with a 5-day initiation course which consists of 2 days on a school slope and 3 half-days of guided flights.

Following your internship, you will benefit from a logbook of 20 flights to reach the level required, both theoretical and practical, to pass your initial pilot’s license.

At the end of the course, we will take you through the initial theoretical and practical pilot’s license exam.

Discovery day

The morning will be devoted to the discovery of paragliding equipment and ground handling with the glider. Under the guidance of your instructor, you will better understand the piloting of the paraglider. Soon, with the paraglider above your head, you will be setting off on the school slope. (Session of about 2 hours and half)

In the afternoon, we fly: An educational tandem paragliding flight to allow you to pilot yourself and thus discover the basic maneuvers. (10 to 20 minutes flight depending on the areological conditions of the day).

Advantages for our trainees

Instructors

Kymaya has 4 permanent instructors which allows us to provide an elementary course, Progression Pack and initial pilots’ licenses every week.

The Fly Alert !

You have subscribed to a Progression Pack or an Initial Pilot’s Certificate and you want to be warned each time it flies so as not to miss anything and progress quickly?

Benefit from our weather analysis and be notified in advance to schedule your flights by subscribing to our WhatsApp Group.

Then all you have to do is confirm your presence via the group.

 

Please note, this is not a discussion group but only a one-day flight registration.

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Our flying sites

Both located in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees natural park, they are close to Toulouse:

 

Plan pour se rendre au Prat d'Albis et au Port de Lers

FFVL Label

Ariege Pyrenees Outdoor Quality label

Each structure of the ” French school of hang gliding and paragliding ” is committed with the French hang gliding and paragliding association (FFVL) to train you in accordance with a quality charter.

At the end of the internship, a quality survey will be sent to you by email. It will allow the school to know your feelings, and the teaching of our disciplines to make further progress.

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It’s an innovative approach implemented in the Ariège department in order to guarantee quality outdoor services.

This approach is based on a number of principles to which professionals are attached and to which they commit themselves through more than 140 criteria, checked during mystery audits. Conviviality, Sharing, Respect, are the key words of these labeled companies which will make you spend unforgettable moments of adventure and pleasure!