The "Independent Pilot" course is the level where the student improves and develops their skills on the way to active paragliding. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, the student has the opportunity to take-off in various places and in different conditions.

 

To begin this course, the student must have completed a Beginner Pilot course.

 

The training includes : theoretical course in meteorology, aerodynamics, air law, piloting and equipment work, human factor and introspection. At the training ground, we improve the skills in ground management (ground handling), high flights and training of safety procedures.

“Independent Pilot” training does NOT include the necessary equipment.

 

To successfully complete the "Independent Pilot" course, the student must:

1.  Have completed 10 days of training with a qualified instructor.

2. Have completed the theoretical course, ground handling and practical exercises described in the programme.

3. Have at least 10 high-altitude flights recorded in their flight book, under the supervision of an instructor.

 

We require valid MOUNTAIN AND MEDICAL insurance (covering extreme sports) or insurance from APPI "Temporary student".

 

 

Price : 600 BGN

"Beginner pilot" course + "Independent pilot" course = 1000 BGN

Call us and we will meet for an initial interview.

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What is a paraglider?

To the unfamiliar, it looks like a parachute which is designed for a smooth descent and soft landing after opening, but the main difference – the paraglider is an aircraft designed for long flights.

It can fly routes of hundreds of kilometers, which does not require special resources, just appropriate weather conditions. We find a suitable hill, wind 3-5 m / s, preferably perpendicular and... fun!

If there is no slope or hill, it is not a problem.

We find a winch. The rope gently pulls you 200-300 meters into the sky and again fun...

On the other hand, if gasoline is flowing in your veins instead of blood, the paraglider ideally becomes a paramotor or a two-seater paratrike.

Yes, a two-seater paratrike! You can now share this newborn love for Aviation with your friends or loved ones.

In fact, this is the easiest and cheapest way to start your journey in aviation.

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The paraglider has firmly taken its place in the hearts of aviation enthusiasts. It is light, maneuverable, affordable and for literally everyone.

 

The construction of the paraglider is relatively simple and anyone dreaming of flying in the sky may think that it is unnecessary to resort to the help of an instructor.

BUT! The pitfalls are also hidden here.

The paraglider is ideal and easy to control in basic weather conditions, although unfortunately, many factors such as weather, meteorology, features of the terrain and others make paragliding very often dangerous for self-taught pilots.

In general, an unfortunate flight is almost always the result of training gaps. Most accidents occur on the ground during take-off and landing. That’s why at the very beginning of your training you are mainly concerned with mastering the management of the ground handling.

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What is Ground Handling?

Ground handling underpins launching and managing a paraglider on the ground.

Paraglider control during groundhandling overlaps 70-80% of the reactions, commands and senses of a real flight.

On the other hand, the perfect mastery of ground handling guarantees the trouble-free first stage of the flight - TAKE-OFF.

From my practice as an instructor, I can say that this first element of the beginner's course is quite labor - intensive for both me and the student. It takes 3-5 days of training. In this respect, we are uncompromising in our school. Without perfect ground handling, there is no flying!

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We are part of APPI.

APPI is a leading international paragliding organization that implements a revolutionary training system of the highest quality.

The main goal of APPI is to offer pilots and instructors a global unified training system. Many pilots travel and APPI gives them the confidence to find quality training in APPI certified schools around the world. APPI allows these traveling pilots to improve their skills wherever they are in the world.

By 2020, APPI already has 188 schools in 50 countries and more than 10,000 members in 134 different countries.

Thanks to the quality of training and the authority of its community, APPI has won the trust of a large insurance company and is able to offer pilots and instructors "Liability" insurance at low rates and good coverage.

Paragliding course

"Independent pilot"