/// XC Courses and advanced sites

Parapro is offering advanced courses in the Canterbury area, over the months of November and late March/April.  Designed for those that are newly rated PG2 pilots or are new to Christchurch.

Local Thermaling and Cross-country Courses

Run over 4 – days on the weekends and 1 evening of November and late march.  The courses will run on a day to day basis if the weather is suitable.

Parapro is offering advanced courses in the Canterbury area, over the months of November and late March/April.  Designed for those that are newly rated PG2 pilots or are new to Christchurch 

Run over 4 – days on the weekends and 1 evening of November and late march.  The courses will run on a day to day basis if the weather is suitable.

We are flying sites that are no more than 2 hrs drive from Christchurch. Our selection of sites to choose from are:

Castle Rock, / Christchurch Gondola

Craigieburn Valley

Mount Cheeseman

Mount Hutt

Mt Studholme

Mount Isabel

Akaroa

No travelling costs, no accommodation required. The course is on weather permitting on a day to day basis. This is a great course to Learn local advanced site knowledge, experience cross country flying and to assist in achieve your goals.

The course will provide the following:

  • Equipment for XC flying
  • Assessing the weather
  • Site selection and appraisal 
  • Flight planning and XC strategies
  • Preparing for flight
  • When to take-off
  • Active flying and dealing with turbulence
  • Identifying thermal sources
  • Reading clouds
  • Coring and connecting the thermals
  • Speed to fly strategies
  • Safety
  • Transport
  • Radio communications
  • Instruction
  • Theory.

Cost $800

Book now as places are limited

For more info on course structure and equipment please contact Dave on info@parapro.co.nz

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