Basic Paragliding Course

2015 September 27 (Sunday)

Ogose, Saitama

Let's learn the basics of paragliding, and fly-off a 15m hill on your own!

A challenging but amazing experience!

Trip Itinerary

Rise-up practice and flying
  • Meet at Ogose station (one exit only) at 8:15am
  • Get on the service van
  • Stop at a conbini on the way to buy lunch and drinks
  • Arrive at the training ground around 9am
  • Fill-out insurance form
  • Get the gear on
  • Learn about and practice the control basics
  • Practice the rise up (make the canopy rise by running into the wind as fast as you can)
  • Have lunch at 12pm (not provided)
  • More rise-up practice until 2pm
  • Fly-off a 15m hill (the main challenge)
  • Finish the course around 4pm
  • Have fun folding the paragliders
  • Get on the service van
  • Drive back down to Ogose station
  • Arrive back at Ogose station around 5:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Group photos

Price includes;

  • Rental of paragliding equipment
  • Instruction fee
  • Accident insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Bilingual course coordinator

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Important Notes

Basic paragliding videoo
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • We'll stop by at a convenient store to buy lunch, snacks and drinks on our way to the paragliding training ground.
  • The instructions will be mostly in Japanese but there will be an English translator.
  • Participant's maximum weight allowed is 98kgs.
  • Reasonable fitness not necessary but an advantage.
  • 15m hill is not a total vertical drop so don't worry.
  • Rise-up is how to make the canopy rise by running into the wind.
  • Hiking boots or sports shoes with ankle protector is a MUST!
  • Be aware that although this event is a lot of fun and thrills, it's also hard work because it involves a lot of running plus you have to hike-up and fly-down that 15m hill maybe twice or three times depend on the wind condition.
  • Final details will be sent by email two days before the event.
  • Maximum of 16 participants!

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Hiking boots or sports shoes with ankle protection
  • Long sleeve shirt (no t-shirt)
  • Comfortable long sports pants (no shorts/no jeans)
  • Gloves (cheap ones ok)
  • Rain coat (in case of bad weather)
  • Small towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Picnic lunch
  • Softdrinks
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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