Learning to paraglide is incredibly fun. It takes you to the most beautiful places in the world, the gear fits in a backpack, and you get to soar around the sky like a bird.
So how do you know if you are ready to take the big leap and sign up for lessons?
Here are some questions you should be able to say "yes" to before making the big leap:
- Do you have any experience with flying or paragliding in general? If no, you should drop in on a flying day, meet everyone, observe, ask questions, and see if this is the type of sport and community you want to join. Email us at email@example.com to meet us out on our next flying day.
- Do you have the time and the ability to travel to flying sites? Flying sites are located in Hood River, Bend, and Pacific City. Some of them are rugged dirt roads suitable for a vehicle like a Subaru Outback or bigger.
- Are you healthy and athletic? You don't need to be an ironman runner, but you do need to have some degree of health and athletic ability.
- Is this financially feasible for you? Unfortunately paragliding equipment is not cheap (but for good reasons, as you are trusting your life with it). A typical cost of entry is roughly $2,500 (lessons) + $5,000 (equipment) = $7,500.
If you answered mostly yes to those questions, and also like to have a fun, then paragliding might be right for you.
For paragliding lessons, we are teaching with ParaglideOregon.com this season, and managing all bookings through that website.
For paramotor lessons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to develop a custom plan and price.