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P3 - Intermediate

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Reserve Chutes
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Other Key Gear

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Learn to Fly!
 
CLASSES
Items
 
Pilot Prep School Earn Your Wings,
no gear
Earn Your Wings,
includes gear *
Private Lesson
(1/2 day)
Description Fun intro
course to see what it's all about!

Introductory kiting & ground school

Tandem tow & tow related, if time and weather allows
Pilot school plus additional training to earn signoff for P1, P2, Foot Launch and Surface Tow.

Also includes:
P3 rating (Intermediate) & P4 rating (Advanced) as well as all applicable "Special Skills"  signoffs in years to come as you progress as a pilot.

(Purchase gear, training materials, and Tow Tech appointment separately.)
 
Includes:

"Earn Your Wings, no gear"

PLUS:

All new gear (except helmet)

Course training
materials

 
Fun, personalized instruction.
Ratings Earned n/a P1
(Beginner)
and
P2
(Novice)
P1
(Beginner)
and
P2
(Novice)
n/a
Special Skill or Appointment Earned n/a Foot launch
Surface Tow
Foot launch
Surface Tow
n/a
Time Involved 1-2 days 12 weeks 12 weeks 1/2 day
Number of Students 8 max, 4 min (per class)
NOTE: If at least 4 students are not scheduled for a class on its scheduled begin date, that class is automatically moved to the next scheduled class begin date.
1
Days & Times
 
1 weekend day
9am-dusk
 
1 weekend day
9am-dusk
&
1 weekday
5:30pm-dusk
1 weekend day
9am-dusk
&
1 weekday
5:30pm-dusk
As scheduled
Locations
(see... Local Fly Parks)
The Escape, Murchison,
or other as we determine.
The Escape,
Murchison, Wells Lane,
or other as we determine.
The Escape,
Murchison, Wells Lane,
or other as we determine.
The Escape,
Murchison, Wells Lane,
or other as we determine.
CLINICS
Items
 
Paramotor   pre-SIV Tow
Tech
Prerequisites P2
Rating earned from Paraglide Texas
Paramotor purchased from Paraglide Texas
  P2 P2
Tow rated pilot
Payment Deadline
(to allow for effectively planning the event/class)
Full payment 2 weeks prior   Full payment 2 weeks prior Full payment 2 weeks prior
Description Operate a motor unit mounted to a harness.   Learn how to avoid and recover from certain flying situations. Operate a tow winch.
Ratings Earned n/a   n/a n/a
Special Skill or Appointment Earned n/a   n/a Tow Tech
Time Involved 1-3 days   1-3 days 2-3 days
Number of Students 8 max   6 max 6 max
4 min
Days & Times
 
As scheduled   As scheduled As scheduled
Locations
(see... Local Fly Parks)
The Escape
or other as we determine.
  Area lake as we determine. The Escape
or other as we determine.

* Items included in the "Earn Your Wings, includes gear" package...

Paragliding Book
Towing Book
Log Book
Family Radio (w batteries)
"Earned My Wings" t-shirt
Wing
Harness
Reserve Parachute
Carabiners
Stirrup & Speed Bar
Stuff Sack
Tow Bridle
Hook Knife
Brummel Hooks

 

Gift Certificates    
Great for birthdays, Christmas, promotions, or any other reason you can think of!

NOTES:

- Class schedules are shown below.
- Private lessons are scheduled based on availability.

Instructor & assistants...

Paul Greenwood, USHPA #79721 (P4, T3) - Basic Paragliding Instructor, certified by USHPA
Gary Leach, USHPA #81212 (P3) - Assistant Instructor
Amy Tomko, U
SHPA #80832 (P2) - Assistant Instructor

Additional Steps for New Students in the Austin TX area...

1. Sign up on Paraglide Texas email list
2. Become member of Austin Free Flight Association (AFFA)... Austin-area free flight club
3. Become member of USHPA... national free flight organization (discuss w your instructor)
5. Take the ham radio test so you can use the USHPA 2-way radio frequencies
6. Prepare to ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

Special Notes...

Ratings, special skills & appointments are administered via certified instructor thru the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA).

Class Schedule
Course schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, up to and including cancellation of a given day's training. However, we have built time into the schedule for this. Also, those who progress faster may be able to earn their P2 in a shorter time than scheduled!
 
"Earn Your Wings" course
Week 1 -- Practical & Review
Week 2 -- Practical & Review
Week 3 -- Chapters 1,2,3
Week 4 -- Practical & Review
Week 5 -- Practical & Review
Week 6 -- Chapters 4,5,6
 
Week 7 -- Chapters 7,8,9
Week 8 -- Practical & Review
Week 9 -- Practical & Review
Week 10 -- Chapters 10,11,12
Week 11 -- Practical & Review
Week 12 -- Practical & Exam
 
 


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Pilot Prep School Class

Description...
-
Fun intro course
-
1-2 exciting days
- Your first paragliding flights
What's Involved...
- Get-to-know paragliding session
- Ground handling and flying demos
- Student ground handling
- Student flying
- Tandem ride
Rating Earned
...
-
n/a
Skills Earned
...
-
n/a
Time Involved
...
-
1-2 days (across 2 weekends if takes a 2nd day)
Number of students...
- 8 maximum per class
- 4 minimum to begin class
NOTE: If at least 4 students are not scheduled for a class on its scheduled begin date, that class is automatically moved to the next scheduled class begin date.
Days & Times...
- 1 weekend day, 9am-dusk
Locations...
- The Escape, Murchison, or other as we determine
Notes...
- Pilot Prep School payment applies toward Earn Your Wings courses


 

Earn Your Wings Class, no gear
Description...
-
Pilot school, no gear or training materials included
- Includes the Pilot Prep School
- Instruction includes theory, practicals & coaching
- We'll teach you proper ground handling and how to fly safely on your own
- You will take a written exam... but with instruction from Paraglide Texas, it will be easy!
- Become a fully-rated pilot
Ratings Earned
...
-
P1 (Beginner)... fly under instructor supervision
-
P2 (Novice)... can fly without instructor supervision
Skills Earned
...
-
Foot Launch
- Surface Tow
Also includes...
- Your advanced ratings (P3 & P4) and "Special Skills" signoffs in years to come as you progress as a pilot
Time Involved
...
-
12 weeks (est.)
Number of students...
- 8 maximum per class
- 4 minimum to begin class
NOTE: If at least 4 students are not scheduled for a class on its scheduled begin date, that class is automatically moved to the next scheduled class begin date.
Days & Times...
- 1 weekend day 9am-dusk
- 1 weekday 5:30pm-dusk
Locations...
- 'The Escape', Murchison, Packsaddle, Wells Lane, or other as we determine
 
Earn Your Wings Class, includes gear
Description...
-
Pilot school, all new gear & training materials included, except helmet
[Click for list of what's included]
- Includes the Pilot Prep School
- Instruction includes theory, practicals & coaching
- We'll teach you proper ground handling and how to fly safely on your own
- You will take a written exam... but with instruction from Paraglide Texas, it will be easy!
- Become a fully-rated pilot
Ratings Earned
...
-
P1 (Beginner)... fly under instructor supervision
-
P2 (Novice)... can fly without instructor supervision
Skills Earned
...
-
Foot Launch
- Surface Tow
Also includes...
- Your advanced ratings (P3 & P4) and "Special Skills" signoffs in years to come as you progress as a pilot
Time Involved
...
-
12 weeks (est.)
Number of students...
- 8 maximum per class
- 4 minimum to begin class
NOTE: If at least 4 students are not scheduled for a class on its scheduled begin date, that class is automatically moved to the next scheduled class begin date.
Days & Times...
- 1 weekend day 9am-dusk
- 1 weekday 5:30pm-dusk
Locations...
- 'The Escape', Murchison, Packsaddle, Wells Lane, or other as we determine

 

Private 1/2 Day Lesson

Description...
-
Learn at your own pace with individual, 1-on-1 interface
Prerequisite(s)...
- n/a
Skills Earned
...
- n/a
Time Involved
...
- 1/2 day
Maximum number of students...
- 1 per class
Days & Times...
- As scheduled, daylight hours
Locations...
- 'The Escape' or other as we determine
 

Paramotor Clinic

Description...
-
Learn to operate a motor unit mounted to a harness
Prerequisite(s)...
- P2
- Rating earned from Paraglide Texas
- Paramotor purchased from Paraglide Texas
Skills Earned
...
- n/a
Time Involved
...
- 1-3 days
Maximum number of students...
- 8 per class
Days & Times...
- As scheduled, daylight hours
Locations...
- 'The Escape' or other as we determine
 

pre-SIV Clinic

Description...
-
Learn how to avoid and recover from certain flying situations
Skills Earned
...
- n/a
Time Involved
...
- 1-3 days
Maximum number of students...
- 6 per class
Days & Times...
- As scheduled, daylight hours
Locations...
- An area lake as we determine
 

Tow Tech Clinic

Description...
-
Learn to manage tow winch operations
Skills Earned
...
- Tow Tech
Time Involved
...
- 5 days
Maximum number of students...
- 6 per class (4 min)
Days & Times...
- As scheduled, daylight hours
Locations...
- 'The Escape' or other as we determine
 

Gift Certificate

Description...
- It's the "Gift of Flight"
- Recipient can apply the gift certificate to any class or tour we offer!
- Purchase as a gift for a friend or loved one
- Purchase for one or multiple people
 

 

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Paraglide Texas  12002 Cabana Lane  Austin TX 78727-5905 USA
V. Paul Greenwood  USHPA #79721  Certified Instructor
Gary Leach  USHPA #81212  Assistant Instructor
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512.833.9361
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