• Soaring flights in summer over the Davos Brämabüel

Pilot training

Training to obtain the Swiss Paragliding Licence (Paragliding Brevet):

Trial day (1 day)

Costs: CHF 100

You’re not sure if flying is for you? Then find out during a trial day. After a briefing and wing-handling and running exercises you will already take off during the trial day.

All the necessary paragliding equipment will be provided for the trial day.

The trial day can be continued in the basic course and the course fee for the trial day will be credited to you.

Basic course (4-5 days)

Costs: CHF 600

On the training hill you will learn the basic flying skills within 4-5 days. You will be able to perform smaller flights from day one.
Once you learned take-off preparation, take-off, flight and landing safely, it is time for your first high altitude flight.

All necessary paragliding equipment will be provided for the basic course.

High-altitude flights and theory

Any number of high-altitude flights during 1 year

Costs: CHF 1700

After the first high-altitude flights, you will perform flights in various flying areas as part of your high-altitude flight training (e.g. in Davos from the Jakobshorn, Parsenn and Schatzalp in Klosters from the Gotschna-Grat and Madrisa, in Prättigau: various areas around our training centre Grüsch/Fanas).

Now it is time to fly and train to get ready for the exam (at least 50 high-altitude flights are necessary for the exam).

Depending on the weather conditions you will perform up to 4-5 flights on a training day. You will be supervised by a flight instructor via radio.

Most of the flights are carried out with shuttle or cable car support. However, Hike&Fly is already an integral part of your training and we regularly offer Hike&Fly tours.

Your well-founded training also includes a theoretical part that prepares you for your flying career and the theoretical examination. The theory is divided into the following subjects: Aerodynamic, Meteorology, Legislation, Material science and Flight practice. The theory lessons are held on 5 evenings in our shop in Grüsch (optionally in Davos).

Not included in the indicated price are the costs for cable cars and shuttles.

For the first 10 high-altitude flights we provide the necessary paragliding material including the necessary pilot liability insurance.

If you buy your new material through us, you will be credited CHF 500 discount.

Examinations

Organized by the Swiss Hang Gliding Association

To prove your acquired knowledge you have to pass a theory and a practical exam. The Swiss Hang Gliding Association (SHV) organizes the corresponding examination dates.

Training for certified paraglider pilots with licence

  • Flight area briefings / flying together in Davos and Klosters
    Tandem pilot training (level 1-3)
  • Fly&Hike Tours
  • Ground handling training (the Davos flying area with reliable valley winds offers ideal conditions)

Training Tandem-Pilot (Level 1)

Costs: CHF 650

After successfully passing the Biplace Level 1 exam, you are entitled to perform Tandem flights with other pilots. We support you optimally in your training to become a Level 1 Tandem pilot:

  • Preparation for the solo entrance examination (2-3 days)
  • Instruction flight with biplace flight instructor and experienced tandem pilot Martin Heckmeier
  • 20-25 training flights Biplace under instructor supervision (paraglider-pilot passenger must be brought along)
  • Detailed debriefing: assessment and tips for test maneuvers, take-off and landing, video analysis

Die Ausbildung findet in den Fluggebieten Davos, Klosters sowie rund um Fanas statt. Kosten für Bergbahnfahrt und Shuttle sind nicht im Preis enthalten

Aktuelles Biplace-Material für CHF 180 pro Tag gemietet werden.

Training Tandem-Pilot (Level 3)

Costs: CHF 600

If you want to fly not only with pilots but also with real passengers, you have to start the training path to become a Biplace 3 pilot. To reach this level we will support you optimally.

  • Refresher for the theoretical exam
  • Supervision of 30 biplace training flights in 5 different flight areas (a total number of 3 passengers must be brought along)
  • Detailed debriefing: assessment of test manoeuvres, take-offs and landings, video analysis

The training takes place in the flying areas Davos, Klosters and around Fanas. Costs for the cable car and shuttle are not included in the price

Current biplace material can be rented for CHF 180 per day

Location

Training courses take place mainly outdoors. For theory lessons we have a training location in the centre of Davos / near the congress centre as well as a shop near the train station Grüsch im Prättigau.

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