ALL ABOUT PARAGLIDING GEAR!
DON'T BUY GEAR YET!!!
Not until you've had a real evaluation from a Flight Instructor.
Most new pilots rush this decision and are victims of good marketing material.
Spend a day or two kiting with your instructor, speak about your goals as a pilot, and get REAL ADVICE from a professional who has actually met you before!
The Market for Good Gear
Certain brands garner respect and produce highly sought-after flight gear! Those are the brands you want to be holding when it's time to sell your equipment and upgrade to the next model or skill category.
If you buy new gear from a great brand, you can get 80% of your investment back when it's time to upgrade! That means you can be flying the BEST and most CURRENT gear and it only costs a few hundred bucks over 2-3 years, wow!
That's the way it should be when it comes to your life and aviation, right?
How to BUY GEAR!!!
Our online Gear Shop has
for Students enrolled in our Training Programs!
This is our Gift to you because this school doesn't make huge margins on gear, WE'RE HERE TO TEACH and that means we can get our students into the BEST gear on the market, like BGD and Gin, and for an affordable investment that is equal or less in cost than budget brands like Ozone.
That means that when it's time to sell your gear, there will be a hot market of buyers looking for your brand!
Don't fall for marketing material, they all say the same old thing.
Listen to experienced pilots about what brands they want to fly next. Listen to the school that wants you to be the best PILOT you can be with an enjoyable learning curve.
It matters and we want you to fly through our Training Program with flying colors!
It's a surprise to some, but a Paraglider is a perishable item!
We're used to cars and other vehicles that can be restored or at least preserved. But a Canopy is something to be used and enjoyed while its new and has the current, safest technology of the time.
With the passage of time, our gliders incur damage even when not being used. The fabric breaks down and the Passive Safety technology advances. The gliders of yesteryear just don't measure up to all of the R&D behind these new models.
GOOD GEAR AND YOUR LEARNING CURVE
Your Learning Curve is ABSOLUTELY tied to the performance of your equipment!
Trying to learn how to kite on outdated equipment is like learning to ride a bike with two flat tires. You'll be putting in a ton of effort and wondering why it looks so easy for everyone else.
Since learning to fly is difficult enough, your gear shouldn't be adding to the frustration!
Good equipment will shave a lot of time off of your progression and you'll see the learning process as a beautiful and ongoing challenge instead of a frustrating ordeal that you have to get through.
You DON'T Want Used Gear!
This Flight School is built on a reputation for excellence and safety.
This achievement wouldn't have been possible through shortcuts and compromises. We treat EVERYONE like family, and like family, we would never have our kids learning this type of aviation activity without the SAFEST equipment on the market.
Sorry, we DO NOT accept incoming students on used equipment!
There are plenty of stories of wishful dreamers wasting tremendous amounts of time and money buying used gear that turned out to be unsuitable for even one flying season.
Don't make this common mistake. A glider must be in your skill category, weight range with several considerations factored in, and suitable for the site you will be flying most.
Outdated technology is compromising in areas of flying performance, recovery, and handling.
These are super important areas!
Damage to used gliders is extremely difficult for a beginner to evaluate. The fabric materials can become porous, the lines may be stretched just a few centimeters from trim, there may be fraying on the crossports inside of the wing, etc. The list goes on...
The good news is that you don't have to decide on any critical details until a point that you are TRULY educated about the equipment!
Learning to fly is an Amazing and Rewarding process to watch and be a part of. I can tell you that you've never done anything quite like this before! In learning such a skill it is important to avoid taking shortcuts and that means going with quality gear and instruction.
For those committed to becoming pilots and ready to invest in the BEST training and equipment to achieve that, we offer Unlimited Lessons to get you there. That's OUR commitment and we only give it to those ready to go all the way!
If other priorities in life means that you are considering shortcuts here, then the time is simply not right to begin this process.
Paragliding is the manifestation of what you've learned, how much you practiced, and how you apply all of that in one moment. Longer and higher flights are the results of all the dots you're able to connect, and that's a good feeling which is more than just the experience itself.
The first steps are the MOST important ones, it's you becoming a pilot! Let's take it seriously together!