SEATTLE'S PREMIER PARAGLIDING INSTRUCTION
When you are ready to fly on your own, PARAFLY Paragliding offers complete instruction from the ground up--allowing you to enjoy paragliding safely at any level. As Seattle's premier paragliding school we offer the most comprehensive, safety-focused training available. You will start with a tandem flight and progress on to your solo rating as a novice (P2) pilot after 25 solo flights. Instruction does not stop there. We will continue to provide instruction and support for your P3 and P4 advanced ratings as you progress. In order to acquire the skills and knowledge required to achieve your novice (P2) rating you will receive training in a number of ways:
Fee: The cost of the program is $2,450. This includes the use of training gear for ground handling and initial flights, although students are expected to purchase their own before the completion of the P2 rating. A basic package of gear (wing, harness, and reserve parachute) is $3,000-$6,000 depending on whether it is new or used.
Timing: The time required to complete a P2 certification varies greatly depending on the individual, their schedule and the available flying conditions. It can be as short as a few weeks or as long as several months. Our primary concern is safety rather than speed.
Steven Wilson started flying paragliders in 1992 and has received the highest ratings attainable from the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Master Pilot (P5) and Advance Instructor. He has also been recognized by the organization for his accident and injury-free flying career. Steve left a successful business career to share his passion for flying with others, and now teaches and flies in paragliding competitions and events around the world, while at the same time supporting the flying community in Seattle Washington.
PARAFLY Paragliding works with a number of associate instructors for both instruction and tandem flights as the need requires. This allows PARAFLY Paragliding to offer programs to both individuals and large groups.