If you have always dreamed of flying then paragliding is the sport for you. The restricted license course is the most popular but you can also try a Tandem or a fun day or 2 with friends, where you learn the basic controls starting at the bottom of the hill having small solo flights which are extended higher as confidence and ability grow. Tandem flights allows you to fly with an instructor who will let you feel the thrill of flight with someone experienced at the controls. Paragliding is very easy to learn but takes time to master.
Paragliding is very weather dependent and it needs to be dry and the wind less than 15 miles an hour. You work through a series of exercises which teach you how to fly but everybody learns at a different pace. Equipment is provided for the training though most pilots purchase their own paraglider during the training so they can get used to flying it in a school environment. Once qualified we highly recommend you join your local club to fly with more experienced pilots.
Toowoomba has many beautiful flying sites and there are good clubs across Australia where experienced pilots meet up and fly together. Toowoomba is ideal for learning but as with any place the weather can sometimes keep our feet on the ground. So be prepared to enjoy doing other things - but when the conditions are right, Toowoomba and districts are a beautiful place to fly.
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The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia is the sporting body that administers Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Weight Shift Microlights, under regulations laid down by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Tribal Flight Paragliding is a registered HGFA flying school and training facility. All schools are required to conform to the HGFA (and CASA) minimum standards for equipment, operational systems, certification and ongoing support. The school is run by Matt Fox who is the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) and also a World Record holder for Paramotoring.
As part of the training and courses, Tribal Flight Paragliding will introduce you to other pilots and local paragliding clubs and groups. Your learning is ongoing and sharing your experiences with other pilots is key to your success.
Tribal Flight Paragliding also sells equipment, offers service facilities and can runs sessions to take you to the next level of proficiency or specialist expertise (such as powered flying or wheel base flying). Tours or specialist clinics (towing, cross-country flying, manoeuvres) are also run by Tribal Flight Paragliding through out the year.