Learn to fly

Always wanted to fly like a bird?

Hang gliding

Do you have friends (or strangers) asking you about learning to hang glide? Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions:

Where do I take the first step?

In the Wellington area contact Grant Tatham:

Mobile: 027 636 3491
Landline: 06 379 7322
Email: tathams@xtra.co.nz

Grant is the only instructor and instructs weekends only.
It will take six to a twelve, maybe more, days. To fast track go to Nelson
or Christchurch. See: www.nzhgpa.org.nz under Schools.

How much am I looking at, money wise, to get an intro to it?
Introductory 1st day – $110.

How much does it cost to go from absolute beginner to flying solo, just a ball park figure?
You will be solo from the start! Anything from $400 to $800. Your own gear – something round $2000 for good secondhand airworthy glider, harness, helmet. Lots of other bits, but that’ll get you flying. During instruction you will use club equipment.

Is there training done in Wellington?
Wairarapa only, though for later flights, will use Paekakariki and Mt Climie.

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Currently there is no school in Wellington.

You can find a list of Paragliding schools here


Or your most welcome to train in Queenstown with one of Wellingtons previous instructors,

Chris Connolly – Infinity Paragliding

Owner: Chris Connolly
Email: info@infinityparagliding.co.nz
Website: www.infinityparagliding.co.nz

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