Airways Airsports


Paragliding Lessons

Airways Airsports is an expert provider of Paragliding lessons and it is one of the few schools to use a winch to teach you the skills needed to safely fly a paraglider. The key advantages of winch training are that it is a relatively quick and easy way to learn paragliding.

With none of the complications of learning early paragliding skills on a hill, a typical student will complete their 10-day paragliding course of lessons in a few weeks, rather than months or years using traditional teaching methods. 

All paragliding courses start with safety and basic theory but you will usually progress to your first flight by early afternoon.  When first airborne, you will be just a few feet from the ground, doing short flights, increasing to covering distances of up to 500 metres. As you progress you fly higher on each go and, with no hill to climb between flights, you will maintain better concentration and conserve your energy for the paragliding, typically completing five or six training flights a day.

Lessons are progressive and once you have mastered the basic skills on the winch, we can easily convert you to hill or powered flying. If your aim is to do tandem paragliding, we can do that too.  Once you have your Club pilot Certificate you can go to any paragliding winch operation in the country to go towing, or you can go on to do a hill conversion course.

Paragliding Courses and Costs

Paragliding Lessons & Courses start at £155 – Learn to Paraglide for only £1150

Paragliding Taster Day


A chance to try out paragliding and find out what it is like to take control before committing to a full course. (Note: If you decide to go on to do a paragliding course, you can credit the cost of your taster day against the price of the course).

Elementary Pilot Certificate (EPC)


This is a further 4 days of training towards becoming a paramotor pilot where we build on your paragliding flying skills. All the time we look to refine every aspect of your flying from forwards launch and ground handling to inflight control and light easy well executed landings. (We will also start to build your knowledge on Meteorology , air law and theory of flight)

Club Pilot Certificate (CPC)


The CPC follows EPC and is the qualification you need in order to fly outside the school. When you complete your CPC you can fly in a club environment and are ready to progress to more advanced qualifications. The training introduces more advanced flying skills, like exploring the speed range of your paraglider, speed bar and rapid descent techniques.

Combined Elementary & Club Pilot


This reduced price will ONLY be if you purchase both courses together straight after doing your day taster with us.

Paramotor Conversion Course

£350 - £700

Once you have your paragliding CPC qualification you can easily gain your paramotor rating by undertaking a short conversion course. The paramotor tuition is half price (£350) if you purchase your equipment from us or if you have learned to fly with us.

Paragliding Tow Conversion


For anyone who is already a qualified club pilot (or higher) paramotor or paragliding pilot. The course is normally 2-3 days depending on weather and consists of a minimum of 10 controlled tows and winch brief.