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Club Pilot Course

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CLUB PILOT (NOVICE) STAGE

This Course is 5 – 7 Days.

After completing this course, you will gain your BHPA CP license, this means you can leave the school and fly without the need of an instructor but there is still a lot to learn. This course will have given you the basic essentials you need to get you soaring but restricts you to flying on the hill and not flying cross country which is the future aim of most pilots.

The Club Pilot CPC course Includes

A refreshed and expanded understanding of site assessment (including hazards, turbulence and rotor), weather assessment (including wind strength measurement, wind gradients and venture effect), flight planning (including the importance of building in options), Rules of the Air, ridge protocols, airflow around ridges, lift bands, soaring patterns, all turns away from the hill, the need to keep a good lookout.

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at flights involving unassisted launches and controlled turns of up to and beyond 180’

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at planning flights and landing approaches, by making a controlled landing within10m/30ft of a designated target at least 4 times.

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at utilising ridge lift to maintain or gain height. This will include flying beats in a controlled manner and with good lookout. A minimum of 5 flights approx 10 minutes (or equivalent) must be completed, at least one of which must be completed either on a separate site or on a separate day.

You will have a basic knowledge of top landings. This includes good flight planning, accurate approaches and good canopy control after touchdown.

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at flying with others, showing a good awareness of other craft and their characteristics. The student should be competent and confident at using the paraglider’s normally used speed range. They should also understand the hazards associated with fast and slow flight and be familiar with recognising the symptoms of a stall. The student should also have a basic understanding of the speed to fly concept.

You will understand the uses and limitations of accelerator systems (and trim setting devices) and be proficient and confident at using an accelerator system.

You will  reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at forward launch techniques, with good control throughout.

You will  reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at reverse launch techniques, with good control throughout.

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at using weight shift and pitch-roll co-ordination in turns.

You will have a good understanding of cross wind and slope landings, and will understand the problems and hazards associated with these manoeuvres and know when and how they might be used.

You will understand water and tree landing procedures –PLFs – use of emergency parachute systems – uses and limitations of alternative control techniques such as weight shift and rear riser steering in the event of line control failure.

You will understand recovery techniques for collapses, stalls, spins and spirals – paraglider certification – BHPA recommendations on pilot skill level requirements.

You will demonstrate a good understanding of the concepts of active flying and coping with turbulence.

You will have a reasonable and consistent level of competence at using the ‘big ears’ rapid descent technique and should understand its uses and limitations. This should include closing the tip cells on one side at a time, weight shift steering whilst in the big-ears mode, safe exiting – no pumping!

You will reach a reasonable and consistent level of competence at dealing with and recovering from an asymmetric tuck of more than 15% and less than 35%

Through lectures, lessons, talks and personal studyyou will reach the Club Pilot (Novice) level of understanding in these subject areas. Meteorology, Principles of flight, Rules of the air, air law and General airmanship knowledge

Once you are a qualified CP pilot your licence allows to leave the school, join a club and ridge soar, if you want to progress towards your Pilot rating you can book on our PCPF Course which will help to prepare you for the Pilot Qualification enabling you to embark on XC (Cross Country) flying.

 

  • Paragliding and paramotoring is a form of aviation, with all the inherent and potential dangers that are involved in aviation.
  • No form of aviation is without risk, and injuries and death can and do occur in paragliding and paramotoring, even to trained pilots using proper equipment.
  • No claim is made or implied that all sources of potential danger to the pilot have or can be identified.
  • No one should participate in paragliding who does not recognize and wish to personally assume the associated risks.