If you’re pilot rated with more than 100 hours post CP, are really solid on your ground handling and basic skills, you could consider getting your tandem endorsement.
Flight Culture have been running courses teaching pilots to fly tandems for the last 12 years. We teach 4 people at a time and run the courses in May and September. We still have one space on our next course, 27 April – 6 May and 2 spaces on our course in September from 2 – 10th.
For the last 7 years we have run our courses exclusively at Dune de Pyla for a number of reasons; you’ll get to soar with other gliders around, giving you an appreciation in the differences of the way that tandems fly and the turbulance they generate. We are able to inflate in strong winds in a low risk environment and you get to experience a full range of wind strengths. We’ll teach you a number of techniques for handeling strong wind inflations.
We supply all the equipment and always have one of the very latest tandem paragliders as well as an older one (the sort of thing you might buy if you are looking at the second hand market). We will get you flying with both rigid and soft spreaders on a range of tandem harnesses.
You will have to do at least 20 flights as the pilot but we try to do significantly more than this (typically 30 – 40) so that you are really prepared for your examination.
At the end of the course we will have a BHPA examiner out to join us and to conduct your examination.
If you are interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.