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Full Paragliding Licence (PG2)

PG1 Required

Cost: $2200

The PG2 course is the final section of your full paragliding licence and is equivalent to the IPPI 3 rating (International Pilot Proficiency Identification), allowing you to fly anywhere in the world.


This course typically takes 4-6 weeks depending on your availability, conditions and your rate or progression.

The PG2 course covers and tests for the following NZHGPA syllabus requirements:

  • Set up equipment and pre-flight checks

  • Forward and reverse inflations and launch

  • Big-ears, with/without weight shift

  • Pitch and roll control

  • High and low bank turns

  • 360-degree turns left and right with pitch and roll control

  • Rear riser control in flight and landing

  • Speed bar, with/without big-ears

  • Landing within 20 m of a predetermined spot on 2 consecutive flights

  • Top landings, slope landings

  • Knowledge of rescue parachute deployment and PLF (Parachute Landing Fall) techniques

  • Understand alternative landing approach methods

  • Appropriate site, weather and risk assessments

  • Demonstrate a safe attitude for self and others

  • Know and obey the right of way rules when flying with other aircraft

PG2 log book requirements:

  • Total 5 hours flight time including a total of 100 mins achieved in no more than 10 flights

  • Total 40 flights from authorised launch sites

  • Flights from at least 4 different launch sites to at least 3 different landing areas, one must be inland

  • At least 5 launches with wind strength of 9 kmh or less

  • At least 5 launches with wind strength of 17 kmh or more

  • Pass all PG2 theory and keep an accurate log book

Once this is complete, you will be signed off and hold a full PG2/IPPI3 paragliding licence.

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