Advanced paragliding course - Weekend

Freedom Paragliding launches in 2020 a new concept of a course - weekend especially aimed at pilots wishing to go to patent passages (BP & BPC).

We have always wanted to keep maximum continuity in the progression of our trainees.

The internship thus takes the form of a continuous training course over 3 weekends. This course will be offered 3 times this year (early spring on April-May, June-July, and finally in the fall on September-October).

We ask trainees to register for at least one full course (3 weekends). Everyone is free to participate in several courses, if they wish, progress monitoring will always allow them to progress in training.


The pluses :

  • Trainee's technical and theoretical progress monitoring sheet (time saving and more individualized progression). Since its inception, Freedom has refused to offer flight logs, or simple à la carte days, and always favors real continuing education, especially for an aerial activity that requires to be taken seriously. With this course over 3 weekends, here is finally training adapted to pilots who could not be free during the week.
  • 2 instructors for a maximum of 7 students
  • Weekend adapted to weather conditions and training program



  • To be at least 14 years old
  • Take-off / landing autonomy
  • Personal gear
  • Flight alone on site,
  • Initial certificate or personal practice validating the green level
  • Notions of active piloting


Budget :

790 € / 3 week-ends*, passage of patent included, except the cost of the patent for the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Free Flight League (25 €)

*Personal gear discount included (10%)


Goals :

Target the progress of trainees in view of passing the certificates

Practical content blue to brown level (targeted according to registrants):

Blue level

Brown level

Deco autonomy various conditions, back and front, variable slope, crosswind

Strong wind adaptation (neutralization), marked slope mastery of different techniques

Refine your active steering, & nbsp; manage pendulum movements

Sensitive and dynamic pilot acquisition

 Flight plan autonomy

Choice of take-off area during off-site practice

Various landings

Anticipate the choice of a "cow"

Thermal exploitation

Optimization of ancestors, prospecting, use of vario

 Pilot in case of closure

Anticipate and manage theft incidents

 Accelerator, easy to use

Adaptation to the situation: transition, progression, waiting - accelerator as a performance tool

Adjust and maintain your equipment

Follow signs of equipment aging, adapted harness adjustment

Rapid descent techniques

Rapid descents adapted to the situation 

 Weather analysis and general observation

Detailed forecast of an aerological day

 Flight plan developed, adaptation to conditions

Implementation of a flight tactic

Respect of priorities

Respect for airspace and protected areas

 Self-assessment, renouncement, stress management

 Human factors, fatigue management & amp; mental during a long flight, renouncement

Folding the reserve parachute



Theoretical content :

Blue level Brown level

Large exchanges, frontology, stability / instability, clouds, dangerous weather phenomena

Detailed frontology, specific local phenomena, confluences

Using the accelerator, ear effect

Velocity polar applied to flight (influence of wind, gusts)

Spiral neutrality

Flight incidents, departure from the flight envelope

Transient phases, gusts, turbulence, closures, operation of the wing polar

Ascending operations, transition flight regime, rapid descents

 Use of the accelerator, alti / vario, wing categories, rescue use, folding

Requirements for high-performance flight equipment

 Aeronautical map, SIA info search

Knowledge of the regulatory framework

Laying techniques