Passing of paragliding patents

To progress, you have to know where you are, where you are going and take steps!

In order to provide you with the best possible paragliding training follow-up, Freedom offers you, in addition to initial or continuing training, regular examination sessions to pass your certification throughout the year.

Initial patent

Validation of green level of pilot's passport.

Accessible after 1 initiation course (yellow) and 1 progression course (green).

It certifies the ability to fly without assistance in calm conditions on a known site and with adapted equipment, the analysis and management of aerological conditions being still incomplete at this level of progression.

This initial certificate consists of 2 parts:

  • Theoretical evaluation in the form of a 30 questions MCQ on theoretical subjects from the white level to the green level.
  • Practical evaluation : generally carried out during your training course by your instructor who validates the practice of the green level.

Once these two parts have been acquired, a Technical Director of the French School of Free Flight validates the initial certificate on the passport.

When to pass the theory? During your training course progression (green) or every last Friday of the month at Freedom Parapente.

When to pass the practice? During your progress course or on a dedicated day on the Freedom calendar.

Theory cost: free of charge

Practical cost: free during your progress course, 80€ on a dedicated day.

 

Pilot's license

Validation of the blue level of the pilot's passport.

Accessible after 1 initiation course (yellow) and 1 progression course (green) and about 50 personal practice flights outside school.

It certifies sufficient skills to look for information that will allow you to fly or not, depending on the site and conditions. These skills must allow the pilot to safely manage his evolution on the site, in varied aerological conditions, and to master the flight dynamics.

This pilot's licence is composed of 2 parts:

  • Theoretical evaluation: MCQ of 60 questions up to the blue level, to be completed in 1 hour.
  • Practical evaluation: Validation of the blue level of the pilot's passport. Global autonomy in various conditions.

Once these two parts are acquired, a Technical Director of Freedom, Riton or Nico, validates the MCQ and the practice, and Freedom sends the documents and information to the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes free flight league for validation, accompanied by a check of 25€ payable to LAURAVL.

When to pass the theory? During your advanced training course (blue) or every last Friday of the month at Freedom Parapente.

When to pass the practice? On a dedicated day on the Freedom calendar.

Theory cost: 10€ (+25€ for the league, check cashed only after validation of theory + practice)

Practical cost: 80€ on a dedicated day.

Confirmed pilot's license

Validation of the brown level of the pilot's passport. After a few years of experience and a practice of performance flight.

It certifies the competence to optimize the day's aerology operation in terms of piloting, analysis, respect of rules and state of mind. The confirmed pilot's license allows you to practice in competition and to access the federal qualifications (tandem rating, instructor, accompanist). 

The confirmed pilot's license is composed of 2 parts:

  • Theoretical evaluation in the form of a MCQ of 30 questions and 2 open-ended editorial questions in 1 hour on the theoretical contents between the blue and brown level, with the possibility of confirmation by interview.
  • Technical level: validation of the brown level of the pilot's passport. Performance flights.

Once these two parts have been acquired, a Freedom Technical Director, Riton or Nico, validates the MCQ and practice, and Freedom sends the documents and information to the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes free flight league for validation, accompanied by a cheque for 25€ payable to LAURAVL.

When to pass the theory? Every last Friday of the month at Freedom Parapente.

When to pass the practice? On 2 dedicated days registered in the Freedom calendar under the condition of registration for the continuing education at the beginning of the season.

Theory cost: 30€ (+25€ for the league, check cashed only after validation of theory + practice)

Practical cost: 200€ week-end of two dedicated days + training follow-up during the season

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