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3.D. How does a student go about learning to fly ?




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This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.

3.D. How does a student go about learning to fly ?

In the USA, the USHGA certifies hanggliding instructors and
schools. One of the major reasons hanggliding is safer now than 20
years is this certification program and all students should thus learn
from a certified instructor. Lists of certified schools can be
obtained from the USHGA at (719) 632-8300; a copy of this list is also
available at School list

You may also get information by posting a request to the hang gliding
mailing list at:

hang-gliding@lists.utah.edu

or by posting a query to the hanggliding newsgroup

rec.aviation.hang-gliding

The time required for training varies considerably with the student's
innate skills and with the type of training conditions. Typically,
though, a student will spend 5 - 10 lessons to obtain each of the
first two USHGA pilot ratings (Beginner and Novice) - a process which
generally takes from 3 to 6 months. At the end of this primary
training process, the student is usually flying from moderate
altitudes (several hundred to a few thousand ft) in relative mild
conditions. Progression to more difficult flying conditions continues
from then on under the supervision of more experienced pilots or
Observers/Advanced Instructors.

 

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