Solo pilot certificate
Passionate about paragliding, you want to train to fly alone and obtain your solo pilot's licence.
The solo training course is in two parts. The first stage consists of familiarising yourself with the world of paragliding. We’ll introduce you to the equipment you’ll need and explain the best practices for playing with the glider on the ground and discovering flying through an educational programme. Stage one will take you up to your first solo flight.
The second part consists of around fifty flights, during which you will familiarise yourself with your glider and discover all the subtleties of piloting, through various exercises and figures. The second part will take you through to your solo pilot licence.
Preparing for the long flight
To ensure that your training is complete, the first stage consists essentially of learning the equipment, glider inflation techniques, a number of ground exercises, two or three educational tandem flights and the first big solo flight.
- Presentation of the equipment
- 2 to 3 training slopes (inflations + ground games with the glider)
- 2 to 3 instructional tandem flights
- First big solo flight (guided by radio)
- The first part of the training includes equipment hire.
After your first big flight, you’ll start the second part of the training for your paragliding licence. During this stage, you’ll make around fifty flights to familiarise yourself with your glider.
In order to obtain your solo pilot’s licence, you need to have a certain amount of confidence in the air and be familiar with the different techniques of inflation, landing and a few classic figures that you’ll be asked to present during your practical exam. At the Anzère paragliding school, we offer you a follow-up course to cover the whole of your training.
The number of flights depends on the pilot’s comfort level during the training.
Around sixty flights under the supervision of an instructor are required to be ready to take the practical exam.
- Different inflation techniques
- Landing techniques
- Progressive flight exercises
- Ski flying depending on the season
- Full moon flights depending on the season
- Theoretical training alongside practical training
The aptitude test for obtaining the official free-flight licence is made up of two types of test which must be taken in the following order:
- The theoretical part
- The practical part
To take the practical exam, you must be able to show that you have completed a minimum of 50 flights at 5 different sites, under the supervision of professionals from a paragliding school. You must also, of course, have passed the theory part.
For more information, visit the official website of the Swiss Paragliding Federation (FSVL).
Stage 1 - Preparation
For this first stage, the price is fixed for all students. This price includes the use of the equipment, the first big flight and all training-related needs.
Stage 2 - Improvement
For this second stage, the price per flight, including supervision and equipment, is CHF 60. If you already have your own flying equipment, the price is CHF 30 per flight if you bought your equipment at the Anzère paragliding school or CHF 40 if you bought your equipment elsewhere.
Still interested ?
Training sessions take place throughout the year, depending on the weather. As this is an outdoor sport, please contact us so that together we can find the most suitable dates to start your training.