Nelson is one of the best paragliding regions in New Zealand, having 5 cross-country flying sites, excellent training hills and ideal flying conditions. Nelson Paragliding offers paragliding-training courses, from introduction days through to advanced qualifications, and tandem flights.
Students can experience both ridge soaring and thermal flying whilst training. The daily afternoon sea breeze creates a reliable training environment and optimises the airtime available to students and recreational pilots.
Nelson Paragliding features innovative instruction from qualified instructors using only the best equipment. All training is individually tailored to the ability of the student, allowing you to learn to fly safely and confidently in a relaxed manner.
You'll progress at your own pace, gaining flying skills with coaching from patient and experienced instructors . From ground training, short solo flights (50m) to a solo flight from the top of Barnicoat, Nelsons main thermal training site.
We teach a wide range of flying skills, including safety training, thermal technique, meteorology, cross-country flying, competition flying, Tandem flights and much more.