Post CP Development Clinic
Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of north west Africa. The Canaries are administered by Spain but have a feeling and culture all of their own. Although the island is only 37 miles long and 16 miles wide, there is still huge diversity. This stunning volcanic island is utterly beautiful and a real surprise if it’s your first visit. There really is something for everyone here; from training sites for basic skills to challenging flying for the most experienced pilots. If you’re still working towards your qualification, we can really move you forward in Lanzarote.
newly qualified or low airtime/rusty pilots looking for tailored expert tuition for fast & safe progression.
What is a Post CP Development clinic?
Qualifying as a Club Pilot is only the first step on a long journey. Your next steps into the air as an independent pilot are, for sure, exhilarating but there is still so much more to learn to make your progression both safe and enjoyable. That's why I have created my Post CP Development Clinics, tailored to you to make you a safer & better pilot to tackle the next steps on your path to being an aviator.
With a maximum of only 6 pilots per clinic, this ensures that we can tailor my detailed coaching to your needs. Your progression will be accelerated, safe and fun with much of the coaching 1 on 1.
We will provide you with the skill set and confidence that will make you a better independent pilot equipped for the challenges that lay ahead - be that thermalling, cross country, confined landings, reading the weather and so on.
Pre and post flight briefings are an essential part of the clinic and compliment the in-flight coaching as well as evening video analysis.
We have 3 instructors on hand for a 2:1 ratio
LEARN MORE about the recommended BHPA Pilot Development Structure
My Teaching Philosophy
People learn in different ways, at different speeds and want to be pushed to different extents and to different levels. Much of paragliding is a mind game. Hence I don’t try and make you conform to a fixed system. I find a system to suit you. Although we laugh, play and fly as a group, as much as I can, I try to keep the coaching one to one.
My aim is to teach you to ultimately teach yourself. It all starts in the head and creating an environment where you feel comfortable and safe and up for experimenting is vital. That means sending you up on sites & in conditions where you’re comfortable then further challenged but not terrified and where conditions are consistent so that you can really consolidate the skills I teach you.
Small group power.
Many of the techniques, I will teach you 1 on 1. However, in the small group, you may learn as much from others on the course as you do from me! Watching people of a similar standard confront and overcome the same hurdles is powerful and inspirational, as well as being a whole lot of fun.
Just some of the skills I will teach you on this clinic:
strong wind take-offs
light wind take-offs
general ground handling
getting down quickly & safely
reading the conditions
In Lanzarote we stay in a fantastic appartment in one of the older villages on the island, away from the commercial tourist resorts. There will be a choice of shared or private accommodation in the villa.
We organise breakfasts as well as three meals in the villa each week, using the best of local ingredients and for the remaining nights we can introduce you (if you wish) to some of the special places to eat on the island.
Leaving the UK winter behind and stepping off the plane into warm gentle breezes is a wonderful feeling.
The temperature can vary considerably; while normally pleasant in just a T-shirt and shorts, evenings and mornings can be quite chilly. Occasionally we do get heat waves and midday can be scorching. Fortunately, the sea is never far away and we often end up swimming to cool off.
Several economical airlines fly into Arrecife. We will transport you from Arrecife to the lodge.
pre trip consultation. Your aims & objectives
6 days tailored professional coaching & transport
7 nights half board in your own room
Moroccan airport transfers
You need to bring your own certified glider with speed bar, harness, helmet, reserve parachute and vario.
We can help to equip you with any flying gear if you need. Sky Paragliding clients get a 10% discount.
DATES 2020/21 SEASON
DECEMBER 05-12 AVAILABLE
Dates are check in and check out dates
£850 for a shared room
£910 for a private room
This is for people who have started and want to complete their CP or have just recently qualified and are looking for post CP development and coaching. Equipment can be provided for £100 per week.
Lanzarote airport transfers
On Island transport and access to a hire car
Instruction by 2 BHPA CFI’s and a BHPA instructor
Please visit the FAQ page where we may have already answered your question.
To reserve your place
Mail me with your choice of dates. If there is availability on your chosen date we will instruct you about how to send a deposit which will secure your place. You can then go ahead and book your flights and look forward to becoming a better pilot.