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Paragliding the Nid D'Aigle hotel ridge

New Summer UK courses now available
BHPA qualification courses
£1295 half board, own room en-suite

This is your second stage to becoming a qualified Club Pilot Novice. And what a fantastic place to do it! You will learn in similar conditions to UK summer flying. This is very important. Our BHPA (British Hang & Paragliding Association) certified course takes you from Elementary Pilot (EP) to Club Pilot Novice (CP) in 6 days of tuition.

Already started CP but struggling to complete in the UK weather? This is the ideal place to complete your CP too. If you complete half way through the week we will continue to teach you for the rest of the week to really set your skills in place - so you don't really loose what you already paid for from your UK course.

Once CP qualified, you can then fly unsupervised if you choose.

BUT If you would like to go from Ep to CP then add on a consolidation Post CP Development course - you can.

It's a great way to prepare you to fly even safer with your new found independence on your return back to the UK.

This is the most reliable winter location we have found in the northern hemisphere. Moroccos charm and intrigue doesn't just deliver a unique and exciting environment, it delivers super reliable coastal & 800ft ridge soaring and often light thermic conditions too. We are based on the main take off, which is just 25 steps from your room at the fantastic Nid d'Aigle hotel.

Everything you need is on site here. We have a lounge/classroom, restaurant, spa, swimming pool, take off area, top landing area and ground handling areas.

I love the flying environment in Southern Morocco. So much so that I am on my 15th season at this superb playground.

Here, not only do we have smooth coastal soaring, which is ideal to learn how to really start to understand and pilot your wing, but also gentle thermic conditions which will prepare you for the

challenges that lay ahead.- be that top landing, high wind launches, soaring, turning, confined landings or reading the weather and so on.

Suitable for:

  • current EP or those already part way through a CP course wishing to complete and more.

Small groups

My maximum group size for this course is just 6. This ensures you get

loads of attention and increased safety.

What is in the CP course?

PHASE 6 (Pre-soaring)

  • Refreshment EP

  • 180 Deg turns

  • Planned approaches

PHASE 7 (Soaring)

  • Soaring flight

  • Top landings

  • Flying with others

PHASE 8 (Improving Skills)

  • Exploring the speed range

  • Foot accelerator systems

  • Forward and reverse launches

  • Slope landings

  • 360 deg turns

PHASE 9 (Instability and Emergencies)

  • Uderstanding instability

  • Active flying

  • Rapid descent methods

  • Big ears

  • Asymmetric tuck

PHASE 10 (Theory and Exam)

  • 4 Theory lectures

  • CP exam

With a maximum of only 6 pilots per course, this ensures that you get the highest quality & safe tuition along with the most productivity from your week. Your progression will be accelerated, safe and fun.

I 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.

                                    LEARN MORE Download the BHPA Pilot Training Guide

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.


We are located about a 1.5 hour drive south from Agadir airport. My technique centre is based on our main take-off site at the fabulous Nid d'agile hotel. In fact your room is about 25 steps from the main launch!

Our other sites are approx. 20 - 40 mins from base.










I believe that comfortable and high quality accommodation is an important part of the learning environment. You will be staying on a half board bases. The friendly pilots lodge serves beautiful local dishes and alcohol is available at the bar. Why not chill on the rooftop lounge and take in the beauty of the massive Saharan night sky.

The swimming pool and spa await you after a long afternoons flying.

All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and you will have your own authentically decorated room. You do not need to share unless you request it.

Check out the photos & videos of the lodge in the Gallery.

Getting there

Several economical airlines fly into Agadir. We will transport you from Agadir to the lodge.

Please check out the FAQ's for more detailed flight info.

What's included

  • 6 days CP course & transport

  • 7 nights half board in your own room

  • Moroccan airport transfers

  • modern new each season paragliding equipment  if you don't already ave your own




Nov       25-02   Full

Dec       02-09   Full

Jan        13-20  4 Places     

Mar        16-23  Available

Apr        20-27  2 Places            

Dates are check in and check out dates


£1295 includes our flying equipment if required

This is an instructional course with breakfast, 3 course evening meals and equipment included if required.

If you are a couple or would like to save a little on accommodation and bring a mate to room share, the cost will then be £1235 each.


Lunch and drinks (except coffee and tea at breakfast) are not included. Budget on 5-10 quid for lunch.

It is compulsory to join the BHPA to partake in any BHPA course. 3 months Training membership is £100 but to ratify your CP qualification you will need a minimum annual member costing £174.

Please join and pay this online with the BHPA before your course starts.

Explanation of fees here.

Join here.

Travel/medical insurance covering paragliding risks. Morocco is often included as Europe as far as cover is concerned. It's getting harder and harder to find a reasonably priced paragliding policy and they are changing all the time.

Here are two options Puffin Insurance (activity 3) or Sportscover Direct.


Please visit the FAQ page where we may have already answered your question.

To reserve your place

Mail me with your choice of dates or if you have any other questions. 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...

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