Build-up Your Baseline Skills

Whether you’re an experienced pilot, fresh out of training, or just about to embark on your journey into flight, you can get a head start on your future development with our easy to follow video lessons.

800+ Students rate it 4.8/5 Stars

5 star rating

Excellent Resource for Groundhandling.

Jim Fuhrman

Very thorough and entertaining videos that are organized and supplemented with text and links to all aspects of ground handling. I enthusiastically recomme...

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Very thorough and entertaining videos that are organized and supplemented with text and links to all aspects of ground handling. I enthusiastically recommend this course to anyone who is beginning paragliding or paramotoring or even experienced pilot that strive to hone their skills.

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I just completed the fundamentals

Ken Crowe

Great content and coverage of the key areas for ground handling and safety. Very educational and lighthearted at times, which made it enjoyable. And breakin...

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Great content and coverage of the key areas for ground handling and safety. Very educational and lighthearted at times, which made it enjoyable. And breaking it down into short duration videos made it very easy to digest or go back for reviews.

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Thank you!

Paul Sharon

Thank you greatly for putting together this groundhandling course. I live in Maine USA and I have not been able to find a mentor in my area. Your videos are ...

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Thank you greatly for putting together this groundhandling course. I live in Maine USA and I have not been able to find a mentor in my area. Your videos are clear and will be very helpful. Thank you

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Worth the investment!

mb Brosig

The content in the essentials training is incredibly well structured. I'm sure this will prepare you as well as it did to me. I recomend this to everyone who...

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The content in the essentials training is incredibly well structured. I'm sure this will prepare you as well as it did to me. I recomend this to everyone who is considering getting into the sport. With or without a motor. Thank you for putting this together Andre and Gemma. Happy ground handling to everyone!

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Awesome!

George Popovics

How lucky I am that just as I starting in my lifelong dream of Free Flying that you literally launch this incredibly detailed course.

How lucky I am that just as I starting in my lifelong dream of Free Flying that you literally launch this incredibly detailed course.

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Great foundation

John McGlade

I have just concluded the first section of the course and am very impressed. The audio quality and narration are excellent. The narration is calm and at the ...

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I have just concluded the first section of the course and am very impressed. The audio quality and narration are excellent. The narration is calm and at the right speed. The video and graphics are top notch. I'm looking forward to the rest of the course.

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Excellent material!

Michael Jensen

Thank you Andre and Gemma! The course was logically laid out and verbally/visually well explained point by point. I very much appreciated the links to addi...

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Thank you Andre and Gemma! The course was logically laid out and verbally/visually well explained point by point. I very much appreciated the links to additional materials. Job well done!

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Great review of basic skills

Mario De Sousa Costa

Learned more here than my paragliding school taught me in the beginning, can't wait for the Pilot Pro course

Learned more here than my paragliding school taught me in the beginning, can't wait for the Pilot Pro course

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Great Resource

Gary Finnigan

I’ve followed your YouTube channel since the very beginning and it’s always been one of my go to resources as I’ve developed as a pilot. This course is great...

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I’ve followed your YouTube channel since the very beginning and it’s always been one of my go to resources as I’ve developed as a pilot. This course is great value for money and can’t wait for the pro course.

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Excellent, concise guide to get you started

Doug Bowman

Excellent, concise guide to get you started. Narration, animations, text & video quality are top notch!

Excellent, concise guide to get you started. Narration, animations, text & video quality are top notch!

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Great course.

howard Archer

So greatful to have watched it. Well done.

So greatful to have watched it. Well done.

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Great tips

David Wood

Cheers guys, great tips for beginners!!

Cheers guys, great tips for beginners!!

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Improve your Knowledge

We cover the fundamentals of aerodynamics & meteorology with a focus on how to apply this to ground skills

Course Curriculum

20 Video Lessons + Field Tasks, Links & Resources

  • 2

    Foundation

  • 3

    Beginner

    • 10. Wing & Harness Selection

    • 11. Practical Aero Theory 1

    • 12. Wing Lay Out & Daily Checks

    • 13. Clipping In

    • 14. Forward Launch

    • 15. Reverse Launch

    • 16. Keeping the Wing Above You

    • 17. Basic Kill Technique

    • 18. GH with a Motor

    • 19. Wing Care and Packing Down

  • 4

    Course Conclusion

    • 20. Lessons Learnt & Next Steps

Join the Community and Make Learning Fun!

As well as live action and video animations, you'll find extra resources and field tasks that encourage you to get out and practise with other like-minded pilots

Features

  • Solid Knowledge Base

    We have condensed all of the key theory into easy to understand chunks that you can apply to real life

  • Learn By Doing

    We set manageable tasks for you to practise out in the field to make learning fun and effortless

  • Brand New Content

    We have created the first ever online groundhandling course from scratch so the content you see can't be found anywhere else

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FAQ

  • Who is this course for?

    Essentials is for everyone: if you're interested to learn more about free flight, just starting out in paragliding or paramotoring or if you're an existing pilot looking to improve. It lays out a good foundation for understanding the fundamentals of groundhandling.

  • Do I need any previous training?

    No, but we strongly recommend it. Groundhandling is a discipline in it's own right, but it's best suited as training for paraglider and paramotor pilots. This course is designed to give a leg up to those thinking about getting PG or PPG training, those who are already in training & qualified pilots.

  • Do I have to complete 'Pilot Pro' after?

    No. But if you want to become a qualified pilot , progress with your training or learn specific tricks & tips, we think it would be useful