Queenstown Paragliding and Hang Gliding School - Extreme Air

2 Day Introductory Hang Gliding Course

Extreme Air Queenstown hang gliding school is based in Queenstown, New Zealand. 

Learn how to fly in Queenstown with New Zealand’s most experienced female instructor and her experienced team. We operate out of the Flight Park landing zone at the bottom of Coronet Peak ski field in Queenstown.

Hang gliding 2 day course:

If you are not sure hang gliding is for you, you can try our introductory course before committing to a NZHGPA novice course.

What to Expect: The introductory course runs over 2 days. On the first morning you learn to set up the glider, do your safety checks, launch and handle the hang glider on gentle slopes close to the ground. You will learn basic techniques used to control the hang glider. We will cover important theory for flying a hang glider and you will gain a basic understanding of the weather. You will continue with lots of flight on the training hills where you will experience ground skimming flights.

At this stage students generally know if hang gliding is the sport for them. Almost all continue on to complete the Beginner and novice course, some may just want to leave with a basic understanding of what it is like to fly a hang glider.

Extreme Air will provide the student with all of the required hang gliding equipment during these classes, including radios, helmets, harnesses and glider. Students should bring sturdy footwear, lots of sun block and a sun hat and don’t for get plenty of water. This course delivers an excellent idea of what is involved in hang gliding. 


Course: 2 days

Allow: 5 hours a day

Price: NZ$600-

Extra cost: NZHGPA Student Fee $25-

Meeting point : Flight Park Cafe.

Extreme Air Address: 793 Malaghans Rd, Speargrass Flat 9371, New Zealand.


Gift vouchers available, Please click link below.



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2017 Hang gliding Course Dates

NZHGPA Beginner course - 3 Day Course

We run course on demond.

Booking is essential. We have limited student numbers.

For more information, please feel free to  contact us. email: info@extremeair.co.nz


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