Queenstown Paragliding and Hang Gliding School - Extreme Air

Delux Day Course + Instructional Paragliding Tandem Flight

Extreme Air Queenstown paragliding school is based in Queenstown, New Zealand.  

Learn how to fly in Queenstown with one of New Zealand’s most experienced female instructors and her experienced team. We provide lessons & courses in Queenstown, from intro day courses right through to full pilot licence courses and more. We operate out of the Flight Park landing zone at the bottom of Coronet Peak ski field in Queenstown.

Come fly with us and experience for yourself the freedom of Paragliding with an experienced NZHGPA Instructor. Let us show you why thousands of people have enjoyed this adventure of free flight.

Delux Day Course + Instructional Paragliding Tandem Flight

This course is a fun and exciting day during which we teach you the basics of flying. This is a big day paragliding: training all day, like on our one day course. You will start by learning how to inflate, launch and control a paraglider, while you are initially firmly on the ground. Once that is mastered and you feel comfortable controlling the glider.

You then progress to small flights on one of our training slops. At the start or end of the Delux Day Course you will do your instructional paragliding tandem flights with you instructor.

No experience is necessary, your instructor will show you how to fly and control the paraglider. You will be exposed to the basics of paragliding and learn first hand what it is like to fly like a bird. You will be surprised how easy it is to control and fly.


Instructional Paragliding Tandem Flights

Tandem Paragliding Instructional Flights are conducted at the Flight Park in Queenstown. Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand and it’s the place to go to learn to paraglide.

At Extreme Air we offer you the instructional tandem paragliding experience of a lifetime, for many people a dream come true.  Picture yourself gracefully gliding above the scenic mountains of New Zealand, feeling a light breeze on your face whilst you and your instructor soar over the breathtaking Queenstown basin

Contrary to popular belief it does not involve a leap off a cliff. All you have to do is run a few steps to be airborne. Your instructor can tailor your flight to suit you. Your instructional flight will end after 10 to 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions. You will do this flight at the start or end of your Delux Day course.     


Day Course

This course is a great way to see what paragliding is all about. You will learn to fly solo. Your instructor will teach you how to fly in a safe environment and give you the skill to do it yourself.

What to expect: In the morning you will learn about your paragliding equipment, how to clip in to the glider and to inflating and run with the glider. This is called ground training.  You will ground train on gentle slopes close to the ground in the morning and you will start to get weightless steps in as your technique get better. In the afternoon you can look forward to solo flights from our training hill. This is where you will start to fly and feel what it is like to be a bird. It’s one of the most amazing feelings.  

Your instructors will guide you through every stage. We will progress you at your own pace. This course will enable you to discover paragliding in a fun environment with highly skilled instructors with many years’ experience.

You may even want to continue onto doing your PG1 or full pilot license course. All days and flight will go towards your PG2 course.


Things to know:

The Queenstown Paragliding School will provide the student with all of the required paragliding equipment during these classes, including gliders, harnesses, radios, and helmets.

Students should bring sturdy footwear. This course delivers an excellent idea of what is involved in paragliding.

This course rounds on scheduled days. All adventure activities have an element of fear, that is what makes them exciting. Our Instructors are highly skilled professionals licensed from the Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of New Zealand. They have many years of experience. We take every precaution to make your flying experience as safe as possible and to give you the best understanding of this great sport.

Paragliding has an element of risk, you will need to sign the NZHGPA waver and become a student of the NZHGPA before your instructor takes you can start this course and go flying. Your instructor will help you with this.

The course consists of: - Ground school - Training slop flights - Instructional Paragliding Tandem Flight


Allow: 7 hours

Price: NZ$450-


Gift vouchers available, Please click link below.



Please click the link to our student detail form.




*We run course on demand 7 days a week,  November to 30th March.


Meeting point : Flight Park Cafe.

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

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

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