day lesson: $150.
this lesson is for the person who would like
an introduction to paragliding in albuquerque
new mexico. we meet at a local park near our training
hill where you will learn some basics about paragliding
and be introduced to the equipment. once you and
your instructor feel ready, you will take your
first solo flight off a 200 foot hill.
for those who wish to continue, the price of this
paragliding lesson will be credited towards the
p2 course. so join rapture air paragliding for
the day and paraglide albuquerque new mexico!!!
day lesson plus: $250
the intro day lesson plus is like the intro day
lesson but, instead of 1 solo flight, you will
take two to three solo flights depending on what
the weather allows us to do. rapture air paragliding
uses the intro day lesson plus to provide you
the right amount of info needed in making a decision
if paragliding is for you or not. like the intro
day lesson, if you wish to continue and get your
p2 rating, we will apply the price of this lesson
to the p2 course.
about group rates
p2 lesson (full
with purchase of new equipment
out purchase of new equipment
the p2 program is the heart and soul of rapture
air paragliding. it is where future pilots come to begin
their progression as pilots. p2 students have made a
commitment of both time and money to become safe, competent
pilots. this is the course that sets the stage and mindset
for each pilot. a p2 pilot will learn not only how to
perform certain tasks, but also how to think about paragliding
and aviation in a constructive and sustainable way.
too often otherwise hopeful pilots end up scaring themselves
out of the sport simply because they were thinking about
the sport incorrectly.
in this course, students will learn about glider handling,
glider aerodynamics, meteorology, launching, landing,
in flight skills, mountain flying, ridge soaring, and
many other pertinent details designed to keep you safe
while having fun. most of the flying is done at a training
hill, and this is also where most of the ground handling
(kiting) takes place. by repeating successful flights
and learning from mistakes at a site with very few obstacles
or �consequences,� students will refine their launching,
landing, kiting and flying skills before leaving for
the mountains or other higher alititude flights later
in the course.
the p2 course generally lasts about 10 days.
some students will enjoy learning more slowly, while
others will learn more quickly. there
is no limit to the number of lessons
each student takes to complete their certification.
training manuals and flight log books are included,
as well as the use of student equipment. there will
be indoor classroom time during your lessons, covering
safety videos, written tests, reserve parachute protocol
and theory discussions.
bring a friend: receive $200 off
per person if learning with one or more friends, bringing
the lesson price to $1,400 each or $1,000 if gear purchase
was made. already taken a day lesson? take an additional
$150 to$250 off depending on what you paid. even
if you bring a friend, your new gear purchase will still
be discounted $400 off of retail.
this course is offered all year long. winter is a great
time to learn, preparing the student for the upcoming
�on� season from april through september.
no charge. after a pilot meets the ushpa
requirements and observations, rapture air will certify
a pilot for his or her more advanced ratings.
no charge for pilots who have gone through
the p2 lesson with rapture air
towing is an excellent way to get airborn without having
to find a mountain to fly from. paraglider towing provides
several options without the requirements of mountians
or hills, if the weather doesn't cooperate, towing with
a paraglider can be an option.
air has provided paragliding instruction longer than
any other paragliding school in new mexico!!