Over 40 years of experience
Parascending fun days
A fun and quick way to get airborne with minimal training
Parascending fund days
Parascending was one of the original forms of paragliding and originates from Sky Diving so that Sky Divers could practice their landing techniques without the need for an plane. Pilots are winched from the ground into air where they release themselves from the tow line and float gently back down to earth with a safe landing.
We are one of the only schools in the country that still offer this simple but effective method of getting airborne. We start are students on round canopies because they require little steering input from the pilot and practically land themselves in our large tow field. Once you have completed a few short flights on a round canopy we will introduce you to a square canopy that can be steered much like a paraglider.
Once using the square canopy we can tow you higher giving you more time in the air allowing you to complete shallow turns to the left and right. The square canopy is very safe and very little can go wrong because of their simple safe design.
We follow a similar format of day to our paragliding and hang gliding fun days and promise you an amazing day or airborne activities. Please click here for more information about what to expect on the day.
Information and Restrictions
Timings depend on the season and the weather forecast so call the information line the night before at 9pm for confirmation of start times and meeting location. In the summer the start can be as early as 6am so be ready for an early start to get the best weather conditions.
We aim to get you between 3 and 5 full flights during the day but this is dependent on the weather conditions, personal abilities and fitness. Heights achieved during the flights are also dependent on the weather conditions and normally range from 300ft to 500ft, although some students have reached 800ft on our Fun Days.
A Fun Day with us costs £199 per person. They are a great corporate day out or team building event and if you book a group of ten or more the tenth person comes for free. If any days are cancelled due to bad weather you re-book for free and Fun Day vouchers are valid for 12 months from the point of purchase.
We recommend that you are wear walking boots, casual clothing, and you have food and drink with you for the day. We have a toilet block and hot drinks available in our head office.
The minimum age limit for a paragliding fun day is 14 with their parent’s consent and the maximum weight is 23 stone or 145kg. You must be in reasonably good health, and be reasonably fit to get the best out of a Fun Day with us. Due to the nature of the sort you will have to be able to run short distances and walk up hills so please contact us if you are unsure.
Green Dragons are open 7 days a week, all year round. We fly whenever the weather allows us, even in the winter! Some of our best training days are held during the winter. Make sure you have fully read and understand our terms and conditions before you book. If you have any questions then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Book a parascending fun day
Click here to book a fun parascending day with us for £199.00. We will ensure that you have a fun day getting as much air time as possible under the careful supervision of our Chief Flying Instructor Andy Shaw who is a fully qualified BHPA approved instructor.
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