What to Bring to Your Lessons
- SUNSCREEN and BUG SPRAY – Sunscreen is always a good idea to use in our UV intense, high desert climate. If mosquitos think you are particularly good tasting consider bringing some
repellant. We have plenty of these insects at the turf farms during the summer and early fall.
- CLOTHING – It can be cool in the wintertime so bring warm clothes that
you can shed later as the day warms up.
- FOOTWEAR – This is an extreme sport and footwear is very
important. Wear boots with high tops that provide adequate ankle
protection. Do not wear boots that have open clips for lacing –
they can snag the lines of a paraglider. If you do not have boots without lacing clips. you can use duct tape to cover them. Do not wear sneakers or other
kinds of low cut shoes if you want to avoid injury to your ankles.
- SNACKS – Bring snacks with you. You may get hungry and we are
far from any stores. Any kind of physical discomfort, including hunger,
dramatically affects a pilot's ability to fly well. We provide cold water
but you may want to have carbonated soft drinks for a quick energy boost. It
is always important to feel physically well when paragliding. We need
to have 100% focus on flying and not on anything else.
- GLOVES – Wear a
pair of gloves with thin leather palms and cloth backs, such as
leather work gloves. Gloves with synthetic palms are easily cut by the lines on a paraglider and are not recommended. Gloves of this
type are available at stores like Lowes.
- Bring your enthusiasm!
Paragliding is more fun than people are allowed to have – look forward to
- FAQs-Tips – If you have signed up for training, be sure to look through this section, especially the item with an * in front.