big day paragliding – training + tandem
The big day paragliding, combines the experience of solo training with the joys of a tandem flight with one of our NZ Champion instructors and tandem pilots. Read more about the one day course and the trial tandem flight on the other pages.
You spend the morning learning about equipment, safety checks, learn ground handling, launching, bunny hopping. In the afternoon, the instructor will take yo for a wonderful tandem flight, where he / she will teach you about the finer art of manneuvering a glider, soaring and gaining height. If the conditions allow, we will hand over the controls for a while. You are then ready for your solo flights.
This makes for a big and an amazing day of new experience and gives you a fabulous in-sight of paragliding at its best.
We use different flying and teaching sites around Auckland, all beautiful, wonderfully scenic, especially when you get to experience them from our privileged point of view, from the sky. They are located within an hour of the city.
Every day, we pick the ideal site according to the wind and weather conditions on the day to give you the best and safest experience. We ultimately decide in the morning, which site to use and times to meet. Call us at 9am in the morning! It best if you are flexible to travel to increase your chance for a great day out.
Many sites are rather remote, so please make sure to be organised for a day with food and lots of drink. Wear comfy clothing according to the temperatures; most essential is good footwear of hiking boots or well treaded sports shoes and a wind-breaking jacket, plus sun protection.
Once you book, we will send you a more details info sheet about your day.
days to fly
We teach and fly both on weekdays and on weekends, every day the conditions suit, nearly all year long. Only in July, which is typically the worst month of the year with muddy paddocks and changeable weather which makes it too hard to get a full and valuable day teaching in. Simply call us or email us to book a time or to discuss the options.
Ring at 9am to find out what we can do on the day and where and when to meet. Typically, we leave town at about 10am.
The big day with a tandem flight is $450 per person. (A tandem trial flight alone is usually $225 and the One Day course is $309.)
Book via email now if you are ready.
we have the perfect site to teach the basics of paragliding
at Karioitahi Beach on the West Coast Auckland New Zealand.
the paragliding gear is light and easy to carry.
special treat at Wings & Waves: Tandem instructions
"I offered a big day paragliding to my friend and he totally enjoyed it!! A great way to learn basics and at the end of the day you can take off and land by yourself, amazingly quick. Tandem flight was a nice experience too, stunning. Eva and Reuben are always available for answering questions and do their best for you to have the most enjoyable experience."