Intensive P1/P2 Course in Grand Junction

Every spring and fall—when the weather is most favorable—we spend a week intensively learning to paraglide in the paragliding mecca of Grand Junction, Colorado.  There are 3 excellent ridge soaring sites where you can have long smooth flights and learn to fly much faster than in bumpy turbulence found at thermal sizes.  We start at sunrise and finish at sunset to intensively teach you to paraglide in one week—you must fly a minimum of 5 days to earn you USHPA P2 rating.

Video of students ridge soaring.

Itinerary:

3 afternoons of ground handling at Foothills Community Park in Boulder

Sunday PM drive to Grand Junction

Sunday evening: short flights at hill west of Otto’s Ridge

Monday AM First flights at Otto’s Ridge

Monday PM Short flights at hill west of Otto’s

Tuesday AM: Flights at Otto’s Ridge

Tuesday PM: Flights at Rabbit Mountain

Wednesday AM: Flights at Otto’s Ridge

Wednesday PM: Flights at Reeder Mesa

Thursday AM: Flights at Otto’s Ridge

Thursday PM: Flights at Reeder Mesa

Friday AM: Flights at Otto’s Ridge

Friday PM: Pass USHPA P2 written test and earn P2 rating with a minimum of 25 flights.