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Date(s) - 14/09/2019 - 21/09/2019
12:00 am



September 14th -21st 2019

It is a fact that a significant number of newly qualified pilots will drop out of paragliding within 18 months of passing their CP. At Free Flight Academy we believe this is due to new pilots having a lack of confidence in their ability and the fear of finding themselves on a hill without the support of an instructor.

Those first 18 months as a newly qualified pilot are extremely important and it is crucial that during this period you build your skills and your confidence.

At Free Flight Academy our patient and friendly instructors offer tuition for all levels of pilot, but specialise in increasing the ability and confidence of post CP students or those who have not flown for a while. Lee our chief flying Instructor has been a BHPA instructor for 12 years and is well known for his patience, calm manner and skill in bringing out the best in pilots. Despite being a successful instructor and an ACRO pilot he still remembers what it feels like to go through those first 25 hours and has an ability to explain things in an easily understood way.

This trip offers pilots the opportunity to fly in a paragliding spot close to the teams heart (and paragliding roots). Algodonales located just an hour and  half from Malaga is a paragliding mecca that both Akis and I know extensively. Both of us have lived in the village for 10+ years and combined we have thousands of hours flying on and around the local sites. Our CP+week gives you the opportunity to experience these sites with us, see where we both obtained our passion for paragliding and allow us to guide you through your initial progression in this amazing sport!

With two instructors and a group size of no more than seven pilots, we offer the perfect environment in which to, practice key skills, enjoy some relaxed flying and gain thermalling experience. So whether you are after targeted feedback to address specific learning objectives or a more informal relaxed week of flying to increase your confidence, this trip has it covered.


Prices & information

The cost of the trip is £750 per person per week

This includes:

  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Airport transfers
  • The best accommodation in town
  • Transport to flying sites & XC retrieves
  • Expert tuition at the same level you received during your CP 
  • Tailored instruction with the opportunity to refresh your CP tasks and obtain thermalling practice
  • Lectures and endless instructor enthusiasm
  • We include the option of a tandem training session where possible.

 2019 Trip Dates

  • Week 1: September 14th – September 21st

Some Kit to remember:

2M radio, reserve (repacked in the last 12 months), hat (the sun can be quite strong even in winter) & sunscreen


To benefit from the free airport transfers you will need to arrange your flights to fit the following pick up / drop off times at Malaga (AGP) airport :

  • Pick up: 14:00
  • Drop off: 14.00

N.B. Your arrival flight should land no later than 1 hour prior to the pick up time and your departure flight should take off no earlier than 1.5 hours after the drop off time. If in doubt please contact us prior to booking your flights.

Alternatively if you wish to choose flights which do not match the transfer times there are taxi options available for around 80 euros that we can assist you with.

Please also take a look at our terms and conditions.