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Post CP Development Course|Portugal


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Reliable sea breezes and an array of varying coastal sites ranging from dunes to high ridges and cliffs make the Silver Coast area of Portugal an ideal playground and a fantastic place to host my progression clinics.
Here we also have various inland thermic options too, but the thrust of the clinic will be coastal based. This is where you can really rack up the airtime and develop your piloting skills, independent decision making and confidence.
Prepared launch pads and wide open beaches await you.

Suitable for newly qualified or low airtime/rusty pilots looking for tailored expert tuition for fast & safe progression.

What is a Post CP development clinic?
Qualifying as a Club Pilot is the first step on a long journey.
With a maximum of only 4 pilots per clinic, this ensures that I can tailor my detailed coaching to your needs. Your progression will be accelerated, safe and fun and much of the coaching can be 1 on 1.
I will provide you with the skill set and confidence that will make you a better independent pilot equipped for the challenges that lay ahead.- be that top landing, soaring, turning, confined landings or reading the weather and so on.
In depth pre and post flight briefings are an essential part of the clinic which goes hand in hand with the in-flight coaching as well as evening video analysis.

My Teaching Philosophy
People learn in different ways, at different speeds and want to be pushed to different extents and to different levels. Much of paragliding is a mind game. Hence I don’t try and make you conform to a fixed system. I find a system to suit you. Although we laugh, play and fly as a group, as much as I can, I try to keep the coaching one to one.
My aim is to teach you to ultimately teach yourself. It all starts in the head and creating an environment where you feel comfortable and safe and up for experimenting is vital. That means sending you up on sites & in conditions where you’re comfortable then further challenged but not terrified and where conditions are consistent so that you can really consolidate the skills I teach you.
Small group power.
Many of the techniques, I will teach you 1 on 1. However, in the small group, you may learn as much from others on the course as you do from me! Watching people of a similar standard confront and overcome the same hurdles is powerful and inspirational, as well as being a whole lot of fun.
Just some of the skills I will teach you on this clinic:

top landings
strong wind take-offs
light wind take-offs
general ground handling
soaring technique
Turning perfection
getting down quickly & safely​
reading the conditions

We are located about a 1 1/4 hour drive north from Lisbon airport. Our villa is situated on our main coastal flying site. From our roof terrace there is a spectacular view of the ridge and the ocean.
Our other local sites (lower dunes & cliffs) are approx. 20 - 40 mins from base. We usually make an excursion further afield if the weather dictates. Heading down south for a days adventure into the spectacular Parque Natural de Arrabida is absolutely stunning.

I believe that comfortable and high quality accommodation is an important part of your holiday. You will be staying in our comfortable modern hill top villa.  A hearty breakfast is included each morning, as well as a three course dinner on 6 of the evenings, drinks included.
On the other day we will visit one of the authentic local restaurants.
After dinner wine and Port is also included for you to savour under the stars on our panoramic roof terrace.
We also have a heated swimming pool which awaits you after a long afternoons flying.
All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and you will have your own room.
Check out the photos of the villa in the Gallery on our website.

Getting there
Several economical airlines fly into Lisbon. We will transport you from Lisbon airport to the villa and back again at the end of your stay.

What's included
pre trip consultation. Your aims & objectives
6 days tailored professional coaching & transport
7 nights accommodation in your own ensuite room
all breakfasts and 6 evening meals
Lisbon airport transfers
evening wine & Port
radio comms

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from £775




Silver Coast, Portugal

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Suitable for newly qualified or low airtime/rusty pilots looking for tailored expert tuition for fast & safe progression.



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