There are schools to learn Paragliding and Hang gliding both close by and interstate.  Given the usual training for both types of sport take around 7-10 days for a full course, many people travel interstate to a school, making a holiday of it. If you are keen to learn to fly, you are very welcome to our month club meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Canberra Labor Club in Weston Creek. We will be down the far end in the meeting room on right near the food area. Stop by, introduce yourself and have a chat. 

For a full list of schools please visit the HGFA Schools web page. The closest schools to Canberra are listed below:

SkySurf Canberra Paragliding School - Private Tuition and Tandem Flights

The Canberra region is fortunate to have Chief Flying Instructor, Rafael Esquillaro offering private tuition and tandem flights.  Tuition is available for beginners to obtain a supervised pilot licence, or alternatively to more experienced pilots to refine their existing skills.  Most instruction is one-on-one, or where appropriate will be with two students together.  Rafael operates from sites around the Canberra region and can be contacted to arrange tandem flights or tuition by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 0432 543 502.  Skysurf's FaceBook page is at


Adventure Plus Paragliding -

Adventure Plus Paragliding is based at Stanwell Park, just south of Sydney.
Contact: Antony (Ant) Prehn (Chief Flying Instructor) - 0412 271 404 

Warren Windsports -

Warren Windsports Hang gliding is based at Stanwell Park, just south of Sydney.
Contact: Curt Warren (Chief Flying Instructor) - 0434 222 111