Free Ground School Program

Airtime of San Francisco offers FREE** paragliding ground school lessons.   **Non-students can come to one of these sessions. Students in any program can come to unlimited sessions.

The classes are offered 4 times each month.   I am presently offering the classes in two venues.  For students or non-students that can come to Pacifica at 7 PM on Thursday evenings, I offer these classroom sessions on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  I am now also doing these after lessons on Sunday after the flying or kiting lesson.   We will often do these at restaurant or outside in a park.   We used to do them all at my home in Pacifica (map and directions are below) but this was difficult for some students, so we are doing a trial program at present, beginning Sept. of 2018.

  • Watch Fun Paragliding Videos
  • Learn the theoretical side of Paragliding
  • Begin to achieve your lifelong dreams of flying!

The basics of launching and landing, speed control, and steering will be covered via videos, discussion, whiteboard drawings, and the use of a special paragliding simulator. In addition, each lesson will include a specific topic. These include Ridge Flying, Right of Way Rules, Thermal Flying, Meteorology, Paragliding Ratings, Glider Certification and more.

There is nothing to lose here. It is also a good opportunity to meet me and get a feel for what I have to offer as an instructor. In the process you will begin learning about Paragliding and have fun doing so. Advance reservations are requires, so make sure and save yourself a seat.

To attend you need to make a reservation in advance. This can be a good way to help you figure out if this is something you want to pursue, even if it is just a little curiosity. Contact me through my contact form on the right >>> to request a reservation.  In the programs, I do regular ground schools throughout the lesson program and also make them available at other times to ongoing students if the normal time does not work out.  If you are in a program and want to come to the class after a flight session, you will need to come to the lesson venue and catch us before we go to the venue for the ground school.

 

Map and address of Ground School classes at Jeff’s home.

Directions:

From the North (San Francisco or Marin)

  • Take Highway 280 South to Highway 1 South exit near Colma.
  • Follow Highway 1 over coastal hills and down into Pacifica, take 1st exit, Manor Drive and Palmetto Ave.
  • After exiting continue straight for 1/4 mile and take 1st left onto Manor Drive.
  • After you cross over Highway 1, take the first left on Oceana Blvd.
  • Turn Right on Monterey Rd, just before the Northbound Hwy 1 on-ramp.
  • Go about 1/2 mile up hill and turn right on Norfolk.
  • Look for 457 on the left hand side.

From the South (Peninsula or East Bay if you come across on Hwy 92)

  • Take Highway 280 North to the Highway 1 South exit near Colma.
  • Follow Highway 1 over coastal hills and down into Pacifica, take 1st exit, Manor Drive and Palmetto Ave.
  • After exiting continue straight for 1/4 mile and take 1st left onto Manor Drive.
  • After you cross over Highway 1, take the first left on Oceana Blvd.
  • Turn Right on Monterey Rd, just before the Northbound Hwy 1 on-ramp.
  • Go about 1/2 mile up hill and turn right on Norfolk.
  • Look for 457 on the left hand side.