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 on Thursday nights.

  • 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.

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.