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 a month rotating between Tuesday and Thursday nights. The sessions begin each month on the first Tuesday, The second will be the following week on Thursday and rotate back and forth for the four sessions. The classes begin at 6:00 PM.

Please Note: If you come to one of these sessions, please dress warmly (Coats or Jackets are a good idea).   The evening nature and winter season are not conducive to a super warm environment.   My showroom /classroom is not heated.

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 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.


From the North (example San Francisco):

From the South (example – San Jose):

From the East Bay (example – Hayward, Fremont etc.):

Once you are at All American Storage

Directions to Airtime’s unit (S-107):

click on below for map at All American Self Storage

Map Showing Storage Facility and Airtime Store

Airtime Store Map





Address for ground schools is:
2000 E. 3rd Ave
Unit # S-107

San Mateo, CA 94404