Instructional Packages

PARAGLIDING TANDEM FLIGHT - HIKE AND FLY

Little Black Gliderport-Take a small trail hike to the top of this 300 ft launch, we will fly from there depending on the wind either from top to bottom across the face overlooking the valley or if conditions are windy-longer for some thermals and more sightseeing on this amazing open space park with views all the way to the ocean.

$175

INTRODUCTION TO PARAGLIDING 1 DAY CAMP INCLUDES TANDEM FLIGHT

Interested in becoming a paragliding pilot? Let us run you through the basic and get you on your way to a lifetime of free flight! WHO: No experience required! Anyone with a mild fitness level can participate in this sport! WHAT: FOUR (4) HOUR EXPERIENCE * TAKE A TANDEM FLIGHT with a USHPA tandem rated pilot for a one on one introduction to the sport of paragliding. * RECEIVE a free copy of the Free Flight Pilot Ground School Training Manual * LEARN the basic of wings, layouts and more * START your ground handling experience and practice with our student gear. This is the first day of instruction for a lifetime of learning in one of the most incredible sports in the world. WHEN: on YOUR schedule! Work? On vacation? We are flexible for this camp and can work with your schedule to make this experience work for you. Please allow 4 hours of time. WHERE: Little Black Gliderport, San Diego California

$400

UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT P1- P4 COMBINED PARAGLIDING PILOT PROGRAM (WITH GEAR PURCHASE)

Most students who sign up at Max Acro, sign up for the UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT combo package. This is the most popular package because there’s a discount, and because it includes ratings through your P2 and unlimited access to radio supervision for flight training from P1-P4. At MAX ACRO PARAGLIDING, we believe in a lifetime of education and believe that spending more time focusing on the fundamentals will give you a more enjoyable experience in the long run. We expect you’ll be an exceptional pilot for life. We will train you to the same standards that were used to teach the 2014 US National Champion, the US Aerobatics Champion, the World Aerobatics record holder, and many more. The UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT package tuition includes brand new 2-meter radio, free access to our online ground school education system and testing fees for P1&P2. The curriculum is 160 hours and takes most pilots 16-20 days to complete. After that you are able to fly without supervision at a number of P2 sites across the globe. Come back anytime after that while we are working with others students for unlimited radio supervision and flight guidance/instruction while you work towards your P3 or P4. There is no time limit to complete your training in and we welcome you into our classes anytime! Enroll online now and get started today! Before the end of your P2, you must purchase gear with Max Acro Paragliding. **A credit card must be put on file for this package. In the event that gear is not purchased by the 35th instructed flight, students will be transferred to our option B package and the credit card on file will be charged the $600 difference in packages. ***San Diego Paragliding School has student gear for students free of charge for students below P1 rating/5 flights. After that gear is available for daily rental of $80.

$2500

UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT P1- P4 COMBINED PARAGLIDING PILOT PROGRAM (WITH GEAR PURCHASE) - Copy

Most students who sign up at Max Acro, sign up for the UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT combo package. This is the most popular package because there’s a discount, and because it includes ratings through your P2 and unlimited access to radio supervision for flight training from P1-P4. At MAX ACRO PARAGLIDING, we believe in a lifetime of education and believe that spending more time focusing on the fundamentals will give you a more enjoyable experience in the long run. We expect you’ll be an exceptional pilot for life. We will train you to the same standards that were used to teach the 2014 US National Champion, the US Aerobatics Champion, the World Aerobatics record holder, and many more. The UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT package tuition includes brand new 2-meter radio, free access to our online ground school education system and testing fees for P1&P2. The curriculum is 160 hours and takes most pilots 16-20 days to complete. After that you are able to fly without supervision at a number of P2 sites across the globe. Come back anytime after that while we are working with others students for unlimited radio supervision and flight guidance/instruction while you work towards your P3 or P4. There is no time limit to complete your training in and we welcome you into our classes anytime! Enroll online now and get started today! Before the end of your P2, you must purchase gear with Max Acro Paragliding. **A credit card must be put on file for this package. In the event that gear is not purchased by the 35th instructed flight, students will be transferred to our option B package and the credit card on file will be charged the $600 difference in packages. ***San Diego Paragliding School has student gear for students free of charge for students below P1 rating/5 flights. After that gear is available for daily rental of $80.

$2500

UNLIMITED TRAINING STUDENT P1 - P4 COMBINED PARAGLIDING PILOT PROGRAM (WITHOUT GEAR)

**If you choose to forgo purchasing gear before you begin P2 training, you can instead pay $3,100 for the LIFETIME STUDENT Combo Package.** This package allows for the same training, as advertised as above, but without the responsibility of purchasing gear before the completion of your P2. Please note: If you continue to your P3 rating, you will need independent flights at P2 mountain sites in order to be considered complete for your P3 training. You will need your own gear to progress in this sport.

$3100

P1 BEGINNER PARAGLIDING PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM

P1 (Beginner) This program takes you from your first day of learning to the point where you can launch and land a paraglider with confidence in simple soaring conditions. The program provides emphasis: Ground Handling Skills (kiting, canopy control, cross wind, light wind, and strong winds, inflation and deflation techniques) Launching (Forward and Reverse) Landing (Aircraft style approaches, Figure 8’s, S-turns) Flying Skills (flat turns, banked turns, flight at trim speed, minimum sink, best glide) Understanding of: Preflight Checklists Aerodynamics Meteorology Equipment maintenance & care Risk Management Site Analysis & Flight Planning Flying in lift, sink, thermals, turbulence The program provides the introduction to most aspects of a paragliding flight, with an emphasis on ground handling, confident and controlled launches, and smooth landings! The P1 program is perfect for the new pilot that is interested in trying out the sport. The program is designed as a prerequisite to the P2 (Novice) certification. Warning The P1 program provides just enough knowledge and skill to be dangerous if unsupervised. Please do not attend a P1 training program and assume you are a competent pilot upon completion. The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) require all P1 rated pilots to fly under constant instructor supervision!

$1500

P2 BASIC PARAGLIDING PILOT PROGRAM

This certification program adds to the skills acquired in the P1 certification. The Max Acro Paragliding P2 program will teach you the fundamentals of flight and provide you with the skills, knowledge and ability to make decisions as the Pilot in Command. The 15-20 day program will provide you with beginner and intermediate training in launching, landing, soaring flights, thermal flights, basic cross country skills, and tandem flights with more experienced instructors. The training curriculum is approximately 160 hours and includes: All ushpa required hours of classroom theory on topics such as: Basic & advanced meteorology, aerodynamics, site analysis, flight planning, equipment, risk management, flight maneuvers & dynamics, ridge soaring, thermal flight, cross country flights, and many more. Unlimited hours of field instruction include: Basic & advanced launch techniques, landing techniques, reserve usage & deployments, advanced ground handling, speed control, turning, etc. Additional hours of flight instruction include: Turning Basic and advanced flight maneuvers Flights in wind, ridge soaring, and dynamic lift, mountain flights in thermals, beginner cross country training Flights on the coast, in the mountains, over flatlands & deserts, and from tow winches weather permitting 35 flights from a variety of different flying sites Descent techniques (big ears, whip stalls, crabbing, accelerated flights)

$1900

P3 PILOT CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

Need the radio support, additional instruction days, or just generally “an adult” for a little while you go from a P2 to a P3 rating? We can help! Our P3 Continuing Education Class is just that and we are here to help. P3 gets you up over that 100 flight mark and onto the next level of your paragliding education. (This class is for students that took their prior training elsewhere and are not members of the lifetime student program)

$1300

Wings

Air Design EAZY 3 (LTF/EN A)

Construction & Features – The increase of performance was mainly achieved by a slightly different arc, internal mini-ribs and a well-shaped shark-nose. – The 20mm risers, as the color-coded lines, are easily accessible and immediately understandable. – Cloths on top and bottom are made in strong Dokdo: robustness is the key.

$3200

Air Design SUZY 4 (LTF/EN A-B)(w/ dyneema LTF/EN B-D)

Construction & Features – Double coated Skytex, doubled seams, etching tape on edges and new nose guard patches: robustness is the key. – Unsheathed Aramid but color-coded lines! Solidity has never been so easy to untangle. – Shark nose with un bendable Nitinol rods not only to save weight and increase robustness, but also to help for a more compact folding… To slip it more easily into your tiny rucksack. – On the leading edge, ground attachment loops help to prevent the paraglider from slipping on a steep and/or slippery slope (snow). – Seamless razor edge with mini ribs: all seams are internal for a cleaner surface. – Choice of comfy 12mm aramid or Superlight dyneema risers. – New BC riser control system for better control and stability at high speeds.

$3300

Air Design RISE 5 (LTF/EN B)

EN-B certification + 2.5 liner construction + 2(pairs of winglets) = The latest technologies available to improve high-speed performance while guaranteeing a smooth and forgiving behavior. With the Rise 5, cross-country has never been more accessible, just go for it!

$4950

Air Design VOLT 5 (LTF/EN C)

Agile, smooth on the brakes and fast, here comes the Volt 5! Its predecessor revolutionized the world of EN-Cs by introducing the two-line construction in this category. The new Volt 5 continues to be at the forefront with, in particular, improved performance at top-end-speed. Time to grab your #speedmachine and get yourself electrified!

$5850

Air Design HERO 2 (LTF/EN D)

A big step in AirDesign's story, the Hero 2 is a two-liner EN-D glider with a durable Superlight construction. Passionate about distance flying, vol-biv and adventures, it's time to write your own odyssey! The Hero 2 is the companion that will take you to the next level. Are you ready?

$6100

Sky ANAKIS 3 (LTF/EN A)

To fly with confidence and security, yet with the handling and performance to set you on your way to realising your dreams of flight. To feel the nuances of each thermal, each transition, where every carved turn brings effortless satisfaction to teach you the art of paragliding in the safest manner. This is the ANAKIS 3. Flat aspect ratio 4.95 Glider weight 3.85-4.90 Take-off weight 55-125 3D cut Developed by Sky Paragliders since 2004. Now classic 3D shaping of the leading edge for an aerodynamically cleaner canopy.

$3845

Sky AYA 2 (LTF/EN A)

AYA 2 is our new Comfort Line, a mid to high-end EN A glider, that inspires confidence and offers truly usable performance to novice and intermediate pilots looking for top passive safety. AYA 2 is the result of more than 30 years of experience with the construction of safe gliders that help their pilots to improve and enjoy their airtime. Flat aspect ratio 4.69 Glider weight 4.0-5.1 Take-off weight 50-130 3D cut Developed by Sky Paragliders since 2004. Now classic 3D shaping of the leading edge for an aerodynamically cleaner canopy. RLE Reinforced Leading Edge construction bringing precise tension, pressure & structure.

$4100

Sky GAIA 3 (LTF/EN A)

Flat aspect ratio 4.72 Glider weight 4.2-5.1 Take-off weight 58-130 3D cut Developed by Sky Paragliders since 2004. Now classic 3D shaping of the leading edge for an aerodynamically cleaner canopy. RLE Reinforced Leading Edge construction bringing precise tension, pressure & structure.

$3080

Sky KEA 2 (LTF/EN A)

Travelling is our passion and exploring new places is the challenge we all love. We created KEA 2 - a light, durable, safe, high-performance and versatile, light-weight glider - to become pilots’ perfect companion for travelling, Hike and Fly, Vol Bivouac and Vol et Ski. We made KEA 2 with a passion for details, precision and quality because we know that when you are on your own at take-off, or in the air, you need to trust your glider entirely. Flat aspect ratio 4.95 Weight of the glider 2.76-3.15 Take-off weight 55-125 3D cut Developed by Sky Paragliders since 2004. Now classic 3D shaping of the leading edge for an aerodynamically cleaner canopy.

$4455

Sky KUDOS 2 (LTF/EN B)

Recognition, reputation and praise, the very definition of the word KUDOS! Our R&D team worked hard to bring the new KUDOS 2, a paraglider that matches the true spirit of its name. KUDOS 2 is the reliable buddy that will lead you all the way to your first ambitious XC flights, and beyond. Flat aspect ratio 5.05 Glider weight 4.0 - 4.9 Rozpětí letové váhy 55-125 3D cut Developed by Sky Paragliders since 2004. Now classic 3D shaping of the leading edge for an aerodynamically cleaner canopy. Mini Ribs Mini Ribs make the trailing edge coherent, smooth and sharp and improve performance by streamlining the airflow on the wing. RLE Reinforced Leading Edge construction bringing precise tension, pressure & structure.

$4345

Reserve

Air Design Donut 90 SL Reserve

With its 810g the Donut 90SL (SuperLight) is one of the lightest EN certified rescue on the market (for 90kg max). This comes from the small surface thanks to the low flat/projected surface ratio, and use of light but durable fabric. . Technical Data Size 90SL 100 120 220 Area | Flat (m²) 22,2 25,55 32,58 64 Weight (kg) 0,81 1,3 1,6 2,3 Certifictaion EN/LTF EN/LTF EN/LTF EN/LTF Max. Load (kg) 90 100 120 220 Sinkrate Maxload (m/s) 5,49 5,17 4,90 5,35 Volume (liters) 3,16 3,51 3,78 8,55 Packing Height (cm) 9 9 9 12 Width (cm) 18,5 19,5 20,5 28,5 Length (cm) 19 20 20,5 25

$900

Air Design Donut Reserve 100/120

the 100 and 120 are light and not SL, but are still in the lightest ones you can find on the market. Making them perfect for your next hike and fly adventures! And with its 2.3kg, the Donut 220 is definitely amongst the lightest and most compact tandem rescues out there.

$700

Sky System 3

Reliability, fast opening, simplicity, light-weight, safe lines arrangement, easy placement in almost any harness, a small volume in an innovative container design. Yes, we are talking about the reserve system SKY SYSTEM Reserve weight 1.4-1.85

$674

Sky Quatro Reserve

The reserve system is an essential part of our flying gear and we all fly in a way not to use it. However, if anything goes wrong, the deployment must be fast, opening quick and descend stable and sink rate very low. Sky Paragliders reserve QUATRO was developed from scratch during the last five years to meet all the demands. Just read the story about how QUATRO was born. Reserve weight 1.2-1.7

$725

Sky Quatro Light Reserve

The QUATRO LIGHT is our ‘1% reserve parachute’. It weighs only 1% of the maximum certified payload (sizes 90, 110 & 130) and combines fast opening, stable descent and low sink rate. QUATRO LIGHT is the number one rescue parachute in our range for travelers, hike & fly pilots and for all those who closely focus on the weight of their equipment. Reserve weight 0.9-1.2

$820

Sky SKY LITE reserve

SKY LITE is an EN certified round shaped canopy weighing only about 1kg (depending on the size). Reserve weight 0.99-2.6

$880

Sky SKY DRIVE II Steerable Reserve

Do you want full control if something goes wrong? This is what you have been looking for! The SKY DRIVE II, developed by Alexandre Paux, gives you control of your descent following a reserve deployment. The SKY DRIVE II is a steerable reserve chute that you can use without ejecting the main canopy. Reserve weight 1.85 (including two-phase container)

$1326

Harness

Air Design “The Sock” Harness S/M/L

The specifications for The Sock were as long as top model legs but we wanted a harness as simple as flip-flops. Sticking to our philosophy, The Sock is light, comfy and robust. An everyday pod harness that will take you from your all-day long XC, hike-and-fly training, XC competition to your Bivy project. The Sock is a versatile product offering the most efficient feel in the smallest packed volume.

$1485

Sky Gii 5 Alpha

The Gii 5 ALPHA harness is a versatile choice, providing both comfort and protection through its foam or Sky BlowBag back options. With its straightforward setup, lightweight design, and adaptability, the Gii 5 ALPHA is perfect for leisurely flights, ground handling, hike & fly, and even exciting XC adventures. Harness weight 3.20-3.90 or 2.90-3.60

$800

Sky REVERSE 5 Harness

We believe in practical, efficient solutions that are easy to use, safe and comfortable. And therefore, we created REVERSE 5; reversible harness that is a great companion for your Vol Bivouac flights, Hike and Fly or travelling which will be easy because the harness easily changes into a comfortable backpack. Harness weight 2.7-3.4

$995

Sky Skylighter 4

SKYLIGHTER 4 is a new generation of harness for long cross-country flights, hike-and-fly and travelling. We have updated our lightweight cross-country pod harness to make pilots enjoy flying over the landscape even more and longer. We listened carefully to their needs and feedback and designed SKYLIGHTER Harness weight 3.0-3.4KG

$1495

Sky CRUX Harness

CRUX is an alpinist’s paragliding harness designed to deliver ultimate functionality on the mountain. No unpacking, reversing and repacking on steep or slippery launch areas. An EN-certified concept which is integrated into an authentic lightweight mountain backpack solution for the alpinist who loves to climb/hike & fly; this was the core essence of our design goal Harness weight 1.25 - 1.33KG

$650

Sky Twin 2 Harness (Tandem Pilot)

The TWIN 2 is our light and versatile pilot harness for professional and recreational tandem pilots. Harness weight 2,8 - 2,9kg

$765

Sky PAX Evo Harness (Tandem Passenger)

PAX evo gives your passenger a feeling of comfort, which is an important factor for a great tandem flight! Harness weight 2.9Kg

$695

Gear

SIV 2nd Reserve Rental

Attending our SIV and need a 2nd reserve (we require this as of 2023). We have several front mount reserves that we will bring for rent and rotate through. $50 for entire clinic.

$50

Women