UK PARAGLIDING has become the first company we know of to make learning to fly cost less than learning to drive a car.
The North Wales business who offer freeflight lessons throughout the UK, have introduced an industry low charge for sessions; which makes learning to fly less than half the cost of learning to drive a car.
According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver needs 47 lessons (£940) to be ready for the road. Compared with UK Paragliding’s pay-as-you-go scheme where you can be ready for the sky in as little as 4/5 lessons (£80 each).
Not only is the total cost lower when it comes to paragliding tuition, but with the hourly cost of learning to drive at £20, paragliding lessons work out cheaper per hour at only £18.
Being based in Snowdonia National Park – the flight school host course dates locally whenever the sun shines and the wind is favourable.
Dayne Stone from UK Paragliding suggests the conditions are more often ideal than you might think, due to the staggering mountain range: “Due to the many mountains, hills and coastal launch spots in North Wales we are blessed with more flying days than elsewhere in the country.
“If conditions are too gusty on the coastline you can always retreat into the mountains or visa versa. Due to the varied terrain available, we can offer students the opportunity to fly at sites which will have similar conditions to their local launches.
“For this reason many students choose to travel from further afield to the area for lessons, rather than take advantage of our mobile tuition service.”
Booking onto a lesson day, trial session or just getting advice on where to start with paragliding is as simple as sending a message through Facebook or by email: @UKParagliding firstname.lastname@example.org