Paragliding Techniques & Instruction for Beginners : Landing Procedures of Paragliding


Hello! Welcome to expertvillage.com. My name
is Patrick Eaves with Wingenvy Paragliding. In this clip, we’re going to be talking about
the procedures for landing. In any landing, you’re going to plan far ahead for exactly
where you’re going to land. Following the different sights protocol, you’re going to
follow that landing approach. So now that you have your landing sight and you’re coming
into land about 15-50 feet off the ground, depending on my speed coming in all the way
out of my harness so I’m ready to come in quick. Sometimes in that last few feet you
can drop quickly or you can come in really slow. Remember, when you’re landing always
land into the wind. That’s going to give you a nice soft landing. About 20 feet off the
ground if I’m coming in pretty slow, I’ll go ahead and hang all the way out of my harness
ready to run once I come in for a landing, my knees bent, legs together, and about 5
feet off the ground. Depending on my wind speed, I’m going to start my flare. If I’m
coming relatively fast, I’m going to wait until those last 5 feet. As I’m coming in
I’m going to flare at about this speed. Relatively fast and I’m going to hold it until I touch
down, then I’m going to run for a few feet and let the glider fall behind me. Now, if
there’s lots of wind when you’re coming in to land, you don’t need to have that aggressive
of a flare. Just a nice and slow flare until you’re barely moving over the ground, touch
down, take a few running steps so that the glider stays up in the air. As soon as you’re
safe and on the ground, pull both brakes down to kill the wing and stop the wing and make
sure it’s not dragging you anywhere. Okay, one common mistake people will often make
when they’re coming in to land is they’ll start their flare a little bit too early.
So let’s say you’re 10 feet off the ground and you’ve started your flare and you get
a 1/4-1/2 through it and you realize you still have a long way to go to the ground. The best
thing to do in this case is just hold the brakes where they were until you get close
to the ground. In the last few feet, go ahead and finish the flare really hard. When you’re
coming in to land, remember to avoid making any hard turns the last 100-50 feet.

11 thoughts on “Paragliding Techniques & Instruction for Beginners : Landing Procedures of Paragliding

  1. Great job Patrick.. always great reminders been flying 3 years now and Like to have a refresher before season!

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