Progression course

The progression course is a training course intended for paragliding pilots who have already followed an initiation course. The objective of the course is to allow pilots to fly independently in calm conditions on known sites.

For whom?

Any pilot who has recently (less than 3 months) completed an initiation course


On average, two 5-day courses are offered each month. As well as every weekend between April and October (on 2 days)


In the sky of Chamonix and its surroundings, depending on weather conditions


749 € for the 5-day course, or 169 / day for the weekend formula. Equipment rental is included. Deposit of 100 € at reservation


Latest generation equipment at your disposal, with the possibility of purchasing it at the end of the course

You have already done an introductory course in paragliding and you wish to continue your progression in order to become progressively autonomous? Then the progression course offered by Air Sports Chamonix is for you! This course, which normally takes place over 5 consecutive days or a weekend, will allow you to review the topics covered during the init course, accumulate solo flights, improve your inflation techniques and consolidate your theoretical knowledge.

The main objective of this course is to allow pilots to fly independently in calm conditions on known sites.

We provide all the necessary equipment for the course, including paraglider, harness, reserve parachute, radio and helmet. All you need to bring are high shoes, sunglasses, warm clothes and thin gloves.

If you want to invest in flying your own equipment, our instructors will be happy to help you choose the best products for your profile. We resell the biggest brands of paragliders and guarantee unbeatable prices.

Organization of the initiation course :

In the 5-day formula, the paragliding progression courses generally take place from Monday to Friday and include 3 full days (8am-6pm) plus two mornings (8am-1pm). Schedules may vary depending on the evolution of the group and the weather. Before the program is refined, plan to be available for the day, every day of the week of the internship.

The courses take place in groups of 4 to 8 students, and will be led by 1 or 2 instructors.

Program of the 5 days initiation course :

The course includes flights with training exercises on the ground to perfect inflation techniques, especially the technique of inflation facing the canopy. Theoretical input is also provided to improve the pilots’ analytical skills. The course also allows you to develop active piloting techniques to prepare for your first flights in thermals. A MCQ exam for the initial certification is also available upon request.

Don’t hesitate any longer and embark on this extraordinary adventure with Air Sports Chamonix!


Included in the price:

  • the performance of the instructors
  • equipment rental (paraglider, harness, reserve parachute, helmet and radio)
  • Transportation between our school and the different flight sites by minibus.

Not included in the price :

  • Mandatory liability insurance: about 60 euros / year
  • Medical visit
  • Ski lift tickets (if needed, depending on the flight sites)

To bring:

  • High boots, sunglasses, warm clothes and thin gloves.
  • Medical check-up to confirm that there are no contraindications to the practice of paragliding
  • Means of payment (CB, especece cheque vacance), to pay the balance on the first day of the course
  • Punctuality and good humor!

Special conditions:

The course can only take place if there are at least 4 participants. If this number is not reached, we offer three solutions: opt for an individual training course, postpone the course to another date or make a refund. In case of cancellation of a day or half day of the course by the school due to unfavorable weather conditions, a corresponding postponement or refund will be made.


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