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 already completed an introductory course.


All year round, in the form of 5-day or full-day courses.


Chamonix and surrounding area, sometimes further afield, depending on weather conditions


from 749€ for 5 days, 189€ / day or 129€ 1/2 day.


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5-day progression 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 will enable you to review the topics covered in the introductory course, accumulate solo flights, perfect 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.

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Progression course organization :

The 5-day paragliding progression courses generally run from Monday to Friday and include 3 full days plus two mornings (minimum 34 hours of training in total). 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.

Courses take place in groups of between 4 and 7 students, and are led by 1 or 2 instructors.


5-day progression program :

This course includes flights with ground training exercises to perfect inflation techniques, in particular the technique of inflating the paraglider in front of the canopy. Theoretical input is also provided to improve paraglider pilots’ analytical skills. This course enables you to develop active piloting techniques in preparation for your first flights in thermals. A MCQ exam for the initial certification is also available upon request.

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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
  • Lift tickets (if required)
  • Optional insurance to cover damage to equipment

To bring:

  • High boots, sunglasses, warm clothes and thin gloves.
  • Means of payment (CB, especece cheque vacance), to pay the balance on the first day of the course

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 the event of cancellation due to bad weather, a postponement or refund will be offered.

Progress days

Join us for the progress days we organize every weekend and sometimes during the week. So you can continue to progress in safety, flying under the supervision of our instructors.

Summer day program (8am) :

  • personalized briefing
  • 2 to 3 supervised flights
  • Inflating session (sail face)
  • Theory contributions (variable theme)
  • debriefing

1/2-day winter program (3 to 4 hours) :

  • personalized briefing
  • 2 to 3 supervised flights
  • debriefing

Objectives: (according to level) :

  • become an autonomous pilot
  • advanced in-flight exercises
  • first thermals (depending on conditions)
  • improved take-off techniques
  • work on landing accuracy
  • pilot’s license preparation

Rates for 2024 :

  • Pre-evaluation: €75 (if required*)
  • Refresher course: 75€ / hour (if required)
  • Full day (April – Oct): €189
  • 1/2 day 5h (April – Oct): €159
  • 1/2 day 4h (Dec – March): €129
  • 5-session pack discount : -5%
  • 10-session pack discount : -10%
  • GDP discount: -15

Included in the price: instructor services, equipment hire and transport to the flight site.

Not included in the price: lift tickets, liability insurance (compulsory, via FFVL), equipment breakdown insurance (optional).

*Preliminary assessment: Students who have not learned at Air Sports or who have not flown for more than 3 months will need to be assessed by one of our instructors. The instructor will check your level (equipment preparation, inflation, etc.) and give any necessary input and advice (flight plan briefing, harness adjustment, etc.). If the instructor feels you’re lacking in knowledge, he’ll offer you a refresher course (theory, inflation, etc.).

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