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P2 Course/Certification Outline | Paragliding

1 - Introduction to Paragliding

2 – The Basics

3 – Time To Fly

4 – In Flight

5 – Weather

5a – Introduction to Understanding Weather

5b – Clouds

5c – Additional Terms and Gathering Information

6 – Ridges, Rules, and Thermal Flying

7 – Equipment

8 – Reserves

9 – Aerodynamics

10 – Malfunctions and Risk Management

11 – Advanced Conditions

12 – USHPA and The FAA

12a –USHPA – P1 Beginner Rating

12b –USHPA – P2 Novice Rating

13 – Surface Towing

13a – Towing Procedure, Step-Towing, Lockout, Over-towing

13b – Tow-Op Communications, Summary

13c – Tow-Specific Equipment

13d – Tow Systems, Preflight, Launching, Towing Forces

14 - Connect to Locals

15 - Glossary 

 

A Companion Guide to Any Onsite Training

Welcome to the online educational companion and training syllabus for your introduction to the world of Paragliding in the USA. This program will cover all of the necessary ground school topics to help complete your training. The material and information provided here will be reviewed and discussed with your instructor(s) in an ongoing and daily basis to help ensure the concepts are clearly understood.

This P2 Course/Syllabus is based on “Introduction to Paragliding”

Original Authors:

Denise Reed / Doug Stroop / Marty DeVietti / Chris Grantham

  • Initial web development – 2018 – Shane Parreco
  • Special Thanks: Becca Bredehoft & Milly Wallace – For assistance with editing and content cohesion.
  • Updating and e-Learning integration – 2019 – Online Training Concepts