Basic Paragliding Equipment Package
Here is a list of the essential items you will need to get started with paragliding:
- Paraglider: This is the most important piece of equipment. As a beginner you’ll be flying EN-A rated wing which is forgiving of mistakes and easy to fly.
The wing we usually recommend to our students is the Ozone Mojo 6. Ozone is the larges paragliding manufacturer by a wide margin and as a result has a substantial budget for RND. Their wings consistently lead the industry in performance, easy of use and safety.
- Harness: The harness is what you will sit in while flying, and it is important to choose one that is comfortable and provides good support. The harness we usually recommend to students is the Sup’Air access airbag.
Sup’Air Access Airbag 2 Price: $630
- Reserve parachute: This is a safety device that will deploy in the event of an emergency. It is important to have a reserve parachute that is properly packed and maintained.
Ozone Angel 2
- Helmet: A helmet is essential for protecting your head in the event of a crash. Entry-level helmets are typically made of foam or ABS plastic, and they provide good protection at a reasonable price.
In addition to these essential items, there are a few other pieces of equipment that you may want to consider purchasing, such as:
- Variometer: A variometer is a device that measures your rate of climb or descent. It is a useful tool for pilots of all skill levels, but it is especially helpful for beginners who are learning to fly.
- GPS: A GPS device can be used to track your location and altitude. This can be helpful for navigation and for finding your way back to your landing area.
- Radio: A radio can be used to communicate with other pilots and with ground control. This is especially important if you are flying in a remote area