15-Day Paragliding Progression Camp in Chile

15-Day Paragliding Progression Camp in Chile

£ 2,480

Iquique, Chile

15-Day Paragliding Progression Camp in Chile
Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours, Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 12
Iquique, Chile
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 2,480

Activity Highlights:

An intensive 15-day progression camp designed for autonomous pilots aiming to elevate their paragliding skills. This camp will transform your ground handling, take-offs, flying, and landing abilities, ensuring a comprehensive enhancement of your paragliding proficiency.

Key Details

  • Duration: 15 days of coaching
  • Location: Iquique, Chile, with a special flying trip to Pisagua
  • Price: €2800, including coaching and accommodation (this may be slightly different from the GBP price shown)

Key Skills

Throughout the camp, you will refine your:

  • Ground handling techniques
  • Take-off and landing skills
  • In-flight maneuvers and control
  • Theoretical knowledge of paragliding dynamics

Course Breakdown

  • Morning Flight Sessions: 8 am – 11 am
  • Theoretical Lessons: 11 am – 1 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Afternoon Practice: 4 pm – 8 pm, combining ground handling and flying
  • Adventure Trip: A memorable overnight flying excursion to Pisagua with beach bivouacking and a barbecue under the stars

Prerequisites

  • At least one week of prior paragliding experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum age of 18 (or 12 with a legal guardian)
  • Good physical condition, supported by a medical certificate

Accommodation

Stay at the Iquique Flight-Park guest house, designed with unique container-based lodgings, offering a close-knit pilot community and excellent access to flying sites.

Why Choose Us

Our camp is set in Iquique’s optimal flying conditions and is led by world class instructors committed to your skill improvement. The unique blend of practical and theoretical training, coupled with an adventurous flying trip, makes our camp an unparalleled experience.

Equipment Options

  • I Have the Perfect Equipment: Bring it along for assessment and use. Before you pay we will chat on the phone to check what equipment you have.
  • I Don’t Have Equipment: Purchase a full set through us for €3500, delivered to you at the camp.
  • My Equipment Is Not Perfect: We’ll help you select the right gear, ensuring it meets your and our needs.

Why Iquique?

Iquique is nestled next to the Atacama Desert on the Pacific Coast and offers the most stable and ideal flying conditions globally. Its predictable weather pattern, obstacle-free terrain, and exceptional topography make it a paraglider’s paradise. From dawn to dusk, it offers endless flying and ground-handling opportunities, boasting the best value for your investment in terms of airtime, energy, and skill enhancement.

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What's Included:

  • 15 days of expert coaching
  • 16 nights of accommodation at the Iquique Flight-Park
  • All local transportation during the camp

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare (though we can assist with booking)
  • Paragliding insurance (available through assistance)
  • Potential equipment purchase or upgrade to meet our safety and performance standards (we do not allow pod harnesses or EN-C or higher rated wings).

Group Size of 6 and above: 10% discount

Discounts

Discounts

Group Size of 6 and above: 10% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

You should have completed at least a one-week paragliding course or have equivalent experience. The camp is designed for pilots who can already fly autonomously and want to improve their skills.

The second week includes a trip to Pisagua, a quaint village with excellent flying spots. You’ll experience flying in new locations, stay overnight on the beach, enjoy a barbecue, and camp under the stars.

Minors aged 12 and above can join the camp if accompanied by a legal guardian. Proof of age and consent will be required.

While paragliding is not overly physically demanding, being in good physical shape will enhance your experience. A medical certificate confirming your fitness for the camp is required.

You need to make a booking on this page and then you will be sent François’ number for a quick call to check your suitability.

He will then send you a link to pay the deposit through. A deposit of 30% of the total trip cost is required to confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 45 days prior to the holiday departure.

Yes, all transportation related to the training and flying activities during the camp is included. This covers travel to different flying sites and the adventure trip to Pisagua.

You will be accommodated in the guest house at the Iquique Flight-Park, which offers container-based lodging with a fantastic view and easy access to flying sites.

The trip cost does not cover any form of insurance, including repatriation or cancellation insurance. Clients are required to obtain repatriation insurance. We highly recommend securing cancellation insurance as well. Before registering, participants should verify their existing coverage for these risks.

Participants have the option to subscribe to insurance through our partner, offering:

Assistance Insurance: This covers repatriation, rescue, and search expenses and costs 2.4% of the trip’s price.
Cancellation Insurance: This covers trip cancellation and luggage loss, costing 3.9% of the trip’s price.

Purchasing both policies provides coverage for trip interruption. We can help your organise this once you book.

Note: These insurance options are available only to residents of Western Europe or the French overseas departments. Your primary residence must be in one of these regions and should be the address listed on your income tax notice. Western Europe includes: United Kingdom, Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Metropolitan France, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy and its islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, and Switzerland. The French overseas departments (DOM) include Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, and Réunion.

If a client opts out of our repatriation insurance, they must provide a certificate from their own insurance detailing the maximum coverage amount for evacuation expenses.

Yes, they are our main coaches. However, in the rare event of absence due to injury or exceptional circumstances, we ensure a qualified replacement to maintain the high standard of training.

Iquique offers diverse conditions suitable for all levels. Mornings and evenings are gentle, perfect for beginners, while midday provides stronger conditions for more advanced pilots. Each evening become golden hour for everyone.

Iquique enjoys comfortable temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, perfect for both ground and aerial activities.

The Flight Park has a kitchen, with local markets, supermarkets, and restaurants nearby, plus options for food delivery.

Iquique airport is just a 30-minute drive from the city, with easy access to the camp.

While paragliding is our main focus, Iquique offers a range of activities to explore in your free time. It is a small city of around 200,000 people with all the amenities you would expect.

Extras / Options

Our comprehensive flying kit includes: a glider, harness, rescue parachute, helmet, and radio.

We believe in empowering you with personal gear right from the start, rather than renting it, to ensure you can spread your own wings post-camp. The full set of equipment essential for your journey to becoming a pilot is yours for a total cost of €3,500 (this may be slightly different from the GBP price on the form depending on exchange rate but we will charge you €3,500 EUR).

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

Custom Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation request from the Client will be made by mail or email and it is his/her responsibility to ensure this is received. It is the date of receipt of this letter or email that will be used to calculate the cancellation fees.

Depending on the date of the cancellation, the following sums will be retained:

More than 60 days before departure: 20% of the amount of the total reservation (price of the stay + options) with a minimum of 60 euros per person

From 60 to 31 days: 25% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

From 30 to 21 days: 50% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

From 20 to 16 days: 75% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

Less than 16 days: 100% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

For some of our stays abroad including special accommodation (boat for instance), the following deductions apply (specified on the technical sheet of the stay):

more than 120 days before departure: 35% of the amount of the total reservation (price of the stay + options)

from 120 to 90 days: 50% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

from 90 to 60 days: 75% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

less than 15 days: 100% of the total amount of the reservation (price of the stay + options)

The price of the insurance taken out is not refundable, as are the visa and pre-routing costs that you would have incurred for your trip. These non-refundable costs are not taken into account by your cancellation insurance.
If you have to cancel your participation, you can suggest someone to replace you if they meet the same conditions. Even in this case, all reservations that would already be committed in your own name will be invoiced to you. You are required to inform us between 15 and 30 days before departure.

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