Paragliding & Paramotor School Byron Bay, Australia
Poliglide Paragliding and Paramotoring School is situated south of Byron Bay. Headquarters in is Lennox Head just 10 minutes from Ballina’s domestic terminal as well as a multitude of accommodation. Training and flying sites are all within 30 min drive and range from beach sites to gentle grassy launches perfect for training. We use sea breeze as well as thermal conditions to teach the full range of skills so you will not need to choose a coastal or inland school, you get both.
Our tandem flights are very popular and are a great way to get a trial of what paragliding is all about. We even cut the cost of the course by $180 if you choose take it up after the tandem flight! Our 1 and 2 day courses are popular and a great way to meet us and decide if you like getting your feet off the ground. Each one and 2 day course is programmed any time during a full course.
Our CFI Andrew Polidano is due to graduate from a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management at Southern Cross University, Lismore midyear 2013. The final subject in Andrews’s degree is a graduate seminar where Andrew is measuring the affects of anxiety during paragliding training and its effect on performance. The study will help formulate further research. Select students will be offered a place in the study which aims at providing the safest level of training possible due to the effective measurement and control of anxiety.
Poliglide does not advertise to be the cheapest in the industry; however our package deals are very competitive. We produce competent pilots that learn the skills thoroughly before getting signed off. We offer retraining for pilots than need a refresher course to get back on track. Andrew can also sit with you to write up an intervention plan to help you get your flying to the next level. Whether you’re recovering from an accident or incident during your past flying days or your keen to nail those nerves in the air we can help you. Book a session today and get that big investment of time and money working for you again.
1 and 2 day intro courses will be available through out the full course as well as tandem flights.
- 1-10 June
- 22-30 June
- 13-18 July - Special Pre Bali Course Contact me for more details!
- 10-18th August
What Poliglide Offers:
Poliglide offers training courses in Paragliding starting from tandem introductory flights right through to instructor level certification.
Andrew Polidano, owner and Chief Flight Instructor of the Poliglide paragliding school, is the former President of the HGFA and is currently undertaking research at Southern Cross University, Lismore. Andrew is also the President of the Northern Rivers Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.
Andrew's decision to take 3 years full time to dedicate to a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Managment is testiment to his quest to taking his teaching of Paragliding and Motorised Paragliding onto a new level. 'After 10 years of teaching I wanted to sharpen my axe, so to speak, I didn't want to become just another burnt out instructor, after doing this degree I see the science behind the sport and it's become so much more facinating working with people', says Andrew.
Poliglide's paramotoring courses excel on both a national and international level to bring training techniques and courses to Australia. Leading the way in Paramotoring training, Poliglide is consistantly improving teaching methods and raising the bar in Australia.
Poliglide has some preferred Accommodation options and is currently working closely with Dunes on Shelly in East Ballina. While you are in the area doing your Paragliding or Paramotoring training why not treat your self to a stay near the beach. There are multiple flights into Ballina Airport which is a 10 minute drive from Poliglide head office. Melbourne, Sydney and South Australia with the major airlines and transfers can be arranged free!. Why not leave the car at home and we will come get you from Ballina airport as well as each day of the course if your staying at Dunes on Shelly. For all June July and August course you get you accomodation at Dunes on Shelly included when you purchase the package deal!
Experienced and Passionate Paragliding Instructors
Your instructors Andrew Polidano and Cedar Anderson have a passion for paragliding and paramotoring and are dedicated to teaching this amazing form of flight. Poliglide takes pride in the high skill and competence level achieved during their courses. All instructors are endorsed by the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA) and specialist in this type of avaition.
With more attention from trained paragliding / paramotoring instructors providing the best student to instructor (not apprentice) ratio guarantee in Australia, we know you're going to be happy. This philosophy has led to a large amount of referrals to our Paragliding school over the years from past students.
Paragliding and Paramotoring Equipment
Poliglide offers a full range of sales and services for paragliders and paramotors and all flying accessories such as:
- Fresh Breeze Paramotors and accessories that we stock as well as the largest range and volume of parts and expert help.
- Flat Top Paramotors and S- Trikes, Yes we stock!
- Swing and Fresh Breeze Certified Paragliders which we stock or get in your prefered colour
- Swing / Woody Valley harnesses
- Paragliding and paramotor helmets
- Paramotor UHF + VHF combo communications
- Icom UHF and VHF radio
- Crispy paragliding boots sizes 38-49 all in stock
- Altimeter's from Brauniger and Compass C-Pilot Pro, in stock at very competitive prices
- Reserve parachutes
- and much more....
Poliglide is, above all, dedicated to your safety and providing a supportive learning environment throughout your Paragliding course. Poliglide 's strategy is to have 2 fully trained HGFA certified Paragliding or Paramotoring instructors on board for high glides and soaring flights, which is a clear advantage for your development as well as your sense of safety.
We understand the safer you feel and the more support around you the quicker you will learn and the more you will get out of a paragliding course. On your high glides we will have one certified instructor assisting you launch your Paraglider and guiding you every step of the way, via radio, to get you comfortably in the air. The other certified paraglider instructor will guide you through the landing phase to get you safely back on the ground.
Please read some of the reviews written by our course participants and customers. Your sense of safety is our number one concern so we have limited numbers of students in courses and won't take more than 4 students on per certified instructor. We often have one on one training depending on the stage of your training. We realise it is a false economy to be the cheapest school and undercut you on attention. With intense training we are able to complete some courses in 6 days. The reaminding days able to be used for soaring and intermediate skills like top landings.
We use only high quality, current paragliding and paramotoring equipment so you know you can trust your gear. We stay away from uncertified cheaper models.
INTRODUCING... THE ASTRAL 7 Paraglider!
13 prototypes, new technology and extensive testing by two of Germany's best cross-country pilots – these are just a few of the stages undertaken by Swing in developing the Astral 7. The original idea was for this to be a further step in paraglider development, but it has turned out to be a major leap forwards. Read more
“Rarely do I get this excited about a new product. The Astral 7 has the passive stability of a lower rated glider and the performance of a competition wing from 2 seasons ago. If you are looking for relaxed flying without compromising performance, look no further. Years ago we dreamed of glide ratios of 10:1” reports Andrew Polidano.
Proof will be in the flying. Ask for a test fly from your dealer in Sydney and Bright.
Swing and Fresh Breeze have been developing a reflex paramotoring wing with Agility and Saftey.. Look out for the Scorpio