Canungra Paragliding and Hang Gliding School - Canungra Sky Sports

Hang Gliding Course

Restricted Hang Gliding License Course

(Novice Course)

The Restricted course is your ticket to flying freedom. At the conclusion of this course you will be certified to fly solo. After you have completed all the necessary training and paperwork for the HGFA restricted certificate, you will obtain your restricted hang gliding pilots certificate with the knowledge and confidence to enjoy the freedom of flight.

What to Expect: 

You will learn to set up the glider, do your safety checks. Learn to launch and ground handle the hang glider on gentle slopes close to the ground. Your instructor will show and teach you to control the hang glider on the ground, launch, flight and landing. You will do multiple training hill flights to build up your mussel memory and skills. Expect about 20 - 30 take offs and landings, focusing initially on take-off and landing skills. Once these skills are acquired we move on to higher flights.  

One of the instructors will take you for an instructional tandem. This will be done at the start of the course or before the high flight phase of the course. This will depend on the student and weather at the time.

Once you are confident and have the skills, your instructor will move you onto high flights 1800 feet up Tamborine or Beechmont, first in smooth air, then ultimately onto soaring flights in which you can gain even more altitude. Beechmont is famous for having the longest foot launched hang glider flight in the world, over 500 km by Jonny Durand who landed beyond Roma. It is not uncommon for hang gliders to thermal up to 10,000 feet in many parts of Australia where air space allows.

Theory: Combined with the flying, elements of theory will be taught. We conduct the theory lessons in a natural environment, discussing things as they occur, on the hill or in the landing field. There is also a necessary element of classroom theory. If you have the opportunity we recommend some pre course reading.  

Your training will be split into 5 different phases, 1. The training slopes and hills.  2. Theory 3. Instructional tandem flight. 4.  High flights 5. Soaring Flights

We prefer you to do this course in a block of 9 days, as you learn much quicker this way, however if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages.

Please note that we all learn at different speeds and you will need to pass all of the HGFA requirements and exams. Show your instructor that you have the skills to fly safely. Some students may need additional days training to complete the restricted license.

After you have completed all the necessary training and paperwork and passed the HGFA exams, you will then obtain your novice pilots certificate with the knowledge and confidence to fly safely and enjoy the freedom of flight. Your instructor will be available for any further advice after your training if required.

Hang gliding is a weather dependent sport and conditions can affect the training schedule. Our number one priority is your safety and if weather conditions are not suitable for training. We will postpone to another date.

Canungra Sky Sports will provide the student with all of the required hang gliding equipment during these classes, including gliders, harnesses, radios, and helmets. Students should bring sturdy footwear. 


Course:  9 days

Price: $2750-

Extra cost: HGFA student membership fee $22- and Canungra Club student fee of $10-


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The course includes

9 days instruction 

Training Hill Days

Use of all equipment (hang gliders, harnesses, radios etc.)

All theory lessons

Theory Exam


Extra cost 

1 x Instructional tandem if needed (this is a extra cost of $285-)


We are available year round and can be booked at other times out side of course dates.


2017  9 day Hang gliding License Course Dates

Canungra - Gold Coast - Australia

 (HGFA PG2  Pilot Course) 9 Day Course


9 days course       November  3rd - 12th          *Full



Caravans accommodation available on site.

Perfect for pilots who don't want to be in Town and prefer a quite location. Landing and ground handling paddock right next to cabins. Linen, kitchen, with all cutlery, plates accessories and BBQ facilities Supplied.


Rates per night:  

- Caravan $35- p/p

- Farm stay cabin $70-per room

- No camping allowed.



Canungra Sky Sports Address:  48 Four Mile Ln, Boyland QLD 4275

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Phone: 04572 87200

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