ABOUT

Photo taken from a tandem flight controlled by Ryan high above the Craigieburn Range in Canterbury

Safety

Christchurch Paragliding is certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority under Part 115.  We follow strict regulations designed to ensure safety in every aspect of our operation.  Rest easy in the knowledge our equipment is meticulously maintained and controlled, our pilots are talented and experienced and the work behind the scenes has been done in order for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.   

Fun Facts

  • We are the only tandem paragliding center in Christchurch.  

  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.  

  • We fly at one of New Zealand's best coastal soaring sites just 25 min from the center of Christchurch. 

  • A high portion of people who are left-handed are also redheads. 

  • Paragliding is fun.

Need to know

COST

$200 per flight ($250 with photos). We aim to stay in the air for 20 - 30 min.  Allow 1 hour for the whole experience.

WEIGHT & HEIGHT & AGE

Minimum 30 kg, maximum 110 kg.  Weight limits will depend on wind strength on the day. You must be taller than 130 cm for safety reasons.  We are not agest! Though people under the age of 16 are required to have guardian consent.

FLIGHT CONFIRMATION

We will contact you on the day of your scheduled flight to confirm if we are flying.  If we cannot fly due to the weather and you cannot or wish not to reschedule, we will provide a full refund.  If you cancel more than 24 hours before your scheduled flight we will provide a full refund.  If you cancel less than 24 hours before your flight we will refund half the cost.  If you do not turn up for your scheduled flight you will not be refunded.

PHOTOS + VIDEO

For an extra $50 we aim to capture 20-30 high quality photos and a raw video for your record.  We use the latest and greatest action cam on earth, the GoPro Hero 9.  Picture quality is super good, just ask one of our recent clients Hank "yeah, that's super good". The amazingness of the perspective captured is worth the record!

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

You are required to disclose any medical conditions when you fill in our wavier of liability contract.  Your condition may not exclude you from flying.  Please inform us in advance if you have any concerns about a condition. 

WHAT TO BRING

Dress for the conditions and ideally bring a windproof jacket.  We can provide one if necessary.  Sturdy footwear is required.  

TRANSPORT

Ideally you will provide your own transport to and from the flying site.  If this is not possible then we can provide courtesy transport within 30 min drive from site.

CONDITIONS

Paragliding is very weather dependent.  To fly Taylor's Mistake we need a nice moderate NE wind.  Any other wind direction and we cannot fly.

THE TEAM

Ryan
Pilot

Ryan is an adventure aviation sport addict who has been flying parachutes for 16 years.

From wingsuit BASE jumping down some of the gnarliest lines in Europe to paragliding cross-country through the remote back-country of New Zealand, Ryan is a hazard identifying, risk assessing machine with the skills to match!  

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Grey
Operations Manager

Grey is a true OG of New Zealand paragliding with a record of adventure longer than you could poke a stick at.

With over 20 years in the game Grey has made a life from paragliding and continues to rule the sky to this day. If you are interested in learning to paraglide visit Grey's site here.   

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Anton
Safety Manager

Anton is a true aviation legend with an incredible knowledge on many things!  Paragliding for 13 years, 16000 hours flying experience as an airline pilot and instructor, skydiver, speedflyer, rock climber, kayaker. Anton knows what is needed in order to stay safe in aviation. 

Oh, did we mention the BASE jumping?