I provide clear explanations, detailed demonstrations and student training examples so you can learn from realtime instruction and immerse yourself in the ground control environment.
Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor
Why take the GROUND CONTROL course?
It's the most comprehensive training available online. During the 6 hours of specialised videos you'll learn everything you need to know to master your paraglider on the ground, with a special focus on strong wind control.
Be in command
Know how to control the wing
Understand the physics
So you and your wing can work together
Feel the wing
without needing to watch it
Who is it for?
This course is for everyone who wants to improve their ground handling. Just like the Fundamentals course, you could do this before your first day at paragliding school, during your training, or after a break from flying, to refresh your skills. Paramotor pilots can also benefit a lot from all these videos. If you’re learning to fly on your own, you definitely don’t want to skip this course!
How does the course work?
This is a two week course. Every day you’ll be emailed the next video lesson. This gives you time to absorb each key skill. If you want to go faster, use the app. You can return to any lesson at any time thereafter. There’s a task sheet for you to develop your skills, and a visual quiz at the end of the course to see if you can identify problems and solutions.
What is included in the course?
Over 6 hours of specialised video training with Greg Hamerton. There’s also a task sheet for you to develop your skills, and a visual quiz at the end of the course to see if you can apply the concepts to common problems.
Single payment or subscription?
FLIGHT LEVEL 2 is only available to buy as standalone course. You pay once and get lifetime access to these lessons and any updates I make to them. No subscription is required. Becoming a Flight Academy member is a seperate subscription that will enrich your learning experience with livestreams, chatroom and a large catalogue of more advanced topics.
Get your lessons anywhere
Accessible on all devices including iOS, Android, MACs and PCs. You can even Cast to your TV!
Most of the lessons are subtitled in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
Continue your journey upwards through the FLIGHT LEVELS system. Ground Control training builds upon the Fundamentals and gets you ready for Launch Skills. What you learn here will benefit every aspect of your paragliding.
An introduction to the ground control course
Ground ZERO (22:00)
Where to go, what to use, how to prepare your gear, and perform the basic moves. Perfect for first-timers.
GROUNDHOG DAY (1:12:00)
A series that presents the best exercises to develop your ground control skills.
KILLING IT (11:30)
Discover methods to bring the wing down in strong wind.
Study the A/C technique and learn alternative methods to depower your wing.
GROUND HERO (30:06)
Watch my students learn the techniques in a training demonstration.
FLAT CHALLENGES (13:43)
Learn how to set up your own ground control challenge course.
Launch FEELING (8:00)
Take simple steps to improve your feeling of what the wing is doing before takeoff and develop a great launch stance that will keep you in control.
How to KITE UPHILL (16:57)
Learn the best way to be lazy, and use the wing to power you back up the hill!
Find your STALL POINT (8:38)
Learn how to feel the stall point approaching and how to avoid it.
TRAINING HOUR (51:56)
Stall point Q&A session.
GROUND CONTROL Q&A (43:50)
Common ground handling problems and their solutions.
GROUND SCHOOL (49:00)
Watch over my shoulder during a 1:1 coaching session and build your ground handling skills.
STRONG WIND (14:12)
Finish off with a condensed masterclass covering all the key concepts in gusty conditions on a small trainer.
SUMMARY & TEST (2:37)
Here's what you've learned. Now put your knowledge up against the visual puzzles!
Get the course!
Over six hours of informative video training. Study the basics, learn advanced skills and develop control!