Learn how to choose the right paraglider,

set your instruments, and pack your reserve


<div class="editor-content"><p>Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor</p></div>,

You trust this thing with your life, so isn't it time you learned how to keep it in perfect condition? I'll show you the simple checks you can do right now.

Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor

Why do you need this?

Because developing your expertise in equipment helps you to spot potential problems, and correct them! By the end of the training course you’ll be able to adjust a pod harness for optimum performance, service a wing including replacing lines and testing porosity, and pack your own reserve. You'll know how to read between the lines in any gear review and you'll understand the range of paragliding equipment on offer.

<div class="editor-content"><p>Learn the SETUP</p></div>

Learn the SETUP

and get the best out of your harness

<div class="editor-content"><p>Learn SERVICING</p></div>


Know what to check for on your own

<div class="editor-content"><p>Select THE RIGHT GEAR</p></div>


Find the perfect match, for you

Lessons Plan

In development

Many lessons are already waiting for you over in the FLIGHT ACADEMY catalogue (Level 10) ... the course will be wrapped up soon.

Know your stuff?

Watch all the videos, work on the practical tasks and get over 80% in the GEAR EXPERT test, to earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 10 certificate!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

You'll develop a broad range of equipment expertise in this course. It's a standalone module but it's best to complete Level 1 first so you have a foundation of basic knowledge about harness setup and brake control.

How does the course work?

This is designed as a week-long course. but you can take as long as you want. Every day, try to work through some new video lessons, but don't rush! Take the time to absorb each key skill. You can return to any lesson at any time thereafter.

What is included in the course?

Over 7 hours of technical training in gear servicing, selection and setup. There’s also a task sheet for you to develop your skills, and a test at the end of the course to see if you can apply the concepts to common problems. If you get more than 80% you can earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 10 certificate!

Single payment or subscription?

GEAR EXPERT is available to buy as standalone course if you want to only pay once and get lifetime access to these lessons and any updates I make to them. However, most pilots choose to join the Flight Academy instead, which includes FREE access to ALL the course and will enrich your learning experience with livestreams, chatroom, discounts and a large catalogue of more advanced topics.

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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.

Structured learning

Continue your journey upwards through the Flight Levels system. GEAR EXPERT gets you ready for the more advanced levels and will ensure you have many years of safe flying!

Level UP!

Get in-depth video training that will develop your knowledge, so you can fly with confidence, knowing your gear is right for you, and in perfect condition.


Take what I've learned from hundreds of gear reviews