Online paragliding training

A powerful video course for paraglider pilots who want to improve. Learn from a global syllabus of focused lessons combined with in-flight demonstrations presented by chief instructor Greg Hamerton.

Build your confidence!

Expert demonstrations let you master each key skill in sequence. Special exercises develop your ability. Clear explanations lead to understanding.

Start here to build confidence with a rock solid foundation that boosts your flight school training and fills in any gaps in your knowledge. Understand the way the air flows, learn all the essential paragliding principles and study the best practices with an expert instructor.

Everything you need to know to master your paraglider on the ground, with a special focus on strong wind ground control. Learn how to depower, kite uphill, cobra launch, master your wing with the A's and C's, and kill it effectively!

Identify safe flying sites and learn how to adapt your technique to the environment to get a great start! Learn to cliff launch, reverse launch, forward launch and even launch in a crosswind ...

Spread your wings with this specialised video training course in soaring flight. Discover where the lift is, how to avoid turbulence, flow through the traffic … and glide effectively!

Learn how to work in harmony with your wing, even in turbulent conditions. Master active flying, collapse recovery and descent techniques.

Learn smart approach patterns for stress-free setups, develop unique methods for precise glide control and master your flare timing to get perfect landings, every time!

Learn how to forecast paragliding weather and find the best flying conditions! Stop wasting time going to the wrong sites, and boost your flying by learning how the air works.

I've spent thousands of hours suspended on columns of rising air. I'll share all my secrets with you. Find more thermals, track them as they rise, and understand all the subtle signs you should be looking for.

The most comprehensive SAFETY COURSE for paraglider pilots. Study all the SIV moves, learn how to analyse incidents and develop a smart risk management strategy for freeflight.

In development


Become an expert in all the paragliding gear: pod harnesses, reserve parachutes, instruments, maintenance and reviews.


Strategies to master FEAR and flying, build CONFIDENCE, and LEVEL UP to your PILOT rating


Get prepared for your first cross country flights, and start getting away from the hill!


Take your XC to the next level in the Alps, Pyrenees and beyond


There's an extensive library of SPECIAL SKILLS lessons like challenging XC route analysis, volbiv guides, hike&fly racing documentaries, competition flying tips, tandem flying instruction and even film-making. Join the Flight Academy and enjoy some specialised study time to take your flying to the next level.

Structured learning

These courses present my teaching in a unified system of progression. What level would you like to reach?

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Learn the skills you need to control your wing

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Study the environment you are flying in

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Be able to make educated decisions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

All pilots will find the lessons relevant. You could be just starting out, or have years of flying under your belt. You can begin at any level, return to a lower one if you’d like to brush up on fundamentals, or promote yourself to a higher level and reach for the stars.

The best way to enjoy FLIGHT LEVELS is to begin at LEVEL 1 and move step by step, because I discuss the basics and work up to more advanced methods and concepts within each lesson, including tips from a lifetime of flying.

You’ll find things ‘click’ and you really ‘get it’. This builds great confidence, which you can build upon in the next level.

Is this a pilot licence course?

FLIGHT LEVELS complements every national syllabus, but it is not a rating. This gives me the freedom to offer pilot training that transcends any systems limitations. I’ve removed things that don’t work in practice. I’ve considered incidents and used them to guide my method, to prevent you from making the same mistakes. I’ve improved every element of the common flight training systems by including skills I’ve developed and methods I use to get the best results with my students. You get it all, with clear reasoning, so you can judge what to do with the knowledge. You’ll find zero dogma here, just … clarity.

What is included in each FLIGHT LEVEL?

Hours of specialised video training on each topic. You’ll find that each FLIGHT LEVEL contains far more intense training than anything else available online.

My courses are powerful, focused, and in-depth.

Each FLIGHT LEVEL course contains many lessons, selected tasks, innovative visual assessments and distilled experience, combined with high quality film production.

How do the FLIGHT LEVELS differ from the Academy?

FLIGHT LEVELS are my courses, special collections of training videos on one topic. They are available to buy as standalone courses (no membership required) OR you can get access to them as part of your membership.

The ACADEMY is a recurring membership fee that gives you VIP access to watch the courses and see the latest lessons as soon as I have developed them, plus livestreams, Q&A sessions, discounts on equipment and access to the amazing academy chatroom where you can ask me anything about your flying.

So it works as a support system. It is the campus, the community, and there are many great pilots there who can help you too.

What does it cost?

You can either buy lifetime access to each FLIGHT LEVEL for £100 (no subscription is required) OR you can become a member, and get FREE access included.

Which languages are supported?

I always present in English, but all the courses are subtitled in ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, POLISH, CZECH and PORTUGUESE. Most videos have been checked by pilots fluent in these languages!

Become a confident pilot, with a clear vision and the freedom to fly high and far, without fear.

The FLIGHT LEVELS system will massively increase your knowledge and understanding of when to fly, where to fly, and how to fly, so you can elevate yourself to the top of the gaggle, where paragliding is truly amazing.

Choose your study focus below:

Get a great FOUNDATION

by learning the fundamentals of paragliding



and become confident in strong wind



to fly off any kind of site, at the right moment


SOAR with confidence

Discover where the lift is, how to avoid turbulence, flow through the traffic … and glide effectively!



Unlock the secrets of 3 axis control!



Get there, set up right, and hit the spot!


Predict the BEST flying days

by understanding the sky


Master THERMAL flying

by following the visual examples!


World class SAFETY training

Master all the SIV moves and build your knowledge


The higher levels are currently in development in the FLIGHT ACADEMY. Members can watch all the courses, AND get access to the latest lessons and many more in the catalogue, so take out a membership and get ahead!

"A huge source of inspiration, tips and knowledge brought together in videos, made with passion."

Oliver Wolf, Germany