Prepare yourself for turbulence

and master active flying in one week!


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

This is the most important skill set to master. Flying in smooth air is easy, but when it gets turbulent, unexpected things can happen!

Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor

Why do the PARAGLIDER CONTROL course?

If you lose control of your wing you can get a collapse, leading to a spiral, leading to an unhappy end. Being properly prepared with solid techniques to keep your wing in the ‘green zone’ can remove the fear of flying.

So this course offers comprehensive guidance on active flying, descent techniques and how to stay in control when the air gets ugly.

<div class="editor-content"><p>Master active flying</p></div>

Master active flying

for maximum wing control

<div class="editor-content"><p>Learn to block collapses</p></div>

Learn to block collapses

and know exactly how to recover

<div class="editor-content"><p>Know how to get down</p></div>

Know how to get down

using the most effective method

Lessons Plan


Develop your wing control by mastering pitch, roll and yaw to FIND YOUR FLOW, with practical exercises for you to learn how to manage the retained energy of your wing.



Everything you need to know about the modern speed system, including when to use it, how to use it, and what to watch out for.


When to use BIG EARS

Let’s explore the ins and outs of BIG EARS. What's the best method to use? What mistakes do pilots often make? Where can you use this technique?


Getting down faster

Take BIG EARS to the next level. What are the dangers and where are the limits? Can you topland safely with big big ears? How do you manage clouds and rain?



A livestream replay of a detailed Question & Answer session about wing control: optimising your turns, landing safely … and much more.


What's the point of SPINS?

Exploring your spin point gives you a great safety advantage. Train yourself in the SPIN POINT so you get practice with what the limit looks and feels like.



Simple theory and detailed demonstrations combine to help you develop the perfect timing for your inputs. Let's get active!



Members workshop replay all about pitch control, avoiding collapses and ideal brake timing.


Neutralise the common COLLAPSE

Learn how to neutralise the effect of an asymmetric with this simple method.


Secrets of CONTROL +

How do you improve your paraglider control? I’ve collected the most important skills for you to master in this extended edition.



Let's have a chat about managing extreme turbulence. Why does it happen, what should you focus on, and how can you build a solid ACTION PLAN when everything is falling apart?



A seminar presented by Greg to a British paragliding club. Learn how to recognise the stall point, avoid collapses and stay in command.



Let's watch some examples of control situations provided by academy members, so you can be properly prepared.


Summary and TEST

A roundup of what you’ve learned, and a chance to put your knowledge to the test!


Know your stuff?

Watch all the videos, work on the practical tasks and get over 80% in the WING CONTROL test, to earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 5 certificate!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

This course is for pilots who want to improve their wing control to cope with turbulence. This will work at any stage in your progression: learn, revise, refresh ... and be prepared!

How does the course work?

This is a week-long course. Every day you can work through about one hour of new video lessons. This gives you time to absorb each key skill. You can return to any lesson at any time thereafter.

What is included in the course?

Over 5 hours of specialised video training with Greg Hamerton. 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 5 certificate!

Single payment or subscription?

PARAGLIDER CONTROL 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. Paraglider Control builds upon Soaring Flight and gets you ready for Perfect Landing. Be prepared for challenging conditions and rough air!

Level UP!

Over 5 hours of video training that builds a unique defense system for all your flying. Study the secrets of active flying and collapse recovery. Be in control.


and become confident in the sky