Master landing setups, control your glide
and get gentle touchdowns, in one week!


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

Landing is the most dangerous phase of paragliding, with the largest proportion of accidents! This knowledge will keep you safe.

Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor

Why do you need this course?

Mastering the methods to control your approach will give you the confidence to explore, because you can use more kinds of landing areas in all conditions, so you won’t be worried about ‘the end of the flight’.

<div class="editor-content"><p>Smart approach patterns</p></div>

Smart approach patterns

for stress-free setups

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

Learn glide control

unique methods for precision

<div class="editor-content"><p>Master flare timing</p></div>

Master flare timing

recognise the right moment

Lessons Plan

Where will I land?

A simple guide to choosing landing fields, and judging your glide over obstacles from the air.


Approaching LANDING

Understand how to use the right pattern to reach your landing spot, depending on the situation.


Perfecting your SWOOP

Understand how to generate speed before flaring to get the maximum pendulum effect.


Land like a BUTTERFLY

Control your wing safely for a super-slow landing.



Sheltered landing fields and valleys can present a real problem when there’s some wind. Learn how to cope.



Learn how to use the airflow over the terrain to your advantage so you can ‘get in’ without extreme methods.



Expand your knowledge with a livestream replay of a detailed Question & Answer session about top landing.


SLOPE LAND like a pro!

Probably the most useful landing skill in the book, upslope landings that are the cornerstone of hike and fly.



Build a deeper understanding in this livestream replay of a detailed Question & Answer session about slope landing.



In this video I expand on a classic landing error with added examples to demonstrate the problem. Once you see the solution you'll never overshoot again!


TRAFFIC on approach!

Prepare for conflict on your landing approach by studying this great example, when another wing appears out of nowhere!


Reading the WIND

What is the wind doing, on the ground? Train your brain with these examples, before you find yourself gliding down to an unfamiliar landing field.



When is the exact time to flare? Watch many examples from many angles, to help you develop the best timing for a soft touchdown on your paraglider.


EMERGENCY landings

Where to run to when the wind gets wild. I discuss my game plan and demonstrate a simple strong wind landing method.


Landing FALLS that work!

Got it wrong? Save yourself with this military training technique!



(Podcast) Learn about the common causes of hard landings on your paraglider and what to do to minimise the impact.


Landing in TIGHT SPOTS

Sometimes your only landing field is sloping, full of obstacles and surrounded by high trees. What should you do?



Which way to approach? What method to use? Test your brain with these LANDING PUZZLES, carefully selected to train key landing skills.


Summary and TEST

Now you are prepared for any landing situation. Take the test!


Know your stuff?

Watch all the videos, work on the practical tasks and get over 80% in the LANDING SKILLS test, to earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 6 certificate!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

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

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 6 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 6 certificate!

Single payment or subscription?

PERFECT LANDING 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. PERFECT LANDING builds upon Levels 1-5 and gets you ready for tricky situations!


then relax ... you've got this!