Flying can be risky. It depends on good decisions, but is unforgiving of mistakes. What if there was a way to prepare yourself with a visual learning syllabus?
Would you like to build your skills and progress safely?
My system complements any flight school training, preparing you with knowledge and filling in any gaps.
Let me show you how to master paragliding and build complete confidence in the air!
What do you get?
Ongoing guidance, through demonstrations and discussion, to help you become an advanced pilot.
100+ Paragliding Videos
Access to over 50 hours of the latest lessons, livestream replays, technical analysis and podcasts that you won't find anywhere else.
Ask Greg questions directly in the private chatroom, livestreams or via email. I am independent, unbiased and direct.
Friendly Online Community
Join a supportive group of likeminded pilots from around the world - we love to fly!
Dangerous deeds and unexplained videos can confuse you. I am a qualified Chief Instructor with a 30 year professional reputation.
Develop Safe Habits
It's easy to become a good pilot when you have the right examples to watch. I share all my best practices and explain why they work.
Great deals from my approved partners. Up to 10% off your paragliding gear, training, trips and more!
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You can watch the lessons straight away. I don't charge for the first three days so you can try it for free. You must cancel if you don't want to continue. Otherwise, I will welcome you into the Academy and give you access to the chatroom and discounts.
What pilots say:
"The chatroom is brilliant, with direct access to Greg's experience" -- Darren Goodlad
"The butterfly landing guide was especially great." -- Malan Joubert
From the preparation of the flight to the landing, Greg's advice allows you to progress in paragliding safely.
As a beginner, the instructional videos really helped me develop my flying skills!"
Fly with Greg is a great resource for progressing as a pilot. His explanations of techniques such as the swoop flare and the slope landing are things I am still practising, and his analysis of flights and terrain on take-offs and landings has also helped me to identify hazards and obstacles both at home and when visiting new places.
Fly With Greg has helped me, because there are many practical excercises that I can apply in my flying site to fly more safely. It is also a great tool to technical knowledge and also books and sites to adquire this knowledge.
After searching all over the internet for relevant paragliding information from an instructor with real world experience, I came across Greg Hamerton of Flywithgreg.com. There is no other site with such well made and well edited videos, with such important content that has helped me in my progression as a pilot, his videos are on important topics and have helped me significantly to improve my piloting skills. There are videos that help from the beginner who is just starting to fly, to the professional who requires more advanced information. I love your videos!
Before learning with Fly with Greg, I had no confidence in many aspects of paragliding: I couldn't see how to progress. Today, thanks to the excellent videos, detailed explanations and sensible structure of the course, I have all the tools I need to practice, feel more confident and fly better!
Professional and entertaining videos, as well as live sessions and a great community in the chat room. More is not possible - keep it up.
I am an absolute fan of the short "explanatory videos", which are super to the point and clearly explained. You can watch them again and again on long winter evenings and then practice until the flying season starts again! Greg's explanations are easy to understand even with little knowledge of English and motivate me to keep working on my ground handling and active flying skills!
For me, Fly with Greg is a huge source of inspiration, tips and tricks and knowledge brought together in videos, made with passion. As a pilot with far more than 10 years of flying, I still find many topics useful, like how to improve my groundhandling, flying and tactical decisions.
I've finally managed to get my wing into my ultralight bag now and I love the way you explain things step-by-step.
Your videos really help me feel better prepared and help me get my mindset right for flying, plus make more informed buying decisions.
Thank you for your excellent instructional videos. They have improved my flying so much. I love your knowledge, passion and kindness.
I’m a big fan of your adventure and competitions videos. I watch your lessons over and over again. Absolutely great work, helped me a lot!
Thanks for the brilliant content Greg. I’ve learnt a lot about safety, weather, thermalling & XC planning.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
FlyWithGreg is such a brilliant thing to be a part of! It's kept the fire alive inside me in these darker lockdown days. With his vision and determination Greg has created an amazing resource!
Added membership benefits
sell your gear or find a bargain in the chat.
submit your own flight videos for analysis
download podcasts for offline listening
Most of my lessons are subtitled in English, and are translated by real pilots into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian and Chinese. (Livestreams and support are only in English.)
My videos can be streamed on PC and mobile devices, and even Cast to a smart TV screen.
This training is an investment in your safety and your happiness.
The distilled learning would take decades to acquire on your own.
If I teach you something in just one video that saves you from harm, it is good value. If I help you find confidence and you have the flight of a lifetime ... it's priceless!
I have a limited capacity in the academy, but there is still space for you. Let's begin!
Owner, Fly With Greg
30 years of flying and teaching
Flights (5000+) Hours (3000+) Flying since (1992) Tandem and Instructor ratings SAHPA (1994) BHPA (1997) competed in Paragliding World Cup series (1997), South African Nationals (various 1995-2012), owned Paraglide Cape Town (1997-2000) specialising in SIV, advanced XC and Tandem Pilot training. Tandem record holder (UK). Test pilot (Wallendair). Volbiv expert (Alps, Pyrenees, UK, South Africa). Hike&Fly competitor: X-Lakes, X-Eryri, X-Scotia, Dragon race, Bornes to Fly, X-Pyr (2016-2022). Favourite XC: Western Cape record (pictured) 213km (2016). Youtuber (best video so far 9M views: I Caught A Cloud). Author (South African Flying Sites Guide, novels). Journalist (Cross Country Magazine, Sports in the Sky, Thermik). Publisher (Best Flying Sites of the Alps). Reviewer (300+ wings). Film maker (500+ paragliding episodes).
Why are you all the way down here? Wanted to sign up, but missed the landing? That's alright, I always have a Plan B, because it's a golden rule of piloting.
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