Best weather to paraglide? In Spain!
We had excellent weather here in Algodonales during our last Elementary Pilot course. It was 22ºC... Pilots flying in shorts in November!
These made possible to the students to make 11 high flights in a week, some of them in a smooth lift.
In the second week, the weather just got better! While the temperature got lower, it was sunny every single day and the North, North-east wind made it possible to fly at Montellano and Ronda la Vieja (our private flying site which is perfect for beginners).
Fast learning system
More incredible than the weather was that we broke our personal record for an Elementary Pilot course: 18 high flights for each student, more than 2 accumulated hours of flying in dynamic life, and 3 top landings.
With our new training system, we work with a small group of 3-4 students. It means that we can spend more time with each student and that increases the number of flights they can have while in the course.
One morning we tested our theory by comparing the number of flights that the students were making between the schools flying that day in the same spot. Our school made three rounds of flights at the same time that other schools made one and a half.
In our opinion, the key thing is the dual tandem flights with the instructors: this helps students learn quickly, but very well at the same time. After a few tandem flights, the students are ready for, safe, solo flights.
The rest of the pilots in the group had big smiles on their sunburned faces by the end of the week. Especially Andre, who flew more than 22 hours in two weeks… in late November.