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PG 2 Syllabus


 At Fergs we teach the New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association PG2 syllabus this includes:


1. Flight skills. Demonstrated competency in the following skills:


  1. Equipment set up and pre-flight checks

  2. Controlled forward inflations and launch

  3. Big ears, with/without weight shift

  4. Controlled reverse inflations and launch

  5. Pitch and roll control in straight flight

  6. Coordinated high and low bank turns.

  7. 360 degree turns left and right with pitch and roll control

  8. Rear riser control, use and limitations.

  9. Speed bar, big ears and speed bar.

  10. Controlled landing into the wind within 20m of a predetermined spot on 2 consecutive flights.

  11. Top landings, slope landings ( optional for available sites)

  12. Wingovers (optional)

  13. Asymmetric collapse (optional)


(B) Knowledge and attitude:


  1. Knowledge of rescue parachute deployment and PLF

  2. Understand alternative landing approach methods

  3. Appropriate site, weather and risk assessments.

  4. Demonstrate a “safety first” attitude for self and others.

  5. Know and obey the right of way rules when flying with other aircraft.


(C) Flight Experience (student log book to be sighted by an instructor before signing).


  1. Total 150 mins flight time including a total of 100mins achieved in NO MORE THAN 10 flights. 

  2. Total 40 flights from authorised launch sites. 

  3. Flights from at least 4 different launch sites to at least 3 different landing areas, 1 of these sites must be inland. 

  4. At least 5 take-offs in winds of 5 knots ( 9 km/hr) or less.

  5. At least 5 take-offs in winds of 9 knots (17km/hr) or more.


Paragliding is unique in the places it takes you and the people you meet. On achieving your PG2 license, you can explore a world of new experiences and adventures.

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