Please note, due to the closure of the sites around Marrakech, This week may be held in the South near Agadir. However, rumors abound that Aguergour in the Atlas might re open, in which case we may go there! This should not affect the content of the CP course and is likely to be just as successful and fun.
This one week Paragliding CP and CP+ or Pilot course in Southern Morocco (or the Atlas Mountains) is for pilots that have recently achieved BHPA EP or equivalent 1-week qualification.
Who is this trip for All qualified pilots, and EP pilots who wish to complete BHPA CP rating. This can be a week fun flying for the qualified and a great opportunity for winter thermals and soaring in a lovely climate. Small XC flights are possible here.
11 day option This option is for a pilot who is somewhere close to completion of EP recently, Or is EP qualified and hoping to complete CP, who has perhaps been on one of our dune trips and has not flown for a few months, This option gives the chance for refresher training, on the Dunes and small coastal sites, before Soaring the bigger ridge sites This option means we will not be able to collect you from Agadir, but can arrange a taxi (£40 ish) to meet you.
Getting there.. Flights are not included, and you will need to arrange your flights. The earlier you book them, the cheaper they are. If you can book early you may get flights for £150 or less, including sports equipment, close to the departure maybe £200-250 You might be able to be on the same flight that we go out on, which will make collecting kit easier, if you are using ours. Each student will be responsible for transporting the kit out, and possibly back to us. (please check with us before you book flights and baggage) a suitable flight
Please book early! these courses often fill quickly, and there is a lot of prep for us before each one.
Staying there We have a few great places to stay whilst there. Sometimes it will be at Hotel Abertih, or sometimes on take off at Nigel's place, possibly even a night in a cave hotel, but where ever we stay, be prepared for an adventure and experience of the best kind. The course is Half Board accommodation, evening meal and breakfast all included!
Travel and Flight options. If you arrive on our dates, we will collect you and return you to the airport. It is possible to arrive before and leave after our dates, and taxis can be arranged to and from the Airport (Agadir 1.5 hrs Marrakech 5.5) There are also buses which are very cheap. We provide transport while you are there, and when you get to fly at Nigels there are lifts back up the mountain (no more walking (-:) There are many flights from Easy Jet, Ryan Air, and BA can be a good option if you book early. Charter flights can work. Please always check with us before booking flights unless you are prepared to make your own arrangements when you get there.
Payment We require your deposit of £150 if you are booking more than 6 weeks before the trip. We require full payment inside 6 weeks before departure. You can also pay by card over the phone or bank transfer. we will send an invoice with the details by email. You will need to return out TRIPs form, as soon as you have some details like flights arranged.
Warning. Paragliding in Morocco is certainly for the adventurous, it is a wonderful experience in a different culture and for most people, it is a fantastic experience they remember for the rest of their lives. We strive to keep these courses as safe as possible, and at all times your safety is our priority. It should be noted that we are in remote locations without access to UK standards of rescue. Marrakech / Agadir hospitals are of a high standard, but there are no Helicopters for rescue or ambulances with Paramedic outside the city. Axis staff are remote location first aid trained and qualified, but each client should understand the dangerous nature of the sport they are undertaking and the difficulties these locations can present. Each pilot must have an Insurance policy, to cover rescue and repatriation and medical expenses that specifically states the policy will cover paragliding activities. These policies are available from many companies, we have listed some on our links page.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 October, 2015.