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Basic Paragliding Course

Hosted by Tokyo Gaijins トーキョーガイジンス

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Basic Paragliding Course
2015 November 3 (Tuesday *National Holiday ) | Ogose, Saitama Let's learn the basics of paragliding, and fly-off a 15m hill on your own!

A challenging but amazing experience!

Trip Itinerary
Meet at Ogose station (one exit only) at 8:15am Get on the service van Stop at a conbini on the way to buy lunch and drinks Arrive at the training ground around 9am Fill-out insurance form Get the gear on Learn about and practice the control basics Practice the rise up (make the canopy rise by running into the wind as fast as you can) Have lunch at 12pm (not provided) More rise-up practice until 2pm Fly-off a 15m hill (the main challenge) Finish the course around 4pm Have fun folding the paragliders Get on the service van Drive back down to Ogose station Arrive back at Ogose station around 5:30pm
Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;
Rental of paragliding equipment Instruction fee Accident insurance Local transportation Bilingual course coordinator
Discount;
Birthday on Nov 3 (3,000yen) Price: 9,800Yen | Space left: 10 out of 12 | Reserve
Important Notes
Itinerary may vary due to the weather and other unavoidable circumstances. You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join. We'll stop by at a convenient store to buy lunch, snacks and drinks on our way to the paragliding training ground. The instructions will be mostly in Japanese but there will be an English translator. Participant's maximum weight allowed is 98kgs. Reasonable fitness not necessary but an advantage. 15m hill is not a total vertical drop so don't worry. Rise-up is how to make the canopy rise by running into the wind. Hiking boots or sports shoes with ankle protector is a MUST! Be aware that although this event is a lot of fun and thrills, it's also hard work because it involves a lot of running plus you have to hike-up and fly-down that 15m hill maybe twice or three times depend on the wind condition. Final details will be sent by email two days before the event. Maximum of 16 participants!
What to wear/bring
Clothes appropriate to the weather Hiking boots or sports shoes with ankle protection Long sleeve shirt (no t-shirt) Comfortable long sports pants (no shorts/no jeans) Gloves (cheap ones ok) Rain coat (in case of bad weather) Small towel Hat Sunscreen Picnic lunch Softdrinks Snacks Camera Cellphone Cash
Useful Links
Train times and connections (http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/) Weather forecast (http://weather.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/11/4320/11349.html) Komachi paragliding school (http://www.komachipara.com/) Paragliding course photos (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.205336712824632.52565.203797049645265&type=1)

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