Who can learn?
Poliglide has successfully taught a vast range of people with all different backgrounds; Men and women, of all different ages, shapes and sizes.
Some with no aviation experience and others have crossed over from flying jumbo 747’s , Chinook helicopters or even F18 Fighter Jets.
Best Training Possible
It’s a huge statement to declare a school offers the best possible training. Let’s look at a few factors to substantiate such a claim.
Poliglide has been offering paramotor training since 2002, having taught hundreds of pilots to fly paramotors, our former students are a testimony to our continued passion in sharing this sport and increasing it’s safety and accessibility. Andrew Polidano, our CFI, was the lead author of the current Australian Paramotor Certificate Course (straight through course) that is utilised by SAFA and remains a key advisor to the SAFA on syllabus development safety and training standards for Australia.
We have passionate staff that thoroughly enjoy motorised flight and sharing the wonder of it with others.
We use a state of the art towing system to quickly get you used to the sensation of propelled launching. Andrew has over 12,000 tows using this (Quad Bike tow system), and it has now become adopted by other schools in Australia. Training is achieved in a safe, broad, open area. We use well serviced, reliable motors and best quality wings for learning, as well as specially designed communication systems so you will always be able to clearly hear your instructor.
COST- Stage 1, Basic training including motor flights at $350 per day. Here is where you need and get the attention you deserve. We limit Stage 1 participants in a course so you spend less time standing around watching the talented students advance. Some people require more attention so you remain in Stage 1 and get the attention you deserve while taking off and landing. Then it gets cheaper as you only pay for the airtime in Stage 2. We will let you know when it’s time to start booking stage 2 places.
Stage 2 Supervised Solo is for pilots who have finished their theory, have their own gear including comms, get themselves organised to fly, and are just completing their final flight hours. If you need to hire gear in Stage 2 that is fine but Stage 1 bookings will have priority on gear use. If you don’t have gear and you want to guarantee your spot it’s safer to book stage 1.
Stage 2 students are charged on airtime at $ 84 per flight hour, not for the whole session. There is a minimum 1-hour charge per session. If you fly for half an hour your session fee is $ 84, if you fly for one and a half hours your session fee is $ 84 * 1.5 hours = $ 126.
LOCATION- Based in Casino (NSW)
STRUCTURE- Stage 1 then stage 2 broken up to suit working people we do not run a 14 days straight training course. We strongly recommend you not sign up for those courses as the training is intense and you will need time off after a full week of training.
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Equipment Sales and Hire
At Poliglide we understand that some people prefer to learn on the equipment that they will go on to fly once they have left the safety of the school, while others would prefer to wait until they make their final decision on gear. This is why we offer a range of choices including package deals, equipment sales, or the option to hire all of your gear to do the course.
Straight Through Course
As previously mentioned, Andrew Polidano, was the author of the Paramotor Certificate (Straight Through) Course*.
As such, Poliglide is one of only a few schools in Australia that is currently able to offer the straight through course.
*This is a course for those with no paragliding experience, only looking to do motorised flying.
The Team’s Experience
Andrew Polidano, Poliglide Chief Flight Instructor (CFI), is a current member of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia’s (HGFA) Safety and Operations Committee (SOC) as the Paramotor/ Paragliding representative. The instructors on the committee provide specialist guidance in the development of all HGFA operations.
Andrew has been flying foot launched motorised paragliders since 2001 and wheelbase since 2003.
Having trained hundreds of people to fly paramotors Andrew has gained the reputation as being a specialist in the sport and receives recommendations from a wide base of free flying schools around Australia.
A few Former students now run schools and several have achieved world records and world first achievements in the sport.
Andrew is the key author of the Australian Paramotor certificate syllabus, working with several HGFA general managers and board members since 2001. Andrew was the president of the HGFA between 2005-2007.
While completing his bachelor degree in Exercise Science Andrew began the development of a Sports Conditioning program to support students before and during motoring courses.