COURSES & CLINICS
We Currently are offering Two Courses
We are a hands-on operation and concentrate on the fundamentals of equipment, kiting, and knowledge based education progression. These courses fill up fast. Here you will be able to regster by RSVP and get a personal consultation to make sure these options are for you before you put a deposit.
Learn to Speed Fly & Paraglide
April through August
Monterey's conditions allow for gradual skill advancement. Beginners can practice and refine their techniques in controlled settings before moving on to more challenging flights, fostering a steady and confident learning curve. Our training hill with soft sand launches and landings will help you master these skills in a safe environment. The smooth coastal winds allow for the longest training days in the USA. This course runs for 8-10 days. We typically start at 10 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. each day. There are also a couple of mountain flights in the area that we can progress to. These flights have more vertical height, allowing for the full mountain flying experience. You will earn your USHPA P2 paragliding rating and any speed flying special skills ratings.
COST: USD $2750
WHY IS MONTEREY, CA THE BEST PLACE
TO LEARN PARAGLIDING/SPEED FLYING?
1) Coastal Topography:
Monterey's coastline offers a remarkable blend of dunes and sandy training hills, providing varied launch and landing sites that cater to different skill levels. This diversity is crucial for a well-rounded learning experience.
2) Consistent Weather Patterns:
The region's micro-climate is characterized by consistent and laminar coastal winds, which are conducive to controlled flights and gradual skill progression. These conditions offer a stable platform for learners to build confidence.
3) Experienced Instructors:
Touch and GO Adventures works with the community and Raven Wolf Sky Sports
(seasoned paragliding instructors) who possess deep local knowledge. Their familiarity with the area's
specific conditions and terrain ensures personalized and effective guidance for learners.
4) Scenic Views:
Learning to paraglide/speed fly in Monterey rewards students with breathtaking vistas of
the Pacific Ocean, rugged coastlines, and the “Serengeti of Marine Life”. It is common to see seals, sea
lions, sea otters, whales, dolphins, and seabirds. This enhances the learning process and adds to the
5) Safety Emphasis:
The area's consistent wind speeds conducive to learning, soft sand training hill with soft
beach landing area contribute to a safer learning environment. This is vital for beginners, as it minimizes
potential risks and allows students to focus on skill development.
6. Gradual Progression:
Monterey's conditions allow for gradual skill advancement. Beginners can practice
and refine their techniques in controlled settings before moving on to more challenging flights, fostering a
steady and confident learning curve. The smooth coastal winds allow for the longest training days in the
USA. We typically start at 10am and end no sooner than 4pm each day. There are also a couple of
mountain flights in the area that we can progress to. These flights have more vertical height allowing for
the full mountain flying experience.
7. Supportive Community:
The local paragliding community in Monterey is known for its camaraderie and
support. This collaborative atmosphere ensures that learners feel welcome, encouraged, and part of a
COST: USD $2750
Year Long Immersive Speedfly & Paragliding Course
Location: California, Colorado and Beyond
Our “Wings of Freedom” paragliding & speed flying instruction course is a year-long program. We designed for the most dedicated and determined. To ensure a personal experience, we limit this course to 5 participants. For seven days, beginners will learn in Monterey, CA, in a safe environment. In the next seven days, we will guide you to multiple mountain flying sites. We will help you become confident pilots in different conditions. This course offers an excellent opportunity to learn the sport quickly and safely. We aim to train you to be a skilled, confident, and safe pilot through mentorship and skills-based training. We will offer you as much support as you want and need during the course. Services included are online training courses, exams for licensing, online ground handling courses, zoom classes/discussions, access to sites around the USA, help purchasing gear, photos/videos, USHPA licenses, video reviews, and a personal goals plan.
COST: USD $4500