Godfrey Masauli has been paragliding since 2011. His extraordinary experience has been presented in the award winning documentary Ndizotheka: The Boy who Flies , published in 2013. He has gone on to train as a paragliding instructor with Thermal Tracker Paragliding in the USA , after which he has been conducting training courses in Malawi.
If you are interested in learning how to paraglide and fly off Mulanje Mountain – this is a great chance to learn from Malawi’s first paraglider pilot himself, where it all started!
The course is for beginners and completes at the equivalent of the American P1 level – no prior experience is required. The training includes the theory with a written test, a minimum of 11h ground handling the glider, minimum 6 low flights from the student hill and the qualifying flight off Mulanje Mountain. A typical course costs K599,000 per person, which includes all the necessary equipment, instruction and supervision during the course. The course costs ultimately depend on the student’s effort, progression and availability.
Ground handling sessions can be flexibly organized for individual students in Mulanje, Thyolo, Blantyre, Chileka or and other place in Malawi, given access to a suitable venue such as a sports field or golf course. The venue for the low flights is a hill in Mulanje.
Depending on your time investment, progress, availability and weather, the course can be completed in 4 weekends and quicker if you are available during the week. You need to be reasonably fit for the training, 15+ years old (parental consent required if under 18) and weigh 60kg or more. After completion of the course you will be able to conduct solo flights under suitable supervision and join groups up Mulanje Mountain. This is a great reason to hiking up the Mountain and an even better way of getting down for those with knee troubles!
To make a course booking, for more information, please contact Godfrey on +265 995 448746 (phone or sms) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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