You can’t be an instructor until you are at least 18, but you can start flying at 16 in most countries. Book a tandem flight, then a course. We offer general information, but be sure to do your own research and make sure the company you use is reputable.


Once you know you want to keep going you can buy the best equipment for you. You are going to need a lot of kit; paraglider, helmet, flying suits, harness.... It’s a good idea to join a local or regional club. Try to get connected to a local squad so you can learn from their experience, and have some people to fly with.


You may be able to find a company that offers an apprenticeship on a path to working for them as an instructor or guide. Apprentices will be taught how to paraglide, then progress toward the refinement of flying skills. Estimate up to 3 years to be trained as a paragliding instructor or guide. 


Select a region on the left for more information. We offer general information and always remind you to do your own research first. You can message an employer on Work the Wilds to ask what they would accept. Find an employer HERE.  When you have registered you can post any questions to our Wild Chat Board for personalised feedback.  Register for Free. If you become a Green Flash Member you can spread the net a bit wider by increasing your communication ability and have your profile featured. 


*Please remember that this is general information. We keep it as up to date as possible, but it's important you do your own research and know all the risks before heading out into the Wilds. If you are an expert in your sport and/or would like to become a contributor for Work the Wilds, please drop us an email at or Contact Us