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hi everyone, i've been a lurker on here for a little while, and thought i would say hello. I'm Alex located Congleton Staffs /Cheshire. I have been looking to learn to fly for a while now, and after reading my way through various books etc i have decided to take the plunge and try my hand at paragliding with the intention of paramotoring after getting to grips with the wing etc. Thanks to those who have posted (especially on the blog section) as it definately has given me a flavour for learning.

I have visited airways at ashbourne today and signed on for a taster next Saturday. Fingers crossed that the weather (and my nerve) holds up. :wink:

Alex

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hi John,

I looked at parapente (although not visited their site) - they are probably a bit nearer to me than airways. I thought i might get a bit more airtime and progress quicker learning on a tow. I would also like to learn to freefly as i guess this will make you a better pilot overall. Have you had any experience before or are you taking the plunge for the first time?

Alex

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Hi alax taking the plunge first time i have decide to go with parapente simply coz it only 20 miles a way from manchester i could have gone to barton manchester paramotors Paul Kilburn which is just down the road a few miles away but its £1250 and carnt afford it. and at parapente the whole course up to cp is £999 where most are around the £1200 mark and have read that Paul Allmark the CFI has a good crew up there so that was that decided to go the full hog and go with parapente i would have though that parapente is a lot closer to you i might be wrong :D

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Thanks Macey,

Reading through other posts I think that you arnt a million miles from me - i'll see how i get on next week, if it all goes well i would appreciate coming down for a nosey sometime - see how its done so to speak 8)

today is the first time i have seen someone go up for real. Suprisingly it didn't look as frightening as i thought it might. Pretty sure i'll be royally bricking it next week though!!

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