Student Info

Where We Train
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Fields Initial ground handling, kiting and low level flight training are held at the Balloon Fiesta Fields located in Albuquerque, NM, the directions to the training site are:

  • I-25 North, exit Ray/Tramway Road
  • Go west under the freeway to the Pan American Frontage Rd., take the frontage road south to Balloon Fiesta Rd (1st right) which leads to the Park entrance
Enchanted Air Paragliding Training Location

Enchanted Air Paragliding Training LocationClick image for larger version

Soccer field is used for ground handing (kiting) training.
Hills north of parking lot are no longer available for use, do not trespass onto the private lands.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park Initial ground handling, kiting, and pay-in towing for low level flight training are held in the large grassy fields of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park located on the north side of Albuquerque, NMReferring to the Google Maps image to the right, the directions to the Fiesta Park are:

  • Take I-25 to the Tramway/Roy Rd exit (by Sandia Casino Resort).
  • Go west under the freeway to the Pan American Frontage Rd.
  • Take the frontage road south to Balloon Fiesta Rd (1st right) which leads to the Park entrance.
Balloon Fiesta Park

Balloon Fiesta ParkClick image for larger version

The gate to the park might or might not be closed when you arrive.  Regardless, wait at the gate entrance for an instructor to arrive and determine which side of the field will be used for training.
Student Textbook (P-2 course only)
On your first day of training, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book ‘Paragliding – The Complete Reference’. This 338 page, eighth edition is packed with up-to-date information, amplifying photos and illustrations from novice to expert and comes with an accompanying DVD with over 90 minutes of instructional video.
Training Syllabus
Set out in two main sections; Ground-school and Practical, this comprehensive training syllabus will be followed to get new pilots to the USHPA P-2 (Novice) level.  Click here to open this .pdf document in a separate browser tab.
United States Hang Gliding/Paragliding Association (USHPA) Information
The following are links to official USHPA documents regarding pilot rating information, policy on revocation of ratings, and surface tow information.  Click on any link to open a .pdf document in a separate browser tab.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations
Paragliding is regulated under Federal Aviation Regulation Part 103 for ultralight aircraft, and additionally you must understand the different airspace classifications and restrictions.

Students receive deep discounts towards purchase of equipment including wings, harnesses, reserves and instruments fabricated by the worlds most respected manufacturers.

Gift certificates are available upon request.

Paragliding Instruction and lessons provided year-round

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