Para Tow NZ

Paraglider towing in NZ, with a technically leading PG/HG specific payout winch imported into NZ for the purpose of progression training.

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Towing Courses


This course gets you your NZHGPA PG TOW pilot Cert.

You will do a minimum of 8 flights on the tow over two days. Tow courses will be run from a land based tow vehicle, The course also covers the theory and exam.


Prerequisite you must first have your Payout Tow Pilot Rating (PTP) by completing a Tow Pilot Course.

For pilots wanting to practice acro or refresh maneuvers with the safety of water and a boat below them.

Currently we are running Days for qualified tow pilots, If you have your Payout Tow PIlot Rating rating get in touch and you can be added to the watsapp group where we will inform people of upcoming Boat Tow days.

We limit each day to 10 pilots flying.

Email us at [email protected] and we can add you to the watsapp.


Prerequisite you must first have your Payout Tow Pilot Rating (PTP) by completing a Tow Pilot Course.

Do you want to improve your flying and be ready for the upcoming season?

This course is designed to enhance confidence, skill and safety through pilotage training, we will mould the course to suit specific individual needs and requirements. It will essentially be private coaching within a group environment.

Dominic Ellar will be running the course which will be run over an evening of theory then two days of towing completing 6 flights. Things that can be covered but not limited to: Asymetrics, Wingovers, Spiral Progression, B-line Stall, Optional Tandem, Effective Weight shift, slow flight, Rescue Deployment.

These progression/pilotage courses are not a full SIV course they are more of a Pilotage Course: Full Stalls and Spins will not be instructed as part of this course.

Prerequisite you must first have your Payout Tow Pilot Rating (PTP) by completing a Tow Pilot Course.

This course will cover accelerated asymetrics, Full frontals, stalls and Spins. It will be a requirement that you have either done a progression course prior or have an accepted level of piloting by the instructor running the course.

We are working with local instructors planning courses for this summer. Watch this space great things are happening.

Courses Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Please contact us to put your name down as interested for a course.


 13-14th March 2021  Tow Pilot Course (2Day)  Cromwell, Airstrip  2 of 7 spaces available  $300  Book Now
 15-19th March 2021

2 of the 5 days

Progression Course

Lake Dunstan  5 of 5 spaces available  $699  Book Now


Weekend Course

 Progression Course

 Lake Dunstan

 Taking expressions of interest  $699  Enquire Now


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