Manilla SkySailors Club Site Fee & Membership Link : All pilots must have a SAFA and MSS membership to fly Mt Borah : Click Here !

Check if you are a current member of the MSS Club :  Click Here !

9+ Day live-in Paragliding License Course dates for AUTUMN 2024 and SPRING 2024 now online - see below !

Thermalling Clinics SUMMER 2023/24 dates now online - see below !

Manilla XC Week 2024 : Jan 20 - 27 : Info :  Click here !

Paragliding State of Origin - Easter 2024 : Info :  Click here!

Mt Borah online Weather Station and WebCam - live updates : Click here !!!

 Mountain Biking at Mt Borah - Info:  Click Here !

- Used gliders : ALPHA various models and sizes new and used - over 40 gliders in stock !

- School Video on YouTube check it out  : Click Here

Manilla - Australia is Internationally Famous for Paragliding

Manilla Paragliding School : License Courses - Tandem Flights - Equipment Sales

Learn to fly at Australia's only world class facility and flying site where the course delivers you skill standards well beyond the minimum and covers ALL aspects of paragliding (unlike most courses elsewhere) - high flights, ridge soaring and thermalling. Our courses instil confidence born from competence. Located at one of the worlds best and safest flying sites - Mt Borah, which also hosted the 2007 Paragliding World Championships. Everything is in one place - the mountain (with 4 launches for nearly all wind directions), training slopes, classroom, accommodation.

We offer 9+ day Live-In license courses (and private 1:1  courses) and take your training seriously (its aviation, not a holiday). The courses cost $2690 and include all equipment, on site transport, accommodation, a $400 equipment purchase credit, $140 of SAFA compulsory Aviation Liability Insurance, and special student discount prices on equipment (new or used !). Why pay more for less ! Tandem instructional flights are also available from October-March. CFI Godfrey Wenness is the most experienced pilot and instructor in Australia, has 25 years as a Chief Flying Instructor, held the World Distance Record (335kms, 98-03), held multiple national records, and developed and owns Mt Borah - one of the worlds best flying sites ! BEWARE - There are schools making false and misleading claims about their experience and #'s of students taught. - you should always verify such claims ! Check the Learn to Fly section and get the facts.

For more detailed information and booking information please click here : Learn to Fly

2024 AUTUMN PG2 Novice Pilot License Courses $2690 (includes on site accomodation, $400 equipment credit, $140 SAFA compulsory Aviation Liability Insurance, why pay more for less !!)

  • March 2- 10 : Completred :-)
  • April 6 - 14 : HURRY : Limited Places Available
  • May 11 - 19 : Additional Autumn Course if required.

2024 SPRING PG2 Novice Pilot License Courses $2690 (inc on site accomodation and $400 equipment credit, $140 of SAFA compulsory Aviation Liability Insurance, why pay more for less !!)

  • Oct 12 - 20 : Places Available :-)   

2023/24 Summer Thermalling (and Basic XC inc PG3 license upgrade) 3 Day Clinics - $770

  • Mar 22 - 24 : Just prior to Easter State of Origin : FULL
  • Mar 25 - 27 : Just prior to Easter State of Origin : FULL - next Thermalling Clinics will be in Spring

We also offer Private 1:1 and small group License Courses, PG3/PG4/PG5 License upgrades, Thermalling, Cross Country/skill improvement days etc October-March - they can all be booked at other times outside the course/clinic dates.

BEWARE : Regardless of where you decide to learn to fly or do your tandems flights you should check an operators license status with SAFA and don't believe everything you read on some web sites regarding experience. There some making false claims of their status, skills, experience and operational approvals ! 

Equipment Sales and Expert Advice - Australian Importer for the Worlds Leading Brands

Why Fly Economy when First Class costs around the same as B grade brands ! ... the worlds highest quality gliders from $3950, and 5 STAR safety rated harness's from $1100. Don't pay more for so much less !! We have more equipment in stock in Manilla that most other schools in Australia combined !

Over 30 used gliders usually in stock - Alpha 4, 5,6,7 plus other EN A models; Epsilon (EN-B), Iota (EN-B+) - various hours, sizes and colours. All checked and guaranteed. From $1100.

Godfrey's Manilla Paragliding is the Australian importer for the worlds leading brands like Advance (paragliders and harness's), Flytec, Naviter and SyRide and Ascent (instruments), Lazer (helmets), Hanwag (boots & footwear), Companion and Charly (reserves and gloves). We are also the only Australian airsports premium dealer for Icom (radios), and Adidas (sunglasses). Other glider brands are also available and independent advice is always available. We also import and stock text books and all accessory items that pilots need. Australia's largest range of tested second hand equipment is also available. Manilla Paragliding is one of the very few schools which actually stock items ready to deliver - most others have to order items in from the factory or importers like us ! See the Equipment section (click on top menu bar) or on the logo's below for more information and current price lists.

Advance Paragliders and Accessories Flytec Paragliding and Hang Gliding instruments, varios altimeters    Hanwag Paragliding and Airsports boots   Icom UHF CB and Airband VHF radios Lazer Helmets for paragliding and Hang Gliding   

Tandem Instructional Flights - see what its like to fly a Paraglider... $275

Now available in Manilla (Mt Borah) all year round !

As seen on TV Channel Nine's award winning "Getaway" program !!!

See the video clip on YouTube.. CLICK HERE.

Tandem Paragliding Experience Flights in Manilla (Mt Borah) : No experience necessary !

Please contact us book a place ph : 02 67 85 65 45 or email click here !

Tandem Flights are a great way to get introduced to paragliding in complete safety - it's only $250 for a real experience (includes SAFA temporary m/ship and transport  if required). Fly with an expert instructor, get hands on tuition (conditions dependant) and maybe even say hello to a local wedge tailed or sea eagle. Flights last for around 30-40mins. Gift vouchers and in flight photo's are also available. Tandems are available most of the year round except during license courses, events and competition weeks, and are subject to weather conditions.

Phone or email Manilla Paragliding School for bookings (see contact below).

See Godfrey Wenness on TV in "Miracle in the Storm"

The internationally famous story of Ewa Wisnierska's amazing survival in 2007 after being sucked into a thunderstorm to heights of 33,000ft (nearly 10kms up !) for over 45 minutes with no oxygen and temperatures below minus 50 ! Godfrey was the paragliding technical advisor to the film and also provided narrative and interviews. Now available on YouTube in 7 parts click here !

Contact Manilla Paragliding School

For license course and tandem bookings, equipment sales & advice, accommodation, transport & airport pickups, group services and more information :

Email link direct to your Outlook: click here !

Email :

Phone : 02 67 85 65 45 Phone (International): +61 2 67 85 65 45

Visiting Licensed Pilots

Come for a relaxed flying holiday at Mt Borah, try for a personal best XC distance or update your skills with an instructor. The safe and easy Manilla flatlands XC flying awaits you !

No need to increase risks by towing for flatlands XC when there is a launch mountain with 4 huge take-off's at Mt Borah. You can launch safely, easily and fly with your friends over relaxing XC countryside.

Mt Borah Air Sports Facility

With 4 huge astro-turfed launches is one of the best and safest sites in the World. A$400,000 was spent on preparing the site for the World Championships event - new launches, 2WD access roads and toilets. Hill transport is available daily from Sept - June so you don't need a car. XC retrieves can be arranged.

Competitions and Events - Airsports and more at Mt Borah

Manilla hosted the 10th FAI Paragliding World Championships in 2007 and annually in February hosts the largest XC event in Australia (Manilla XC Camp). There are also annual State Hang Gliding Champs in Feb/March, the annual State of Origin Paragliding event at easter (the 2nd largest event on the Australian calendar !), the Weekend Warrior Summer Series, and in September a Radio Controlled Model Glider event. Mt Borah can also host Mountain Bike event (Downhill, Enduro and XC), and 4WD events and training - please contact Manilla Paragliding School for more info.



Great value Cabin (A$25/night, all linen provided, full kitchen and BBQ area) and Camping (A$10/12night) accommodation is available on site at Mt Borah too with free wireless internet and a swimming pool ! Relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city and chill out at Mt Borah by the pool or camp fire after flying. Contact Godfrey ... Click here !

Film, TV and Stunt work - inc equipment hire and expert advice

Manilla Paragliding's chief pilots are experienced in all types of film, TV and stunt work relating to Paragliding. We also hire all equipment and provide expert advice. Personally vetted contacts are available for other aircraft types/styles/filming and including Ultralights, Gyro-planes, Gliders, Helicopters, Radio controlled models and other civilian and military aircraft.

Contact Godfrey by email : click here


Parts of this web site are being regulary updated and new sections added. The web site is updated for all information a flying enthusiast requires to learn to fly or plan a flying holiday in Manilla, Australia. It also contain information about upcoming events and competitions. In the mean time for some reading click on the links below :