Learning to Fly: Paragliding in Fang Liao Taiwan

learning to paraglideRecently I’ve been working on a series of articles about paragliding in Taiwan.  I’ve been learning how to paraglide, and about the evolution of paragliding in Taiwan, from Malcom Vargas who is, as far as I know, the only certified foreign paragliding instructor in the country.  These are some photos from one of my first outings with Malcom taken while he taught two other students: Tim Hillebran and Paul Wesson.

If you’re an editor interested in a story about, or photographs of, paragliding in Taiwan contact me at xpatmatt (at) gmail.com.

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5 thoughts on “Learning to Fly: Paragliding in Fang Liao Taiwan”

  1. Hi, My name is Bruce Patrick. Nationality malaysia. i come to understand that Taiwan is super heaven paragliding. it could be better if i able to start or learn in advance in paragliding.I really love if one of your guy able to reply my email and that will be awesome.My question is.

    1) How much should i need to invest on this course ?
    2) How long per course ?
    3) On this course what do you include ?
    4) Where should i stay if i agree the term and condition ?
    5) What do need from me before the course started ?
    6) What should i do before depart to Taiwan ?

    Thank you


    Bruce Patrick

  2. hi Matt,

    My friends and i are interested in paragliding but have difficulty locating a certified instructor.
    Please may you advise how may we get to Malcolm Vargas ? How long has he been certified ?
    Thanks for your help.


  3. Hi Jo,

    I forget how long he has been certified, but he has been certified for quite a long time and is an experienced instructor. He can be reached at:

    Phone: 0911158352

    Email: nomomafan (at) yaho (dot) com

    Have fun!


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