Games - Paragliding sim

If you know how to fly a paraglider, you can skip instructions and start flying!

General instructions

Paragliding sim 2 - final approach is a simple 2D paragliding simulator/game.

Your objective is to perform a final approach and landing with a paraglider (PG). Keep an eye on your altitude (the red, vertical bar) to the right.

Paraglider launching in Bodø, Norway
Paraglider. Photo: Torleif Småback

Final approach

The ideal way of landing is by doing an aircraft type approach. This is done by flying a down wind leg followed by a base leg and then a final leg heading into the wind towards the landing point.

Alternatively you could fly an 8-pattern approach before making your final leg.


The PG flies at a certain speed, typically around 10 m/s (air speed). However, if there is a 2 m/s wind, the PG will have a ground speed of 8 m/s when heading into the wind, and 12 m/s downwind. Because of this you should always land heading into the wind (slower/softer touch down). This counts 40% of your total score.


Turning is done by pulling the right/left brake. When you turn, the PG will descend a little faster. Because of this you should avoid turning just before touchdown in order to land as softly as possible. This counts 35% of your total score.

Aircraft type approach
Aircraft type approach. If you discover that you are too low or too high during your approach you can "cut the corner" or make a wider turn to burn off altitude just before the final leg.

8-pattern approach
The 8-pattern approach involves less turning than this figure might give the impression of. Stronger wind means less turning.


Select wind speed and direction and click the Fly button to start.

  • Q,A - left brake up/down
  • P,L- right brake up/down
  • U - pause/unpause

You can watch the pilots brake positions on the pilot figure below.

Tip: Place 2 of your fingers on each of the 2 keys - left and right (there is really just one way of doing this easily).

If you don't have a keyboard you can click or tap the pilot figure to control the PG.

Paragliding sim

Wind speed: m/s
Wind direction:
Vertical speed:
Ground speed:
left up
left down
right up
right down