Maybe you're not ready to go through a flying course just yet.
Maybe you want to get in the air first to see what the fuss is about and decide from there.
You test drive a car before buying it right?
If so, you might want to go for a flight with a tandem pilot first.
Here are the tandem companies that operate in the Souther Club's region.
Coronet Peak Tandems (hang gliding and paragliding)