Paragliding is one of the most popular ways to fly and is great for beginners. It's the most cost-effective, simple and accessible form of aviation available.
Thanks to huge improvements in gear design, paragliding and paramotoring are among the safest aviation sports today. At our training school, safety is the number one priority. We only use brand new modern training equipment and our instructors have current first aid certificates. Instructors are also certified by the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada.
We use a hydraulic winch, perfect for training because it allows beginner pilots to get in the air easily. It allows you to fully absorb learnings from the three distinct parts of the flight - the takeoff, in flight, and landing.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to participate
- You must be in good health and of average physical fitness
- You must sign a waiver before we get started
Students are saying
Paragliding and PPG are the simplest, least expensive, uncomplicated forms of flight around - but good training is essential if you want to truly enjoy this sport and avoid bad habits and costly mistakes. Darek runs a well organized and in depth course during which you will learn all the best practices good habits you need to make you a responsible pilot.
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This course is a comprehensive introduction to paragliding for beginners. It is a ground course only, which means you will learn without taking flight. We will go over the equipment and layout. You'll get familiar with preflight check of the paraglider and harness that takes place before every flight. We will work on skills required to do a proper, controlled launch with the paraglider.
The controlled launch section covers proper wing inflation and your takeoff run start, control during launch (touching on pitch, roll, yaw, and direction - all of which we'll explain), and lastly how to transition smoothly from running to flying on takeoff.
This session will give you a good understanding of what this sport is about and what's required to do it safely.
- 4 hour course - Course is completed in a single day
- We provide the equipment for training
- Bring a helmet and shoes - We ask you supply your own helmet and hiking shoes
- This costs $500 + HST or it's FREE (if you continue with additional courses, we credit you this full amount)
P1 Beginner with Towing endorsement
This course is meant to move you from understanding the theory of flying to experiencing it for yourself. In around 5 days you will progress to flying solo while in radio contact with your instructor for direction and supervision.
We will go over the basics of how to set up and break down the glider, how to use each piece of equipment, as well as how and when to use the radio.
Safety lessons will cover the pre-launch equipment check, awareness of air regulations, risk management, human factors, weather and the environment, emergency procedures, and how to report an incident or accident if ever needed.
We'll go over basic aerodynamics, meteorology, and flight techniques. Then practical lessons will cover ground handling and flying skills. You will learn how to properly set up, take off, fly in a straight line, and land safely.
With these lessons, you will meet the criteria for a P1 Beginner with Towing endorsement.
- This is a five day course that lasts approximately 4-5 hours per day
- We provide the equipment for training - additional fee applies ($500 + HST)
- We ask that your bring your own helmet and hiking shoes
- All this for only $1700 + HST
P2 Novice with Towing and Thermal Soaring endorsements
This course is meant to boost your experience and independence, allowing you to fly without direct instructor supervision. In 7 days you can progress from a beginner to a novice level pilot.
You'll learn about turning, maneuvering, and estimating your landing area. We'll challenge you to fly from higher ground and in stronger winds to test your skills and build your confidence.
We too will ensure you've fully ingrained the lessons about safe flying, air movement, clouds, meteorology and other critical factors that a self-sufficient pilot needs to know. On the technical level, we will go over the HPAC/ACVL rating system and recommended operation limitations.
After these lessons you will meet the criteria for P2 Novice with Towing and Thermal Soaring endorsements.
- This is a 7 to 10 day course that will last approximately 4-5 hours per day
- You are expected to purchase your own equipment
- We ask that you bring your own helmet and hiking shoes
- All this for only $2300 + HST