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Instruction

To fly a Hang Glider or a Paraglider you take lessons. There is no "grabbing one and go". There are plenty of good schools and instructors, to which you will find links on this web site. From these lessons you will not only learn how to begin to fly, and some theory of flight, but you will learn about where and when to go to fly. You will also meet other pilots, both beginners like yourself, and more experienced. Amongst these people, you may very well be meeting new and long lasting friends.

It is also vital to understand that HPAC insurance covers third party liability for Students and Tandem Students only while under instruction from HPAC Certified Schools and instructors.

As a student, you need to know that someone who is projecting themselves as an instructor actually is one.

As an instructor, it is vital that you are properly rated, both to ensure that you know what you are doing, and to ensure that you and your students will be covered by the HPAC insurance policy.

Certified Instructors

The Instructors listed below are all current within the HPAC database for the following criteria:-

  • Membership of HPAC/ACVL
  • Successful completion of an Instructor Seminar within the last 3 years (plus the 6 month "grace period" if granted by the Board of Directors)
  • First Aid certificate

The "Name" column below is intended for use on HG/PG school web sites as an easy way for prospective students to verify the qualifications of an instructor mentioned on that site. Webmasters should copy the appropriate link code and apply it to the instructors' names on their site.

This list is limited to the province(s) selected.

Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Yanick Beaudoin
St. Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-08-16 2017-12-12   2019-05-01 5802-914645
Sandy Berger
Voiles Quatre Saisons
NOT CURRENT
Montréal-Nord, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-05-06 2018-03-04   2018-04-19 5802-908714
Xavier Bergeron

NOT CURRENT
Bégin, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-04-16 2017-05-08   2017-04-13 738008
Denis Bigeault

NOT CURRENT
Gaspé, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-05-24 2016-07-21   2017-06-06 ULP-278622
Jacques Blanchet
Voiles Quatre Saisons
St. Antoine sur Richelieu, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2018-04-20 2018-05-22   2019-10-06 P329462
Jocelyn Bourgeois
Hike and Fly
Gatineau, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-03-04 2017-07-25   2017-11-02 5802-908721
Stéphane Cantin
Voiles Quatre Saisons
Granby, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
2020-05-13 2018-05-22   2017-08-07 5802-900048
Jean Caron
Montreal, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-01-28 2018-07-08   2018-04-19 5802-907994
Jean-Sebastien Cloutier

NOT CURRENT
Mont-St-Pierre, Qc log in for email link 3,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2017-04-30 2017-08-05 2019-05-01   5802-901757
Benoit Desormiers
Montr?, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2019-04-02 2018-04-30 2019-05-01   5802-914731
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Daniel Di Domenico
Chambly, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-06-29 2017-08-31   2019-10-06 ULX342092
Normand Di Domenico
Granby, Qc log in for email link Advanced Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-09-20 2018-05-19   2018-04-19 5802-729754
Sandra Ducasse

NOT CURRENT
montreal, Qc log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2017-05-03 2017-06-28   2018-04-26 5802-911623
Alexandre Dulude
Altitude Vol Libre
Longueil, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-13 2018-05-25   2018-04-19 5802-915618
Patrick Dupuis
St-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link Intermediate,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-12-14 2017-08-03   2018-04-19 5802-741929
Francois Dussault
Thetford Mines, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2019-05-13 2017-06-01 2019-05-01   5802-732479
Vincent Falardeau
Altitude Vol Libre
NOT CURRENT
St-Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-06-02 2016-08-20   2018-04-19 5802-914862
Serge Fortin
Montreal, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-03-22 2018-04-11   2017-06-06 5802-915870
Samuel Gendron
Drummondville, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-12-15 2018-05-26 2019-05-01 2019-05-01 5802-733458
Christian Grenier
St-Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-05-02 2017-09-15   2019-05-01 5802-910148
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Luc Guyonneau
Aerostyle
NOT CURRENT
Quebec, Qc log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-06-01 2016-06-07   2017-05-11 5802-917557
Mario Hamelin
St-Pie, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-03-22 2018-05-15   2019-05-01 5802-906461
Eric Jacques
La Prairie, Qc log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-02-11 2017-10-30   2017-06-06 5802-911155
Patrice Lacroix
Quebec, Qc log in for email link Intermediate,
Instructor
  2019-05-28 2017-09-30 2019-05-01   5802-905261
Daniel Lavertu
St. Christophe d'Arthabaska, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-04-26 2017-07-11   2018-04-19 5802-905149
Martin Lavertu

NOT CURRENT
Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-05-06 2018-04-13   2018-04-19 5802-735032
Claude LeBel
ParapenteQc
Québec, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-10-29 2018-01-12   2017-07-29 5802-905145
Guy Leblanc
Ottawa Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
NOT CURRENT
Mirabel, Qc log in for email link 3 Advanced,
Instructor
2017-03-11 2016-12-18   2017-04-13 C335036
Daniel Léveillé
St-Charles-Borrom, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2 Novice 2018-12-15 2017-08-04 2019-05-01   5802-735068
Rene Marion
Aerostyle
NOT CURRENT
St-Ferreol-Les-Neiges, Qc log in for email link   Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2017-04-29 2017-05-19   2017-10-03 5802-733299
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Alexandre Menard

NOT CURRENT
St-Pie-De-Bagot, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-03-22 2017-05-25 2019-05-01 2019-05-01 5802-737711
Normand Michaud
Aviation Saint Paul
St-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2019-06-02 2018-03-24 2019-05-01   2802-729453
Philippe Michaud
Aviation Saint Paul
Montreal, Qc log in for email link 4 Advanced,
Instructor
  2018-10-02 2018-03-24 2019-05-01   5802-919781
Jason Molinelli

NOT CURRENT
Terrebonne, Qc log in for email link 2 Novice Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-05-06 2017-08-07   2019-05-01 5802-913416
Eric Nyssen
Oka, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-03 2018-06-11   2018-04-19 5802-916028
Eric Olivier
Distance Vol Libre inc.
Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-03-22 2017-08-06 2019-10-23 2019-10-23 5802-901386
Yvon Ouellet
Mont St Pierre, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-06-06 2017-06-08 2010-06-30 2018-04-26 5802-731148
Robert Pelletier
Rimouski, Qc log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2017-12-16 2017-07-23   2018-04-13 P381020
Jonathan Pinsonnault
Granby, Qc log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2018-03-03 2017-08-13   2019-05-20 5802-920075
Bernard Prescott
Aerostyle
recertification grace period
St-Félix-De-Valois, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-04-10 2018-05-18   2017-05-11 p935200115
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Bernard Rouzaud
Aerostyle
recertification grace period
Quebec, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-06-30 2017-08-15   2017-05-11 5802-908825
Francois Thibodeau
Distance Vol Libre inc.
NOT CURRENT
St. Lambert, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2016-11-07 2018-04-12 2019-05-01 2019-05-01 5802-329315
Vincent Vaillancourt
St-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
2018-03-22 2017-06-25 2019-05-01 2019-05-01 5802-900456
Denis Vezina
Parapente Charlevoix
NOT CURRENT
Baie St-Paul, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-04-08 2018-04-17   2018-04-19 5802-914704
Bernadette Younk
Distance Vol Libre inc.
NOT CURRENT
Lasalle, Qc log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-05-12 2017-05-04   2018-04-19 5802-731127

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