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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 #
Eric Brent
Air Vision Adventures ltd.
Stoney Creek, On log in for email link   Intermediate,
Instructor
2017-03-20 2018-02-19   2019-10-23 5802-220295
Carlos Cordido
Oakville, On log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-07-30 2017-06-19   2018-06-15 5802-512043
Mark Dowsett
Instinct Windsports Inc
Kitchener, On log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Instructor
2019-04-02 2017-08-24 2019-05-01 2001-12-31 5802-788183
Norvel Hernandez Cobas
Ottawa Paragliding School
Ottawa, On log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-06-15 2017-04-12 2010-05-17 pending HG rating 2017-04-13 5802-906519
Nicolas Jones
Instinct Windsports Inc
Kitchener, On log in for email link Intermediate,
Instructor
  2019-02-26 2017-06-26 2019-05-01   RP823812
David T. Llewellyn
Fly Gravity Sports
Keswick, On log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2017-04-30 2017-04-25 2019-06-06   5802-809895
Martin MacLeod
Teviotdale Outlander Gliding Association Fliers Club
Waterloo, On log in for email link Intermediate,
Instructor
  2017-06-09 2017-05-24 2019-06-06   5802-802893
Darek Magusiak
paragliding.ca
London, On log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2020-02-04 2018-01-28   2020-03-14 5802-828043
Frederic Perreault
Pembroke, On log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-09-25 2017-08-22   2017-10-03 5802-504937
Raymond Pigden
U-Fly Ontario
NOT CURRENT
Blackstock, On log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
Novice 2016-06-17 2017-04-06 2019-06-06   5802-814609
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Michael Robertson
High Perspective
Locust Hill, On log in for email link Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2019-09-30 2018-01-09 2019-06-06   5802-294995
Keawe Wong
Toronto, On log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2018-02-22 2017-08-02   2018-04-18 5802-837919
Ryan Wood
Instinct Windsports Inc
NOT CURRENT
Hamilton, On log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2017-01-16 2017-04-06 2016-10-27   5802-431473

10 current instructor(s), 13 listed.

You can view their approximate locations using Google Earth.

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