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:-

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 eric@airvisionadventures.ca   Intermediate,
Instructor
2020-01-24 2019-02-19   2019-10-23 5802-220295
Carlos Cordido
DOUGLAS, On ccordido@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-06-28 2019-06-25   2021-06-27 5802-512043
Herminio Cordido
DOUGLAS, On herminiocordido@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-06-28 2019-06-27   2021-06-27 5802-509120
Mark Dowsett
Instinct Windsports Inc
NOT CURRENT
Kitchener, On mark@dowsett.ca Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Instructor
2019-04-02 2018-09-18 2020-06-30 2001-12-31 5802-788183
Nicolas Jones
Instinct Windsports Inc
Kitchener, On nick.jones@rogers.com Intermediate,
Instructor
  2019-02-26 2019-07-01 2019-05-01   RP823812
David T. Llewellyn
Fly Gravity Sports
Frankford, On david@gohangglide.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2020-05-27 2019-05-29 2019-06-06   5802-809895
Martin MacLeod
Teviotdale Outlander Gliding Association Fliers Clu
Waterloo, On martin.macleod@sympatico.ca Intermediate,
Instructor
  2021-05-22 2019-06-28 2019-06-06   5802-802893
Darek Magusiak
paragliding.ca
London, On info@paragliding.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2020-02-04 2019-02-26   2020-03-14 5802-828043
Raymond Pigden
U-Fly Ontario
Blackstock, On uflyontario@yahoo.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
Novice 2020-08-03 2019-08-04 2019-06-06   5802-814609
Michael Robertson
High Perspective
Locust Hill, On michael@flyhigh.com Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2019-09-30 2019-01-13 2020-04-28   5802-294995
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Horatiu Szoke
Toronto, On horatiuszoke@yahoo.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2020-03-12 2019-10-01   2019-10-23 5802-839468
Kevin Thomson

NOT CURRENT
Kitchener, On kevin.kathy-thomson@bell.net Master,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-05-25 2018-06-04 2019-10-23   5802-755221
Keawe Wong

NOT CURRENT
Toronto, On vip@keawewong.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2018-02-22 2019-10-24   2018-04-18 5802-837919
Ryan Wood
Instinct Windsports Inc
NOT CURRENT
Hamilton, On ryawood@gmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-07-29 2018-07-27 2020-04-28   5802-431473

10 current instructor(s), 14 listed.

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