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 #
Cameron Ahlefeld
Sherwood Park, Ab cahlefeld.cumulus@gmail.com 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
  2020-04-13 2019-04-11 2019-03-20   PA441911
Gary Carr
Infinity Hang Gliding School
Didsbury, Ab Brokdws@hotmail.com 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
  2019-02-27 2019-04-15 2021-03-25   5802-428711
Chad Chudyk
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab chad.chudyk@me.com   Advanced,
Instructor
2020-05-11 2019-07-23   2021-03-25 5802-442077
Jason Chychul
Red Deer, Ab jchychul@yahoo.ca 3 Intermediate 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-04-28 2019-11-06   2020-05-05 5802-426474
Robert Clarkson
Calgary, Ab rolecl@telusplanet.net Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2019-08-11 2019-07-18 2019-03-20   PA47038
David Corbin
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab dave-corbin@shaw.ca Advanced 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-11-09 2019-08-16   2020-04-02 5802-786348
Richard Cowley
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Crossfield, Ab cowleyrick@yahoo.ca   Advanced,
Instructor
2019-03-18 2019-06-29   2020-04-02 5802-442097
Mark Damm
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab markdamm@icloud.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2020-03-15 2019-06-24   2019-03-18 423670
Kevin Fischer
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Red Deer County, Ab nfn8y1@gmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-03-08 2019-04-17 2019-03-20   5802-442085
Brian Haas
Calgary, Ab brianh@powdersoftware.com 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
  2020-04-13 2019-03-29 2021-03-25 1998-12-31 pending PG rating 5802-445641
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
David Haas
Calgary, Ab david.haas@powdersoftware.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor
Instructor 2020-04-13 2019-03-29 2020-04-02   5802-442091
Ian Haigh
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
NOT CURRENT
Calgary, Ab ianchaigh@gmail.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-03-08 2018-09-14   2020-04-02 5802-445634
John Janssen
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab janssen@ucalgary.ca Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2020-02-05 2019-05-28 2021-06-06   5802-423604
Frank Kernick
Canmore, Ab frank@springcreekmv.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-11-17 2019-02-07   2020-04-30 5802-471046
Keith MacCullough
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab keith@mullerwindsports.com 1 Beginner Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-11-26 2019-04-30   2021-03-25 5802-420975
Steve Milchak
Calgary, Ab steve@naturalhomes.ca Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-04-15 2019-04-03 2021-03-25   5802-429851
Daniel Miller

NOT CURRENT
Cochrane, Ab djmiller@live.ca   Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-03-13 2019-04-06   2020-04-02 5802-445630
Claudio Mota
Fly Victoria Paragliding School
Drayton Valley, Ab info.airadventure@gmail.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2019-06-14 2019-06-02   2021-06-19 5802-793309
Tomohiko Murase

NOT CURRENT
Calgary, Ab tomo.murase2422@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor
2020-05-21 2018-11-23   2019-03-18 5802-442094
Moore Newell

NOT CURRENT
Nanton, Ab mmnewell@telus.net Advanced,
Instructor
  2021-05-13 2018-05-24 2021-03-25   119289
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Terry Roberts
Rocky Mountain House, Ab tmrweld@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-11-22 2019-05-04   2020-05-13 5802-448219
Peter Schoedel
Calgary, Ab chunkmaster@fastmail.fm   Advanced,
Instructor
2020-04-11 2019-02-20   2020-04-02 5802-442087
Larry Shumlich
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab lshumlich@gmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor
  2021-04-10 2019-04-16 2019-03-20   5802-442081
Doug Skye
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab dskye@shaw.ca   Advanced,
Senior Instructor
2020-04-07 2019-02-23   2019-03-18 5802-423600
Patric Stettler

NOT CURRENT
Canmore, Ab patric.stettler@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-08-05 2019-10-20   2019-08-27 5802-444744
Michael Waddington
Golden Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
Cochrane, Ab mike.waddington@shaw.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-03-16 2019-04-25   2019-05-13 5802-442883

20 current instructor(s), 26 listed.

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