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 #
Armando Balmori
Granby, Qc abalmoricos@hotmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2 Novice 2021-09-17 2021-08-02 2022-03-10   5802-920840
Yannick Beaudoin

recertification grace period
St. Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc yannick@beaudoin.biz   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-08-21 2022-04-01   2020-12-31 5802-914645
Sandy Berger
Voiles Quatre Saisons
NOT CURRENT
Montréal-Nord, Qc tequilapara75@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-04-15   2021-04-15 5802-908714
Bruno Berti

recertification grace period
St. Pie, Qc seesailsports@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-01-20 2021-07-05   2021-04-15 5802-741938
Martin Blais

NOT CURRENT
madeleine-centre, Qc mblais6@hotmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-12-31 2021-07-15 2022-03-10   5802-915029
Jacques Blanchet
Voiles Quatre Saisons
St. Antoine sur Richelieu, Qc jacques@voiles4saisons.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2021-05-31 2021-06-20   2023-08-19 P329462
Julie Bouchard-Roussin
Bromont, Qc joubahop@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-08-16   2021-05-31 5802-735054
Jocelyn Bourgeois
Hike and Fly
recertification grace period
Gatineau, Qc joceparapentiste@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-08-15 2021-08-18   2021-04-15 5802-908721
Benoit Brunet-Poirier
Gatineau, Qc b.poirier.b@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-07-18 2022-02-14   2022-03-10 5802-924792
Stéphane Cantin
Les Caribous Volants
Béthanie, Qc moicagiste@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
2021-05-31 2021-05-26   2021-08-31 5802-900048
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Jean Caron
Montreal, Qc jeancaron00@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-03-22 2021-07-08   2021-08-31 5802-907994
David Cloutier
Condor Aventures
Laval, Qc dacloutier@gmail.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2024-04-02 2021-07-25   2022-05-20 5802-924743
Jean-Sébastien Cloutier
Mont-St-Pierre, Qc jeansebastienvol@yahoo.ca 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2023-01-29 2021-08-14 2022-03-10   5802-901757
Jérôme Contet
St Laurent Io, Qc jercontet@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-11-10   2021-08-31 5802-920723
André Côté

recertification grace period
Montreal, Qc andrecote007@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-05-09 2021-06-12   2021-04-15 5802-920864
Miguel Crépeau
Distance Vol Libre inc.
Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc c_miguel24@hotmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2022-01-20 2021-06-06 2022-07-13   5802-923631
Olivia Drescher
Quebec, Qc olivia.drescher.1@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2023-06-13 2021-06-18   2023-06-24 5802-903094
Francis Dubois
Distance Vol Libre inc.
recertification grace period
Eastman, Qc francisdvl@hotmail.com Intermediate,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-06-08 2021-06-14 2017-07-16 2021-04-15 5802-903479
Sandra Ducasse
Les Caribous Volants
Sainte Cecile de Milton, Qc caribousky@yahoo.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2023-09-20 2021-06-28   2021-08-31 5802-911623
Alexandre Dulude
Altitude Vol Libre
NOT CURRENT
Longueil, Qc alex.dulude@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-13 2022-01-31   2021-04-15 5802-915618
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Patrick Dupuis

recertification grace period
St-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc hpciad@videotron.ca Intermediate,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2023-09-29 2021-08-24   2021-04-15 5802-741929
Serge Fortin
Montreal, Qc serge.fortin@umontreal.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-02-28 2022-04-19   2021-08-31 5802-915870
Samuel Gendron
Drummondville, Qc polisam@hotmail.ca Advanced,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-11-26 2021-07-10 2022-03-10 2022-03-10 5802-733458
Jimmy Giroux

NOT CURRENT
St-Prosper de Dorchester, Qc jimgiroux@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2020-12-31 2020-09-12   2021-06-19 PU917759
Christian Grenier
Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Qc christian.grenier.69@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-09-15   2022-03-10 5802-910148
Mario Hamelin
St-Pie, Qc marioipara@sympatico.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-01-20 2021-06-08   2022-03-10 5802-906461
Patrice Jackson
St-Lambert, Qc prodjest@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-11-21 2021-05-08   2022-03-10 5802-920104
Daniel Lavertu

NOT CURRENT
St. Christophe d'Arthabaska, Qc daniel_lavertu@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-03-23 2021-07-18   2021-04-15 5802-905149
Martin Lavertu
Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc m.lavertu@videotron.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2022-04-13   2021-08-31 5802-735032
Daniel Léveillé
St-Charles-Borrom, Qc infoairlibre@gmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
3 Intermediate 2021-10-22 2021-08-26 2022-03-10   5802-735068
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
René Marion
BlueSky Quebec
St-Ferréol-Les-Neiges, Qc blueskyqc@icloud.com   Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2023-11-13 2022-05-28   2023-06-24 5802-733299
Alexandre Ménard
St-Pie-De-Bagot, Qc alexdvl@hotmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-02-22 2021-06-28 2022-03-10 2022-03-10 5802-737711
Normand Michaud
Aviation Saint Paul
St-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc Deltanorm@hotmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2022-06-20 2021-05-08 2022-03-10   2802-729453
Philippe Michaud
Aviation Saint Paul
Saint Paul d'Abbotsford, Qc philippe.michaud.79@gmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2 Novice 2022-08-27 2022-03-29 2022-03-10   5802-919781
Jason Molinelli
Aerostyle Inc.
St pie, Qc jasonmolinelli@hotmail.com 2 Novice Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-07-08   2022-03-10 5802-913416
Eric Nyssen
Nouvelle, Qc ericnyssen@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2024-03-30 2021-06-11   2021-08-31 5802-916028
Eric Olivier
Distance Vol Libre inc.
Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Qc eolivier2004@yahoo.com Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-01-20 2021-08-24 2022-07-13 2023-05-24 5802-901386
Daniel Ouellet

NOT CURRENT
Brébeuf, Qc danielouellet30@gmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2021-04-07 2021-07-01 2020-12-31   5802-729280
Yvon Ouellet
Mont St Pierre, Qc yvonvole@yahoo.ca Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2024-05-07 2021-05-30 2010-06-30 2022-03-10 5802-731148
Robert Pelletier

NOT CURRENT
Rimouski, Qc bobp@globetrotter.net   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-12-12 2021-07-23   2021-04-15 P381020
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Jonathan Pinsonnault
Condor Aventures
Granby, Qc jpinsonnault@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-31 2021-11-01   2021-05-31 5802-920075
Bernard Prescott
Aerostyle Inc.
St-Félix-De-Valois, Qc air-emotion@live.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-04-27 2021-05-18   2021-05-31 p935200115
Bernard Rouzaud
Aerostyle Inc.
NOT CURRENT
Quebec, Qc laflammeo@ccapcable.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-09-11 2022-04-27   2020-05-29 5802-908825
Frédéric Simonnot
Distance Vol Libre inc.
Montreal, Qc fredsim@sympatico.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-01-20 2021-05-17   2022-03-10 5802-918072
Bertrand Stoffel
Montreal, Qc bertrand.stoffel@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2023-08-11 2021-08-30   2023-08-19 5802-845171
Vincent Vaillancourt
St-Césaire, Qc vincent@dvl.ca Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
2022-01-20 2021-06-25 2022-03-10 2022-03-10 5802-900456
Denis Vézina
Parapente Charlevoix
Baie St-Paul, Qc denisdia@charlevoix.net   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2023-09-30 2021-05-27   2021-08-31 5802-914704
Bernadette Younk
Distance Vol Libre inc.
NOT CURRENT
Lasalle, Qc bernadetteyounk@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-01-29 2022-03-15   2021-04-15 5802-731127

39 current instructor(s), 48 listed.

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