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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 #
Gary Carr
Didsbury, Ab log in for email link 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
  2019-02-27 2018-04-08 2018-03-29   5802-428711
Chad Chudyk
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor
2018-06-01 2018-07-23   2018-04-18 5802-442077
Jason Chychul
Red Deer, Ab log in for email link 2 Novice 4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-04-28 2018-10-13   2018-04-18 5802-426474
Robert Clarkson
Calgary, Ab log in for email link Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2019-08-11 2018-07-11 2019-03-20   PA47038
David Corbin
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link Advanced 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-11-19 2018-08-05   2020-04-02 5802-786348
Richard Cowley
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Crossfield, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor
2019-03-18 2018-02-13   2020-04-02 5802-442097
Mark Damm
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-06-21 2018-06-24   2019-03-18 423670
Kevin Fischer
Red Deer County, Ab log in for email link 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-03-08 2018-02-09 2019-03-20   5802-442085
Brian Haas
Calgary, Ab log in for email link 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
  2020-04-13 2018-03-16 2018-03-29   5802-445641
David Haas
Calgary, Ab log in for email link 4 Advanced,
Instructor
Instructor 2020-04-13 2018-03-16 2020-04-02   5802-442091
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Ian Haigh
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
NOT CURRENT
Calgary, Ab log in for email link   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-03-08 2017-08-12   2020-04-02 5802-445634
John Janssen
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab log in for email link Master,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
  2020-02-05 2018-05-28 2020-04-02   5802-423604
Frank Kernick
Canmore, Ab log in for email link   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-11-17 2018-01-15   2020-04-30 5802-471046
Keith MacCullough
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Calgary, Ab log in for email link 1 Beginner Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2017-11-23 2018-04-30   2020-04-02 5802-420975
Kyle Martens

NOT CURRENT
Calgary, Ab log in for email link   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2019-05-05 2018-06-30   2017-03-21 5802-445636
Steve Milchak
Calgary, Ab log in for email link Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-04-15 2018-04-03 2020-04-02   5802-429851
Daniel Miller
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link   Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-03-13 2018-02-17   2020-04-02 5802-445630
Claudio Mota
Fly Victoria Paragliding School
Drayton Valley, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2019-06-14 2018-06-02   2020-06-08 5802-793309
Tomohiko Murase
Calgary, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor
2020-05-21 2017-11-16   2019-03-18 5802-442094
Moore Newell
Nanton, Ab log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor
  2018-06-21 2018-05-24 2018-03-29   119289
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Martin Quinn

NOT CURRENT
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link Advanced,
Instructor
3 Intermediate 2017-09-03 2018-03-25 2020-04-02   420973
Peter Schoedel

NOT CURRENT
Calgary, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor
2020-04-11 2017-08-25   2020-04-02 5802-442087
Doug Skye
Muller Wind Sports Ltd.
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Senior Instructor
2018-03-11 2018-02-23   2019-03-18 5802-423600
Patric Stettler
Canmore, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-08-05 2018-07-23   2019-08-27 5802-444744
Michael Waddington
Golden Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
Cochrane, Ab log in for email link   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-03-16 2018-04-15   2019-05-13 5802-442883

21 current instructor(s), 25 listed.

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