School Profile: Air Adventure, Drayton Valley, Alberta

We offer a unique opportunity to learn how to fly on the simplest and lightest forms of aviation in Drayton Valley Alberta, at only 1 hour 15 minutes west of Edmonton or 3 hours North of Calgary. Free fly with a Paraglider or power your way up with a Paramotor (Powered Parachute). Add extra power and speed to come aboard of an ultralight Trike or feel like in a James Bond movie aboard our Gyroplane. Our aircrafts are insured and instructors are certified by Transport Canada and the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada.

Air Adventure Flight School was established in 2016 but our Paragliding Senior instructor had been flying since 1992 and teaching since 1994. Our Novice Paraglider courses are 6 days long, thanks to the hydraulic winch and golf carts we use for the training. We are proud to be direct importers for some of the best paragliding equipment manufacturers in Canada.

The school has a classroom, clubhouse, kitchen, bridge, BBQ, clean bathroom and shower with hot water in a heated cabin, camping area with electrical hookups, swimming pond, fire pit, picnic tables and recreation area. You can not only come to learn to fly but bring the family along and all have a good time.

We are passionate about flying so we teach 7 days a week including weekends and holidays during the flying season, May to October. You can book your course anytime as long as we have the days available, there are no set days or need to join a group for the Paragliding course.

Take a look and see what sets us apart from other schools. In the video presentation you will get a better idea of our facilities and the activities we have to offer.
School video

Claudio Mota, Senior Instructor, HPAC/ACVL

School Profile: Xsky Paragliding (Clearwater, BC)

After 27 years of enjoying paragliding flights in different corners of the world, I felt it was time to give back.

Together with my wife Sigi, who is a long time pilot as well, we developed a new flying site in 2008 named ‘El Nido’ in our little adventurous town of Clearwater BC where I offer Tandem flights for locals and travellers from around the world.

For the last 13 years we have been hosting the ‘El Nido fly-in’. An event that has seen steady growth with a record 44 pilots attending in 2020. The smiles from guests after a tandem flight or the stoked stories of pilots after a good flight from El Nido is what keeps me going.

Sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with new P1 and P2 students is a joy. A safe approach for a fun experience is my focus every day.

You are all welcome to come and fly El Nido from May till October.

Submitted by Willy Rens