More 2021 HPAC/ACVL Awards to Outstanding Pilots

Jamie Christensen Memorial Award

Stephen Johnson, Dawson City, Yukon

Solid Ground Award

Solid Ground Award to Peter Spear for his work representing HPAC at the Vancouver Airspace Modernization Project (VAMP) (Peter Spear on left, James Elliott, President of West Coast Soaring Club, on right.)

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.

www.airadventurefs.ca

info.airadventure@gmail.com
School video https://youtu.be/1-s6cY3LqQY

Claudio Mota, Senior Instructor, HPAC/ACVL

2020 Elections to Board of Directors

Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Prairies and BC all had elections in November 2020 for the term January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. In all four regions, the incumbents were renominated and, due to no other nominations, all were reelected by acclamation:
Ontario: Nick Jones
Atlantic Canada: Chris Jette
BC: Tyler Gillies
Prairies: Jon Lovering.

Instructors/Tandem Pilot Certifications Extended to May 31, 2021

Due to the pandemic, there was a scarcity of instructor recertification and in-person First Aid courses available in 2020 throughout Canada. The HPAC/ACVL Board therefore extended all instructor/tandem pilot certifications to May 31, 2021.

Competition: NTSS Awards for 2020

The HPAC/ACVL Competition Committee, chaired by Eric Olivier, has determined that due to COVID-19 in 2020 resulting in the cancellation of most competitions, the 2019 Rankings in Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Hang Gliding Sports Class and Paragliding Accuracy would be frozen for 2020.

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