School Profile: Northern Glide Ottawa/Quebec

By Adam Chappell, Benoît Brunet-Poirier, Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco

Up until recently, the paragliding scene in and around Canada’s capital consisted of a handful of dedicated pilots meeting on launch from time to time.  In 2019, a few of us decided it was time to grow our community with a focus on safe instruction and mentorship. Northern Glide has become the hub for our efforts. In our first season we brought dozens of new faces into the sport through both tandem discovery flights and formal course instruction. We are now the first HPAC-certified school in the National Capital region.

Photo by: Yaro Shkvorets
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No politics
Everything done by the book
Always happy to see you on landing, no matter how bad
Keeps all the students together
Always sober
Doesn’t smoke weed
Can be bribed with a cookie.

Jerry Mason, Instructor, Paraglide Canada

Fatal Accident in Quebec

It is with great sadness that HPAC/ACVL reports a fatal accident at Mont Yamaska on June 10th, 2021. On behalf of the whole Canadian Hang Gliding and Paragliding community, we offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends. To better understand the circumstances and prevent similar occurrences in the future, HPAC/ACVL has launched a Safety Investigation and will advise the community of the outcome in due time.