Oleg and Saadi at Lake Huron
Picture by Eric Brent.
Pedro Pedersen at Mount Woodside, BC
December 3, 2020
By Will Gladd: November 24, 2020
Pilot Aurelien Sudan; Photographer Michael Dill — https://www.flickr.com/photos/quantumlens/
The new Safety Standard Operating Procedure, developed by Bastien Dufour, who holds the Safety Portfolio on the Board of Directors, was approved by the Board. It can be found here: SOP 400 Flight Safety
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.
Claudio Mota, Senior Instructor, HPAC/ACVL
Brett Yeates, long time paraglider pilot in Cranbrook, BC, is conducting an informal survey worldwide about pilots’ encounters with terrestrial wildlife and any formal studies on this topic that may be out there, in particular ungulates.Read More
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.
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.