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:-

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 #
Kevin Ault

NOT CURRENT
Cultus Lake, BC kault316@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-05-08 2019-04-27   2019-05-13 5802-409575
Andrew Berkley
Vancouver, BC ajberkley@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-03-13 2019-01-15   2021-05-05 5802-506593
Jayson Biggins
Vancouver Island Paragliding
Salt Spring Island, BC jbiggins@gmail.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2019-03-05 2019-12-12   2021-06-10 5802-793306
Richard Bruneau
Coldstream, BC richard.bruneau.99@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-24 2019-07-25   2021-04-28 5802-512005
Paul Bunten

NOT CURRENT
Pemberton, BC paul.bunten@outlook.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-07-04 2019-06-18   2020-05-05 5802-506304
Thomas Clark
Deimos Paragliding Flight School
Surrey, BC tom@deimospg.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-06-04 2019-06-28   2021-05-05 5802-790854
Alastair Collis
Alpine Airsports Ltd
Whistler, BC alpineairsports@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-11-17 2019-04-20   2021-05-05 5802-793257
Chris Delworth
Revelstoke, BC cdelworth@yahoo.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-11-07 2019-01-14   2020-01-20 5802-506097
Glenn Derouin
Paraglide Canada
Coldstream, BC glenn@paraglidecanada.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2020-04-28 2019-04-29   2021-07-28 5802-787745
Terri Dyke
Lumby, BC terryup51@gmail.com 4,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-01-30 2019-05-07 2019-05-16   5802-408512
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Max Fanderl
Invermere, BC max@flyingmax.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-12-03 2019-01-13   2021-08-17 5802-425045
Kaylyn Gervais
Cranbrook, BC kaylyn.gervais@gmail.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2020-08-17 2019-10-12   2021-08-17 5802-445639
Bill Goglin
Williams Lake, BC hillbillyparagliding@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-08 2019-05-01   2021-05-05 5802-508903
Rick Heatley
Vancouver Island Paragliding
NOT CURRENT
Victoria, BC rickheatley@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-02-28 2019-05-26   2021-05-12 5802-501293
Greg Hemingway
Vancouver, BC greghemingway@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-04 2019-07-02   2021-05-05 ca426086
Bradley Henry
Rosedale, BC bchenry01@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-05-05 2019-03-15   2020-05-05 5802-790144
Don Herres
Freedom Flying School
Vernon, BC hdon00@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-03-21 2019-11-22   2020-06-08 5802-397750
Guy Herrington
Sea to Sky Paragliding
Pemberton, BC seatoskyparagliding@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-06-14 2019-07-16   2020-05-05 5802-324919
Kevin Hyllestad
Revelstoke, BC k_hyllestad@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-09-08 2019-03-24   2019-05-13 5802-512617
Peyman Imani
Vancouver, BC peyman.imani@shaw.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-07-30 2019-05-14   2021-05-05 5802-504576
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Amir Izadi
Blue Thermal Paragliding
Victoria, BC bluethermal@gmail.com   Master,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-29 2019-06-01   2021-05-12 5802-795082
Joaquin Klein
Ymir, BC joaquinklein@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-11-27 2019-04-27   2021-05-12 5802-799171
Derek Kovacic

NOT CURRENT
Agassiz, BC derekkovacic@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-11-02 2018-08-02   2019-05-13 5802-797563
Andrei Kravchenko
Agassiz , BC kand@shaw.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-03-22 2019-05-20   2019-05-13 5802-505757
Norman Krcmar
Paraglide Canada
Kelowna, BC krackmar71@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-07-15 2019-07-27   2020-04-30 5802-512037
Martina Lang
Jet Set Paragliding
NOT CURRENT
Chilliwack, BC martina@jetsetparagliding.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-02-01 2019-07-23   2018-05-05 5802-797096
Jason Leus
Acrophobia Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
Ymir, BC jason.leus@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-12-16 2019-12-20   2021-05-06 5802-799004
Henry Levesque

NOT CURRENT
Nanaimo, BC degaslevesque@yahoo.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-12-14 2019-11-22   2018-05-03 5802-510225
Mukunda Lorenzo
Revelstoke, BC lorenzonz@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-07-19 2019-12-04   2021-05-05 5802-514202
Peter MacLaren
Golden, BC petemac1@telus.net   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-03-01 2019-06-30   2019-05-12 5802-786360
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Luc Mailloux
Lumby, BC aerospilot@gmail.com 4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2021-06-14 2019-06-24 2021-06-06   5802-799839
Jeremy Mason
Paraglide Canada
NOT CURRENT
Lumby, BC jerry.mason@hotmail.com   3 Intermediate,
Instructor
2018-08-19 2019-05-03   2020-04-30 5802-514117
Timmy Middlemiss
Golden, BC timmymiddlemiss@gmail.com Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
  2020-03-19 2019-04-20 2020-04-02 2014-04-03 pending PG rating 5802-477118
Bradley J. Murphy
Revelstoke Soaring Club
Revelstoke, BC regent112chef@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-06-30 2019-09-08   2020-05-05 5802-797554
Luke Myers

NOT CURRENT
Squamish, BC whiskeydrinkineskimo@yahoo.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-04-08 2018-05-30   2020-05-05 5802-511513
Ralph Nelson
Queen Charlotte City, BC ralphnelson@hotmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-03-24 2019-05-17   2020-04-30 5802-263701
Jim Orava
Cayoosh Expeditions
NOT CURRENT
Mt. Currie, BC jimorava@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 2
2020-05-05 2018-07-02   2021-05-05 5802-793277
Chris Popielarz

NOT CURRENT
Pemberton, BC blackskydodge@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-08-23 2019-04-03   2021-05-05 CPL(H) 797251
Randy Rauck
Freedom Flying School
Lumby, BC rauckon@gmail.com Master,
Instructor
  2019-05-28 2019-07-20 2019-05-16   PA259226
Jim Reich
FlyBC Airsports Paragliding
Harrison Mills, BC flybc@shaw.ca   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2020-05-27 2019-05-26   2021-06-27 P252637
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Jeff Relph
Golden, BC jhrelph@telus.net   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-11-07 2019-08-15   2021-07-28 5802-515198
Willy Rens
Clearwater, BC willyrens@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-07-02 2019-07-26   2019-05-13 5802-514120
Edmond Rivere
Paraglide Canada
Coldstream, BC edmondr@shaw.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-04-15 2019-06-30   2020-04-30 5802-786356
Michael Roberts

NOT CURRENT
gibsons, BC mrcloudhobo@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2018-06-30 2018-09-26   2021-06-27 5802-786607
Denis Roumiantsev
Coquitlam, BC weflytandem@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-12 2019-04-22   2021-05-05 5802-502205
Antonina Roumiantseva
Coquitlam, BC solaris.tonya@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-08-11 2019-07-22   2021-05-05 5802-504909
Lee Segstro
Chilliwack, BC thermaladdict@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-02-24 2019-05-03   2020-05-05 5802-508829
Dennie J. Shipley
Mission, BC denship99@hotmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2022-12-07 2019-03-27   2019-05-13 5802-506320
Toby Stier
Fernie, BC tobystier@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor
2019-05-25 2018-12-31   2021-04-30 5802-515143
Corinne Stoltz
Cayoosh Expeditions
Mt. Currie, BC cocoflyfast@gmail.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2020-05-04 2019-06-15   2019-05-13 5802-793255
Name & School AfiliationLocationContactHG RatingsPG RatingsFirst Aid Certificate ExpiryMembership ExpiryHG Instructor Certification ExpiryPG Instructor Certification ExpiryHAGAR #
Al Thielmann
XC Paragliding
Mission, BC al@xcparagliding.net   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-06-12 2019-06-08   2021-04-28 5802-510145
Hugo Tschurtschenthaler
Golden, BC brandy@tschlodge.com   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-05-29 2019-10-10   2020-05-05 5802-471974
David Underwood
Freedom Flying School
Lumby, BC daveunderdog@gmail.com 3 Intermediate,
Instructor
Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-09-18 2019-07-15 2019-06-06 2020-06-08 5802-798820
Colleen Varcoe
FlyBC Airsports Paragliding
NOT CURRENT
Vancouver, BC cvarcoe@telus.net   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 2
2018-08-07 2019-05-05   2021-05-05 5802-791672
Dion Vuk
iparaglide.com
Delta, BC dionvuk@iparaglide.com   Advanced,
Senior Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-04-16 2019-02-11   2021-05-21 5802-788731
Benoit Waller
Vancouver, BC b.waller@shaw.ca   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2021-11-05 2019-10-31   2020-05-05 5802-504883
Scott Watwood
Golden, BC scottwatwood@persona.ca   Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-03-02 2019-05-07   2019-03-18 5802-376503
Andrew Worthington

NOT CURRENT
Revelstoke, BC ajworthington@gmail.com   4 Advanced,
Instructor,
Tandem 1
2019-12-17 2018-10-21   2020-05-05 5802-514201

44 current instructor(s), 58 listed.

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