We are gearing up for our paragliding booth at the Outdoor Adventure Show, March 8 & 9 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Pleased to offer guests discount passes here. Please print and bring with you. Get all the show details here.
Paragliding: Free Flight Realized
A paraglider is the latest evolution of recreational flying. Made of engineered fabric and lines, a paraglider fits in a backpack and is ready to launch in minutes. Harnessing the energy of the sun and the wind, the paraglider becomes a wing with which we can safely soar the sky for hours.
If you've ever had the dream of flight, up with the birds, and free from all your earthly worries, we can make that dream come true quickly and safely with one of our entry level first flight paragliding courses.
An optimized teaching method on the perfect slope to get you paragliding solo immediately on the fastest and safest progression. You will paraglide only a few feet above the ground, leaving you feeling secure and empowered.
We do evening classroom theory to make sure you understand paragliding aerodynamics, weather, and how to launch, fly and land your paraglider. At sunrise, we take you out to the ideal training hill for Slope Soaring, as above, to perfect your launch and landing skills. At sunset, you take your first high mountain paragliding solo flight, carefully supervised by two paragliding flight command instructors via ground-to-air radio.
As you gain experience as a paraglider pilot, you will learn to soar dynamic wind and engage thermals to gain altitude and fly for hours, paragliding intimately with friends in the sky.
"When you engage a thermal, it's as if the hand of a God was lifting you up into the sky. This is better than I'd ever dreamed. We're the first generation that can say the sky is our playground and we can go play with the birds."
- Dion Vuk, P. Eng., iParaglide Director, in an interview with The Province
Enjoy this Paragliding HD video of flying with raptors. English translation here.
Mankind's ancient dream of free flight has finally been realized with Paragliding: The sky is the limit!