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iP5 - HPAC Instructor Certification Seminar - $497

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iParaglide hosts HPAC Paragliding Instructor Certification (and re-certification) Seminars.  If you love to coach and would like to add to your contribution to paraglidng by becoming a HPAC Certified Paragliding Instructor, please contact us, and we will consider arranging a group.

Please note that in event of poor weather, we adapt our lesson modules accordingly. 

This is designed to be a comprehensive "hands on" paragliding instructor certification seminar. You will be working closely with real students to learn how to teach fundamentals to pilots in an efficient and effective manner: so that students will have a positive experience, and feel secure and empowered.

You will learn how to mentor at each of the locations that are the three pillars of a successful paragliding curriculum: the classroom; the training hill; and the mountain. We will work to maximize learning opportunities, adapting to what the wind and weather provides.

The cost is $497 for the first time you take this course for initial certification, and at a reduced rate of $247 for re-certification (instructors must renew by taking another certification course every 3 years).  

Locations:

  • Instructor Theory: iParaglide, 962 - 51st Street, Delta (Tsawwassen, just 3 minutes for the training hill!) 
  • Training Hill and/or Kiting Practicum: Diefenbaker Park (1st Avenue @ 56th St, Tsawwassen) and/or Vanier Park (1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver)
  • Mountain Flying Practicum: Mt. Woodside (2226 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz)

Requirements for Paragliding Instructor Rating

Please bring any items you already have. Others you can acquire at a later date.

  • Log book - photocopy of last page with total paragliding flights and air hours
  • HPAC Intermediate Paragliding Rating: 60 hours, 90 flights
  • HPAC paragliding membership card
  • Transport Canada HAGAR Exam Results Photocopy
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Assist a Paragliding Instructor 25 hours
  • Paragliding Instructor Certification Seminar 24 hours
  • Paragliding Reserve Seminar: HPAC recommended, iParaglide required
  • Paragliding SIV Simulation of Flight Incidents Seminar: iParaglide required

 

Day 1 (sample itinerary, weather pending, we will adapt course modules to conditions)


 

06:00-07:00: Course Overview & Training Hill Mentoring (Deifenbaker Park)

07:00-11:00: Paragliding Training Hill Practicum (Deifenbaker Park) 

11:00-12:00: Lunch

12:00-13:30: Paragliding Mentoring Theory (iParaglide)

13:30-13:45: Break/Review

13:45-15:15: Paragliding Operations Theory (iParaglide)

15:15-15:30: Break/Review

15:30-17:00: Paragliding Content Theory (iParaglide)

 

 Day 2 (sample itinerary, weather pending, we will adapt course modules to conditions)

 

07:00-08:00: The LZ Walkover Pre-flight Briefing (Riverside)

08:00-09:00: LZ walkover with students Practicum (Riverside)

09:00-12:00: Landing Guidance of Students Practicum (Riveside)

 

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:30: Paragliding Practicum Lecture Presentations (TBA)

15:00-17:00: Kiting Practicum with Students (Rosedale or Vanier Park)

 

Day 3 (sample itinerary, weather pending, we will adapt course modules to conditions)

 

08:00-09:00: The Launch Pre-flight Briefing (Woodside)

09:00-12:00: Launch Guidance of Students Practicum (Woodside)

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: Instructor Seminar Synthesis: Mentoring, Content, Operations (TBA)

 

iP5 - Instructor Certification Seminar - $497 *

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* 24 hour course conducted over 3 days.  Course modules require successful completion and a 80% minimum pass mark. Note the iP5 Instructors Course may be taken prior to completion of: Intermediate Rating (60 air hours & 90 flights); HAGAR exam; Standard First Aid; and assisting for 25 hours. However, all of the preceeding items must be successfully obtained before the Senior Instructor will issue a recommendation to the HPAC to instate the pilot as an HPAC Certified Instructor. Full payment of the course and time commitment to specific dates must be received prior to commencement of training.  We reserve the right to discontinue training, or not recommend, any prospective instructor not following directions or conducting themselves in a manner that creates a negative environment or may endanger themselves or others. There will be no refunds for partial course completions due to absenteeism or dismissal.