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Main | Chasing my wife (at 2000 feet ;) »
Tuesday
Sep042018

iParaglide P2 Graduate Soaring at Tiger Mountain, Washington

After many 4 am wake-ups, lots of homework including weather reports, and practicing my ground-handling to be able to produce a 20-minute, forward and reverse kiting video, I can honestly say that it was so worth it.

Dion has some of the highest safety and flying-technique standards around in paragliding and it does not go un-noticed when my launch and landings are some of the best in the group flying on a given day at any of the various paragliding sites we now drive out to every weekend.

If you are reading this and trying to decide on a flying school, I can tell you that by learning with Dion of iParaglide and following his techniques and philosophy, you will have hands down the best chance of flying accident-free for the rest of your life. 

I completed the iParaglide P1 program during the summer of 2016. In spring of 2017, I began the P2 program and later took a bit of a hiatus because I got too busy with work. In 2018, I came back with a vengeance and graduated with my P2 in under 2 months. My  husband (who is also a paragliding pilot) and I now fly every week at the numerous sites within a 3 hour drive of Vancouver, BC. 

In this video my husband is wearing my GoPro camera, chasing me as we soar at Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, Washington - my favourite mountain so far! This past weekend we were able to each get 5 thermaling flights logged over the course of 2 days, and several of those flights were over an hour long! 

I even got hundreds of feet higher than the rest of the pack at several points while soaring my "Mighty" Swing Mito paraglider high above launch, and it was awesome :)

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