2016 flying, lessons and tandems in full swing…

paraglider turningWe’ve been treated to some fine flying weather in the first half of April this year. If you’re thinking about learning to fly or just want to take an thrilling tandem discovery flight, now is the time!

Call me to find out about new equipment arrivals including reversible Hike’n Fly harneses, The Advance Lightness 2 Pod Harness and the Advance IOTA series -an exciting new wing from the uncompromising Swiss supplier – Advance.

Need a new steerable or light weight reserve parachute or want a repack? Give me a call.

Tel : 250-503-1962
Cell or text : 250-308-9389
Email: glenn@paraglidecanada.com

Call or Text to Fly Tandem! 250-308-9389

P.O. Box 1888, Vernon, (visit the contact page for a map)
British Columbia, Canada,
V1T 8Z2;

The 2015 Paragliding Season is On!

Glenn Derouin - Owner Paraglide CanadaFreshly back from travel and flying adventures in New Zealand and Australia during the winter months of 2014/2015, lessons and tandem flights have already begun in earl April at Paraglide Canada. Contact me now to ask about the lessons and clinics. Come by and view a great selection of gear including wings, harnesses & accessories. Also have a selection of quality used gear in stock.

Call or Text to Fly Tandem! 250-308-9389

P.O. Box 1888, Vernon,
British Columbia, Canada,
V1T 8Z2;
Tel : 250-503-1962
Cell or text : 250-308-9389
Email: glenn@paraglidecanada.com

Another Happy Student…

Read this satisfied customer endorsement of Glenn Derouin’s instructional program.

From: Norm Krcmar
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:59 AM
To: Glenn Derouin
Subject: A little thank you.

Glenn I was planning on writing a thank you and well, I finally got around to it.
This thank you is for the wonderful introduction into the paragliding world you gave me. Your skills and knowledge made my paragliding experience not only rewarding and safe, but gifted me the desire for the amazing pleasure and Zen-like experience free flight provides. Your skill is obvious; your teaching style works for me and because of this, I always felt safe under your instruction and was rewarded with a great experience during all my flights. This safety continues today as I practice your instructions and techniques on every launch. As a novice pilot having this safety and preparedness drilled into me is making each new flight a rewarding one.

My story:

Pilots taking it easy after flying all day
Pilots relax on the lawn at Paraglide Canada after a day of flying.

With the encouragement of some amazing friends, last year I decided to pursue something new, this thing called paragliding. I was encouraged by their constant vibrating energy and beaming smiles every time paragliding came up in conversation. Their relentless talk about the amazing flights and experiences they had that day, last week or…..what seemed to be every flight, was influencing my decision (at first I didn’t even realize it). Knowing these friends were active in this flying community, confirmed for me that others would be engaging, supportive and fun. Everyone I’ve met so far has been exactly that. I have been so fortunate here as not knowing what the community was like may have led to not trying the sport, as from the outside it seems dangerous, isolated, and unknown.

Well I made the right choice, I was rewarded many times over with these same grins and exhilaration I’d paid witness to for the years prior. My only question I’ve ever really asked myself since I began was “Why did I wait until now”? This sport is addictive, intoxicating, and for me a special time that I can spend among amazing people, letting go of all other aspects and matters in life, and just having the freedom to enjoy myself.

For each pilot I imagine this freedom manifests for them in the way it’s supposed to and they leave each day quenched of their thirst but with a hunger that requires more of this nourishment tomorrow. I guess you could say it provides spiritual nourishment as well, for me time para waiting is a great time to self-reflect, and those glass off evening flights expose the world is such a beautiful color, smell and reflection that I’ve found my mind hitting some corners in my head otherwise untouched.

Each flight brings a new experience, a new hunger for more and I owe my friends, my instructor, and my own safety for that. I made the right decision.

Thank you.
Norm Krcmar

SIV course Aug 10th 11th 12th 2013

Come fly and learn from the best . Years of teaching and running SIV courses with Hundreds of pilots learning how to fly better. We offer 2 certified experianced instructors 1 on launch and 1 in the boat to train you on the latest manouvers over the water. 3  flights per day from beautiful 4500ft mara lake launch . We have a great rescue boat,   flotation devices,  air conditioned ride to launch and shade tent on launch . Equipment check , pre flight breifing and debreifing each day togive you the most from your flight and learning , come fly with us and feel secure and safe in your learning !  Call for your booking 250 503-1962

 

New Epsilon 7 has arrived !

The much awaited Advance epsilon 7 has arrived and can be demo’ed . This has been the best selling glider ever for Paraglide Canada as it follows in the E6 footsteps , which was well received when it came out and still is a great wing . The Epsilon 7 is a beautiful designed wing . Design , materials and characters are top notch and will compete with the Sigma 8 in performance with still staying in the EN B catagory . Feed back from owners already is great wth some nice XC flights coming in and personal best flown on it … fly on !  Come test one today and see what your missing !

Summer 2010 Flying Skills Upgrade Courses

Some of you may be interested in my  X-C and Thermal clinic. Dates are July 2nd -4th , a three day course focusing on your skills at thermaling and learning how to fly basic X-C. This will take place in the Okanagan Valley, Vernon B.C. from Coopers Launch , Vernon Mountain and Baldy Launch.

The other course is the 20th Annual SIV Course at Mara lake B.C. We have taught hundreds of students to fly better and advance their skills on this, over-water course. Dates are July 16-19th . Some of my Alberta students have taken this course over 5 times to improve their skills and test new wing reactions . Please call me or email me if your interested in these courses.

CALL: 250.503.1962
EMAIL: glenn@paraglidecanada.com

It will be my pleasure to help you learn how to fly better.
Glenn Derouin
Owner/Operator
Paraglide Canada