Hope you all had a great winter. We have nailed down our Advanced Courses for 2013 Summer. We will start with two back to back weekends of SIV. The first one is May 31- June 2 and the second weekend is June 7-9. Hopefully those of you that have not attended an SIV can attend one of these weekends. There will also be other options we can discuss if one of these weekends does not work for you.
Next we will have the Thermal/XC Flying Clinic. The SIV is a prerequisite for the Thermal Course. The dates for the Groundschool will be done in the evenings on July 9 and 10 in the Cochrane Shop and the Flight Dates are evening of Friday July 12 and days of the 13th and 14th.
So to recap:
SIV May 31 to June 2 in the Salt Lake City area
SIV June 7 to June 9 in the Salt Lake City area
Golden High Flights June 29-30
2nd Golden High Flights July 6-7
Thermal/XC Groundschool July 9-10 evenings in Cochrane
Thermal/XC Flying Portion July 12-14 in Golden, BC
Please contact us if you have any interest any of these listed courses.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Place: Muller Windsports Shop at the Cochrane Flying Site
We have some new hang glider and paraglider movies and have planned a movie night during our annual Instructors Course.
A highlight for hang glider pilots is the newly released "Live the Dream", the story of a young girl starting hang gliding first by aero towing and then learning to foot launch. A different way to learn to hang gliding and very entertaining.
We also have the history of hang gliding in Western Canada, a Heritage Project by John Janssen's daughter Nikky. She did a great job and it's fun to watch.
Keith has assembled new paragliding movies that we will also show. There will be something for everyone.
We are hoping for a good social evening and the chance to meet some of the new pilots who have moved into the Calgary area. We are hoping for no snow that weekend!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
RESERVE CLINIC 2013
DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Repack Fee: $45.00
Deployment, inspection and repack. The lecture is free.
Ecole Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys, 4700 Richard Rd SW
(note: the school is next door to Bishop Carol High School)
Format: Deployments will start at 9:00AM for pilots who have attended previous clinics.
Lecture will start at 10am. It is recommended that pilots who have not attended a clinic should attend the lecture.
After the lecture, deployments will continue. Repacks will start during the lecture. If work needs to be done on your equipment it will be done at the shop during the week.
If you are a new pilot and don't yet have a reserve we will try to make sure you get a practice deployment. There is no charge if you have no equipment.
If you are an out- of- town pilot, please mark this on your form so that your repack is done immediately.
1:30pm- Pizza – included in repack fee or $10 if you didn't pay for repack.
Box 2018, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1B8, ph: (403) 932-6760
Monday, November 26, 2012
Rob Clarkson is representing Canada at the upcoming World Hang Gliding Championships in Australia in January 2013.
This is to date the most expensive competition ever. Entry fee is high and so are the aero tow fees.
There will be a fund raiser to help Rob with expenses - come along and support Rob!
buy some 50/50 tickets
Date Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Location Shanks at Crowfoot Centre NW
Please pass the word and bring all your friends
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
For Calgary and area paraglider pilots - please pass this message on to any interested pilots
We will be having our annual exam writing day for HPAC ratings.
Date Saturday, November 3
Cost per exam - $10.00 (cks to be made out to HPAC)
You will need:
Current HPAC membership
valid first aid (depending on exam you are writing)
calculator (depending on exam you are writing)
Exams will be corrected and successful participants exams will be mailed together with exam fee to HPAC.
Please let us know by email if you are going to participate and the rating exam that you will write. This is so we have enough exams and answer sheets ready
Friday, September 7, 2012
Twas a Great evening for all last night. Rick and I managed to Thermal out at 3:30 to close to the limit of 2000 feet and after that it got very soarable for a couple hours. The students arrived and managed to groundhandle then most got 5 flights each. After the students took a break so the Instructors could go soaring again in the SSE winds. So basically a perfect evening to keep everyone happy and learning. Hopefully the weekend allows for some soaring and more teaching. Keith