Introduction to Paragliding
Muller Windsports Ltd is Western Canada's Largest Free Flying School and has been in operation since 1971. Our focus has always been creating knowledgable and safe pilots that will enjoy the sports of Paragliding and Hang Gliding for many years to come.
2021 Dates for Introduction to Paragliding
Novice P1/ Intermediate P2 Course
Our course for HPAC P1/P2 is run from April 1 to June 30 and Mid- August to Mid October.
The course is set for you to reach an ability to attain your High Flight in Golden, BC and Pass the HPAC P2 exam when all flight requirements are passed.
The course consists of 3 Classroom Ground Schools involving:
- Paragliding Manual (Textbook)
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Paragliding Fundamentals
- Launching & Landing Techniques
- Glider Control
- Ground Handling
- Transport Canada Air Law
- Rules of the Air
- Advanced Maneuvers (SIV)
- Reserve Parachute Technique
- Equipment Checkovers and Packing
- P1/P2 Exam Writing
The course also consists of many hours of Ground Handling:
- Mastering Forward Launches
- Mastering Reverse Launches in variable conditions
We also have special gliders for Ground Handling in stronger winds so that allows for more availability for teaching sessions.
During the flight sessions they will be done off our Private 300ft hill overlooking Cochrane Alberta when the weather allows. Most students get between 15 - 25 flights or more during the course. The amount of flights you get is based on your schedule and the weather. Also of course the quicker you hike the more flights you get…..
Sessions are available Tuesday through Sunday Mornings and Tuesday through Saturday Evenings. We have an online booking system www.cochranehill.com that opens on the days where the weather is conducive to Paragliding Training. Students log in at 4pm same day for the Evening Sessions and 4pm the day before for Morning Sessions. Example if you would like to come out on a Wednesday evening you would log into the system Wednesday at 4pm to see if slots are Open for Paragliding and if you would like to come Friday morning you would Log in Thursday at 4pm to see if slots are Open on Friday Morning.
The end goal of the P1/P2 course is for those that feel they want to purchase equipment and go onto complete our High Flight Course in Golden BC. We include the High Flight Course with purchase of New or Used Equipment from our Shop. After several High Flights you will have met the HPAC P2 requirements for flying Solo without Full Time Instructor Supervision.
The Price of the Novice/Intermediate course is $950 + gst. However if you sign up for the course within 7 days after completion of the Introductory course, there is a $100 discount upon paying a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance is due the first day you come out for the course. Once again, the course includes use of all equipment, glider, harness, helmet during the course.