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Note: Due to safety reasons, you will need to train (on average) between 8-16 hours until you are ready to take your first solo high flight, usually off Bridal Falls (2500’ AGL) or Mt. Woodside (2250’ AGL). If you are not ready to fly solo, we will gladly take you on a tandem flight or two.

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Solo Lessons I

Prices

Flight type : training flights only.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No maximum weight.


Equipment needed: Boots with good traction and adequate clothing.
Deimos will provide all of the equipment.

Course Outline:  Introduction to the parts of a paraglider. Demonstration of a forward launch. Practice inflations on our training hill.
If your launch technique is correct, and the instructor believes that you are ready, we will guide you through your first training hill launch, flight and landing. Lessons start on most Fridays, after 5PM, usually at Burnaby Mt (weather permitting).

Note: Tandem flights are included in the Solo V or higher courses.
Special Notes: The cost of this course (100%) may be applied to the Solo II, V, X, XV or Novice Rating courses.

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

Private lessons available each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am til 1:30pm (at no extra cost)

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Solo Lessons II

Prices

Flight type : two high flights.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No maximum weight.


Equipment needed: Boots with good traction, gloves, and adequate clothing.
Deimos Paragliding will provide the wing, harness, reserve and radio equipment.

Course Outline:  Practice inflations. Two high flights with take off, flying and landing guidance.
Note: Tandem flights are included in the Solo V or higher courses.
Special Notes: The cost of this course (100%) may be applied to the Solo V, X, XV or Novice Rating courses.

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

Private lessons available each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am til 1:30pm (at no extra cost)

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Solo Lessons V

Prices

Flight type : five high flights.
Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No maximum weight.


Equipment needed:  Helmet, gloves, boots with good traction and adequate clothing. Deimos Paragliding will provide the wing, harness, reserve and radio equipment.
Course Outline:  Practice inflations. Five high flights with take off and landing guidance. Prepare student for the HPAC Student exam.
Includes optional tandem flight(s).
Special Notes: The cost of this course (100%) may be applied to the Solo X, XV or Novice rating courses.

Learned flying skills:

* Controlled take offs, landings and turns.
* Steering with the D Risers

* Big Ears and Big Ears with Speed Bar.
* Effects on sink rate versus best glide
* Surge control
* Right of way
* Rules of ridge, clear turns, wake turbulent

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Solo Lessons X

Prices

Flight type : ten high flights.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No maximum weight.


Equipment needed:  Radio, helmet, gloves, boots with good traction and adequate clothing. Deimos Paragliding will provide the wing, harness and reserve.
Course Outline:  Practice inflations. Ten high flights with take off and landing guidance. Prepare student for the HPAC Student exam. Includes optional tandem flight(s). After ten flights, you will need to either rent or buy your paragliding gear.
Special Notes: The cost of this course (100%) may be applied to the Solo XV or Novice rating courses. Students must join the HPAC (for insurance).

Learned flying skills:

* Controlled take offs, landings and turns.
* Steering with the D Risers,
* Big Ears and Big Ears with Speed Bar.
* Effects on sink rate versus best glide
* Surge control
* Right of way
* Rules of the ridge, clear your turns, identifing wake turbulence
* Reverse launch introduction

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Solo Lessons XG

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Flight type : ten high flights.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No maximum weight.


Equipment needed:  Gloves, boots with good traction and adequate clothing.
This course includes the purchase of your own wing (Aeros Vitamin) and helmet (Charley). Substitutions are welcome at any time during your course. At the end of your training, we will gladly buy your wing back at a pro-rated rate (usually about $15 a flight). In most cases, we can give you an old harness to allow you to practice your ground handling and kiting. This package will save you more than $500 off the list price, but is only available to students with no solo flights. This is our way to encourage you to train more often and any time you want.
For your high flights, Deimos Paragliding will provide the harness, reserve and radio equipment.

Course Outline:  Practice inflations. Ten high flights with take off and landing guidance. Prepare student for the HPAC Student exam. Includes optional tandem flight(s).

Students must join the HPAC (for insurance).
Special Notes: One hundered percent of the cost of this course (Solo X) may be applied to the Solo XV or Novice rating courses.

Learned flying skills:

* Controlled take offs, landings and turns.
* Steering with the D Risers,
* Big Ears and Big Ears with Speed Bar.
* Effects on sink rate versus best glide
* Surge control
* Right of way
* Rules of ridge, clear turns, wake turbulent
* Reverse launch introduction

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.
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Solo Lessons XV

Prices

Flight type : fifteen high flights.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No weight limit.


Equipment needed: Novice wing, radio, helmet, gloves, boots with good traction and adequate clothing. Deimos Paragliding will provide the harness, reserve and radio equipment.
Course Outline:  Practice inflations. Fifteen high flights with take off and landing guidance. Prepare student for the HPAC Student exam. Includes optional tandem flight(s).
Special Notes: The cost of this course (100%) may be applied to the Novice rating course.

Learned flying skills:

* Controlled take offs, landings and turns.
* Steering with the D Risers,
* Big Ears and Big Ears with Speed Bar.
* Effects on sink rate versus best glide
* Surge control
* Right of way
* Rules of ridge, clear turns, wake turbulent
* Strong wind canopy control techniques

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Novice Rating

Featuring Sean Toohey (launching at Mt Woodside)

Note: Sean was Deimos 2005 Rookie of the year

Prices

Flight type : thirty or more high flights.

Prerequisites: General good health, between 18 and 55 years old. No weight limit.


Equipment needed: Novice wing, harness, reserve, radio, helmet, gloves, boots with good traction and adequate clothing. All equipment may be rented or "leased to own" from Deimos Paragliding.
Course Outline: Thirty high flights from at least three different launch sites in the BC area, some as high as 3200' ASL. With this course we will provide additional take off, flying and landing training and guidance. Pilots with more than fifteen flights, will be required to land them self with just basic supervision. We will provide radio approach feed back like "you're too high", "you're too low", "perfect setup, come and land now". Includes optional tandem flight(s).

This course will explain, in general, some of the following:

* Hands off flying
* Rear Riser steering
* Collapses and correction
* Emphasis on Canopy Stall Prevention
* Effects on sink rate versus best glide
* Surge control
* Right of way
* Rules of ridge, clear turns, wake turbulent
* Strong wind canopy control techniques
* Technical training for the HPAC Novice Exam will be provide.

Learned flying skills:

* Controlled take offs, landings and turns.
* Steering with the D Risers,
* Big Ears and Big Ears with Speed Bar.
* Students will be required to demonstrate 5 spot landings to within 30 feet of the target.

Special Notes: Deimos Paragliding students receive free transport and flying tips!
After you have completed your course, additional gliders may be rented from us at $50 per day.  Complete paraglider equipment with lessons packages are also available. Students must join the HPAC (for insurance).

HPAC Novice Exam Criteria:


* Pass the HPAC Novice Exam (passing grade is 70%)
* 35 or more flights
* 4 or more hours
* successfully demonstrated all of the novice maneuvers.

http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?PRD=410

Flight test, which includes:

1. Proper layout, preflight and packing of equipment.
2. Adherence to 5 point harness check procedure.
3. Ground handle and launch alone in light winds (up to 20 km/h, with proper visual check).
4. Perform smooth transition from running to flying.
5. Demonstrate two 360° turns in the same direction within 20 seconds. *
6. Demonstrate reversing 360° turn within 30 seconds. *
7. Demonstrate pitch and roll in level flight.
8. Perform standard aircraft approach with a final leg of at least 3 seconds.
9. Controlled landing on feet within 30 meter diameter circle.

Deimos Novice Maneuvers

* Steering with the D's.
* Weight shift turns.
* Steering with one hand.
* Twist around in harness.
* Big ears.
* Big ears 360 and wing overs
* Big Ears approach to 200 feet
* Big ears approach to 100 feet
* Big Ears approach to 50 feet
* Wing overs.
* Big ears speed bar.
* Small spiral dive (two or three turns, left and right)
* One sided Big Ears and counter steer (left and right)
* Asymmetrical deflation's and recovery (left and right).
* Full Speed bar.
* Full frontal deflation's.
* Deep Spiral dive 5 seconds (left and right)
* Small Spiral to 1000 feet
(* Required for Deimos Novice Rating)

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Solo 222 Course

Prices

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Novice Rating.

Equipment needed: All equipment will be provided by the student, including a proper radio and reserve. This equipment may be rented as required.

Course Outline: With this course we will provide the transport, guidance and training required to complete two days of high flights, and two days of ground schooling.

This course will explain the following:
* Advance launch and landing techniques
* Intermediate flying maneuvers
* Aerodynamics and flying techniques

Special Notes: Additional gliders may be rented from us at $50 per day. Deimos Paragliding students will always get free transport and flying tips! Complete paraglider equipment with lessons packages are also available.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Intermediate Course

 

Prices

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Novice Rating.

Equipment needed: All equipment will be provided by the student, including a proper radio and reserve. This equipment may be rented as required.

Course Outline: With this course we will provide the transport, guidance and training required to complete Transport Canada HAGAR examination.

This course will explain the following:
* Fine tune your forward launch
* Advance launch and landing techniques
* Intermediate flying maneuvers
* Aerodynamics and flying techniques
* Meteorology and chart reading
* Aviation air regulations
* Emphasis on Canopy Stall Prevention
* Tree landing self evacuation techniques
* Thermalling Techniques
* Top landing Techniques
* Learned flying skills: Student will learn how to initiate/correct the following:
* Reverse launch
* Spiral turns
* Wing-overs
* Asymmetrical collapses
* Frontal collapses
* Full speed bar and B-line stalls
* Students will be required to demonstrate 5 spot landings within 15 feet of the target.
*GPS task flying - learn how to use your GPS to complete flying tasks (just like in the Nationals)
*XC Flight - we will help you complete your first big XC flight, with a focus on safety and understanding of thermal trigger points and rotors/ lee side conditions.

Special Notes: Additional gliders may be rented from us at $50 per day. Complete paraglider equipment with lessons packages are also available. You have up to one year to complete this course.

HPAC Test Criteria:

* Pass Transport Canada's HAGAR Exam (passing grade is 60%)
* 150 or more flights
* 25 or more hours
* Kiting test (5 minutes)
* Current member of HPAC (novice rating)

http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?PRD=410

Deimos Intermediate Requirements
* Passed transport Canada's HAGAR exam
* Has meet all of the HPAC intermediate standards
* Has participated in our Self rescue (repel) from a tree course - simulated
* Has successfully completed a Top landing attempt (or top landing)
* Has successfully completed flying with Big ears to the ground
* Successful execution of the Deimos spot landing technique
* Has successfully completed the "Pumping test" at 1000 feet or higher
* Has successfully completed two deep spiral dives ending with a controlled exit (on course within 90 degrees).
* Passed GPS turn point racing course
* 25% Accelerated asymmetrical
* (Required for Deimos Intermediate Rating)

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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Advanced Rating

Prices

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Intermediate Rating.

This evening course will cover the topics required to successfully complete the HPAC Advanced exam, plus:

* Cross Country (XC) Course (Probably in the Lumby or Hedley area summer 2006)
* GPS task flying course

HPAC Test Criteria:

* Pass the HPAC Advance Exam (passing grade is 60%)
* 200 or more flights
* 100 or more hours
* a cross country flight of 40 or more KM's
* flown at 10 or more sites
* Current member of HPAC (intermediate rating)

http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?PRD=410

Deimos Advance Maneuvers
* B-line stall
* High wind pumping (top) landing (below ten feet)
* Croissant maneuver.
* Porpoise maneuver
* Deimos "Bird on a Cage" maneuver
* 25% Accelerated frontal
* Top landing flying close to stall
* Surfacing (soaring site maneuver)
* Top landing using pumping method
(* Required for Deimos Advance Rating)

How do I start?
Solo training starts on most Wednesdays and Fridays - please complete our reservation form when you plan to join us. You have up to one year to complete this course.

The next course starts: Available all year round.

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XLT Course

Prices

Prerequisites: none.

Equipment needed: same as the Novice, Intermediate and Advance course. Equipment may be rented as required.

Course Outline:

This course is ideal for pilots who want to be the very best they can, and eventually achieve their HPAC advance rating. The eXtreme Long Term (XLT) program is the best way to attend all of the Deimos courses at a fraction of the cost. Training can start before your first flight or any time after that, but will be pro-rated accordingly.

For Deimos students, simply deduct the cost of your course, from the XLT course, or else contact us for a pro-rate course estimate.

This course includes the following:
* HPAC Novice Rating Course
* HPAC Intermediate Course
* HPAC Advance Rating Course
* A Thermal / XC Course