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Speedflying School

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Speedflying is one of the newest and most fun sports in the world. Pioneers of the sport were "ground launching" parachutes in the early 90's. If you are a paraglider pilot you know all too well how increased wind speeds can limit you fun, or maybe your local site lacks the thermals for your enjoyment. Let us introduce you to; Speedflying, Speedriding or MiniWings. Smaller than traditional gliders (higher wingloading) and lower aspect ratio; they're very intuitive to control and can actually be more stable.
Whether you're into foot launched Speedflying or ski launched Speedriding, it's an awesome way to have fun on a windy (or no-wind) day. It is the most versatile form of freeflight, period. With our professional USHPA Mini-Wing Instructors, it’s quite simple to learn and this is a suitable option for even some beginner level paraglider pilots. Footlaunching is a necessary part of the progression, if your goal is to Speedride (with skis). Most of our students are cross-over, multisport, athletes, coming from kiteboarding, skydiving, BASE and paragliding backgrounds...BUT there's no prerequisite for our M1 program, if you have drive and passion you will learn as much as you want from our course.


USHPA M1: BASIC SPEEDFLYER

For pilots with little OR no experience.

Course Overview:
-Wind Speed: Maximum 15mph
-Minimum Flights to Completion: 25
-Minimum Days to Completion: 5
-Gear familiarity, terrain and weather basics
-Includes Speedflying Reference Material
-Includes USHPA Membership

Skills Developed:
-Pre-Flight set up and gear check sequence
-Inflating, ground handling and trim adjustment
-Successful launches (forward and reverse)
-Perform In-Flight canopy control
-Successful landings with accuracy
-Emergency techniques and maneuvers

For a complete checklist of Freeboern Air Sports / USHPA M1 requirements and recommended limitations, please review the standards we set HERE.

Be prepared to purchase equipment.


USHPA M2: Advanced Speedflyer

In this course we will fine tune existing skills, develop new advanced skills and progress with a focus on safety.

Course Overview:
-Must have M1
-Flown at least 5 gliders and owns gear
-Wind Speed: High
-Minimum Flights: 250 (total)
-Minimum Days: 80 (total)

Skills Developed:
-Precision ground handling, wagga
-High wind, cross wind launch techniques
-In-Flight canopy control
-Accuracy, swooping and sidehill landings
-Safety and rescue considerations

For a complete checklist of Freeboern Air Sports / USHPA M2 requirements and recommended limitations, please review the standards we set HERE.

Minimum of 1 day of observation is required.

 

Freeboern students graduate with a worldwide recognizable USHPA Pilot Certification, ground handling skills that put other school's students to shame, solid piloting experience and the very best deals on freeflight equipment (for life). If you are thinking about signing up, you can look forward to a lot of hard work and accelerated learning: early mornings, ground school/classroom sessions during the mid-day, and evening lessons that go until sunset. Minimum half-down deposit is required prior to your arrival. We pride ourselves in being experts at finding the best possible equipment to match each of our students' size, shape, individual flying style and their goals.

Rain Check: All fly days are dependent on the weather. We will do everything possible to get you into the air, but if weather becomes an issue, you are always welcome back for training at no additional charge.

Video Debrief: the best way to improve your skills!

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Remember, we decide together how quickly you progress. If you're not having fun then you're not going to remember your lessons. So we gonna practice practice, practice, watch, listen, learn, have fun & smile 'cause life is grand when you're Speedflying!


Although Freeboern training includes rental gear, you will get deeper discounts if you purchase gear prior to your lessons so that we can save some wear and tear on our demo equipment. Be sure to give us a holler with any questions you may have, or you can check our FAQ page.

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  • Speedflying M1

    Regular Price:

    $350.00

    Your first few days of training will be the most rigorous, therefore training costs will go down as you progress. Your first day of training INCLUDES USHPA Membership. Select a course and desired number of training days to make your reservations. All students must complete and submit Student Form. For Location and Accommodation details, see contact info below. Prerequisite: None.

  • Speedflying M2

    Regular Price:

    $195.00

    Designed as a day course to guide you through progression.
    Select a course and desired number of training days to make your reservations. All students must complete and submit Student Form. For Location and Accommodation details, see contact info below.
    Prerequisite: M1 rated pilot.

  • Speedriding M1

    Regular Price:

    $350.00

    Your first few days of training will be the most rigorous, therefore training costs will go down as you progress. Your first day of training INCLUDES USHPA Membership. Select a course and desired number of training days to make your reservations. All students must complete and submit Student Form. For Location and Accommodation details, see contact info below. Prerequisite: None.

  • Speedriding M2

    Regular Price:

    $195.00

    Designed as a day course to guide you through progression.
    Select a course and desired number of training days to make your reservations. All students must complete and submit Student Form. For Mountain Access and Accommodations, see details below.
    Prerequisite: M1 rated pilot and experienced skier.

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