Instructor Clinic


We are also the instructors instructor, and have the only Administrator on the south coast to certify experienced pilots as both tandem pilots and basic/advanced instructors. You may have heard if you really want to learn how to do something, learn how to teach it well. This definitely applies to paragliding Paragliding. Its been wonderful to see our students go from their first training days, to becoming an experienced pilot, then flying higher and farther than the instructor who certified them! Jesse Meyer trained with Eagle back in 2004, and became an instructor in 2011, and started his own school Lift Paragliding in the bay area. He was awarded the Instructor Of The Year award in 2013. In fact, Jesse has the highest long-term student retention statistics in the country for instructors who have signed off at least 100 Novice ratings(69.6%). This means more of his students are still flying than any other school, likely because Jesse subscribes to a similar view on how important it is to offer continuing education in the mountains, and build community in the sport. Be sure visit Jesse at his school Lift Paragliding if you are in the bay area.

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These three day clinics allow instructor candidates who have been working as apprentice instructors to show the Eagle Administrators they have what it takes to teach paragliding. Instructor candidates will teach ground school subjects, and work with students on kiting, launch, flying, and landing skills. This clinic will help you master the skills of teaching paragliding safely and effectively. This clinic is open to ALL Intermediate or higher rated pilots, plus pilots need a minimum of 200 flying days and 300 flights and completion of a reserve clinic and two additional clinics from the following list: Thermal/X-C, Ridge Soaring, Tandem, and Towing..These clinics are designed to progress/qualify candidates towards their Basic Instructor rating. Attendees should expect to display the highest of standards and qualifications. The ICP will serve as an Instructor Training Seminar (ITS) as well as an Instructor Evaluation (IE). Although some attendees may not qualify for the instructor ratings they should find this an educational program and it should certainly apply towards personal growth in knowledge and skills.

The two day Advanced Instructor Certification Clinic allows instructors to sign pilots off for higher ratings. Basic Instructors wanting their Advanced Instructor Rating are required to attend an additional Instructor Training Seminar. Basic Instructors will work on coaching pilots on thermaling and other skills required for their students to become Intermediate and Advanced Ratings.

The Fine Print – Instructor Clinics
Deposits and full clinic payments are refundable only if a qualified replacement can be found. Clinic spaces are transferable to another individual. Eagle Paragliding reserves the right to modify, change, or delete any aspect of the tour programs or fees at any time. We strongly recommend that pilot have their own medical insurance, and travel medical insurance. If you have anything you feel may prevent you from having the physical or mental ability please contact us to inquire. There are no credits if we are unable to complete tour flying due to weather. Signing up for the Instructor Clinic does not guarantee you will receive a rating, and there are no refunds if the Administrator feels you don’t qualify to be an instructor for any reason.