Are there any instructors willing to travel?


#1

This probably will sound really dumb, but here goes;

Since there are no instructors in my area and the closest instructor is 9-10hrs away.
and since arranging time off work when the weather will be cooperative is difficult +
coordination with the instructors schedule is also a factor.

I am just wondering if there is anyone willing to come to me to give training
and how much it would cost?

I know Captain Crunch travels all over the US if you buy his equipment,
is there anyone who would be willing to travel in Canada?
Thanks in advance


#2

Where are you?
US instructors coming to Canada will be useless - they are not allowed to instruct here unless they have a Canadian certification and I have not heard of one yet.


#3

I live in north central Saskatchewan.

The closest instructor works out of Wetaskiwin AB.

There is a guy about 4 hours away that teaches powered parachute, but knows nothing
about ppg. (or next to nothing)

Legally, I could get trained by him, but I still would have no real training on how to fly a paramotor.

Powered parachutes are similar in some ways, but not really what I need.

In any case, I have to save some money first. I was just wondering about the possibilities.
Thanks for the response.


#4

I may end up having to do what this guy did:


#5

Look up Eric Dufour from Paratour - They have two locations, Florida and Canada I believe http://www.paratour.com/content/Home.php
Good luck !


#6

I would love to take training from Eric Dufour, but I think he teaches in
Quebec which is even further away.

Thanks anyway for the suggestion.


#7

Ya i think in Canada they say PPG requires a licence but they dont enforce it and have never charged anyone and wont go to the courts to clarify it. Its a bit confusing but i wouldn’t worry about driving far to file paperwork for a license @thankful .


#8

You got that right - I have heard of a few things - people flying with out a permit one guy now 3 yrs on a student permit and 500hrs logged. Another guy 3 offences in breeches of air space and still never charged or fined. I am going to play in the sand box in a safe legal way like my mommy told me to.
Cheers


#9

So if I apply to be a student somewhere I’m good to go?
Even if I never finish the course?

How do I get a student permit? I thought a legalized instructor would
have to sign off on it.

Here’s what I was thinking; if I got training somewhere in the US and then worry about
Canadian legalities after the fact. At least I’d learn how to fly.


#10

Yes you could - and that is fine with me, not that I matter.
cheers