- $99 for a tandem paragliding jump, including a complimentary helmet and a DVD of the flight filmed by an in-helmet camera (a $200 value)
To FlyBC Paragliding’s founder, Jim Reich, paragliding represents freedom. Not only does it free riders from the restrictions of gravity, it liberates them from the typical inconveniences of flight, such as expensive airplane fuel and restrictive air traffic regulations. Through Reich’s school, he now teaches newbies the sport, as well as other aerial arts such as hang gliding, paramotoring, and flapping your arms until you sort of levitate.
Reich and his instructors, all trained and certified by the Hanggliding and Paragliding Association of Canada, base their training and recreational flights out of a 25-acre training facility. Dubbed Eagle Ranch, the facility features an on-site hill and is nestled between two rivers. Beyond training, the school can outfit students in gear from brands such as Ozone, SkyCountry, and Gin, or lead them on paragliding trips that journey to scenic locales in Mexico.
“Absolutely fantastic experience and would recommend this to anyone ”
“It is weather dependent activity, but they are very accommodating, and great experience!”
“Fantastic experience that everyone should try at least once. Very relaxing and not at all scary, even for those wary of heights”
1253 Kilby Rd.
Harrison Mills, British Columbia V0M 1L0