Training

Please understand this is not a sport where you can just buy a wing and safely learn on your own. Proper training doesn't take long, but it is necessary to start with foot launch instruction on a larger wing, and work your way down in size. It is much easier to learn than skiing itself, but the consequences much more dire if you don't take the proper steps. We cannot emphasize this enough.


Our Introduction Course is a 1-day lesson in which you will learn the basics and safely enjoy a few flights. We will keep ground school to a minimum so that you can simply enjoy the sport and see if it is for you. This introductory day is $295 and includes all site fees, USHPA insurance and ATV rides up the mountain.

The Basic Speed Flying course is a 3 day training program designed to develop your pilot skills to the point of being able to fly unsupervised at Speedfly California. No experience flying ram air wings is necessary. You will fly on the first day and start your progression up the mountain to our various training hills. The skill sets taught will follow the USHPA Speed Flying rating curriculum. Course cost is $850. Training days do not need to be consecutive.

The S1 Rating program is for individuals who wish to earn their Speed Flying Rating. No experience flying ram air wings is necessary. You will fly on the first day and start your progression up the mountain to our various training hills. The skill sets taught will follow the USHPA Speed Flying rating curriculum. Upon completion of this course you will earn your S1 rating, allowing you access to many regulated flying sites, including ski resorts. Course cost is $1200.

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* Discounted training with the purchase of speed flying gear *