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About Freedom Flight School
Want to soar like an eagle? Or knock an item off of your bucket list? Then come and visit us! We offer tandem flights for: Paragliding, Hang Gliding & Motorized Hang Gliding Trike. Tandem flights range in time from 8 minutes to over an hour, depending on the conditions. If you want to become a pilot yourself, we have qualified instructors to teach you how to paraglide or hang glide. The flight park has 2 launch sites and a 2000' grass runway and 2 smaller taxiways as well as a Pilot's Lounge, an outdoor covered deck where you can relax after your flight and watch others "commit acts of aviation"! We are open from late April to mid-October, weather permitting.
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jenny wrote a review Aug. 5
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My friends and I had a short vacation in Vernon we decided to include Paragliding to our do list as the 3 of us wants to experience the trill of being up flying ...As a first timer we want to insure our safety at the same time to satisfy our curiosity being up in the air and yes we got all what we want.. Freedom Flight school is the best place to visit/fly their dedication of flying shows more than what you expect the Instructor are very knowledgeable they can vast good information about the surrounding mountains,and how to pick up a good timing to get up more higher with your paraglider and most of all put your safety first before flying. I will highly recommend this Freedom Flight School with my families,friends and communities because of their excellent in their field. See you guys this September...
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kevin B wrote a review Jul. 2022
Vancouver, Canada251 contributions85 helpful votes
I just spent two weeks in absolute joy getting my P1 and P2. Having only been a tandem passenger twice before, I’d never clipped into a harness and wing as a solo pilot. Before I even begun, I paid a visit to Freedom Flight School to get the lay of the land and I immediately got a good vibe. Talking with Dave and Terry, I was even more convinced this was going to be great. I walked out to one of the runways to see a student going through towing exercises; she was ecstatic. Dave sent me off with a study book (gratis) with the view I’d come back someday when the weather cleared up a bit. A month or so later, having read the entire book, I was saddling up to my first day at Freedom and spent a day going over detailed theory, safety, procedures, course and exam expectations. The instruction (from both Dave and Terry) gave a good mix of inputs from two experienced pilots. The next day was the first practicum day and we went to the bunny hill to get some initial experience. It was humbling but by the end of the morning we were able to mock-launch and somewhat kite the glider. The one thing I appreciated very much is that both instructors worked with the individual students to their abilities and that there was no set schedule to complete at a certain time; we all did things according to our own competency. If that means you need to go the bunny hill 2 times or 7 times, so be it. No rushing to the next step in the process. Next up was towing, progressively higher and finally you cut loose and make a gentle turn back to land. Interspersed were days of theory, ground handling, gear review, proper safety procedures, wing care and packing and countless other things needed. The pilot’s lounge and camping area is an oasis of camaraderie and long chats with more experienced pilots and other instructors who come to fly here for fun. Lots to learn from listening and asking questions. At all times there was an instructor at the launch and one at the landing zone to guide you through the whole process. The last few flights, after I had obtained my P2, I chased a thermal or two with limited effect but it cemented to desire to go further and higher. I’ve already scheduled three repeat trips to Freedom to pick up my new gear and to fly as much as I can. I’ve traveled around the world for years, both on motorcycle and as a backpacker; now I can go and discover areas of the world I would normally never visit in earlier scenarios. For me it will truly be a life-changing experience!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kaiiityy22 wrote a review Jul. 2022
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I couldn't have asked for a more incredible experience learning to fly at the Freedom Flight School. The instructors - Dave, Terry, Matt, and Jason were all extremely knowledgeable, approachable, patient and fun. I signed up to learn paragliding solo and I felt like I was right at home when I arrived. The community at the flight park is next to none - and there are always people to chat with/ bounce ideas off/ or play games with in the evening. Seriously was the best experience of my life! I highly recommend - as a place to learn and to meet incredible and inspiring humans.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Amanda K wrote a review Jul. 2022
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My husband took me to freedom flight for my birthday and we did our very first tandem flight! It was absolutely amazing 🤩! Definately recommend paragliding at freedom flight to anyone looking for a breathtaking experience. Staff were very experienced, polite and friendly. You also get a go pro if you so choose to videotape the whole experience!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Tom E wrote a review Jun. 2022
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Over the course of about 10 days split between the past two summers I worked through my P2 - Novice paragliding pilot qualification with Dave, Terry and the crew at the flight park. The vibe at the flight park is perfect for a summer vacation spent learning a really cool new skill. The facility is very comfortable and hospitable, and the folks around are extremely welcoming for a solo traveller. The instructors are extremely patient, knowledgeable and safety focussed. Their patience allows people to progress at their own speed and show they're committed to ensuring everyone leaves a safe and competent pilot. I 100% recommend a tandem flight, intro course or the full meal deal Paragliding/hang gliding student program. It's worth every penny, and you will not be disappointed!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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