Soar with the wind

Take our novice hang gliding and paragliding lessons and experience the exhilarating feeling of lifting off the ground for the first time. 

What sets us apart? 

Expertise. Our instructor John Janssen is a Canadian hang gliding record holder, and has been involved with the growth of the sport for over 40 years.

Reputable partnerships. Our novice programs are run in partnership with Muller Windsports who are pioneers of the sport in southern Alberta.

Convenience. Our novice lessons include all the equipment, kites and gliders and are held within the city limits.

Click the 'Browse programs' button to see Outdoor Centre offerings/dates on the shared Active Living registration tool.

Hanggliding

Hang Gliding

Hang gliding is the simplest form of flying—it's almost like having wings on your back. Check out our Novice Hang Gliding for adults and Soar and More for teens.

Paragliding

Paragliding

Feel the freedom of flying with the maneuverable nylon wings of a paraglider. Learn the skills close to home with a reputable and trustworthy business before you try it on vacation.


In the News

John

Calgary hang gliding instructor soars to Canadian distance record

Riding the wind for more than five hours was enough for Calgarian John Janssen to obliterate a Canadian hang-gliding distance record.

The feat, flying 109.77 kilometres between up to three points was achieved over the Saskatchewan prairie last June 24, 2015 but confirmed last week by the Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada. More


Contact

Hang Gliding / Paragliding

Cody Johnston
BA, BEd, Program Coordinator

cbjohnst@ucalgary.ca
T.403.220.5232

Our program coordinators

Hang Gliding / Paragliding

John Janssen
BPE, Hang Gliding and Paragliding Instructor

Our program coordinators