Air Adventure Flight School

Air Adventure Flight School

Air Adventure Flight School
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
We offer a unique opportunity to learn how to fly on the simplest and lightest forms of aviation in Drayton Valley Alberta, at only 1 hour 15 minutes from Edmonton. Free fly with a Paraglider or power your way up with a Paramotor (PPG). Add extra power and speed to come aboard of an ultralight Hang Glider Trike or try our amazing Gyroplane adventure. Now you could also fly with an instructor in a Powered Parachute or Powered Paraglider both are equally fun. Our aircraft are insured and instructors are certified by Transport Canada and HPAC
Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada

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Andrew D
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Ended up choosing Air Adventure to do my paramotor training over 4 other flight instruction options. The main reason was because Air Adventure is unique in that the flight school is on a private airfield that is immaculately taken care of by the owners - Gerry and his wife.

The facility is really world class which truly sets Air Adventure apart from its competitors. It includes a hangar to store your gear during training, a classroom, power hook up onsite for camping and a firepit, an outdoor covered kitchen area, and a games room. Most importantly though, golf carts are used to minimize the amount of time walking up and down the field. In order to get comfortable with takeoffs and landings a winch system is used so that this skill can be learned prior to taking flight with the paramotor (schools that don't use a winch system require takeoff the first time using the paramotor). The paramotor instructor (Claudio) is very experienced and was a pleasure to take instruction from. Be sure to ask him for gear advice. Don't forget to ask whether you should opt for an electric start or not. :P

The only improvement I would suggest would relate to the actual application process for the Ultralight Pilot permit and booklet. Transport Canada regulates the licensing for paramotors and their pilots and it is an absolute convoluted pain in the a$$ to get the applications complete. Since the flight school is familiar with this process it would alleviate a great deal of frustration if the school could apply of behalf of the students.

Thanks for everything!
Written October 22, 2022
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U76IWeric
1 contribution
May 2022
I am not done the course yet, I'm taking paramotor training.
To be a good instructor at something like this takes a certain kind of individual, Claudio is just that.
This is high stakes stuff, and the instructors have a lot of responsibility. Claudio is calm, well spoken and quite good at his work, sometimes they have to be firm with you, so you get it, like you do with a child you love who is in danger if he messes up, that is also handled with grace, but the right amount of firmness. Its an art to train this stuff, and I really think I am in one of the top places around.
Also, the gear and the way they do everything is top notch, the system they have put together is quite efficient and league's ahead of what I can assume you would get elseware.
The farm / facility is lovely, as are all the folks you will bump into.
I am impressed, I am 2 days into an 8 day program.
I would definitely recommend, I feel safe, in good hands, with real folks teaching me who care about my outcome.
Eric
Written May 21, 2022
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ejulianbravo
St. Paul, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a great place if you want to learn how to fly a paraglider/paramotor/trike. Claudio is knowledgeable, warm and would get you in the air smoothly and safe.
The place is well equipped if you want to camp, it has a big kitchen, super clean washrooms and lots of space to setup your tent.
Prices are within the average (this is an expensive hobby) but you’ll get amazing value for your money. Good instructors are hard to find (specially in Alberta) and Claudio is amazing, he has tons of experience and outstanding teaching skills.

I know they offer tandem paramotor and ultralight flights, and there’s even a gyroplane.
Written September 14, 2020
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Thanks for your feedback, We are looking forward to having you back and complete the training before the end of the season. Very talented students are also hard to find so keep it up
Written September 29, 2020
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craigbeaton2021
Black Diamond, Canada1 contribution
Jun 2021
My recent experience of paramotor flight training with Claudio was fantastic. Claudio delivers a serious yet enthusiastic training experience that is second to none. He is incredibly well disciplined and knowledgeable in paramotor/paragliding. If you are looking for a trainer and want the best experience with the best outcome, you must go to Air adventure.
The accommodations are also incredible if you choose to camp onsite while you train. Wonderful amenities, great scenery, world class hosts.
Written July 21, 2021
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martinecook67
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
My son had an amazing experience with Air Adventure Flight School on his ultralight trike flight for his 15th birthday. We highly recommend them for their professionalism and their focus on safety. Our family will definitely be back to enjoy more opportunities to fly the skies. Thank you for giving my son a wonderful adventure.
Written August 17, 2021
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Anna K
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I had an amazing experience. The instructors were excellent they taught me to fly in such a way that I always felt safe and they kept it fun. In addition to this their comments and instructions were always encouraging and uplifting. It has always been my dream to fly and they helped me turn my dream into a reality. I went with my father and it was a wonderful bonding experience. I would 100% recommend this flight school, it is a very nice setting and great amenities altogether a fantastic experience!!
Written May 27, 2021
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OldPrairieDog
5 contributions
Oct 2021
While I am in no way an "adrenaline junkie", I have decided that life is too short to not go on fun and exciting (& maybe scary) adventures! The fellows at Air Adventure Flight School were kind, professional, and reassuring of our safety. I had complete confidence in the equipment, the safety procedures and the skill of Claudio. I will do this again, and will encourage my friends and family to have a go, as well!
Written October 6, 2021
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AKG915
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
If you’re considering just the flight itself, that would have been enough for a five star review. However, the hospitality we experienced from the owner on his private property was also fantastic. The pilot, Claudio, is amazingly professional, experienced, and knowledgeable. He explained every single step along the way, and made us feel comfortable about the whole experience. Jerry and Diane (the owners) were incredibly hospitable to my family and I. We will be coming back for another flight in one of the other crafts they have soon!
Written September 27, 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed the experience and looking forward to flying with you again. Here we do not have a chance to rate our clients but here it goes anyway ***** =)
Written September 29, 2020
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NelsonJoseph4u
1 contribution
Sep 2022
On Sep 11, 2022 I did my first solo flight. It was an exciting and wonderful experience. Claudio, my instructor was on the radio constantly and made sure I did everything right and I was safe up there. Also Gerry was there in every step of my training and gave me valuable information about the aircraft. Thank you guys for making my dream come true. Overall, It was memorable experience in Air Adventure.
Written September 15, 2022
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244courtney
1 contribution
Sep 2021
My family and I tried the Introductory Paragliding Course and we absolutely loved it. We started with learning the basics of the equipment, moved to practicing on the ground, and finally worked our way up to being launched into the air via a winch. I only have positives to say about the experience! Our instructor Claudio was incredibly knowledgeable and patient; he is a fantastic teacher. We felt safe the entire time. Learning paragliding made for a thrilling day. I'll be back for more!
Written September 6, 2021
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