In the AIR

There is a new

ADVENTURE

Waiting for you

over the

HORIZON

Flying made easy

Our school boasts full equipment and comprehensive insurance coverage. Our lead instructor stands among the most experienced in Canada, holding certification from Transport Canada for motorized flight instruction, and from the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada for gliding instruction.

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Here are some great options

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Paramotor

  • Unique Aerial Perspective
  • Thrilling Low-Level Flying
  • Portable and Convenient
  • Accessible to All Skill Levels
  • Adventurous Exploration Opportunities
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Ultralight Trike

  • Lightweight and maneuverable.
  • Open cockpit for panoramic views.
  • Low fuel consumption.
  • Easy to transport and store.
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Paragliding

  • Thrilling
  • Free-flight
  • Scenic views
  • Adrenaline rush
  • Feeling of freedom

What are our former students saying?

Day one of my Paragliding course and it was amazing! They even assisted me in purchasing my own gear instead of renting. Highly recommend them!!

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Gord

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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.

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Craig

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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. Thank you for making my dream come true. Overall, It was memorable experience.

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Nelson

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We take great pride in representing some of

the world’s finest flying equipment in Canada


Paragliding and Paramotor wings, Harnesses, Rescue Parachutes...

Ultralight Trikes

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LEARN TO FLY

We have an Adventure waiting for you.​

If you have ever dreamed of flying like a bird, you will love the amazing sensations that await you in the sky. There are different ways to experience the thrill of flight, depending on your preferences and the weather conditions. The sky is always changing, and so is every flight. You might encounter wind, calm, clouds, sun, or fog, and each one will give you a different perspective and feeling.


We can help you choose the best option for you, based on what kind of emotions you want to feel. But words are not enough to describe the joy of flying. You have to try it for yourself!

Do you want to glide gently and quietly in the air? Paragliding is for you

Do you want to fly low or high, with a light and easy-to-use engine? Paramotor is your choice.

Do you want to speed up with a powerful and reliable engine, and enjoy a comfortable seat and a stunning view? Hang gliding Trike is what you need


We have all these options ready for you.

PARAMOTOR

Paramotoring is an amazing way to explore the sky with a tiny aircraft that can fit in your car, take off from a small field and land anywhere. You can fly at the same speed as a paraglider, around 25 mph, or even faster with some wings. You can enjoy the thrill of low-level flying or soar high and far with the power of the engine and the sun.


​Paramotoring is a regulated activity in Canada, so you need a pilot permit, a registered paramotor, liability insurance and a medical certificate to fly safely and legally.

Fly Products is a renowned paramotor manufacturer from Italy with decades of experience in building and designing high-quality equipment. We are proud to represent them in Canada and offer a complete line of paramotors for different weights and power needs, as well as trike paramotors and accessories.


​We have some exciting news to share with you: we are now the official dealer of Ozone wings in Alberta! Ozone is a world-class brand that has been making, innovating and supporting high-quality wings for over 25 years. You can find out more about their amazing products and vision in the "Why Ozone" brochure here.


To become a successful pilot, you need both knowledge and practice. Our courses are structured to help you develop your skills and confidence gradually.


You will begin with the basic theory and practice the fundamentals of takeoff without the engine.

Then, you will experience flying in the air, using an electric powered winch to simulate the takeoff. The winch will create a similar sensation to the engine's thrust.


This way, you can master takeoff and landings before adding power to your flights.

You will also learn how to handle the engine safely on the ground before going for a high flight.

To become a certified pilot, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 30 solo flights
  • 5 hours of supervised flight time with an instructor
  • Passing the PSTAR and ULTRA Transport Canada exams
  • Medical class 4 (download here)
  • 20 hours of ground school
  • A recommendation letter from your instructor

The course price covers several components, including:

  • Online Ground School
  • PSTAR Exam
  • Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A) Exam
  • Recommendation Letter

*All of these are included in the total cost of the course*

ULTRALIGHT

TRIKE

If you love flying and adventure, you should try our ultralight trike flight training. A trike is a fun and easy way to fly, with a hang-glider wing and a powered tricycle. You can take off almost from anywhere and cruise at 90 km/h for up to 3.5 hours. Imagine the places you can go and the sights you can see with this amazing aircraft.

Some people have even flown around the world with it! Our instructors are Transport Canada certified and will teach you everything you need to know to fly safely and confidently.




This aircraft is amazing! It can carry a lot of weight even though it's very light. You can fit two people in it and still have more payload than a Cessna 152 with the same fuel capacity. And the best part is, you can fold it up in 20 minutes and store it anywhere. It's like having your own portable plane that you can take with you wherever you go!

Discover the power of Trikes

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Now you can make it a reality with our introductory flying lesson. You will be guided by a qualified and friendly instructor who will show you the basics of flying an aircraft. You don't need any prior experience or skills, just a passion for adventure and discovery.


You can choose how long you want to fly, from 15 to 60 minutes, and how much you want to participate in the flight. You will have a briefing before the flight to learn about the physics and weather of flying, and then you will have the opportunity to take the controls and fly the plane yourself.

Imagine soaring over the Saskatchewan River, admiring the scenic views and feeling the thrill of flying. That's what you can experience with our introductory flight lesson, where you get to take the controls and learn the basics of piloting. Whether you're looking for a fun adventure, a unique gift idea, or a potential career path, this flight is for you.


Pilot Permit course

If you love flying and want to get your pilot license, you should consider learning to fly a Hang glider Trike! A Trike is a two-axis ultralight aircraft that is easy to fly, fun to operate, and much cheaper than a regular plane. You can get your ultralight pilot permit in Canada by taking lessons with us at Drayton Valley airport, Alberta.


A typical lesson with us is one hour long and includes a pre-briefing, a hands-on practice on the Trike, and a debriefing to review what you learned and prepare for the next lesson. You only need 10 hours of airtime (2 of them solo) and 30 take-offs and landings (10 of them solo) to get your permit. You also need to attend 20 hours of ground school, pass two exams with Transport Canada (PSTAR and ULTRA), get a medical certificate, and get a recommendation from your instructor. Don't worry, we will guide you through every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Join us today and start your flying adventure with a Trike!


If you would like to know more about the pilot permit, visit Transport Canada website for details.

PARAGLIDING

Discover the magic of paragliding.

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure that will make your friends jealous, this paragliding introductory course is perfect for you. You will get to know the gear, the basic principles of flying and how to read the wind before you take off. You will practice your launch skills on the ground until you are confident and ready to fly in just four hours. Then you will experience the amazing feeling of paragliding with a tow launch system that is safe and easy. You will leave the ground from a flat field without having to run down a slope.

​You'll feel the breeze on your face and the joy in your heart as you glide a few feet over the ground. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, from takeoff to landing, using a wireless radio. You'll have nothing to worry about, just enjoy the ride and the view.

If you are interested in joining our Paragliding introductory program, please note the following equipment limitations and training schedule.

​The equipment can only accommodate persons weighing between 45kg and 110kg. The training is available from 9 am to 1 pm or 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You can participate individually or with another person, but the maximum number of participants is two per session.


Before you join our course, please make sure you have the following items with you: sunscreen, water, snacks, long sleeve t-shirt/sweater, long pants, open face helmet, hiking shoes, sunglasses. These are essential for your safety and comfort during outdoor activities. Please note that alcohol, pets or drugs are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate dismissal from the course. You also need to sign a waiver form and hand it to your trainer before the course begins. This is a legal requirement and there are no exceptions.

Novice pilot course

​Are you ready to take your paragliding skills to the next level? Do you want to fly solo in light winds and thermals, and explore new sites around the world? Then you need the Novice Rating!

The Novice Rating is a comprehensive and fun training program that will teach you everything you need to know to fly safely and confidently in novice conditions. You will need at least 25 high flights (6 days of training, 12 sessions) to complete the program, as well as a written exam.

The program includes:

  • Personalized instruction from experienced instructors
  • Theory classes to reinforce your knowledge
  • 35 flights
  • A flight test to demonstrate your competence
  • A written exam to test your understanding
  • Paragliding book


Don't miss this opportunity to become a Novice Rated pilot and enjoy the freedom of flying solo!


Price List

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Paramotor

  • $3,999* -PPG Beginner Course (6 Days Training– 12 training sessions)

*Price for students that buy their equipment from the school, otherwise $4,499

  • $4,749* -PPG Beginner Trike Course (6 Days Training – 12 training sessions)

*Price for students that buy their equipment from the school, otherwise $5,549

  • $349/person -Introductory course (4 hours)​

Ultralight Trikes

  • $245/hour -Pilot training individual lessons
  • $200/$250/$350 -Discovery flight with instructor (20/30/60 minutes)
  • $60/flight -Videos and photos GoPro camera saved in 16Gb USB pen drive
  • ​$260 -Ground School training (20 hours)

PARAGLIDING

  • $3,999* -Novice course P2 rating (25 high flights, 6 Days Training – 12 training sessions)

*Price for students that buy their equipment from the school, otherwise $4,499

  • $349/person -Introductory course (4 hours, equipment included)

RENTAL

  • Paramotor equipment $1,000
  • Paragliding equipment $600

Learn with Confidence

Claudio Mota was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Canada in 2000. He saw a paraglider for the first time at a music concert in 1989 and was instantly hooked. He learned to fly in 1992 and became a Certified Flight and Tandem Instructor in less than 3 years. He worked for YCC Paragliding School, one of the first and best paragliding schools in Venezuela. At the same time, Claudio was already a passionate sportsman who taught Karate for many years and coached the Venezuelan national team in 1989-1990. He also worked as a personal trainer and learned the art of teaching from his father, a Navy math and physics professor for over 40 years in Venezuela.

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Experience Matters

Claudio is a passionate and experienced paraglider pilot who loves to share his skills and knowledge with others. He has been certified by HPAC (Hang Glider and Paraglider Association of Canada) and the Venezuelan Association of Free Flight as a senior instructor and an advanced tandem pilot. He has flown more than 10,000 hours, taught over 700 students, and logged over 9,500 tandem flights in the different disciplines. He is also a safety expert who has never had a serious accident or an unplanned reserve deployment in his flying career.

You Need a Guide Who Has Been There

Claudio loves to soar in the sky and challenge himself with long-distance paragliding races. He moved to Canada and opened the first paragliding school on Vancouver Island. He won several awards during his flying career, including "Paragliding Nepal Open", "Paragliding Chelan Open", the “Top Pilot BC 2001”, the "Hang Glider Rookie of the year", the "Lumby Cup" and many more. He joined the Canadian team and flew in the Paragliding World Cup in Spain 2011, traveling across the globe to experience some of the best flying sites in the world.

Teaching is Learning

Claudio is a dedicated, calm and experienced instructor who always seeks to update his knowledge and flying skills. Like anyone dedicated to an art, he will never be finished learning.

He became an Ultralight pilot in 2007 and instructor in 2015. More recently, he also took Gyroplane training. He earned the trust of Transport Canada and became an Authorized Person and Exam Invigilator.

After leading Air Adventure flight school as Chief flight instructor for 7 years, he launched his own flight school, Horizon.

Claudio has a vision to create one of the largest light aviation flight schools in Alberta. He will be putting his experience into practice to lead a new generation of light sport aircraft pilots.


...“written by former student, Bruce”

LET’S PLAN YOUR TRAINING

Drayton Valley Industrial Airport

Alberta. Canada

+1-780-606-0161

info.horizon2024@gmail.com

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