The Flight-1 Canopy Series

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Be a Better Pilot

Whether your goal is to achieve smooth, safe, consistent landings or to learn more advanced canopy piloting skills, the Flight-1 Canopy Series is designed to get you there.

Courses Designed to Maximize Your Achievement

  • Flight 101 - Flying The Modern Wing or The Parachute System

    Requirements:

    Cleared to self-supervise.

    "Flying The Modern Wing" (101) deals specifically with creating good, soft, consistently accuracte landings. You will fully understand the correct flare technique and develop the ability to debrief personal performance. The course defines the flight plan, ensuring a high degree of accuracy and safety. Finally, stalls and stall recovery techniques introduce controls to help understand the full performance range fo the canopy.

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  • Flight 101T - Sport Tandem Canopy Course

    Requirements:

    Sport Tandem Qualified.

    "Flying The Tandem Wing" (101T) The TI will fully understand the correct flare technique and develop the ability to debrief personal performance. The course defines the flight plan and covers a range of in air exercises including various different landing approaches.

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  • Flight 102 - The Canopy Performance Range

    Requirements:

    Attended Flight 101.

    "The Canopy Performance Range" (102) takes you through a series of in-air exercises to explore the performance range of the canopy so that you can deal with emergency situations and difficult atmospheric condition. You will be given more safety and survival tools, including controlled turns using different inputs, turn dynamics, dive recovery, and how to deal with a long spot.

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  • Flight 103 - Airmanship

    Requirements: B license
    Recommendations: Attended Flight-1 101 and 102

    "Airmanship" (103) brings the skills you have developed into the general skydiving environment. The course explains how to manage the variety of skydivers on each jump and helps you understand the dropzone environment. It continues to develop your personal skills and understanding in the areas advanced accuracy and successfully dealing with canopy collisions.

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  • Flight 201 - Developing Speed

    Requirements: Attended Flight 101 & 102 OR Minimum of 200 jumps.
    Recommendations: Attended and completed Flight-1 101 and 102

    "Developing Speed" (201) Introduces the fundamental principles of high performance landings and speed-building approaches using pitch. The course also includes essential slow approach skills, and rear riser emergency landings.

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  • Flight 202 - High Performance Turns

    Requirements: Minimum of 200 jumps
    Recommendations: Completed Flight 201 and 500 jumps

    "High Performance Turns" (202) will offer you a structured framework to building your high performance approach. It provides deeper information on building airspeed on approaches using rotation, and offers the chance to learn rules and altitudes associated with more challenging approaches. It also offers flight planning and future training considerations.

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  • Flight 201A - Flying Relative

    Requirements:

    Completed Flight 101 & 102

    "Flying Relative" (201A) is the first step in the Flight-1 Air to Air Program. After a comprehensive brief on canopy collisions, the student is introduced to flying relative to another canopy working in the air with a Flight-1 instructor. Here the pilot learns the true reference of how the controls effect the system relative to another. The "wind tunnel" for canopy pilots.

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  • Flight 202A - Team Flying

    Requirements:

    Completed Flight 201A

    "Team Flying" (202A) leads the student into dynamic team flying and landings. Flying with a Flight-1 instructor, the student learns advanced dynamic formation flying, turns and landings. The "ultimate wind tunnel" for canopies.

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  • Flight 301 - Precision Performance

    Requirements: Minimum of 500 jumps OR CP Competitor in the last year.
    Recommendations: Attended Flight 202

    "Precision Performance" (301) is the course for experienced pilots who want to develop their turns and high performance landings. It introduces a logical progression to increasing power and bringing accuracy into the landing, ready for precise positioning.

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  • Flight 302 - Power Performance

    Requirements: Minimum of 500 jumps OR CP Competitor in the last year.
    Recommendations: Attended Flight 301

    "Power Performance" (302) brings the power to the ground. It helps the pilot to interact with different surface types and covers swooping in all wind conditions. Further sections discuss increasing rotation in turns and maximising new technologies to record and improve performance. A module that prepares the pilot for the next step to competition.

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Track Your Progress Online

my-progress.pngThe Flight-1 Sport Canopy Pilot Certification Program enables you to track your progress online through the entire Flight-1 Canopy Series.

From Sport Canopy Pilot Level 1 upwards - you can join the program from the first Module (100) and work your way through all the courses, focusing on whichever skills you desire the most: accuracy, safety, control, speed or competition.

In order to gain the Flight-1 Sport Canopy Pilot Level 1 certification, you must demonstrate all the proficiencies associated with Module 100. These proficiencies reflect the skills learned and developed in that module. There are ten practical proficiencies to pass in Module 100 – five related to the first course Flight 101 and five related to the second course Flight 102. Once you have successfully achieved that level of proficiency, you can move on to Level 2, taking the courses in Module 200 and working towards the proficiencies associated with that level.

For more information of how the Program works, check here in our FAQs.

For very detailed information on the proficiencies in the certification, click this link.

How To Track Your Certification Status

Our online program will keep a record of your skill development from start to finish as you attend the various courses in the Flight-1 Canopy Series. You can access your up-to-date information through your own account and watch your progress and that of your friends as you work upwards through the levels.

 
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