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 - The Active Pilot

    Requirements:

    Cleared to self-supervise.

    "The Active Pilot" (101) Say hello to Joe Jumper, our fully animated, three dimensional, pilot! Joe, along with your Flight-1 Instructor, will introduce the fundamentals of canopy flight to ensure consistent, soft landings. Together, they will ensure you fully understand the correct flare technique and develop the ability to debrief personal performance. The course re-defines flight planning using modern techniques and tools, to give you confidence in your accuracy.

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  • Flight 501 - Flying The Tandem Wing

    Requirements:

    Sport Tandem Qualified.

    "Flying The Tandem Wing" (501T) Designed to improve and hone the skills of the TI. The course targets all levels of instructor providing techniques to help debrief personal performance. It defines modern flight planning and flying skills including various different landing approaches to ensure safe and consistent landings for the customer.

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  • Flight 102 - Developing Our Range

    Requirements:

    Attended Flight 101.

    "Developing Our Range" (102) Joe Jumper takes you through a series of in-air exercises to explore the complete range of the canopy. You will be given more safety and survival tools, including controlled turns using different inputs, dive recoveries and how to deal with a long spot. Experience and preparation for emergency situations in differing conditions is the key to this course.

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  • Flight 103 - Canopy Refresher Course


    Recommendations: Cleared to self-supervise

    "Canopy Refresher Course" (103) Have you had some downtime or are you coming back to the sport from a break? This course reviews the essentials to stay safe on the dropzone and get back into safe and effective canopy piloting. A great course for Dropzone Owners at the start of a new season! It reviews basic canopy techniques and provides good tips and tricks to become a smarter skydiver.

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  • Flight 201 - Managing Speed

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

    "Managing Speed" (201) A must for all pilots regardless of experience! Inevitably all pilots at some point have to deal with different airspeeds close to ground. How will you react? Will you react correctly? The course highlights how different airspeeds are controlled safely for each situation and provides the know-how required to react correctly. This course is also a must if you intend to move into more advanced landings.

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  • Flight 202 - Inducing Airspeed

    Requirements: Minimum of 200 jumps
    Recommendations: Completed Flight 201

    "Inducing Airspeed" (202) All pilots need to increase airspeed at some point to land safely. The first experience of this should never be in a high stress situation close to the ground! Whilst highlighting possible scenarios, the course provides essential knowledge including methods of building airspeed and how to avoid the pitfalls. For those interested in, or already doing high performance.

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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.

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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