Canopy Courses2021-08-13T02:03:53+01:00

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FlySafe 1

1.1 Landing Safely

1.2 Improving Landings

The perfect first canopy courses for all experience levels.

Whether you’re looking to work on consistent stand up landings or you want to get a little more comfortable flying your parachute, this is a great step towards sharpening up those essential flying skills. Explore the range of your canopy, gain an in-depth knowledge of flight controls, and experiment with stalls and slow flight. Fly safe, predictable patterns and practice the techniques behind soft, accurate landings. Gain the confidence to fly your wing safely from opening, right to the end of the flare. Come and learn to fly safer with us.

This canopy course is for pilots who want to:

Know more about basic aerodynamics.
Learn more about their gear.
Gain confidence under canopy.
Explore canopy inputs and flight modes.
Fly a safe and predictable pattern.
Be more accurate.
Stand up their landings.
Get their B license canopy card signed off.
Fly safer.


Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.


FlySafe 2

2.1 Active Piloting

2.2 Defensive Piloting

Our Active and Defensive Piloting canopy courses teaches you to be a pilot, not a passenger.

Experience every control input your canopy has to offer, and learn to fly where you want to go in a range of wind conditions. Try out precision turns and start playing with front risers up high to fully understand the speed your wing is capable of. Gain the tools to deal with difficult situations. We’ll even have you trying out some crosswind landings! Learn how to use your body position to control the canopy and keep you safer at the same time. Improve your flying more than you thought possible. You will leave a more capable and much more assertive canopy pilot. Fly with newfound confidence.

This canopy course is for pilots who want to:

Become a pilot, not a passenger.
Deal with different wind conditions.
Fly their canopy where they want to go.
Learn precise and accurate inputs.
Experiment with front risers up high.
Learn to use harness inputs.
Utilize their body position.
Know how to prevent a low turn.
Practice half-braked approaches.
Land crosswind safely.
Fly with confidence.

PREREQUISITE: B-license + Level 1 Improving Landings completed

Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.


FlySafe 3

3.1 Flying Faster

3.2 Coming Soon

Our advanced canopy courses are for pilots who are already experimenting with high performance landings.

We introduce you to increased acceleration and performance within a controlled environment. Looking to progress onto flying clean lines? Our Advanced Piloting will help you smash through any boundaries that have held up your swooping. This is for pilots who want to take their high performance turns and landings to the next level. Optimize your performance, power and precision. Your skills will improve, allowing you to enjoy every swoop. For pilots who want to: Learn to swoop Learn to use the ABC set up points Practice safe recovery Learn how to use harness inputs Increase piloting skills Understand appropriate heights for turns Learn double front approaches Move on to 90-degree turns Progress to 270-degree and more turns Prepare for bigger turns Learn to use rear risers to plane out Increase swoop accuracy Build speed and power Develop a training plan.

This canopy course is for pilots who want to:

Learn to swoop.
Learn to use the ABC set up points.
Practice safe recovery.
Learn how to use harness inputs.
Increase piloting skills.
Understand appropriate heights for turns.
Learn double front approaches.
Move on to 90-degree turns.
Progress to 270-degree and more turns.
Prepare for bigger turns.
Learn to use rear risers to plane out.
Increase swoop accuracy.
Build speed and power.
Develop a training plan.

PREREQUISITE: 500 jumps + Level 2 Active Piloting completed

Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.



from 1 : 1 to in the air coaching

1 : 1 Canopy Coaching

1:1 canopy coaching is the most efficient way to improve your piloting skills quickly. It is adjusted to your skill level and you’ll have one coach working with you for the whole day, giving briefings and debriefings and shooting all your landings. You can do as many jumps as you’d like.


Team Coaching

Team canopy coaching is basically like one-on-one coaching but instead of working alone with the coach, you can do it with a friend or other skydivers having coaching that day. No matter the experience of each group member, the coaching will be adjusted to your skill level. Briefings, debriefings and videos of your landings are also included. You can do as many jumps as you’d like.


Level 1
In the Air Coaching

Aimed at the beginner pilot, this is one-on-one coaching, ground coaching and jumping together with your instructor, opening at full altitude, using radios to communicate under canopy with each other. To explain and demonstrate all the tools you will need as you progress onto smaller canopies and to help you gain confidence, addressing your fears and questions.

You will learn about landing on your feet, 2-stage flaring, tips for judging wind direction without the use of sock, turbulence, getting back from a deep spot, what to do in thick clouds, avoiding other canopies, landing patterns, canopy avoidance when landing and cross wind landings.

PREREQUISITE: 200 Jumps + Level 1 Improving Landings + Level 2 Active Piloting


Level 2
In the Air Coaching

FlySafe is proud to offer live air to air canopy coaching for those interested in learning more about flocking.

This is one-on-one coaching, jumping together with your instructor, opening at full altitude and using radios to communicate with each other.

You will learn about exit points and flight plans, how to fly relative to another canopy pilot using your canopy inputs, how to build efficient patterns and how to avoid collisions.

PREREQUISITE: 200 Jumps + In the Air Coaching – Level 1



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