canopy courses


canopy school

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.

1.1 Landing Safely

Our Landing Safely is the perfect first canopy course 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.

Fly with newfound confidence.


1.2 Improving Landings

Our Improving Landings 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.

PREREQUISITE: FlySafe 1.1 completed

Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.

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.

2.1 Active Piloting

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.

PREREQUISITE: B-license + FlySafe 1.2 completed

2.2 Defensive Piloting

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.

PREREQUISITE: B-license + FlySafe 2.1 completed

Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.

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.

3.1 Flying Faster

Our Flying Faster canopy course is 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.

PREREQUISITE: 500 jumps + FlySafe 2.2 completed

3.2 Coming Soon…

Flysafe follow Icarus NZ syllabus.