A Fantastic Flying Year!
2021 was definitely a challenging year around the world with Covid-19 still causing all sorts of troubles, forest fires raging across BC followed by bad flooding in the fall. But at the Freedom Flight Park we always try to make the best of whatever situation we find ourselves in.
The flying season in Lumby was a great one and there were many smiling faces from both students, tandem passengers, solo pilots and even the instructors!
We set another record for the number of paragliding students obtaining their P2 certification at 34, which was up from 28 in 2020 and 21 in 2019! Students came to the flight park from coast to coast, from Vancouver Island all the way to Labrador. We would like to thank all of you for choosing the Freedom Flight Park to obtain your wings.
Some of our 2021 Graduates
Our chief paragliding instructor, Dave Underwood, received the "Instructor of the Year" award from the Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada (HPAC). He is one of almost 100 instructors in Canada and was humbled by the award. Congrats Dave!
Coopers Launch, our main takeoff spot in the Lumby Valley, received a huge makeover with the installation of heavy duty astro-turf. It is now one of the best launches in Canada. We would like to thank local pilot Matt Paley for his incredible vision and project management and also to all of the volunteers who helped with the labour intensive installation.
It was quite a season...and we look forward to seeing all of the graduating, local and visiting pilots along with some new faces eager to soar in the sky in 2022!
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