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This website is supported by a gift in honor of Ed Lynch

Site maintained by
Club 1 Member Steve Beste

Instructors

Instructors are your gateway into the sport. One of your first moves should be to go purchase a demo lesson. Find out if that kind of flying is for you.

Powered Paragliders (PPGs)

Instructors Michael O'Daniel and Brian Goff are based at the Warrenton Airpark, homebase for Flying Club 1. They have started their own business to promote PPGs: Powered Paragliding USA. michael_o'daniel (34K)
Instructor Michael O'Daniel

Trikes

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Instructor Patrick Tyler
  • Ron Dixon
    Amherst, VA
    Phone: 434-841-0074
    Email: BuffAir@outlook.com
    Website: www.buffair.com

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Trike instructor Ron Dixon at his grass airpark in Amherst

Powered Parachutes (PPCs)

Jeff Jensen in Lynchburg is our nearest PPC instructor.
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Jeff Jensen with his PPC at a balloon festival

Gyroplanes

Chris Burgess teaches out of Frederick MD in a SnoBird Adventurer gyro.
  • Chris Burgess
    Phone: 301-639-9895 (Leave a clear message, say numbers twice please.)
    Email: gyrocfi.burgess@gmail.com
    Video about Chris Burgess
    Student weight limit: 200 pounds

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Chris Burgess

Airplanes

There are many local instructors for Cessnas and Pipers, but few who have an ultralight in which to instruct you. A different specialty, also rare, is an instructor who has a taildragger.

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