The sticker is currently being worn by paragliders, skydivers, and BASE jumpers from all over the world. Promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion that enhances the flying experience for all those who wish to soar amongst the clouds.
About The Feather
We are raising awareness and funding for Flight For The Cause, a nonprofit with the mission to spread the joy of flight to all.
"The power and magic of flight brings the child out of all of us, breaking down walls and bringing us together. Flight diminishes thoughts of impossibility. Flight, for me, has heightened my energy to serve others. This is why we are using flight as the pilot of social change and doing good." - Daniel Randall, FFTC Founder
Want To Get Involved?
There are several ways you can help with the project.
Make a donation by either selecting an option on this page or going to FFTC donate
Share your story of flying, and how it as positively affected your life, and we will post it on our blog & social media.
Donate your used or old gear (we will use it for kiting, parachute games, or repurpose material for bags)
Solo flight training in Hood River, Oregon. All equipment and transportation is provided.
General Schedule - (Schedule may change depending upon weather)
Meet at Flystyle Shop at 7:30am
Arrive at flying location at 8:30am
Short hike to training hill
Equipment intro and briefing
Learn kiting basics
Take first mini flights
Leave Training Hill around 11:30am (weather depending)
Return to Hood River
Great for the individuals who are wanting to get a “taste of paragliding,” and people who are interested in pursuing hike & fly.
Our training hill offers a mellow incline with no rocks or obstacles, and you can progress from very small flights to bigger flights in very small increments.
Reserve your spot now, and you will be notified when the next available weather windows are happening. We are doing first come first serve. Lesson days are Mon-Sun, just depending upon the weather.
If you wish to proceed beyond the basic intro lessons, we can put together a custom lesson package for you depending upon your goals and current skill level. Just email us at email@example.com and let us know what you need or if you have any questions.
We currently have 1 x 16m Lime in stock for immediate shipment, other sizes will only take the usual 2-3 weeks.
Fast, Simple & Safe! That's the smallest EN/LTF-B Glider in the world!
The SuSi3 is perfect for the low-level B pilot looking for a forgiving lightweight wing, or for those choosing to operate on the upper side of the weight range, providing the lightest and fastest equipment for extreme mountaineering or high-wind soaring conditions. The extensive weight range offered within the SuSi3 lineup provides you with all the options to choose the right size for whatever your adventure demands. We’ve developed a chart to assist you in choosing the right glider for your application. If you are looking for basic wing behaviour from a low EN-B glider, then choose according to the fields with a green background. Those seeking fun in the blue background with higher loadings will notice the increased trim-speed, requiring greater pilot experience. The glider’s behaviour still remains predictable, and provides greater flying options, such as strong-wind soaring opportunities.
It's not just about flying, it's about the adventure.
Learning to become a proficient solo pilot takes time and dedication. You may have to spend an entire day or two waiting for the right conditions, you may have to journey to unfamiliar places, and you may have to overcome some big fears.
It’s not easy learning to fly, but it's so much fun and definitely worth it.
Whether you are interested in paragliding or paramotoring, the core skills and concepts to becoming a safe and proficient solo pilot are the same.
You will gain the necessary knowledge to make the fly or no fly decision before your feet ever leave the ground. You will know where you should fly, and you will understand the risks involved in every flight.
No matter what flying style you choose as your primary goal, the FS1 Course is designed to give you the mentorship and guidance to become a competent solo pilot.
The ASF Course is a prerequisite and students must sign up for the FS1 Course within 30 days after completion to stay current. Students must also invest in their own gear to join the FS1 Course.
Why choose Flystyle?
Flystyle has been one of the leading flight schools in the Pacific Northwest for over 8 years now. We take great care in making sure our students learn correctly, which takes time and flexibility. We have a long list of previous students who are now competent solo pilots making flights all around the world.
Where is the course taught?
The FS1 Course requires students to travel to the Oregon Coast and Hood River, Oregon. These areas give students a wide variety of flying conditions and different flying sites to learn from.
Why not teach at one location?
Flying is like backcountry skiing--the variables are changing everyday, hazards are never the same, and if you do something stupid or make a bad decision, it could result in death or serious injury. Being prepared is the smart choice.
For example, If you are learning to fly a paramotor at someone’s grassy field along the coast and after completing that course you decide you are going to take a flight in the high desert, or in a valley, or mountain region, you might be putting yourself into a situation where you are confronted with class 4 or 5 rapids, but have only ever practiced on class 1 rapids.
These sports can be very dangerous if you do not have adequate training or adequate knowledge, which is why we take extra care in teaching our students.
How long does the course take?
A typical student has 4-8 lesson days depending upon how fast they are learning and the weather. Most students typically complete their training in a 1-2 month period, it really depends upon how often a student can be available to go flying.
Is there a limit to the number of students that can sign up?
Yes, because we only have one instructor (Daniel Randall), and can only accept about 10 FS1 students per year. We urge anyone who is interested in learning to sign up before April 30th to secure your spot. This gives you the best flying season to learn (May-October) and to get your gear on time because it can take up to 30 days for your gear to arrive depending upon the manufacturer and inventory availability.
What ratings do students receive once they complete the FS1 course?
FS1 rating + FS1 benefits
P2 rating with USHPA (the non-profit organization that helps maintain flying sites, and instructional standards).
About FS1 Benefits
FS1 members will forever have a special 15% discount on any future wing or harness through our online store.
Lifetime mentorship: If you have any questions about flying, or need some training refreshers, we will be available to help you.
ASF Course is a prerequisite (2 day course at the dune)
Gear purchase is required (students must own their own equipment that is suitable for learning, check out our FS1 Gear Packages)
4-8 days of flying lessons (2-3 instructional tandem flights and 10+ solo flights under radio supervision)
Locations: Oregon Coast, Hood River, Oregon
When: Year round, but most consistent flying takes place May-October
Reading Material Provided
Students must complete online log book after every flying session
Light airbag back protection for your String harness. This removable Airbag can easily be adapted to the 2 different versions of the String harness and to the String Pack thanks to its velcro at the back, its two toggles and its side clips. It contains a stow-away zip pocket which will be very useful to store your rucksack before you take off. Its inflation system is efficient thanks to two side scoops; it is certified EN/LTF passing the remarkable shock absorption test up to 24G. This removable airbag protection is also certified EC, European standards for PPE.