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In-Air Skills Program

Extended canopy time, coupled with personalized one-on-one instruction, students will cover relative work essentials, and collision avoidance, along with plenty of air time during high altitude hop and pops. An AXIS coach will lead you showing canopy handling techniques, relative targeting and specific formations. They will ride with you and personally coach you through each maneuver, covering each aspect and your responsibility as a flight leader and wing-man.

All courses in this program can be customized to suit your needs. We can accommodate most time and budget parameters – even full day and multi-day courses (on-site or off-site)!

All In-Air Skills courses are by appointment only.

Course «Formation Flying»

In-air Skills: Formation Flying
Photo by Niklas Daniel

… introduces you to flying in close proximity to another canopy pilot. In doing so, you will learn new ways to predict what another person will do under canopy, and how to non-verbally communicate with them. In addition, you will learn how your canopy reacts to inputs from your toggles, rear risers, and front risers relative to another canopy.

By learning to fly next to another canopy, you will also become more efficient at avoiding other canopies, as the same techniques apply.


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Course «Dynamic Formations»

In-air Skills: Dynamic Formations
Photo by Niklas Daniel

… builds on the formation flying introduction by adding higher levels of complexity. Here you will learn the different rolls and responsibilities of being a flight leader and wingman. You will learn to fly specific formations through coordinated turns, and learning to change positions relative to another canopy pilot.


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Course «1-on-1 CRW»

In-air Skills: 1-on-1 CRW
Photo by Niklas Daniel

… offers individuals a chance to learn how to dock on another canopy pilot. Once a pilot is proficient at flying dynamic formations, that skills is fine-tuned to the point where you can fly precise enough to make controlled contact with another pilot. Various canopy formations and slots are explored.


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