Canopy Course w/ Brian Germain

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8am
  • Cost: $215
  • Lift Tickets: $22

Brian Germain is coming out to teach a Canopy Course! One course fits all, at any level from beginner to advanced. Only 20 slots available and knowledge is power so don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best! We will be dedicating one of our Cessnas to the course to ensure everybody gets to Jump. Slots are not included. All jumpers needing their B license proficiency cards completed, this course is one of the best you will ever get. Well worth the investment!

Whether you are a new jumper or an expert, this canopy flight skills and safety course has something for you. You can: get signed off for your B license canopy course requirement, work on advanced maneuvers, learn about canopy design, get softer more accurate landings, dial in your swoop, and become a better, safer skydiver. This course covers all aspects of canopy flight safety, as well as addressing the mental and emotional aspects. This course will profoundly enhance both your skill and your safety.

The Teacher

Brian Germain has over 15,000 jumps and 27 years of skydiving instructional experience. As a parachute designer, test pilot and author of The Parachute and its Pilot and host of the much-loved Skydive Radio segment "SAFETY FIRST", Brian offers a unique perspective on the topic of canopy control. His passion for flight is deeply infectious, and his masterful ways of teaching will enthrall you and leave you wanting to learn more.

General Topics
The course targets parachuting skills as the primary subject matter, from the perspective of a parachute designer, avid canopy piloting enthusiast, and transcending fear specialist. Brian will, however, adapt the class to incorporate anything the hosts believe to be appropriate, as well as shaping the subject matter to fit the needs of that particular group of students.


  • Parachute Aerodynamics
  • Dynamic Maneuvers
  • Flying in Turbulence
  • Navigation
  • Pattern and Accuracy
  • Landings
  • Advanced Approaches
  • The Psychology of Adrenalin


  • Packing Secrets
  • Gear Maintenance
  • Freeflying
  • Tracking Dives
  • Yoga and Meditation Techniques to enhance your skydiving

We often include jumping in the course, but that isn't necessary at all. The bulk of the learning is in the classroom, not the air. It has been aptly that 'The sky makes a terrible classroom.' That is where we test new concepts, and create concrete experiences that deepen our understanding. Even if the weather prevents us from jumping, the course is very effective in creating long-term change.

-- Brian Germain

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