Clinics

The New 2017 Clinic Schedule

Pilots interested in “leveling up” their skills or earning additional ratings can
participate in several on-going instructional programs at Torrey.

Check out what we’re doing in 2017.

Sep
1
Fri
Tandem Instructor Clinic, Sept. 1, 2017 @ Torrey Pines Gliderport
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
Tandem Instructor Clinic, Sept. 1, 2017 @ Torrey Pines Gliderport | San Diego | California | United States

Join the Torrey Pines Gliderport Tandem Team and Tandem Administrator Gabriel Jebb, to earn your Tandem Instructor (T3) rating.  This clinic is the USHPA accredited Tandem Instructor Training Program.  The clinic will include all your pre-requisite requirements to attain your Tandem Pilot (T1) rating as well as your Tandem Instructor rating.  Both ratings can be attained after completing this clinic.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is the largest tandem paragliding operation in the world.  With over 150,000 accident free tandem flights in the last 20 years, we have the most experienced tandem instructors anywhere.  Come learn from the best and see what it takes to be a truly exceptional tandem instructor. The clinic is 3 days and begins promptly at 9am on Friday morning.  

Clinic materials will be mailed / emailed, with receipt of deposit or full payment.  There is a lot of information to study so, please register at least 2 weeks in advance.  All equipment and clinic materials will be supplied by the Gliderport.  Just bring yourself, logbook and be ready to learn. Torrey requirements for clinic attendance:  P4, 300 hours, 750 flights, special skills (TUR & RLF).  

Please read and study the FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) book, published by Gleim.  You can order one from the Gliderport web store at http://www.flytorrey.com/shop/foi-book/.

Sep
14
Thu
SIV / Acro Clinic, September 14-17, 2017 @ Lake Berryessa
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day
SIV / Acro Clinic, September 14-17, 2017 @ Lake Berryessa | California | United States

TORREY PINES GLIDERPORT SIV & ACRO CLINIC

This clinic is the SIV and Acro combination clinic. The clinic is open to first time SIV students, advanced students, and Acro pilots. Every day the clinic will provide lots of throw down time with personalized instruction on each tow, by the SIV coaches.  You’ll get several tows per day to practice maneuvers, recovery techniques, and aerobatics for those who want.

You’ll receive a 40-page lesson package with lots of in-depth SIV and Acro from Gabriel Jebb & Max Marien. These are super clinics and cover everything from deflations to stalls, wing-overs, SAT’s, helicopters, tumbles, misty, cowboy, etc.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport provides the only SIV coaching with two full time boats, winches and drivers. It’s great fun with a big group of pilots at all skill levels.

Check calendar events for more information on SIV. Bring it and go big!!! Meeting time on Thursday @ 3pm at Tahoe Joe’s in Vacaville.
https://goo.gl/maps/mJh5v

Meeting time on Thursday morning, early at Spanish Flats Campground.
https://goo.gl/maps/sa1hL

Join us for the most intense skills training you’ve had to date and watch your learning curve accelerate.

Oct
4
Wed
Basic and Advanced Instructor Clinic, October 4, 2017 @ Torrey Pines Gliderport
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
Basic and Advanced Instructor Clinic, October 4, 2017 @ Torrey Pines Gliderport | San Diego | California | United States

Join the Torrey Pines Gliderport Instructor Team and Instructor Administrator Gabriel Jebb, to earn your Basic or Advanced Instructor rating.  This clinic is the USHPA accredited Instructor Training Program.  The clinic will include all your pre-requisite requirements to attain your Basic Instructor rating or your Advanced Instructor rating.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of the largest flight schools in North America.  With over 20 years of new, intermediate and advanced pilot certifications, few schools can offer the in depth training and curriculum to help you succeed as an instructor. Come learn from the best and see what it takes to be a truly exceptional instructor.

The clinic is 5 days and begins promptly at 9 am on Wednesday morning.  Clinic materials will be mailed/emailed, with receipt of deposit or full payment.  All equipment and clinic materials will be supplied by the Gliderport.  Just bring yourself, logbook and be ready to learn. Torrey requirements for clinic attendance:

Basic Instructors – P3, 50 hours, 200 flights, special skills (FSL, TUR & RLF).
Advanced Instructors – P4, 1 year as a basic instructor, 100 hours, and 300 flights.

Please feel free to bring students / potential students.  You will be teaching existing Gliderport students hands on.  This is a very interactive and collaborative clinic with a lot of hands-on work with students. Please read and study the FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) book, published by Gleim.  You can order one from the Gliderport:
http://www.flytorrey.com/shop/foi-book/.

For those who are interested in more in-depth instructor training, join our mentoring program here.

Oct
19
Thu
SIV / Acro Clinic, October 19, 2017 @ Lake Berryessa
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
SIV / Acro Clinic, October 19, 2017 @ Lake Berryessa | California | United States

TORREY PINES GLIDERPORT SIV & ACRO CLINIC

This clinic is the SIV and Acro combination clinic. The clinic is open to first time SIV students, 2nd-time advanced students, and 3rd time SIV/beginning Acro students, as well as budding and advanced Acro pilots. The clinic will provide several hours of classroom theory and analytical discussion, personalized instruction on each tow, by the SIV coach, video review and several tows per day to practice maneuvers, recovery techniques and finally aerobatics.

Upon receipt of payment, the clinic lesson package will be mailed to you. The lesson package includes over 40 pages of in-depth SIV and Acro study material produced by Gabriel Jebb & Max Marien. This clinic will be hosted by Master Pilot – SIV/Acro Coach Gabriel Jebb. These are super clinics and cover everything from deflations, to stalls, wing-overs, SAT’s, helicopters, tumbles, misty, cowboy, etc.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport provides the only SIV coaching in North America with two full time boats, winches and drivers. It’s great fun with a big group of pilots at all skill levels.

Check other SIV calendar events for more information on the SIV portion. Pre-requisites for all Acro pilots… bring it and go big!!! Meeting time on Thursday will be 3 pm at Tahoe Joe’s in Vacaville.
https://goo.gl/maps/mJh5v

Meeting time on Friday morning will be 6:30 am at Spanish Flats Campground.
https://goo.gl/maps/sa1hL

Join us for the most intense skills/theory training you’ve had to date and watch your learning curve accelerate.

Nov
5
Sun
Reserve Repack Clinic – November 5, 2017 @ San Diego Circus Center
Nov 5 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reserve Repack Clinic - November 5, 2017 @ San Diego Circus Center | San Diego | California | United States

Join Gabriel Jebb and the Torrey Pines Gliderport Team for a Reserve Repacking Clinic.  This event will be taking place at the San Diego Circus Center.  Gabriel will begin with a lecture and powerpoint presentation on reserve history, reserve types, testing methodologies, deployment techniques and more.  Next, we will hoist the pilots in their harness up 20′ to simulate a reserve deployment.

Finally, we will move to the open space and hardwood floors to conduct the actual repacks.

Spots are limited so please register for the clinic by calling the Gliderport office at +1 (858) 452-9858 or email the Gliderport at sales@flytorrey.com.
Time: 3:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: San Diego Circus Center
2050 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110

Price: SDHGPA club members with valid 2017 memberships – $75
Non-members – $100

Paragliding is a constant learning experience.  It takes a few days to learn, but a lifetime to master.  Your novice and intermediate certifications are just the beginning of a lifelong education. Next, comes more advanced ratings, more technical flying locations, additional skills which require more precision, patience, knowledge to acquire.  Maybe you’d like to teach, learn to fly tandems, get into acro or cross country flying… or maybe you just want to feel more comfortable at your local site.  We offer 30-40 clinics per year to help you achieve your piloting goals.

ADVANCED RATING CLINICS

While you need a USHPA P3 or H4 rating to fly at Torrey, we can offer specialized instruction to help you reach your USHPA P4 (Advanced) certification.  This is usually a 1-2 day long clinic and can be scheduled any time of the year with notice.  Please call or email to schedule with an instructor for a P4 certification. Learn more about our advanced training.

TANDEM INSTRUCTOR CLINIC

Torrey Pines Gliderport has two (2) resident Tandem Administrators, Gabriel Jebb, and Robin Marien.  The Gliderport offers four (4) Tandem Instructor Clinics per year, that last three (3) days long. The Gliderport is the largest tandem operation in the world. Pilot pre-requisites to earn your T1, T2, and T3 certifications are a P4, with 500 flights and 250 hours of airtime, turbulence (TUR) and restricted landing field (RLF) special skills sign-offs. We also offer extended mentorships for people interested in learning how to run a successful paragliding business!

INSTRUCTOR RATING CLINICS

Torrey Pines Gliderport, has two (2) resident Instructor Administrators, Gabriel Jebb and Robin Marien.  The Gliderport offers instructor clinics to earn your Basic Instructor and/or Advanced Instructor ratings for paragliding. These clinics are four (4) days long. The Gliderport has the largest instructional staff and certifies more students than any other North American school.  Learn how to instruct from the best. Pilot pre-requisite for basic instructors is P3 with 2 years of experience.  Minimum for advanced instructors is P4, basic instructor for 1 year, and 500 flights and 250 hours. We also have extensive mentoring programs.

SIV/ACRO TRAINING

The Gliderport offers SIV and Acro training to pilots on a monthly basis.  SIV/acro training is conducted by world famous instructor pilots, Gabriel Jebb and Max Marien.  The combination of SIV basics and advanced acro training by these two instructors is exceptional.  The Gliderport is also home to the Hapi Acro team, North America’s first Acro Team. Join us for the most intense skills / theory training you’ve experienced to date. 

XC CLINICS

The Gliderport offers special XC and thermal clinics for new and experienced pilots alike.  These clinics are taught in several locations around the country with support from local XC “Gods.”  The Gliderport is also home to the Hapi XC team, North America’s first XC Team.  Join us for intense skills, theory, and training from the best instructors.

SPECIAL SKILLS CLINICS

Additionally, we offer clinics in specific areas or skills, including;