Learn to Speed Fly
Want to Learn to Speed Fly?
Of course you do.
If you’re serious, learn from the guys who brought the sport to the States: Steve Mayer and his staff of professional instructors.
What Equipment Cloud 9 Provides
Cloud 9 uses Ozone, SOL, Sup’Air, X-DreamFly, U-Turn, and Ava. Only the best for your training safety. You can expect Cloud 9 to provide everything EXCEPT skis and backcountry safety gear (for those wishing to partake in extreme speed flying lessons in the winter).
What You’ll Need to Bring
Since Cloud 9 provides all the equipment for your lessons, all you’ll need to bring are sturdy shoes (or light hiking boots), plenty of water and weather-appropriate clothing. It’s fine to bring a helmet from another sport as long as it is lightweight and allows you to hear the commands over the radio and offers good peripheral vision.
What you can expect to learn:
What you can expect to learn is dependent upon the knowledge you already have about airsports. If you start your speedflying lessons with your USHPA P-2 Certification, then you can likely expect to start learning with speed flying equipment. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll start the process by learning how to paraglide, and work your way into the speed wing after all P-2 requirements are met. (For training on skis, you’ll start under a speed wing — because you don’t have to run to take off or land.)
Where Cloud 9 Teaches
Other than the world-famous Point of the Mountain Flight Park, Cloud 9 teach at other hike-in sites and snowmobile-access sites all around Utah and the world. Cloud 9 pilots have pioneered many excellent sites near Salt Lake City.
For wintertime lift-access speed flying, lessons are held in the backcountry behind the Canyons Ski area.
Time Commitment Expectations
Again, the time required to complete the program depends on what skills you come in with. Normally, the process takes from 10-12 lessons from start to finish — but this could shorten to as few as 7-9 if you demonstrate significant preexisting skills.
Cloud 9 students get a special rate when they book the local Ramada Inn Draper, Ut for their visit to Salt Lake City.
Course add on
If you are getting your P2 with us you can add the Mini wing rating program for an additional $400.
Each Speed Flying Lesson at the Point of the Mountain Flight park costs $145.00.
Each mountain lesson on skis costs $300.00 and requires a lift pass — or hiking.
Speed Riding Clinic/ Site Intro
We offer site intros and speed riding clinics just out of bounds at Park City Canyon’s Resort. $145 and requires a lift pass. Our instructors have their own Epic Local pass. ($50 surcharge on blackout dates)