Welcome to PPC Canada, here you can learn just what training
and permits you need to fly a Powered Parachute in Canada,
find an instructor, find a fellow flyer, find a machine!
There are some terrific internet resources available, I urge
anyone with an interest in PPCs to make use of them!
Many are listed on the links page. This site is intended
to make it a little easier to get the information that applies
to Canadian pilots, and the resources that are a little closer
to home for many of us. The pilot and dealer/instructor
lists may be repeated elsewhere, but that's ok, it's another
opportunity to meet a fellow flier:-)
In the Regulations page you can see an interpretation of
current regulations governing our PPC flying in Canada, and
also learn about some of the exciting changes in the works!
I'm hoping those who have questions, and those who have
answers, opinions, interpretations, or just a want to
communicate will post their thoughts on the discussion board!
Canadian dealers and suppliers of parts and accessories are
invited to post your information. Pilots are welcome to add
your contact info, you never know when a fellow pilot is
traveling through your area, there is also the pleasant
surprise of discovering another pilot close by!
I've included a showcase of Canadian manufacturers of PPCs,
this info is available elsewhere, but I wanted to include it
here as well. We have some of the most innovative
designs on the market today, they are good and definitely
worth checking out!
If you have a used machine for sale, send me the
information, including a photo if possible, I'll post it on
our machines for sale page. If you're looking, you might
just find something with your name on it close to home!
The flyin season is coming! If you know of a flyin,
airshow, seminar, or other event of interest please post the
details on the discussion board. The board is easy to
use, and doesn't require a login.
We have some beautiful and unique flying areas
in Canada, vast distances often separate us, however we have
this means to get to know each other!
We have almost every terrain here, the winds
challenge our flying in different ways in the mountains,
on the prairies. Some maintenance precautions are different
for those living in the rain forest conditions than for those
living in the semi-arid areas.
Share your thoughts, ask your questions on the discussion
board. Another excellent place to ask your questions can
be found on the Powerchutes
email list, with over 800 members, your questions will get
answered! The important thing is to get answers if you
have questions. That takes me to another subject.....
Training, and safety, safety and training!!! Not enough
can be said on this subject! These machines are
inherently safe, however, incidents still happen. Even
in the short time I have been involved in this I can see
training methods are improving, or rather that training itself
is being taken seriously. This is a fine move!
For many people in Canada the geographical distance can
make it difficult to locate an instructor, I hope this site
can help, and also that the instructors and pilots out there
will voice their thoughts and techniques, they will benefit
all of us. The principles and techniques of flying
safely and responsibly are the same here as anywhere, but it's
still great to hear from those closer to home!
While maintaining PPCs is easy, this always said by those
mechanically minded types! It can be pretty intimidating
not to know the basics, many people don't have local experts,
or they aren't around when you need advice! The
first time I changed my sparkplugs I scanned them and emailed
photos to a few friends to evaluate the condition (they were
perfect, but I just had to know!). We do have excellent
service centers in Canada, that helps speed up turnaround
time. Some offer maintenance and repair courses as
well! Check the links section, or ask on the discussion
Enjoy your tour of the site, please come again, it will be
growing! Please add your bit, you can also send me
info for the Dealers, Pilots, For Sale, and Parts pages.