• A functioning radio setup
  • An activated gps based rescue device - spot, inreach, etc
  • Medical insurance that will cover you in whatever country we are in, and which specifically covers incidents related to paragliding
  • A cell phone that works in the country we are in.  This could be with an expanded provider plan or a simple local sim card.  Whatsapp is a great retrieval tool.
  • To secure a spot in international tours, a 950 dollar deposit is required.  All efforts will be made to replace you if you have to change plans, but in the case the spot is left vacant, the deposit is non refundable.  If the tour is cancelled for any reason, all deposits will be refunded.

How do these courses work?

Come to Colombia or Brazil, and you'll be taken care of from the airport onward!

  • Aiport pickup and dropoff - covered
  • Hotel/house with a private room - covered
  • Breakfast - included
  • Rides to launch - every day
  • Retrieval from XC flights - yes
  • Planning and debriefing with tracks and videos - of course

South America is the place to be in winter, and the quickest way to increase your airtime and improve your skills is by flying in a group with a pro in your ear giving you real-time tips, tricks, and local knowledge. .  Registration is now open for our Valle del Cauca guided courses this January.

Colombia dates, contact me to sign up!

Jan 3-9

Jan 10-16

Jan 17-23

Jan 24-30

Jan 31-Feb 6​ 


  • Daily guiding rate in Arizona - 200  This is local radio guiding, air to air instruction, rides to launch, retrieve included.  These are customized daily courses to suit the individual, please contact me to set dates and make a plan.
  • ​Weekly tour rate in Colombia - 2100  These are full service tours.  You're only responsible for your lunch, dinner, and having a good time.  Sunday arrival, Sunday departure, dates customizable on request.  Lodging, airport transfers, retrieval, all included.  Arrival and departure airport for this tour is CLO.
  • Weekly tour rate in Brazil - 2300  This tour is full service and includes airport pickup/dropoff, lodging with private room, breakfast, transport to launch each day, and retrieval.  Changing weather in Brazil means our tour will follow the weather and we'll strive to be in the best place to maximize airtime!  Courses offered in English and Portuguese.
  • Weekly tour/SIV rate in Brazil - 2850 NEW FOR 2021!!  In partnership with a highly experienced acro and maneuvers instructor, I am now able to offer a two day SIV course catered to each pilot's level of experience to kick off a week of XC and thermal training, and help get you out of winter with the confidence to enjoy the thermals of Brazil!  The maneuvers course is towed over water, flights are drone filmed, and the flights are briefed/debriefed utilizing the aerial footage.  As with all the tours, this is all inclusive from baggage claim onward, including retrieve, private lodging, transportation, etc.  You're responsible for lunch and dinner.  These trips are a Saturday arrival, Sunday night drop off, customizable for an entire group's itinerary upon request.  Arrival and departure airport for this tour is GRU.  SIV and XC courses offered in English and Portuguese.