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If you want to paraglide, and you want the best instruction available, then you want Eagle. There are important factors to consider before committing to a school. Learn to fly with our Award Winning Paragliding Instruction.


Become A Paraglider Pilot

Learn to Paraglide with Eagle Paragliding Most students are Novice rated in 8-10 days. After certification you're an Eagle student for life. Benefits include continuing education, and priority invitations to our world class tours. Find out what it takes to be a Paraglider Pilot.


Pilot flies 52 Miles on his first XC Flight

Eagle Paragliding Cross Country ParaglidingRead Tom Brands Paragliding Magazine Article detailing how he flew 50 miles on his very first Cross Country flight while participating in an Eagle Paragliding Clinic. Visit the Eagle Press Room for more articles and stories about Eagle Paragliding..


Meet the Eaglets

Eagle Paragliding Rookies 

We have been busy instructing a brand New Flock of Eaglets. Meet the new and continuing Eagle Pilots. Watch them go from the training hill to the mountains for their first high flights, and join Eagle on Paragliding Tours and Paragliding Clinics around the world.


Eagle Pilots around the world

Paraglider Training 

Our reputation spans the globe. Watch the Paragliding Videos of Eagle alumni Tom Keefer flying the North Aiguille Du Midi launch in Chamonix France, and some beautiful sites in Italy.

View stories and pictures of Eaglets paragliding around the world.



Go On Tour With Eagle Paragliding!

Eagle Paragliding organizes paragliding tours for all pilots of all skill levels Be sure to check our Paragliding Events Calendar to reserve space on one of our unprecedented tours. We bring pilots of all skill levels to flying destinations which span the globe. Our large staff of the nations top pilots and instructors provide unmatched service. Find out more about our Paragliding Tours



Eagle Paragliding Instructors


ROB SPORRER has been flying paragliders since 1995, and teaching since 1998. Rob holds an Advanced Paragliding Rating, Advanced Instructor Rating, Tandem Instructor Rating, and is both a Tandem Administrator and Instructor Administrator. Rob was awarded the United States 2002 Instructor of the Year Award from the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association. Rob is also a certified EMT, and a member of the Sheriff Department's Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team. Rob teaches all over the world, and has been coaching The National Paragliding team at the world champions since 2009. He is also the chief instructor for ABLE pilot getting people confined to wheelchairs the ability to fly.

MARGE VARIANO has been flying with Eagle for almost 10 years. She has been on more tours with us than any other pilot. She loves this sport, and here energy and enthusiasm make her presence an important part of our team. She has been teaching at our training hill, and helping out in the mountains and tours. She is always there to take amazing photos of the students and the team. She has helped our local flying club organize into a very well operated club. Marge doesn’t miss many good flying days, and she is always there to help people in any way she can.

KEVIN HOWE has been working with Eagle since 2006. He has worked extensively with students at the training hill, and joined us as a staff instructor on many of our tours all over the world. Kevin has also played a big role in our SIV training. He has been a tow technician and boat driver up at the lake. He has gleaned a great deal of information with all his time at the clinics, and is a good instructor to talk to about maneuvers and SIV training. Kevin is a very patient teacher, and does an amazing job helping each student achieve their goals. He really understands flying concepts and does an outstanding job in communicating these concepts to all of his students.

MARITE MONTERO TERRY is from Peru, and has been paragliding now for 4 years. She has traveled with Eagle on Tours to Mexico and Colombia. She teaches in both English and Spanish. Marite does most of her teaching at Elings Park, but is beginning to coach and help out on tours as well. She does all the reserve repacking and other service duties for Eagle. Marite is also a massage therapist, and she is usually giving our students massages after their day of flying. You can Call Marite at 805.450.0525 to schedule a massage.

CHRIS CLONTZ works at the Recreation center at UCSB. He began flying with us when Eagle began to work with the college doing paragliding activities with them for students. Chris is an exceptional instructor, and he has put many hours into working with Eagle. He is a natural teacher, and his ability to get his students to succeed quickly is a testament to his passion and skill as an instructor.

BRAD GUNNUSCIO is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the best all around pilot in the United States. He is the #1 ranked pilot in U.S. Cross Country Competition flying, and is one of the best Acro pilots in the United States. Brad does all the radio coaching at our SIV/Maneuvers Clinics. He has made a name for himself with is maneuvers coaching skills, and the way he takes each individual student through a custom progression which matches their experience. He also travels with us on tours all over the world, and helps out at the training hill, and with tandems when he is in Santa Barbara.


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