• Basic Flight Training – P1 – P4 level 
  • Tandem Instruction Flights
  • Instructor Certification – PG/HG
  • Tandem Instructor Certification – PG/HG

Aerial  Guiding / Coaching

With a little help from your friend (me!), you can zero in on –

The right thermals – Showing up at a new flying site not knowing where to go just adds to stress you don’t need when you need to be concentrating on flying high and far and safe. I can help guide you to the right site for the day and send you to the best thermal while flying with you and talking to you on the radio. Your flying time is valuable – you spend a lot of time and money to get here – don’t risk blowing the flight of a lifetime!

The right film location – We can scout out the perfect location for what ever it is your looking to shoot. I am able to fly an ultra light in remote places to get a birds-eye view which otherwise is inaccessible. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how much money this will save you compared to attempting to go in by car or foot.

The best photo opportunitiesIf you need an aerial shot of yourself you can either have your photographer capture the moment flying with me in my ultra light or I can mount the camera on any of my wings. With the amazing backdrop of the highest mountains in the continental United States, what a fantastic opportunity this gives you!

Maximizing Safety – The Owens Valley is serious flying for serious pilots. Flying in the Owens, while rewarding and fun, is unique, and mother nature has no mercy on the unprepared. The question isn’t why would you want to fly with a guide, but why wouldn’t you want to fly in the kind of safe, controlled environment that comes with hanging with someone who has 20+ years experience in hang gliding and paragliding, is sensitive to your abilities and comfort zone, is expert in assessing your skill level with personalized attention, and has an incredible safety record. HUNDREDS of aspiring pilots have become stronger XC and competition pilots, and the fact that so many return for more coaching is a great testimonial. I want you to be the best pilot you can be, and am committed to spending the time with you to do so. Whether you prefer private or group guiding, come to the beautiful Owens Valley and let me be your guide – you’ll be glad you did.

Interested? Fill in the client worksheet below, and your great adventure begins!


  1. admin says:

    I would love to take a flight! All I’ve heard is the best.

  2. leonard hill says:

    hello Kari,
    Is it possible to learn to paraglide this summer with you? I am 55, have no experience, and only bring a love of the Sierra’s with me.

  3. Matias says:

    Hi Kari,

    I would love to take a tandem flight with you the morning of Saturday 29th of June launching from Walt’s Point.

    Is that at all possible?

    If yes, what would be the cost?

    Thank you very much!


  4. Jim McClave says:


    With the government shutdown, I may be able to get out to CA next week. Do you have a clinic scheduled and are there any openings?

    Thanks for the help at Tater Hill this year.

    Jim McClave