UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF THE SHASTA VALLEY - A Thermal XC Clinic with Mitch Riley, September 6-8th.

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AirXpansion Paragliding is proud to host an XC Clinic in the Shasta Valley with Mitch Riley.  

When: September 6-8th, 2019

Where: Mount Shasta, California

We will be flying Whaleback and Herd Peak Mtn. for 3 days.  In-Air guiding by Mitch, learning to unlock the secrets of the Shasta Valley.  We are offering the lowest student to instructor ratio at 1:2. This clinic will be limited to only 4 spots to maintain a focus on safety and skill progression of each pilot.

SOLD OUT!  Please contact me to be put on the waiting list.


Must have a current Ushpa P-3 rating or above

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Most folks will be camping for free here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/klamath/recarea/?recid=13173

There are discounted rooms at a local hotel: %15 off

The Cold Creek Inn

(approximately 15 miles from campground, tell them "Brian" sent me)

Mitch Riley

Mitch has committed his life to paragliding since he learning in 2007.  He was the 2015 US Paragliding National Champion, and a 2017 Red Bull X-Alps competitor. He is regularly on the podium at comps all over the world.  He learned to fly in Crested Butte, Colorado, and has lived in many prime flying locations since. Mitch has traveled as a tandem instructor flying in Sun Valley Idaho, and Pokhara Nepal, and is a seasoned vol-bivouac and acro pilot. He has racked up countless hours flying XC on 4 continents. Mitch has a competitive spirit, but is a calm and cool paragliding instructor. We feel fortunate to have Mitch working with us. He has received nothing but praise and positive feedback from the students he has worked with.

Skills – Pilot Certification, Vol-Biv, Cross Country, Tandem Instruction, Acro, Presentations, Clinics, Tour Guiding, Glider Trimming, Glider Repair, towing, XC Instructor, Reserve Repacks, Inspection and Maintenance expert, Ground school specialist.

Brian Kerr

Brian has been flying paraglider's in the Shasta Valley for 20 years.  He is an advanced Ushpa instructor and has been dedicated to teaching in the area for 10 years.  Brian has competed in 25 competitions, ranging from local XC leagues to national events. He was part of the original pilot group who pioneered much of the known XC routes in the Shasta area. Many of these routes are 40,50 and up to 140 mile long flights.  He has expert knowledge of the weather and road systems in the area.  

Come learn cross country paragliding with Mitch Riley, one of the best pilots in the country, in one of the most amazing places to fly, and benefit from the support and keen local knowledge from Shasta’s own Brian Kerr.  This is sure to be a great 3 days of learning and fun!


Please Contact AirXpansion Paragliding with any questions you may have:

Email:  Brian@AirXpansion.com

Phone:  1-530-574-7181