Ken has been flying and teaching paragliding in Utah and around the world since 1989.
Ken is also responsible for pioneering many of northern Utah’s top flying sites, as well as initiating many of the state’s cross-country paragliding routes that back in 2006 he used to record the top six cross-country flights in Utah that year in only seven attempts. He’s also held the Utah State Cross-Country Record for three consecutive years, and won the annual Utah Cup cross-country paragliding competition six times.
Ken’s Mission Statement – To attentively introduce, encourage, instruct, develop, nurture, and mentor anyone interested in learning and applying the most important and valuable aspects of paragliding theory and technique.
Nick Crane has been a science educator, healthcare practitioner, commercial fisherman, mountain guide, alpine and nordic ski instructor. He started paragliding in 2003. During his first year of obsession he had 63 flights at Woodrat, Oregon, in January! Mr Hunter the land owner started to call Nick and his flying buddy Bill “Orville and Wilber.”
After becoming an advanced paragliding Instructor and tandem instructor Nick started guiding paragliding tours to Costa Rica in 2006 where he has pioneered some of the best sites in the country. He has led paragliding tours to 4 continents and leads regular tours to Costa Rica, Brazil and Europe.
Nick’s philosophy- “I teach and coach with the goal of having my students and clients enjoy positive learning experiences and avoid learning through the literal school of hard knocks! My focus is to emphasize developing safe habits and building skills while mentoring, guiding and teaching pilots of varied levels and abilities.”