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Fearless Parachute Flight
with Brian Germain

"Skill is Safety!"

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with Brian Germain

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"Brian is a forward thinker that posses the ability to take often difficult topics and explain them in a manner that everyone can relate to. A consumate professional, Brian goes the extra mile to ensure that the information he has is shared with as many people as possible. Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge on many diverse subjects and would be a valuable member to have on any team."
January 13, 2009 - Scott Campos, CEO, SkyMonkey Publishing

"Brian is good to get his message through and make it understandable to most people. He is very safety oriented trying to minimize risks in a high risk environment through education and 'outside the box' thinking."
May 21, 2008 - Peter Johansson, Seminar Participant

"I have attended one of Brian's Canopy Control courses and have owned one of his parachutes. Both were of excellent quality and the pride in his work shows! He truly lives for what he does and enjoys sharing it with as many people as he can, to make them safer at what they do and to achieve more than they expect of themselves. His years of experience have set him apart from his peers; he has concentrated on developing his art in parachute design and his understanding of the mentality behind the actions of a high-stress activity."
April 24, 2008 - Karen Hawes, Lockheed Martin

"Brian's deep understanding of and passion for skydiving, psychology, teaching and life are reflected in everything he does. I highly recommend working with Brian."
April 23, 2008 - Mike McGrath, Real XStream

"Brian is hands down the industry expert for canopy flight instruction. His teaching techniques make a very technical topic understandable and applicable to all level of canopy pilots, from the advanced swooper all the way down to the student skydiver. He is a very personable instructor and is capable of tailoring his course to suit every student's needs."
April 23, 2008 - Bobby Gill, Seminar Participant

"While not having personally met Brian, I've read most of his books and found them both amusing and educational. I really like the take he has on the Psychology of Fear and reading his book has been one of the many tools I have learnt to use as a canopy pilot. I have also watched his video of an introduction to freeflying and found it educational and fun. Thanks Brian!"
April 23, 2008 - Sarah Neale, Skydiver

"I have had the fortune of meeting Brian in the air; the only way one truly knows another person I have heard a great man say... When reading Brian's books I have been corresponding with him from time to time, and every time it added to the inspiration of my own research.

Brian is a passionate advocate of the idea that we should be able to face and understand our fears in order to utilize our full human potential; an ambitious, yet reachable goals, as Brian demonstrates through his teaching and writing.

Don't mistake Brian for being just a great skydiver! -he is so much more...!
April 23, 2008 - Morten Middelfart, CTO, TARGIT A/S

"Brian is extremely knowledgeable and has successfully enlightened countless students around the world in canopy piloting skills and techniques. Brian incorporates his background in psychology into his pedagogical approaches and helps students to address the emotional baggage that affects them in skydiving and their daily lives. It is a pleasure and an honor to learn and work with Brian."
April 22, 2008 - Piriya Metcalfe, Seminar Participant

"I took Brian's canopy control course this weekend at The Ranch. It was a life changing experience for me. Brian gives vocabulary, experience, and ideas as part of his course. It's like being under a waterfall, there's so much information there. And, it doesn't stop. Thank you, Brian."-Street Scooby, Blue Sky Ranch "A true gentleman and teacher!" - Bradley Moon, Skydive Sussex

"I feel so much more comfortable now than I ever did! I took about 20 pages of notes and my head was just so full after day one that I couldn't sleep!" - Shahram Dabiri, Skydive Sussex

"I'm a big fan of Brian's courses - I encourage everyone I meet to take his courses, no matter how many jumps you've got. He's a great teacher." -Andrew Metcalfe, Chicagoland Skydiving

"Very relaxed atmosphere and very, very enlightening." -Ryan Hanold, Skydive Tecumseh

The Parachute and its Pilot

A Seminar Series

The course targets parachuting skills as the primary subject matter, from the perspective of a parachute designer, avid canopy piloting enthusiast, and transcending fear specialist. Brian will, however, adapt the class to incorporate anything the hosts believe to be appropriate, as well as shaping the subject matter to fit the needs of that particular group of students.

General Topics Include:

  1. Parachute Aerodynamics
  2. Dynamic Maneuvers
  3. Flying in Turbulence
  4. Navigation
  5. Pattern and Accuracy
  6. Landings
  7. Advanced Approaches
  8. The Psychology of Adrenalin

Possible Additional Topics:

  1. Packing Secrets
  2. Gear Maintenance
  3. Freeflying
  4. Tracking Dives
  5. Yoga and Meditation Techniques to enhance your skydiving
  6. Nurturing wellness to be the best you can be

We usually include jumping in the course, but that isn't necessary at all. The bulk of the learning is in the classroom, not the air. It has been aptly said: "The sky makes a terrible classroom." That is where we test new concepts, and create concrete experiences that deepen our understanding. Even if the weather prevents us from jumping, the course is very effective in creating long-term change.

If we get a chance to jump, Brian will provide specific jump objectives, as well as providing video debrief of landings. Jumps are usually made from 7000 feet AGL to allow the participants to focus exclusively on the targeted objectives of the jump. Good weather days usually allow us to make 2-3 jumps per day.
*A note on the one day course: we usually do not jump at all in this class, as there isn't ample time to jump and get through the information to make the course effective.

We strongly recommend having video of each participant's landing prior to the course, in mini-DV format. This will personalize the discussions in the event that the weather does not work out for jumping.

The DZ management or host arranges my transportation (flights or gas), as well as reasonable accommodations. This can include staying at someone's house, or other cost-effective avenue (just not too trashy, please). It has become standard procedure for the host to charge a bit more than Brian's fee in order to cover the travel expenses, and even add a bit of profit to the endeavor.

Preferred class size is 10-20 participants. There is no maximum number of students, although more than 20 participants should include a third day.

We highly suggest booking well in advance of the planned date of the course, as the demand for this has become quite high worldwide. Emailing your jumpers with the course dates and details no less than one month before the course is essential for a good turnout.

Lastly, participants are urged to bring a notebook and pen. There is a great deal of information presented in the course, and writing it down significantly increases retention! To begin the process of getting Brian to your drop zone, email us here:


The Parachute and its Pilot

A Weekend with Brian Germain

*Times and topics and order will vary!

Day One (Saturday Morning)
(often moved to Saturday or Sunday)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Essential Aerodynamics
10:0 AM - 10.10 AM
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Canopy Structure and Function
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Parachute Dynamics
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Pattern and Accuracy
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
Landing Theory and Methodology
4:00 PM - Early Evening
Jumping and Debriefing (group)
*If the weather prevents jumping: Packing Secrets
Day Two (Sunday)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Turbulence and Parachute Stability
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
High Speed Approaches
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Competition Approaches and Swooping
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gear Issues
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Questions and Answers
3:00 PM - Sunset
Jumping and debriefing
(If weather stinks: More in-depth discussion of High Speed Approaches and/or Landings)
Last Wrap-Up

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