David Hanning

Text Box: #75076 USHPA Paragliding 
Instructor & Tandem
Administrator

David’s focus on adventure sports and lifestyle have provided him with many skills and experiences working professionally in the ski, climbing and flying industry since 1986. David started flying paragliders over 25 years ago becoming an experience pilot thru races and adventures around the world. David began instructing and flying tandem paragliders around 2000 and has worked as a professional pilot in Europe, Asia, North, South & Central America conducting tours, courses and flying tandems. In 2012 David established Flying Camp in Tennessee and quickly built it into the premier paragliding school on the East Coast, USA.  

Current

Flying Camp, (www.flying.camp )

  • Owner – Paragliding School & Equipment Sales.
  • Tours & Guided Expeditions – India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Chile…
  • Importer for Ozone, Phi, SupAir, X-dreamfly, Skybean
  • Dealer for FlyTec, Naviter, Advance, Nova, Gin,…& More

Past Jobs & Work Experiences

  • Sunrise Paragliding– , Pokhara, NepalTandem Pilot & Instructor Oct 2008 Dec 2013
  • Cloud 9, Utah – Paragliding Instruction & Tandem Pilot,– 2006 – 2012
  • Sun Valley Paragliding & Ketchum Kites, Owner – paragliding & Kiting equipment sales & instruction  
  • KSVHS Heritage & Ski Museum, Executive Director 08’-2010
  • Wood River YMCA, Idaho 07-08’ – Director Climbing Wall & gym.
  • Nicros Climbing Wall Construction, Handhold design & production

Education & Certifications:

  • University of Minnesota. BA.  1992
  • Avalanche level III Certification – NAC, 2001
  • AMGA Guide Certification – 1993
  • Leave No Trace – 1993
  • USHPA #75076 – P4 &Tandem Instructor
  • Aero Sports Connection – Advanced Flight Instructor
  • Red Cross First Aid / CPR – 1985 to current 
  • EMT – Basic – Not Current

Languages:

  • English 1st Language
  • Spanish 2nd (proficient)