Photo courtesy of Cessna Aircraft Company

Rise above the crowd...

You've seen the movie "Fly Away Home". Now you can experience the same "free as a bird" feeling. Fly with us in our open cockpit Trike and know the true freedom of flight!

SkyRide Aviation
for serious Recreation….

Fly with our fully rated instructors in a Trike and discover flying over the beautiful Columbia Valley, Lake Windermere, Columbia Lake, all bordered by the spectacular Rockies. See the world as only the privileged few have seen it - from the air in an open cockpit!

Discovery Flight (30 minutes)
Basic ground instruction
and about 20 to 25 minute airtime instruction.
      $90 per person
add $45 for each additional 15 minutes airtime

SkyRide Aviation is a Transport Canada certified flight school with certified Ultralight aircraft operated by qualified and fully licensed instructors. The Chief Flying Instructor of SkyRide Aviation is Max Fanderl. Max is a high-hour, mountain pilot with extensive experience in the Rockies and Europe's Alps. He is licensed/certified as: Ultralight Instructor, Paragliding Senior Instructor, Private Fixed Wing Pilot and Sailplane/Glider Pilot. He is also a former test pilot for the European regulator of Paraglider designs.

We love what we do and this shows.

Our Trike is built by respected Ultralight aircraft manufacturer, AIRBORNE. It is one of the most reliable, stable, quiet and fun Ultralight aircraft in the world. Our model features tandem seating where the student is seated in the rear and the instructor is located in the front of the aircraft.  It is very similar to riding a motorcycle in the sky! With dual controls, our aircraft can be flown from either the front or rear seats.
Invermere Airport.
We will also fly from Fairmont Hot Springs Airport if 4 or more Discovery flights are booked.
Hours of operation:
We only operate in the early morning and calm evenings while the flying conditions are at their most stable and enjoyable.  Generally these timeframes will pertain:
6am to noon and 6pm until dusk.
The flying season can start as early as April and can last until November.
*In all cases final decisions about the suitability of the weather conditions will rest with the pilot/instructor. Appropriate clothing for the prevailing conditions is required.

For more information contact

SkyRide Aviation
Hanger 8, Invermere Airport
Box 564
Invermere, BC
V0A 1K0

Phone 250 342-0461
Invermere, BC

airplane photo courtesy of Cessna Aircraft Company