Heidi Lee, or “Fly-In Heidi,” brings over 15 years coaching experience to the table. Her knack for connecting with students and easy-to-understand teaching methods have produced some amazingly skilled pilots over the years. Heidi has become a well-known and accomplished pilot in the Powered Paragliding Community. Her undying dedication and love for the sport has motivated many women to venture into the sport. After gaining skills as a Paramotor pilot, Heidi went on to learn Free-Flight in an effort to expand her knowledge and teaching experience. One of her most recent students commented: “There are many great “practitioners” out there, but finding a “true teacher of the way” is far and few between in any sport. Heidi made me feel comfortable, confident, and I came out of the training with an amazing new friend!” Heidi spends much of her time traveling the States and challenging herself by flying in a variety of conditions. She has helped organize some of the largest Powered Paragliding events in the US and manages the office at BlackHawk Paramotors USA. Her intimate involvement in the industry and extensive product knowledge make her an encyclopedia of Paramotor information.
The team of Instructors at BlackHawk all work together to produce the best student possible. Heidi takes students through the ropes of ground-handling the glider (or kiting), and the majority of the syllabus. She has logged hundreds of hours doing so. Once a student has reached a certain level of skill and ready for such things like the tow machine or their first flight, she teams up with the other Instructors for a “group-effort first flight.” This kind of personal, one-on-one approach to training, has become a signature characteristic of the BlackHawk training model and a big reason why students chose us over other schools.
“Teaching in any type of capacity has been a part of my nature since I was younger… There’s something about teaching people to fly that is unlike anything else. I get to be a part of fulfilling people’s dream of flight, and that’s a wonderful feeling. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!”