Fly Sun Valley is the only fully insured and permitted paragliding operation of the Sun Valley Resort, conducting flights in cooperation with the Sun Valley Company and through an exclusive commercial permit issued by the US Forest Service.
Fly Sun Valley is owned and operated by Chuck Smith. He began flying paragliders in 1987 in Switzerland, initially utilizing "parapentes" as a descent tool for mountaineering activities in the Alps and later for climbs in the Andes and Himalayas. He was involved in the formation of the American Paragliding Association, (APA) the original governing body of paragliding prior to its merger with the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA).
Chuck is a former factory test pilot for UP International and has worked in every aspect of the sport of paragliding.
Additionally, he is a former US National Champion and national team member, holds numerous flying awards, is a USHPA Advanced Instructor, USHPA Tandem Administrator and has personally flown over 5000 safe tandem flights.
Call our office at 208-726-3332 with any questions or send a message below. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to flying with you!
Fly Sun Valley is a full service establishment providing tandem flights, flight instruction, equipment sales & service. Our office is located in downtown Ketchum, at 160 4th West, across the street from the Ketchum Post Office. (N. 43o 40.763' W. 114o 22.018')