about flightcoach


“Helping paragliding pilots (in training) to enjoy flying more, through reduction of stress and improvement of skills”

Flying and learning to fly is a very powerful tool for personal development. I don’t know any other sport that is so confronting but also so empowering towards our daily life as as paragliding. I am honored to be able to play an enriching role in the lives of others through a combination of my passion and talents.

about flightcoach bas van duijn

About me

Flightcoach is a company of Bas van Duijn; coach, trainer, inspirator and flight instructor.

Bas has 25 years of experience as a hanggliding and paragliding pilot and 8 years as instructor at various paragliding schools. In addition to teaching people how to fly, he has focused on creating and improving training programs for both groups and individuals. Challenging and empowering people is his life mission and in recent years he has been able to help many people with this both inside and outside the aviation world.

He was originally trained as an airline pilot at KLM, he reschooled as a business engineer specialised in organizational change because he loved with working on the people dynamics in large organizations. After almost 15 years of working as a consultant, project-, department-, and  commercial manager, skills training actor, coach and speaker, he started full-time entrepreneurship in 2018. In 2019 he was co-owner and full-time commercial director at one of Europe’s largest paragliding schools. He was a board member of the Royal Dutch Aviation Organisation (department of paragliding) for 4 years where he was end responsible for everything concerning the national theory exams. In 2020 he started flight coach.

Get to know me

On my YouTube channel i release quality content weekly. It is also a great way for you to get to know me better!
Below i embedded the first episode of my series “Fear of Flying for pilots”, but many more are online already. Consider subscribing so you don’t miss out!