WingEnvy Paragliding

WingEnvy Paragliding was established in 2003.  Our instructors have 1000's of hours of paragliding experience.  Our instructors are rated by the United States Hanggliding and Paragliding Association, in addition to holding ratings from other organizations.  We fly all over the Central Coast of California.  You may have seen us at popular sites like Cayucos, Montana De Oro, and Shell Beach!  We also have several other locations for flying around the San Luis Obispo county, and beyond.   We look forward to having you join us in the sky!

About Us


Patrick Eaves


After a couple of skydiving lessons in 1994, Patrick was introduced to the world of sky sports.  He began learning about paragliding from friends, and started pursuing paraglider training in 1997.  Later, Patrick earned his tandem and advanced instructor ratings with USHPA.

Patrick went on to manage and instruct at local legend Kinsley Thomas-Wong's school, XtremeBigAir.  

He also opened his own school WingEnvy Paragliding.  

In 2004 Patrick traveled with the WingEnvy paragliding team to Peru, Nepal, Thailand, and New Zealand.  The team documented the trip and produced a DVD "OneSky" that was sold around the world.

Patrick has been paragliding on the Central Coast for over 20 years.  He has been active in the local flying club, and has served as the club president in the past.  He has an intimate knowledge of local flying sites and conditions.

Patrick also finished his skydiving training, earning his skydiving tandem instructor rating.  He was the lead instructor at Skydive Pismo Beach for several years.

He and his wife, Mariah are natives to San Luis Obispo County.   You may recognize Patrick and Mariah as the founders of SLO's first and only escape room, The Locked Inn.  Though they have moved on from that venture, happily handing it over to another great couple, they continue to develop new forms of entertainment through their company Eaves Entertainment.

USHPA Advanced Instructor

USHPA Tandem Instructor


Joe Seitz


 WingEnvy works in partnership with instructor, Joe Seitz, and his school, Feather Light Flight, to offer both free flight and powered paragliding instruction.

Joe's first experienced foot launched aviation in the mid 80's through Hang Gliding, Paragliding in the mid 90's and became a basic instructor in 2002.  

Since then, Joe has logged thousands of hours of free flight, and paramotor flight and instruction around the world.  

He created and implemented the powered paragliding program at the well known Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, NH.  He was also selected as a tandem instructor in Queenstown, New Zealand, a coveted goal of top tandem instructors worldwide.  

After offering his services far and wide, he and his wife Jahara are happy to have found their home on the Central Coast of California.

New pilots will appreciate Joe's infinite patience and understanding of individual needs.  Advanced pilots will recognize his thorough knowledge of the sport.

USHPA Advanced Instructor

USHPA Tandem Instructor

USPPA Advanced Instructor

USPPA Tandem Instructor