About Us

Reno & Lake Tahoe Paragliding

The Company

Uprising Paragliding was founded in 2006 in Lake Tahoe, NV to fill the need for the growing interest in the sport of paragliding in the Reno & Lake Tahoe locale. Beginning as a solo venture Uprising has grown into a full-fledged free flight school. The staff of experienced instructors understand the needs of a fledgling pilot and have the ability to accomplish tasks in a professional well rounded manner. What does this mean for the potential student? The ability to be instructed by multiple instructors gives the student a wealth of knowledge to draw from and a better understanding of the skills involved with learning how to fly a paraglider. It also provides more than one set of eyes to insure the safety of each student. With a perfect safety record Uprising Paragliding is proud to produce safe competent pilots with the skills and abilities to ensure them many years of Free-flying excitement.

The Instructors

Fred Morris

Fred the founder and co-owner of Uprising Paragliding started paragliding in 1999 and at the time was the youngest certified paraglider pilot in the United States. Growing up in the mountains of Wyoming, Nevada and California. Fred acquired a love for the outdoors gaining experience in numerous disciplines of outdoor sports including skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering. It wasn’t till being bit by the paragliding bug his life was changed forever pursing free flight as the sole activity. Traveling the world in the pursuit of free-flight adventures took him too many destinations including New Zealand, Vietnam, The Dominican Republic, Europe, The South Pacific, and numerous flying meccas around the US. His extensive experience and mountain sense brings to the table a wealth of free flight knowledge to pass on to the fledgling pilot.

Tomas Pochazka

Tomas co-owner of Uprising Paragliding started paragliding in 1999. A Czech born native always dreamed of flying from a very young age. After discovering paragliding he realized that this is what he was meant to do. Tomas a climber, skier, and paraglider pilot has traveled the world in pursuit of adventures ranging from the summit of Denali, to the backcountry of the Tatra mountains in Europe. Working in New Zealand as a professional Tandem pilot Tomas’s extensive experience ensures a flight of a lifetime.


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