Enjoy an exhilarating one-day hang gliding experience at the US' top hang gliding training resort.
Learn to fly your very first solo flights in a controlled environment, surfing gentle slopes, under the expert guidance of a certified instructor. You will have the opportunity to carry out five training flights reaching heights of up to 10 metres in the best training ground in the country. You'll also have the opportunity to watch other professional hang gliders in action, gaining tips and advice along the way.
After your morning session, it's time to soar to 1500 feet on an exhilarating tandem hang gliding flight. You'll fly with an instructor by your side high above beautiful Lookout Valley where you will build on your experience in learning to fly the glider.
This unparalleled one day introduction to hang gliding will totally immerse you in this addictive airborne sport!
Enjoy a paragliding experience to remember at the largest and most successful full time hang gliding school and resort in the United States. This mountain launch and landing zone, is the best in the country, amid 55 beautiful acres of rolling hills and pasture land.
Set in a 110-acre mountain resort, the facility offers camping and lodging as well as swimming pool, volleyball court, shaded pavilions and more.
Training takes place every day throughout the year. Paragliding is weather dependent and may be postponed in adverse conditions. In this instance, your flight will be arranged for a mutually convenient alternative date.
- Check in 30 minutes before your start time
- Head to training hills with certified instructor
- Learn about the safety features and characteristics of a modern hang glider.
- Your first flight will only be around two feet off the ground, gliding outward and down with the slope of the hill.
- You will reach up to 10 metres in successive jumps
- After lunch, you will fly tandem with the instructor up to 2000ft
Your experience and training in the morning will allow you to pilot the glider at high altitude with the help of your instructor. Taking off and landing are done while gently rolling over the grass.
All tandems are towed into the sky behind an ultralight airplane, designed specifically for the purpose. This means that your tandem flight will launch and land on wheels. Both you and your tandem pilot will be flying, launching and landing in a prone, lying down, position. No running involved.