Find out why everyone’s getting into hang gliding on an incredible aerial voyage of discovery over the Chicago skies.
Carve the breeze and thermals, securely attached to your instructor, as you experience the unbridled joy of hang gliding at heights up to 2,500 feet. Unlike airplane flying, there’s no cockpit to separate you from the wide open skies and no noisy engine to interrupt the tranquility which is why hang gliding has been described as one of the purest forms of flight.
You’ll begin your adventure with your feet firmly on the ground as you receive an expert briefing from your instructor. Next up, it’s time to reach for the skies as you are towed to altitude in a light aircraft. Once in the air, you'll be shown the basics of how to turn, slow down and accelerate, and will even be able to take the controls yourself!
Showcasing amazing views of the Chicago skyline and lakes, this tandem hang gliding discovery flight provides memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s the springboard to a new pastime or just an excuse to see the world through a unique bird’s eye view, this unforgettable Chicago dream flight is for you!
A light sport airplane will tow you to an altitude of up to 2500 feet. Once you're released from the plane, you'll be amazed at how quiet and peaceful hang gliding can be. Your instructor will show you how to fly the glider, teaching you the basics of how to turn, slow down and accelerate. There is no age restriction, but you must be at least 3.5' tall and weigh no more than 240 lbs to enjoy a tandem hang glide flight.
This experience is available from May to October every weekend throughout the year. Flights take place from sunrise to sunset.