Three-Hour Introductory Paragliding Lesson for One or Two at Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding (Up to 57% Off)

Manquin

98% of 41 Groupon Customers Recommend

Give as a Gift
Over 10 bought
Limited quantity available

If humans had never harnessed the power of flight, we would never have crossed the Atlantic in a day, flown an airplane around the world, or become addicted to honey-roasted peanuts. Go on a power trip with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

If the weather permits, students get the chance to take flight with the Blue Sky Scooter tow system after practicing canopy inflation and developing control skills on the ground. Lessons take place Monday through Friday or on weekends, but only if weekday classes are at capacity.

Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding

Steve Wendt brings nearly 40 years of experience soaring the skies to his lessons at Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding's flight park, where he instructs gliders of all experience levels in launch methods ranging from training-hill foot launches to towing. Through personalized instruction in classes certified by the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, he hones flyers’ skills in solo and tandem hang-gliding and in piloting trikes and paragliders against elite racing pigeons. Using aero-towing, park staff members can tow pilots to heights of more than 2,000 feet, or get them airborne with platform and scooter towing.

Staff also outfit certified pilots and enthusiasts with a fleet of gliders from brands such as Aeros, Icaro 2000, Moyes, and North Wing, each made from aircraft-grade aluminum and Dacron sailcloth. In the event of regular wear and tear or run-ins with jealous paper airplanes, they can also sew sails, repair harnesses, and bend frames back into shape in a repair facility.

Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding

Steve Wendt brings nearly 40 years of experience soaring the skies to his lessons at Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding's flight park, where he instructs gliders of all experience levels in launch methods ranging from training-hill foot launches to towing. Through personalized instruction in classes certified by the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, he hones flyers’ skills in solo and tandem hang-gliding and in piloting trikes and paragliders against elite racing pigeons. Using aero-towing, park staff members can tow pilots to heights of more than 2,000 feet, or get them airborne with platform and scooter towing.

Staff also outfit certified pilots and enthusiasts with a fleet of gliders from brands such as Aeros, Icaro 2000, Moyes, and North Wing, each made from aircraft-grade aluminum and Dacron sailcloth. In the event of regular wear and tear or run-ins with jealous paper airplanes, they can also sew sails, repair harnesses, and bend frames back into shape in a repair facility.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “It is an awesome experience and Steve is great!”

  • “Outstanding Instructor - Expert in his field and very good with all ages.”

  • “The weather greatly impacts when you can redeem this deal, especially wind conditions, so plan multiple days that you can go, so you are not disappointed.”


  1. A

    Manquin

    1896 Dabneys Mill Road

    Manquin, Virginia 23106

    Get Directions

In a Nutshell

Three-hour course in which students learn to understand the equipment, inflate a canopy, and practice ground handling

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 13 or older. Must be over 100lbs but under 240lbs. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In and Around Virginia

Gear and getaways for outdoor adventures, from hiking to ski vacations
Thrilling and heart-pounding experiences
Extraordinary "bucket list" opportunities, such as skydiving and helicopter tours