$85 for an Introductory Hang-Gliding Lesson at Dive High in Tracy ($170 Value)

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is why every time a human attempts to fly, a bird attempts to drive a stick shift. Engage in one of the primary mandates of physics with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a first-day introductory hang-gliding session at Dive High at the New Jerusalem Airport in Tracy (a $170 value).

Dive High’s instructors safely prepare terrestrials aged 13–80 for exhilarating skybound journeys aboard hang gliders. Each session of 60 minutes or more (depending on the weather) includes a thorough ground training, during which teachers carefully lead students through the particulars of ground handling, glider preflight operations, foot-launch techniques, and proper pick-up. Like a flying squirrel learning to spread its wings or an egret learning to play bass guitar, students learn via dedicated one-on-one instruction. Dive High's unique Flight Deck system guides novices through their initial airborne voyages by securing them to a mobile platform pulled along by a truck, preventing beginning flyers from drifting off course or falling in with an unsavory flock of wrens. As students drift through the air underneath their newly acquired wings, they fly for at least four breathtaking minutes, giving them a chance to apply their newly acquired knowledge.

Dive High

Dive High's instructors teach students how to hang-glide with ease and safety. In beginner's lessons, they’ll learn fundamental skills such as taking off, landing, and how to call your hang glider back to your arm if it flies off on its own. The lessons become more in-depth over long-term courses, eventually allowing students to take sustained flights over the San Jose area.

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    New Jerusalem Airport

    Ahern Rd. and Durham Ferry Rd.

    Tracy, California 95377

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In a Nutshell

  • Tethered Flight Deck training
  • Individually focused instruction

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 8th, 2012. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must be between 13 - 80 years old. Must be between 90 - 230lbs. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.