Before he discovered that audiences enjoyed breathtaking fencing duels, Shakespeare ended his plays by revealing that the villain was actually Mr. Wickles, the jilted horseminder. Add action to the scenes of your life with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a winch-tow tandem hang-gliding session from Fly Gravity Sports (a $168 value) at the Hope Regional Airpark in Hope.
Fly Gravity Sports launches the gravity-bound into the skies via professionally piloted tandem hang-gliding sessions. Following an extensive preglide briefing on flight procedure and safety measures, during which Groupon customers have the option to purchase an HD video of their flight with a $20 discount, would-be cloud surfers don helmets and aerodynamic plumage before being secured to the aircraft alongside instructor David Llewellyn, a hang glider with 15 years of experience. To lift off, the glider is pulled along, kite-like, by a winch, requiring no running start. Pilot/patron pairs reach an altitude of 750 feet or more, experiencing the exhilarating surge of awe familiar to majestic eagles and noble shopping bags on blustery days. Guests are given a chance to steer the aircraft or relax and absorb breathtaking bird's-eye views of the mountains of Fraser Valley. Finally, the pilot steers the glider back to earth's solid embrace.
Fly Gravity Sports grants the gift of flight seven days a week to customers of all ages and spelling abilities, provided they fall within a weight range of 60–220 pounds. Though flights depend on weather conditions, Fly Gravity Sports will reschedule cancelled sessions for a time befitting customers' schedules.
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Rolling patches of endless landscape below. Mountain ranges rising ever higher in the distance, far from civilization's buildings and burning stacks of Beatles records. Trees, clouds, and wind—this is a typical day spent with Fly Gravity Sports.
An HPAC-certified pilot, David Llewellyn helps make these human flights possible. In his 15 years of hang-gliding, he has ascended thousands of times over Canada, the United States, and Latin America. Today, he uses Fraser Valley and the surrounding lower mainland as his backdrop during family-friendly tandem flights. He and the Fly Gravity Sports team also provide continuing education for experienced gliders, introducing them to the facility's modern winch-tow technique that requires no effort in becoming airborne.