$99 for Introductory Tandem Flight and Lesson from Paradise Hang Gliding Inc. ($199 Value)

Upper Keys, Islamorada

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In a Nutshell

Certified instructors grant guests a birds’-eye view of Florida Bay during a guided flight 2,500 feet high

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to weather. Must be 10 or older. Under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. $10 form fee for United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association membership not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.

$99 for Introductory Tandem Flight and Lesson ($199 Value)

Using the time-tested method of boat towing, instructors take fledgling flyers for a guided glide in the Wills Wing Falcon Tandem 240. The class includes all equipment, training materials, and onsite refreshments, as well as a 30-day membership to the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

Paradise Hang Gliding Inc.

After logging more than 1,000 hours of flying time, organizing six competitions, and gaining 34 years of experience, Scot Trueblood can safely be dubbed a hang-gliding devotee. His passion for flight is only matched by his enthusiasm to share the sky with others. That’s why he founded Paradise Hang Gliding Inc., which allows Scot to take novices for atmospheric tandem rides over the stunning waters of Florida Bay and the Straits of Florida.

As students soak up views of blue waters spread out beneath them, Scot teaches them the important aspects of operating a hang glider. He generally starts beginners off on the Wills Wing Condor 330, a glider with a lightweight frame and large wingspan. These attributes allow it to take off while moving at extremely slow speeds, ensuring a comfortable ride for hesitant newcomers or cowardly penguins.

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