$69 for Introductory Hang-Gliding or Paragliding Lessons at Birdman Academy ($150 Value)

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There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$69 for a Hang-Gliding or Paragliding Lesson ($150 Value)

Groupon holders may choose either a beginner lesson or introductory tandem lesson on Point of the Mountain's south side. During the beginner lesson, fliers will receive basic takeoff, landing, ground handling, and glider-assembly instruction before they take to the skies for a low-altitude solo trip under radio supervision. In the introductory tandem lesson, students will strap into a hang-glider or paraglider with a certified instructor as they soar to higher heights around Point of the Mountain's south side. Students may upgrade to a flight on the Point's north side for $20. Lessons include a one-day club membership to the Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and a 30-day student membership to the US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

Birdman Academy

Birdman Academy takes its name from the pseudonym of its founder, Kevin Koonce. The Birdman estimates that he has trained thousands of hang-gliding lessons, and during that time he’s taught nearly 8,000 first-timers. Currently, he nests at Point of the Mountain, a spot known for what the Academy calls, "legendary conditions." This means consistently smooth winds, which are ideal for training new hang-gliders, paragliders, and baby pterodactyls recently thawed from blocks of prehistoric ice.


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  • “awesome lessons in flight... was an amazing day... got several solo flights in with the hanglider. Cant wait to go again and progress!”


In a Nutshell

Experienced and passionate instructor leads lessons for beginners

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 4th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Appointment required; subject to weather. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 the Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a guardian. Must be at least 5' and 100lb for lesson and tandem, 180lb max for hang gliding, 240lb max for paragliding. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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