$165 for an Instructional Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight from Thermalriders in Luling ($279 Value)

Carter Memorial Airport

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Mankind has looked toward the sky for millennia, dreaming of flight, exploration, and lost birthday balloons. Keep your head in the clouds with this Groupon.

$165 for an Instructional Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight ($279 Value)

Before taking flight, novice fliers learn about procedures and how to steer a tandem glider. A Dragonfly plane then tows the instructor and pupil up to 2,500 feet above the earth, where gliders are released from tow ropes and soar for 15–20 minutes amid clouds, birds, and hopelessly lost fish. Customers may also purchase footage of their flight at a 25% discount (a $75 regular value).

Thermalriders LLC

A triangular form soars across blue skies and swoops over Texas's sprawling terrain. But the flying figure isn't a bird or a frustrated geometry student's homework—it's one of Thermalriders’ gliders, which let novices master the art of flying under the guidance of U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association-certified instructors. During aerotow flights, instructors and students can then break free from gravity's tight grip as Dragonfly planes tow them to heights of up to 2,500 feet. Thermalriders' instructors also have the ability to capture each flight on video.


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    Carter Memorial Airport

    2953 N Magnolia

    Hangar #6

    Luling, Texas 78648

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In a Nutshell

After ground instruction, certified instructors take students up to 2,500 feet, from which they soar for up to 20 minutes

The Fine Print

Expires May 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required at least 2 weeks in advance. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. 215lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to appropriate weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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