Paragliding in Cohoes

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Laser tag, ziplines, hang-gliders, and paragliders aren't your typical bumper crop. And yet that's what can be found at Morningside Flight Park, which uses its green expanses as a training ground to help humans conquer the domain of birds and Frisbees. As students master the principles of piloting a paraglider, steering a hang glider, or flapping their arms really hard, they're treated to picturesque views of New Hampshire. All the while, expert instructors relay techniques and principles of safety in a fun and focused environment.

357 Morningside Lane
Charlestown,
NH
US

Situated at the foot of the Ellenville Mountain site, Mountain Wings has readied students for safe, engine-free flying since 1981. A staff of USHPA-certified instructors shares much of its knowledge on the facility's two training hills—a grassy, gently sloped concave for beginners, and a 180-foot hill used by intermediate gliders and a handful of pretty insane paper-airplane competitors. Sprinting, stumbling, and hovering across those hills, groups practice with Condors—slow-flying, easy-to-handle training gliders that work in zero-wind zones. Upon ascending to greater heights and skill levels, students can also snag their own equipment at Mountain Wings' full-service aero-sports shop.

77 Hang Glider Road
Ellenville,
NY
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 1990

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Brands Used: Skywalk, Ozone

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Pro Tip: Bring snacks, water, and good footwear

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Paragliding

Q&A with Ray Leonard, Instructor/guide

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

Years of past experience allow us to better anticipate the unexpected.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Our loyal customers.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We do everything we can to make sure everyone has fun.

80 Hang Glider Rd.
Ellenville,
NY
US

Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.

100 Schutt Road
Middletown,
NY
US

Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.

100 AIRPORT ROAD,
MIDDLETOWN,
NY
US