Paragliding in Halawa Heights

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In an open-cockpit ultra-light aircraft, a Paradise Air FAA-certified pilot teaches the passenger how to fly the agile-framed hang glider as they soar over the glistening aquamarine ocean. Paradise Air's hang-glider fleet consists of two Australian-built Airborne 912 XTs, engine-powered gliders that cradle the pilot and passenger, both strapped into two cushy seats buttressed on both sides only by blue sky. Apart from launching themselves from a trebuchet, the glider's open build allows students to experience unparalleled views of white sandy beaches and verdant O'ahu terrain. During the exhilarating flight, passengers can opt to take the controls for a hands-on experience that counts toward getting a sport pilot's license. For an additional cost not included in this Groupon, passengers can purchase souvenir photos or Blu-Ray or DVD video of their flight taken from several high-quality cameras mounted on the aircraft and a man sitting in a tree.

Hwy. 930
Haleiwa,
HI
US

USHPA– and American Paragliding Association–certified paragliding instructor and pilot Joachim Hagemann has been recertified three times, logging more than 1,500 hours of air time to keep his gliding school, Fly Hawaii, accident free for 32 years. Boasting clearance for cliff and cross-country takeoffs as well as for flying in turbulence, Joachim helps both beginning and advanced students spread their wings in various paragliding lessons. His excursions take paragliders soaring over island locales such as Mauna Kea, Pu'u Loa Crater, and Big Sur, avoiding ground-bound obstacles such as traffic cops and jealous ostriches. Joachim also supplies flight seekers with new and gently used paragliding gear.

41-95 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo,
HI
US