Paragliding in Ponte Vedra Beach

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The Sea & Sky Krucker Cygnet, the aircraft of choice at Duckwing Triking, may resemble a hang-glider with a motor, but a flight in it is more than just gliding about in the breeze. Called a "trike" because of its three wheels, it's an amphibious vehicle, meaning it can take off from land or water and it hatches from aquatic larva instead of being made in a factory. The pilots at Duckwing love teaching others about this unusual craft, which is why every flight is a lesson instead of just a ride-along. Passengers get a chance to take the controls and soar above the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound.

7383 Hawks Cliff Drive
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Trike flying sounds like a sport from a toddler’s daydream, but it’s actually an alternate name for powered hang gliding, Hang Glide USA’s specialty. The company’s gliders are outfitted with engines but can also fly with their engines off, riding wind currents over Amelia Island’s scenic beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Wind ruffles passengers’ hair, thanks to the gliders’ open-air cockpits. And though they can try their hand at the controls, passengers are always accompanied by one of the company’s instructors. Every instructor has a perfect safety record and teaches passengers flying basics during airborne rides.

2385 Jamestown Road
Fernandina Beach,
FL
US

Powered by what is essentially a super lightweight fan with a motor attached, adventurers take to the skies at Phoenix Powered Paragliding with instructors in powered tandem paragliders. During training, teachers illuminate students on how to take off, safely steer, and squawk directions to lost flocks of geese before taking to the skies for one-of-a-kind flights.

398 Hartford Ave.
Daytona Beach,
FL
US

Headquartered at the Dunnellon airport, Graybird Airsports sends clients airborne with a number of exhilarating activities. Folks take to the sky in one of their ultralight aircrafts, which beginners can pilot with an instructor by their side during tandem training rides. The center also offers hanggliding and paragliding, both led by trained and certified instructors. Paragliders can enjoy the thrill of a smooth progression into weightlessness with specially designed parachutes that lift gliders up into the air with the grace and ease of Superman in an evening gown.

14141 Southeast 51st Avenue
Summerfield,
FL
US