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South Side, Point of the Mountain, Draper

Hang-Gliding or Paragliding Experience for One with Photos at Birdman Academy (Up to 42% Off)

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An experienced and passionate instructor guides guests through a tandem hang-gliding or paragliding experience that includes photos

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Ariannahelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
My boyfriend and I went paragliding with Kevin in mid-June and it was AWESOME! He was super easy to communicate with (he will have to reschedule if the wind isn't good) and way fun. Kevin is funny and definitely knows what he is doing. We felt very safe and confident in the air. He had us take pictures and video on a GoPro and sent us the footage and even let us each steer.
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Kylie
2 ratings1 reviews
June 3, 2021
This was an incredible experience. Our instructor was thorough in teaching us and made it very clear if the wind was not ideal, we would not be flying that day and I'm grateful for the transparency from the professionals! I highly recommend listening to them if they say the wind isn't good enough for flying. After the wind was at a good spot for me to go up, I could actually feel why the higher winds wouldn't have been suitable for someone my size. I was nervous at first but after watching some other flights and learning more about flying from our instructor, I felt more than ready to go up and didn't have an ounce of worry. Once you're up there, it is SO incredibly fun! I recommend this to anyone who's willing to: *listen to the instructor and follow their lead *is patient with waiting for the right winds for you to go up *is ready for a great time!
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Kristentop reviewer
14 ratings10 reviews
May 29, 2020
This was awesome! I highly recommend.
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Mitchell
1 ratings1 reviews
August 21, 2019
Very experienced. We had a great time.
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Esther
4 ratings2 reviews
March 11, 2020
This was just a wonderful experience. I bought it as a gift for my husband. He had the time of his life, and we really enjoyed watching him soar!
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stantop reviewer
18 ratings7 reviews
November 27, 2018
the kids loved it.
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Ana
1 ratings1 reviews
September 10, 2018
Excellent service! I bought it for my husband as a b-day present and he loved it!! I'll be next for sure ;)
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glennsands
9 ratings3 reviews
October 8, 2014
Great experience - worth every penny!
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About This Deal

  • Weight restrictions: Must be 18 or over, minimum 100 pounds

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 18 or older. 48-hour cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Tandem flights are with instructors only; choose Hang-gliding (max 200 pounds) or Paragliding (max 220 pounds). Height minimum is 5' and weight minimum is 100 lbs. $40 fee for paperwork and required flying club memberships due at booking per flight. Limit 3 per person. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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 the height 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. Instructors that have traveled and flown around the world guide patrons through their experiences.