Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding


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Three-hour course in which students learn to understand the equipment, inflate a canopy, and practice ground handling

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Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 13 or older. Must be over 100lbs but under 240lbs. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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If the weather permits, students get the chance to take flight with the Blue Sky Scooter tow system after practicing canopy inflation and developing control skills on the ground. Lessons take place Monday through Friday or on weekends, but only if weekday classes are at capacity.

Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding

Steve Wendt brings nearly 40 years of experience soaring the skies to his lessons at Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding's flight park, where he instructs gliders of all experience levels in launch methods ranging from training-hill foot launches to towing. Through personalized instruction in classes certified by the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, he hones flyers’ skills in solo and tandem hang-gliding and in piloting trikes and paragliders against elite racing pigeons. Using aero-towing, park staff members can tow pilots to heights of more than 2,000 feet, or get them airborne with platform and scooter towing.

Staff also outfit certified pilots and enthusiasts with a fleet of gliders from brands such as Aeros, Icaro 2000, Moyes, and North Wing, each made from aircraft-grade aluminum and Dacron sailcloth. In the event of regular wear and tear or run-ins with jealous paper airplanes, they can also sew sails, repair harnesses, and bend frames back into shape in a repair facility.

Customer Reviews

Outstanding instructor, beautiful property, and gorgeous weather: the perfection trifecta for a great hang gliding experience. Definitely will do again, again and again!
Bey B. · May 19, 2016
Steve is awesome! Very knowledgable and works to ensure a fun learning experience. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was wrong and we couldn't complete our training. Since we didn't get to finish due to unforeseen crosswinds, we can go back to finish. Wonderful that he made it a great experience for us.
Carol Z. · April 21, 2016
Steve is a wonderful instructor. Would highly recommend to everyone to take the beginner course
Sarthak S. · April 15, 2016
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    Manquin, VA 23106


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