Blue Sky Hang Gliding

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Customer Reviews

75 Ratings

Fantastic instructor So fun
Brandon .. · September 7, 2015
Steve was an outstanding instructor! Well done!
Kitty H. · August 18, 2015
Steve is a great instructor who emphasizes safety in all things. Be prepared for changing wind conditions, since they affect both the safety and the ability to fly. Make sure to keep in touch with Steve prior to your reservation day for weater conditions. Not an easy sport to master, but very easy to enjoy.
Peter F. · October 21, 2014

What You'll Get

If humans had never harnessed the power of flight, we would never have crossed the Atlantic in a day, flown an airplane around the world, or become addicted to honey-roasted peanuts. Go on a power trip with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $75 for a beginner hang-gliding lesson for one (a $150 value)
  • $150 for a beginner hang-gliding lesson for two (a $300 value)

During the four-hour course, seasoned instructor Steve Wendt teaches participants the essentials of hang-gliding, starting with ground school to cover gliding basics and how to approach clouds without startling them. Once on the airfield, participants strap into their lightweight crafts to practice running into the wind and lifting off, as well as balancing their weight with the wings and leaning at the right angles. Staff help students fly the length of up to two football fields while taking their time with slow, steady glides, and equip them with full harnesses and helmets. Classes take place Monday–Friday, with some weekend classes opening up if the school is not already at capacity.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24 hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be over 13 Years old. Must be over 100lbs but under 240lbs. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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