$60 for a Beginner Hang-Gliding Lesson from Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding ($125 Value)

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Oscar G. · 1 reviews
June 13, 2012
It was an awesome fun experience, instructions were clear, easy and safe way to learn. I highly recommend Blue Sky to anyone who would like to try out Hang Gliding, even if you are a little afraid of highs at Blue Sky there is nothign to worry about just pay attention and enjoy!


Samantha J. · 2 reviews
May 6, 2012
Keep up the good work!


Laura P. ·
April 5, 2012
I really enjoyed the class and it has sparked a new interest in Hang gliding. I hope to return for more lessons. I only wish you had a slightly closer location!

What You'll Get

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to finally move out of gravity's basement. Claim your own airspace with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a beginner hang-gliding lesson from Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding in Manquin, Virginia (a $125 value).

Led by owner Steve Wendt, U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s Instructor of the Year, Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding safely harnesses sky seekers in triangular steeds to slip gravity’s bounds and sail into the atmosphere. Beginner lessons saddle aspiring pilots with all safety and flight equipment during a four-hour adventure that includes ground school, flight time, and suggestions for a cool pilot’s name, such as Iceman or Ted. Instructor Steve Wendt professes the “low and slow” learning technique, which uses low-altitude flights that skim 5 feet above the ground to master skills and instill confidence. Under careful supervision, newbie aviators strap into a heavier and sturdier glider before trotting down a shallow hill, towing and floating behind a staunch scooter’s tethering.

Students focus on proper holds, balance, and speed, learning the basics for a possible future pursuit of the sport. Depending on weather and class size, students may stake as many flights as possible within three hours. And while Blue Sky supplies the safety and flight gear, gliders should pack snacks, drinks, long pants, running shoes, and a camera.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Participants must weigh 100 to 240 lbs. 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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