$99 for a Hang-Gliding Lesson at Susquehanna Flight Park in Cooperstown ($199 Value)


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Certified instructor introduces students to foot-launch hang gliding with nine opportunities to fly off training hills in 40-acre park

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Promotional value expires Jun 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation and contact form required by 5/31/12. 10 day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 18 or older or have guardian consent. 90lb weight min, 250lb weight max. Subject to weather. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of the neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon: for $99, you get an introductory hang-gliding lesson at Susquehanna Flight Park in Cooperstown (a $199 value). Classes take place on weekends from April to November and start promptly at 9 a.m. Students should wear long pants and comfortable shoes.

Master pilot and USHPA-certified instructor Dan Guido calls upon more than 30 years of sky-high experience to teach the basics of foot-launch hang-gliding at his 40-acre Susquehanna Flight Park. The three- to five-hour Ultra Intro lesson commences with an introductory film and ground-school session in which students learn the fundamentals of hang-gliding, from strapping into the glider to parallel parking alongside a passing cloud. Next, beginner pilots harness gliders into provided gear before taking nine opportunities to fly off the park’s five training hills. Dan keeps a keen eye on the proceedings at all times, lending advice and periodically checking the weather conditions to ensure safety. After developing consistent techniques, students can enroll in one of the flight park’s pilot-training programs.

Susquehanna Flight Park Inc

Certified by the US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and drawing upon more than three decades of in-sky experience, master pilot and instructor Dan Guido teaches the basics of foot-launch hang-gliding to a new generation of enthusiasts. He puts Susquehanna Flight Park Inc’s five training hills and one mountain launch to good use by introducing fundamentals during beginning practice runs or demonstrating how to stop at eagle crossings during advanced soaring sessions. Lessons schemes range from single introductory sessions to the six-session Hang One program, which helps new fliers earn their USHPA Novice rating.

Customer Reviews

13 Ratings

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend them.
Nicole M. · August 12, 2016
Amy was amazing, we had an amazing time and will be going back for more lessons
Allison D. · June 30, 2013
We had a great time, you are all amazing people!! Thank you!!! We are coming back!
Kevin C. · May 9, 2012
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    293 Hade Hollow Rd.

    Cooperstown, New York 13326

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