The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by ultralight hang-gliding, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Ruffle your locks with today’s Groupon: for $250, you get a couples’ ultralight hang-gliding package from Adventure At Altitude in Steinbach (up to a $500 value). The package includes the following for each participant:
- Ground training lesson
- 10- to 15-minute flight
- Glass of champagne
Open seven days a week all year, Adventure At Altitude’s sky dwellers teach groundlings to soar with the aid of an ultralight motorized hang-glider during one-hour flight packages. Each flight begins with a ground training lesson, during which burgeoning cloud wranglers learn the controls, safety information, and arm signals for left-hand turns. Two individual 10- to 15-minute flights follow as certified instructors navigate the dirigible to over 2000 feet in the air, relinquishing the controls so burgeoning pilots can put their training into practice while their partner watches and listens to screams and laughter from below. Passengers choose the thrill level of the experience––from a gentle glide to a wild aerobatic roller coaster. Postflight, Adventure At Altitude’s staff pop open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the flight and inspire tales of barrel rolls and drag races with a 747. Customers giving this Groupon as a gift can have a glossy print describing the flight mailed to the person receiving the gift.
Adventure At Altitude
Open seven days a week all year, Adventure At Altitude's instructors teach groundlings to soar with the aid of hang-gliders, ultralights, and flying boats. During adrenaline-pumping experiences, guests can share a tandem vessel or pilot their own hang-glider while soaring up to 5,300 feet in the air. Ultralight SkyRides place passengers at the helm of a hang-glider wing powered by a motorized undercarriage. Passengers are welcome to try out aerobatic tricks such as dives, spins, and wingovers, or teach their partners the proper arm signals for left-hand turns in the air.