The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by paragliding, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Fly in the face of gravity with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a tandem paragliding experience (a $150 value)
- $89 for a tandem paragliding experience and personal DVD (a $190 value)<p>
After a full preflight tutorial, guests strap into a BlackHawk powered paraglider with pilot Michael Mixer and take off on a 60-minute instructional flight.<p>
Discover Powered Paragliding
At Discover Powered Paragliding, pilot Michael Mixer positions aspiring paragliders on proper flight paths with instructional voyages and a complete line of BlackHawk paramotors. Michael’s expertise is the result of seven years of flying ultralight planes, and he continues to fine-tune his skills by taking off on an engine-assisted paraglider at least three times a week. The gliders—tricycle-like contraptions that can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour—allow Michael and a tandem pilot to ascend up to 18,000 feet in the air. Flights depart in the calm air of early morning, as well as two to three hours before sunset, giving passengers the opportunity to admire bursts of color on the horizon and steer clear of the migratory pathways of feral fighter jets.