$59 for Two Tandem Flights or an Introductory Paragliding Lesson at Fly Above All (Up to $125 Value)

Elings Park

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In a Nutshell

  • Certified staff of instructors
  • Two one-minute tandem flights
  • Two-hour introductory session
  • Utilizes Elings Park training hill

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 addl as gift. Reserv reqd; subj to avail and weather. 48hr cancel or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Tandem flights and classes may be shared, but must be used in 1 visit. Credit card required at booking. Must be 6 or older for tandem, 14 or older for Taste of Flight. 230lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fly Above All - Elings Park: $59 for Two Tandem Flights or an Introductory Paragliding Lesson at Fly Above All (Up to $125 Value)

The concept of human flight finally became a possibility with the Wright brothers' invention of superhero comics in the early 20th century. Take to the air sans cape with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two tandem flights or A Taste of Flight introductory paragliding lesson from Fly Above All in Santa Barbara (up to a $125 value).

At Fly Above All, owner and P-5 Master-rated pilot Chad Bastian leads a staff of paragliding enthusiasts in their mission to provide training as well as gravity-defying experiences for aspiring aeronauts and purple people eaters. Each tandem flight floats guests down the Elings Park training hill on an approximately one-minute-long jaunt through the lower reaches of the sky, introducing prospective paragliders to the sensation of flight in a controlled setting. A briefing prior to liftoff prepares passengers for the impending retreat of the ground, and attire-aware guests don sturdy footwear, pants, and their luckiest tricorne hats.

A Taste of Flight introductory lesson divulges the mysteries of foot-launched flight in a paraglider over the course of a two-hour clinic. Instructors elucidate the purposes behind the various pieces of equipment, allowing fledgling flyers to set up the wing and harness, perform a flight check, and choose a call sign. After learning how to steer the glider while running forward, casual air-current jockeys take a running start from farther up the hill in order to experience slight glider-generated lift during a launch run. Students whetting their appetites for soaring will not take off from the top of the hill, but they may leave the ground momentarily from atop the lower slope or a neighbor’s shoulders.

Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

It was a lot of fun!
Taylor J. · May 9, 2012
good experience, very easy to communicate with the teachers a head of time, and very nice and safe exciting fun event.
Rahau S. · December 4, 2011
Absolutely wonderful experience! Would definitely go back. They even made my 6 year old son feel confident and at ease!
Laura C. · November 6, 2011
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    Elings Park

    2550 Cliff Dr.

    Santa Barbara, California 93130

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