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What You'll Get
If man were meant to fly, he'd have wings, a jet-engine appendage, and a standard pair of FAA–approved aviator shades. Strap some wings on your back and subvert terra-firma tyranny with today's Groupon: for $74, you get an introductory hang-gliding low-tow lesson at Paradise Hang Gliding in Bonita Springs (a $149 value). This Groupon includes a complimentary 30-day membership to the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.
The instructors at Paradise Hang Gliding regularly teach neophyte gliders to climb air mountains of 1,500 feet or higher. The low-tow lesson coaches students in the necessary surface-to-air mechanics needed to achieve solo foot-launched flight. With a focus on safety and control, aviators-in-training harness the Wills Wing Condor 330 to skim along the ground at an altitude of 5 feet for as far as two football fields, tantamount to 16 regulation T-ball fields. Educational and empowering, the low-tow program instills the command and control skills hang-gliding maestros will be plucking from throughout their wild-blue aerial tenure. Equipment—including helmets and eye protection—and refreshments are all provided during your thrilling date with the sky.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 addl as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancel notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to availability. Subject to weather. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Paradise Hang Gliding Inc.
After logging more than 1,000 hours of flying time, organizing six competitions, and gaining 34 years of experience, Scot Trueblood can safely be dubbed a hang-gliding devotee. His passion for flight is only matched by his enthusiasm to share the sky with others. That’s why he founded Paradise Hang Gliding Inc., which allows Scot to take novices for atmospheric tandem rides over the stunning waters of Florida Bay and the Straits of Florida.
As students soak up views of blue waters spread out beneath them, Scot teaches them the important aspects of operating a hang glider. He generally starts beginners off on the Wills Wing Condor 330, a glider with a lightweight frame and large wingspan. These attributes allow it to take off while moving at extremely slow speeds, ensuring a comfortable ride for hesitant newcomers or cowardly penguins.