Sonora Wings Hang Gliding


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In a Nutshell

Planes tow students & certified instructors to 2,500 ft., then release them to glide above Arizona for 15–20 minutes

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required at least 24 hours in advance; subject to availability and weather. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. 250lb weight max. 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 finally move out of gravity's basement. Claim your own airspace with today's Groupon: for $135, you get a tandem hang-gliding discovery flight from Sonora Wings Hang Gliding (a $225 value). Sonora Wings' outings leave from the Phoenix Regional Airport in Maricopa.

United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association–certified instructors at Sonora Wings take aspiring aeronauts to the skies with half-mile-high tandem discovery flights. After the student-instructor duo climbs into their colorful conveyance, a specially made towing aircraft carries them to 2,500 feet, where they will disengage and glide tranquilly above the Sonoran Desert. Over the course of the 15- to 20-minute flight, the instructor will control the glider and attempt to extend airtime by riding thermal updrafts while the passenger can take in sweeping mountain vistas and learn the eagles' secret handshake. Groupon customers also get 25% off HD flight videos and T-shirts on the day of their visit.

Sonora Wings Hang Gliding

On tandem flights, Sonora Wings Hang Gliding's instructors, who are certified by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, take their customers to soaring altitudes, where they glide like birds over Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. The unique vantage point allows for breathtaking views—wild mustangs running through the desert, distant mountains, and red-tailed hawks that soar within a robotic arm's grasp. To reach these heights, hang gliders are towed behind the company's Dragonfly, a small aircraft specifically designed to launch hang gliders. Sonora Wings Hang Gliding's pilots and instructors take off on these adventures from sunrise to sunset, and they can capture each moment on HD video.

Customer Reviews

Overall great guys, nice experience.
Trisha H. · February 19, 2013
The owners were very friendly and the view was amazing! I bought it as a gift for my son's birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely do it again.
Paula J. · September 15, 2014
Thanks so much for being such a great group of MEN!!! Professional, informative, fun--and safe. I really had a wonderful time!! THANK YOU so much for pursuing this hobby--and being able to share your good fortune and skills with other humans!!!!
Kim H. · February 24, 2014

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