Thermal Sky Sports


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In a Nutshell

Duos soar over mountains for up to 25 minutes while safely strapped into tandem hang gliders

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 13 or older. Must be 200lb or under. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Flight must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is why every time a human attempts to fly, a bird attempts to drive a stick shift. Engage in one of the primary mandates of physics with this Groupon.

$129 for a Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight (Up to $300 Value)

During 15- to 25-minute flights, fliers and instructors launch off Slide Mountain, soaring across mountains while an expert hang glider controls the craft. Those who wish to fly can take over the controls after a brief lesson.

Thermal Sky Sports

Currently ranked as the 14th best hang glider in the United States, 23 year-old Alex Cuddy flies, competes, and teaches around the globe. But each summer, Cuddy returns to the familiar air of the Sierra Nevada, where he heads up Thermal Sky Sports, sharing his passion for engine-free aviation with illuminating lessons and tandem hang-gliding sessions. Before unleashing worthy pupils on their first solo flight with radio assistance, he'll teach them how to soar with the grace and majesty of an eagle-shaped helium balloon during low-flying ground towing sessions, tandem flights, and training-hill lessons. In his free time, Cuddy travels to various competitions and strives to break personal records, recently completing a 198-mile hang-gliding journey in 5 hours and 47 minutes.

Customer Reviews

I learnt about this business through groupon. The owner Alex was very accomodating and pleasant to work with. He offered alternate options in case of bad weather. The hang-gliding experience was awesome and went through smoothly due to clear & simple instructions & good weather. Overall, a very positive first impression!
Abhinav N. · October 24, 2013
It was fantastic. Will go go back!
Francis D. · September 23, 2012
Thank you Alex For a beautiful flight. The pictures are awesome!
Nancy K. · September 24, 2012

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