$119 for an Introductory Hang-Gliding Lesson from Thermalriders LLC in Luling ($225 Value)


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Riders glide through air during six solo flights that elevate them 5-feet above ground following guidance from certified instructors

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Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability and weather. Not valid for tandem hang-gliding instruction. 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 today's Groupon: for $119, you get an introductory hang-gliding lesson from Thermalriders LLC that operates out of Carter Memorial Airport in Luling (a $225 value).

During introductory lessons with Thermalriders LLC, United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association–certified instructors introduce individuals to free-flight aviation through a half-day of ground school and hands-on hang-gliding. Gliding gurus initiate up to six students into the sport with a thorough academic lesson that covers the physical basics of hang-gliding as well as the philosophical implications of kissing birds midflight. After a bout of rigorous arm-flapping exercises, air-sailors strap into a training glider, launching into the sky with a scooter-tow, ground-based winch. Thermalriders LLC soars skyward Thursday–Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather and prophesy permitting.

Thermalriders LLC

A triangular form soars across blue skies and swoops over Texas's sprawling terrain. But the flying figure isn't a bird or a frustrated geometry student's homework—it's one of Thermalriders’ gliders, which let novices master the art of flying under the guidance of U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association-certified instructors. During aerotow flights, instructors and students can then break free from gravity's tight grip as Dragonfly planes tow them to heights of up to 2,500 feet. Thermalriders' instructors also have the ability to capture each flight on video.

Customer Reviews

Can't say enough about Joel and how he hung in there until the weather, schedules would accommodate the hangliding deal. He's a great guy and a real professional. Highly recommended; very fun and not as scary as you might think!
Bruce C. · August 9, 2015
Joel was an amazing host! Had an epic experience. So worth it, just awesome fun!!
Mark M. · July 26, 2015
Great service and even better life experience, would highly recommend checking out this company and everything they have to offer!
Andrea R. · November 24, 2014
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    2953 N Magnolia

    Hangar #6

    Luling, TX 78648


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