Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Bolster the bond earthly loved ones just don't understand with today's Groupon: for $75, you get an introductory hang-gliding lesson for two at Windsports Soaring Center in Playa Del Rey (a $150 value).
Windsports Soaring Center boasts more than 30 years as a hang-gliding academy and provides thrilling instruction for first-time floaters at the picturesque Dockweiler State Beach. Lessons will begin on the ground with a brief introduction to the equipment, safety techniques, and in-flight dining etiquette of hang gliding. After the tutorial, students are harnessed in for their training takeoffs from a 30-foot sand dune. Beginning in the middle of the hill and working to the top as skill and confidence improve, visitors will experience four flights over the course of the lesson, which lasts 60 to 90 minutes. In addition to antigravity body armor, long pants, running shoes, water, and snacks are recommended.
Windsports Soaring Center hosts a bevy of experienced flight instructors and, as an institution of higher-in-the-sky learning, offers certified flight training and recreational and competitive equipment sales, as well as lesson trips and destination excursions to flight locations worldwide. The parent company to Stunt Wings Adventure Sports Productions, Windsports’ talent and equipment have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures and played a major role in the Roswell UFO incident.
Windsports Soaring Center
Strapped under 30-foot wings, students at Windsports Soaring Center work with instructors to fly as far as 100 yards on their first day. Windsports Soaring Center also offers comprehensive hang-gliding instruction along the shores of Dockweiler Beach, allowing students to test their solo skills for flights of up to 100 yards—approximately 25 times longer than the Wright brothers' first pet boa constrictor. In addition to helping students trespass on bird territory, Windsports Soaring Center also sells flying equipment and coordinates flight trips for experienced gliders.
12501 Vista Del Mar
Playa Del Rey, California 90293Get Directions