The team at Chicago Paragliding believes in teaching by example. That's why, in addition to providing experienced flyers with equipment and leading lessons in paragliding and kitesurfing, they also schedule tandem paragliders to introduce newcomers to the sport. Strapped to an experienced glider, riders will get to feel what it's like to soar over the treetops and coast gently to the ground, all while picking up trips and tricks from their seasoned co-pilot.
Chicago Paragliding’s instructor-adventurers catch wind from Illinois to Indiana and soar above tawny fields of grain on the Midwest’s great updrafts. They introduce students to multiple windblown sports, from paragliding to kite surfing. After familiarizing beginners with the skills needed to control each craft, they perform assisted and tandem flights to acclimate their charges to faster speeds, greater altitudes, and clouds shaped like scarier and scarier dogs. The team, with certifications from groups including the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, is also prepared to help more advanced adventurers perfect their skills.