The Sea & Sky Krucker Cygnet, the aircraft of choice at Duckwing Triking, may resemble a hang-glider with a motor, but a flight in it is more than just gliding about in the breeze. Called a "trike" because of its three wheels, it's an amphibious vehicle, meaning it can take off from land or water and it hatches from aquatic larva instead of being made in a factory. The pilots at Duckwing love teaching others about this unusual craft, which is why every flight is a lesson instead of just a ride-along. Passengers get a chance to take the controls and soar above the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound.
Trike flying sounds like a sport from a toddler’s daydream, but it’s actually an alternate name for powered hang gliding, Hang Glide USA’s specialty. The company’s gliders are outfitted with engines but can also fly with their engines off, riding wind currents over Amelia Island’s scenic beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Wind ruffles passengers’ hair, thanks to the gliders’ open-air cockpits. And though they can try their hand at the controls, passengers are always accompanied by one of the company’s instructors. Every instructor has a perfect safety record and teaches passengers flying basics during airborne rides.
Usually, soaring across the sky would begin with you climbing onto a plane or into a cannon. But Paradise PPG invites adventurers to float effortlessly through the air while in flight passenger will be able to take controls of the paraglider, which are operated by motorized propeller backpack units. Tandem discovery flights are the best way to become familiar with the sport, since each flight includes the accompaniment of a USPPA certified pilot. From there, you can advance your skills by exploring Paradise PPG's other training programs, ranging from introductory lessons to advanced training.
When you need a last-minute activity for the whole family, Paradise PPG in Palm Coast has you covered.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Paradise PPG is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
Founded in 2013, US Hang Gliding Inc. takes pride in helping clients safely learn the skills needed to hang glide. Instructors teach the basics: how to launch, how to fly, and how to land, as well as specific techniques including aero, static, scooter tow, and foot launching. Lessons are tailored to each individual, and USHG offers both solo and tandem flight options based on the client's comfort and level of experience.
Since the weather at US Hang Gliding Inc.'s home location of New York only permits hang gliding from late spring through late fall, the business moves down south to Florida to keep teaching and gliding during the winter months.
Headquartered at the Dunnellon airport, Graybird Airsports sends clients airborne with a number of exhilarating activities. Folks take to the sky in one of their ultralight aircrafts, which beginners can pilot with an instructor by their side during tandem training rides. The center also offers hanggliding and paragliding, both led by trained and certified instructors. Paragliders can enjoy the thrill of a smooth progression into weightlessness with specially designed parachutes that lift gliders up into the air with the grace and ease of Superman in an evening gown.