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.
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.
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.