Hang Gliding Lesson

Los Angeles, CA

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Make like a bird and fly through the skies of Southern California with this introductory hang gliding lesson.
  • More than 100,000 flights have taken off at this hang gliding academy, which is the oldest and largest in Southern California.
  • The owner and head instructor has been elected regional director of the U.S. Hang Gliding Association
  • Ground school covers the theory behind hang gliding, basics like how to hold the glider and weight shift control
  • Enjoy beach and ocean views as you take to the practice hill and use your new skills to experience flight!
Dockweiler State Beach - Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesday through Sunday - 12:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 5' tall and weigh between 90 and 260 lbs.
  • Children under 18 years of age must have parental consent
  • Please be prepared to pay a $5-7 parking fee
3.5-4 hours
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Maximum Participants
Up to 5 participants per class.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to come and visit the training parks.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend long pants and comfortable running shoes.
Do I need to be really fit to hang glide?
Hang gliding requires no exceptional talent or skill. Almost anyone of average height, weight, and physical conditioning can learn. The most strenuous part of flying lessons is walking back up the training slopes.
If I'm afraid of heights, can I learn to fly?
Many hang glider pilots claim to be afraid of heights. If you enjoy flying in airplanes then you will probably be comfortable in a hang glider.
What should I bring to my lesson?
Wear long pants and comfortable running shoes. Please bring 1 liter of drinking water. Cameras are welcome. Be prepared to pay a $5-7 parking fee.
What time do lessons begin and end?
Lesson times vary with the seasons, and last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. Winter classes begin at 1:00 PM, while summer classes are scheduled throughout the day.
How heavy is a hang glider?
The modern lightweight training gliders weigh about 50 pounds on the ground. But with just a little bit of wind they weigh almost nothing at all.
What happens if the weather is bad?
In the event of inclement weather, you will reschedule your experience for a future date directly with the experience provider. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

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Cancellation Policy

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