Tandem Hang Gliding

Clewiston, FL

Item #: AIR-MIA-0002
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Experience the serenity of free flight during this tandem hang gliding adventure! 

  • Your instructor is certified by the U.S. Hang Gliding Association and has over 20 years' experience
  • Instruction includes in-flight training lessons on basic weight shift control of the hang glider
  • Fly at the Florida Ridge Air Sports Park where Atlantic and Gulf Coast winds converge to create the most favorable soaring conditions in the country
  • Experience the freedom of this unique form of flight!
Clewiston, FL
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Friday through Monday - 9:00 AM to Sunset 

Essential Information
  • Participants must weigh no more than 240 lbs and be accompanied by an adult if under 18 years of age
Approx. 10 minutes of flight time
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Maximum Participants
1 per flight
Allowed, you may watch the participant!
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing, preferably long pants appropriate for weather conditions and sturdy, comfortable, closed toed shoes. Also make sure to bring hydrating liquids.
How do you steer?
Hang gliders are controlled by shifting the pilot's weight with respect to the glider.  Pilots are suspended from a hang strap controlled to the glider's frame (hence the name "hang" glider.)  By moving forward and backward and side to side at the end of this hang strap, the pilot alters the center of gravity of the glider.  This then causes the glider to pitch or roll in the direction of the pilot's motion and thus allows both speed control and turning. 
Is lots of wind necessary to launch/fly/land?
Hang gliders can be launched, flown and landed in winds from zero to 30 mph safely.  Generally, ideal winds for launching and landing are from 5 to 20 mph depending on the flying site.  Wind speed is less important in flight since the pilot controls the air speed of the glider whatever the wind speed may be. 
How will the glider gain altitude?

You and your tandem instructor will be towed to 1,000 feet by an ultarlight aircraft and then released.

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Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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