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Tandem Hang Gliding Flight

Rising Fawn, GA

From: $249.00 4 Options Available
Based on 1500 ft tandem flight for 1
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Rising Fawn, GA

Ever dreamed of what it would be like to soar above the treetops and fly? Then this is the experience for you!

  • Flying students for over 25 years
  • United States Hang Gliding Association certified instructor
  • Take in the beautiful views of Lookout Mountain
  • No running or previous experience is required.
  • Soar effortlessly thousands of feet in the air!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!


Thursday through Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday through Sunday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Spring and Fall:
Thursday through Monday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs
  • All tandem flights are towed to altitude by a special ultra-light aircraft
Flight times will be completely dependent on weather conditions that are occurring on the date of your scheduled flight. On average, you can expect about 8-14 minutes of airtime for the 1500 foot tandem and this flight time can be doubled for the 3000 foot tandem that goes twice as high.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
One per flight
Allowed, you may watch the participant do the hang gliding flight.
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 and closed toed shoes. Sneakers are recommended.
How do you launch and land a tandem hang gliding flight?

All of the tandems are towed up behind an ultralight airplane that was designed specifically for towing hang gliders. This means that your tandem flight will launch and land on wheels. Both you and your tandem pilot will be flying, launching and landing in a prone, lying down position. No running involved.

Can I bring my camera?

You can bring your camera with you on the flight. They cannot risk the possibility of you dropping or damaging your camera, so you will not be allowed to take pictures. Instead just enjoy your flight, check out the beautiful view, learn how to steer the glider. They will take the pictures for you ($25 charge).

How fast do you fly?

The trim speed of a hang glider is about 18-20 MPH. Trim speed is defined as the speed a glider is flying when the pilot is flying hands off.  Most gliders stall at around 15 MPH, are towed at about 33-35 MPH, and reach top speeds of 45-65 MPH (depending upon the glider model).

What is the difference between a hang gliding and para gliding?
Unlike the rigid airframe that shapes the wing of a hang glider, a paragliding wing is maintained only by air pressure.  This means that the hang glider wing is more stable and can be flown at higher speeds and in a larger range of wind conditions.  Para glider pilots fly in a supine or seated position unlike hang glider pilots who fly in prone (laying down) position. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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