Welcome to Hang Gliding Tahoe
FAA Flight Instructor Paul Hamilton offers powered hang gliding discovery flights. These are for the first time pilot as well as those with experience. Take an interactive flight lesson in an Apollo Trike shown here flying over South Lake Tahoe. This FAA approved light-sport aircraft features a modern hang gliding wing, very much like a traditional hang glider, but powered by a reliable Rotax aircraft engine. This is a safe, unique and thrilling activity for Reno and Lake Tahoe.
We fly every day (weather dependent) and please book as far in advance as you can. This is very popular and first to book get the best spots which are early in the morning when the wind/weather is best.
Newest Tahoe Adventure – “Fly Together”
This is a real treat! Fly Together allows couples, two friends or family members to go up together, yet in their own aircraft! This has been the “most requested” from customers, and now we have it. We have two trikes and two qualified FAA instructors so you each can go up at the same time in similar aircraft. Because of the scheduling of another instructor/aircraft this is on a limited basis so call well in advance if you want the “Fly Together”.
We have been operating since 2001 adding new feactures each year. The new “Fly Together” is the hot new experience so do not miss this new activity for Lake Tahoe.
Newest Technology – “High Definition videos of your flight with sound”
This shows the complete flight! New video technology plus Paul’s award winning filming techniques allow you to have video plus profesional audio where you see and hear exactly what you experience in flight. See the video gallery (upper right) to see a sample of what your video would be like.
Do we fly in the winter? You bet. Winter flying can be spectacular with snow in the mountains and a completly new view of Lake Tahoe. Visit our Winter flying page to learn about winter flying and how we stay warm with new technology heated clothing.
Weight-shift control “trike” (as this type of aircraft is known) provides the experience of hang gliding while also being capable of flying in a wider range of weather conditions. This aircraft also provides additional benefits in comfort and convenience and enables longer air time. This aircraft is also known as a microlight trike and previously known as an ultralight WSC trike. The FAA now calls it a “weight-shift control aircraft”.
Do not worry, there is no boring class room sessions for the lesson. We get you dressed in a stylish flight suit, do a quick safety briefing and go flying. It is all about flying for the discovery/intro lesson.
We cater to thrill seekers and the not-so-thrilled alike. See what all types of people say about the flights with their testimonials.
Flying is an experience of seeing everything from a new perspective. Soar over the beauty and wonder of the high Sierras. Experience stunning Lake Tahoe and the rugged Sierra mountains from a birds-eye view few ever experience. Flying a powered hang glider trike is incredible exhilaration of a lifetime!
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