Welcome to Hang Gliding Tahoe

FAA Flight Instructor, Paul Hamilton at Sport Aviation Center LLC offers powered hang gliding discovery flights. These are for the first time pilot as well as those with experience.

hang gliding above emerald bay, south lake tahoe

Take an interactive flight lesson in a powered hang glider, also known as a Weigt-Shift Control Trike. 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.

Fly Together! The Hottest New Tahoe Adventure

This shared experience is a real treat! FLY TOGETHER allows couples, two friends or family members to go up at the same time, in separate 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 can go up at the same time, each of you in your own aircraft with your own instructor. Each aircraft has two seats...one for the instructor and one for the student. You can talk back and forth with the other person by radio for the ultimate interactive experience.

Fly together- Two powered hang gliders up at the same time

Because the FLY TOGETHER option requires scheduling an additional instructor and aircraft, it is offered on a limited basis. Please call well in advance if you want the hottest new activity for Lake Tahoe.

We Fly Every Day...Year Round

Do we fly every day? Yes, we do (weather dependent). Please book as far in advance as you can as this is very popular and the first to book get the best spots which are early in the morning when the wind/weather is best. Weather Forecasts? No worries! Typically rain or thunderstorms happen in the late morning and afternoon. We are finished flying for the day before they occur. With an 80% thunderstorm forecast the flying in the morning is spectacular so do not let the weather forecast stop you from booking.

above the clouds in powered hang glider south lake tahoe

Do we fly in the winter? You bet. Winter flying can be spectacular with snow in the mountains and a completely new view of Lake Tahoe. Visit our page Winter Flying to learn how we keep you toasty warm with the latest technology in heated clothing. Check our FAQs for answers to any other questions you have.

The Tahoe Experience

The Trike, also called a Weight-shift Control Aircraft by the FAA, provides the experience of hang gliding with the added capability of flying in a wider range of weather conditions. This aircraft is also known as a microlight trike and previously known as an ultralight trike. Our new Evolution Revo aircraft has more room, greater wind protection, more comfort, bigger engine and is faster. Learn more about our Tahoe experience. Do not worry, there is no boring class room session for this intro lesson. We get you dressed in a stylish flight suit, do a quick safety briefing and go flying. It is all about flying for this discovery/intro lesson. Learn more about your flight 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.

Don't Miss Out on The Thrill of a Lifetime!

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! Book a Flight.
Call 775.772.8232

High Definition Video of Your Flight...With Sound!

Experience the complete flight again and again. Share your experience with family and friends. New video technology plus Paul's award winning filming techniques allow you to have video plus professional audio so you can see and hear exactly what you experienced in flight.

Professional Photos of Your Flight

Remember the flight again and again. Share your experience with family and friends. Paul’s professional camera techniques allow you to have amazing photographs so you can remember and share what you experienced in flight.