Learn to Hang Glide
Instructor, Paul Hamilton gives you a hands-on introductory lesson in powered hang glider flying while you soar over breath-taking Lake Tahoe in your own personal aircraft.
You are instructed on the basics of flying a powered hang glider – one of the safest aircraft flying today.
Watch the video for highlights of what you experience on a 60 minute flight (edited to 15 minutes). See what it is like to fly a powered hang glider. No experience is necessary.
Interactive flying at its best!
The flight allows you to learn some basics of powered hang gliding, while soaring over one of the most beautiful places on earth. Few people get to experience Lake Tahoe from the air like this.
This “interactive” experience will put you in the pilot’s seat and give you full control of the aircraft. You’ll leave not only with some real “hands-on” piloting time, but memories you’ll never forget!
Fly as Little or As Much As You Want
You can fly as much as you want, except for takeoffs and landings which are performed by the highly qualified FAA certified flight instructor, Paul Hamilton.
Some want the controls right away and fly most of the time, others let Paul demonstrate how to fly and the basics of flight. Either way, you get to learn about flying light-sport aircraft and the beauty of flying itself.
We welcome you at your Check-In to get you signed in and into a stylish flight suit that comfortably fits over your street clothing, state-of-the-art noise cancelling headset, and a helmet with visor.
After you are fitted with a flight suit and fit the helmet, we head to the exciting colors of the aircraft and get briefed on safety basics for flight. You experience the thrill of sitting in the cockpit of your own sleek sexy aircraft. Communications are tested to make sure there is crisp clear transmissions between you and your pilot with the state-of-the-art noise-cancelling headsets. Paul makes the last adjustments with the helmet and seat belt with a "checklist" which is critical to ensure a safe and comfortable flight.
Optional High-Def Video (image and audio) and Camera services are available to record your experience.
Soon after takeoff, you will be shown how to control the aircraft by following along with your instructor. You will then (only if you wish) take the controls and fly the aircraft with the help of the instructor. The pilot will welcome questions on how to fly plus points of local interest you can fly to for Lake Tahoe’s extraordinary beauty. The beauty of flying is that to get to go and see things you can only do while up in the air flying.
Exhilaration, romance, and excitement fill every colorful moment of your high-spirited adventure…
You can fly as high as you want, up to 12,000 feet, or as low as 6 inches off the ground. We can fly to locations you want to go. See the BOOK A FLIGHT page for popular places to fly.
Flying back to the Carson City Airport, we get into the airport "traffic pattern" while communicating and coordinating with the other pilots flying "regular" airplanes to sequence into position for landing. As you gently descend to the runway at the end of the flight your first impulse is to say, "That went quick." and “Let’s go again!”.
The typical experience is an hour long, depending on how long of a flight you choose, but the memories will last a lifetime!
There are few places in the world where you can do powered hang gliding with a FAA qualified flight instructor to ensure your safety. You can do skydiving, hot air ballooning, parasailing, paragliding, soaring/sailplanes, boat lake cruises, river rafting, and helicopter tours during visits to other areas, so take advantage of Lake Tahoe Hang Gliding experience while you visiting Lake Tahoe.
Remember and Share Your Flight Experience
The best stories are told and friendships celebrated with professional high quality images burned to a DVD. You can share your adventure with friends and family from any DVD player. You can also copy the high quality images from the DVD to email, enlarge and print, post to Facebook or other social media. (Photo package optional)