The Hang Gliding Tahoe Experience
The best thing to do in Lake Tahoe.
A HANDS-ON FLIGHT LESSON
Fly as much or as little as you want.
Every flight with FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Paul Hamilton is a hands-on flight lesson. Once in flight, you’ll have the opportunity to actually fly the aircraft. No need to be nervous. We cater to the thrilled and the not so thrilled.
There’s no pressure. 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.
Flight Suit & Helmet
Through our two way intercom system (headsets) you’ll be able to easily communicate with your instructor. Helmets, headsets and flight suits are provided.
Memories you’ll never forget!
Our aim is that you walk away with increased knowledge of how to fly a Light Sport Aircraft and THE most incredible experience of a lifetime.
After your lesson, you will receive a signed flight certificate that will allow you to credit your total flight time toward a pilot license should you decide to continue your training.
FLY ANY TIME OF YEAR
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!
Don’t let the weather forecast stop you from booking. 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.
You’re Toasty Warm During Your Winter Flying Experience
Winter flying can be spectacular with snow in the mountains and a completely new view of Lake Tahoe. We keep you toasty warm with the latest technology in heated clothing, boots and gloves. Visit our page Winter Flying to learn more. Check our FAQs for answers to any other questions you have.
Flights leave from Carson City Airport, Carson City, Nevada and are scheduled in the morning only. Add this experience to a day at the North Shore or South Shore of Lake Tahoe for a vacation adventure long to be remembered!
Reservations are required. All flights are weather permitting and subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy. Maximum weight for students is 250 lbs.
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 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. Paul makes the last adjustments with the helmet and seat belt with a “checklist” to ensure a safe and comfortable flight.
Our FAA registered N66PH Evolution Revo trike is one of the most reliable, stable, quiet and fun light-sport aircraft in the world. This trike features tandem seating in which you, the student, is in the rear and the instructor in the front; similar to riding a motorcycle in the sky! The aircraft offers dual control from either front or rear seats and is powered by a super quiet and reliable Rotax 912 100 HP aircraft engine. It also has a GPS and backup ballistic parachute system; a level of additional safety enjoyed by relatively few aircraft.
Paul Hamilton, an FAA certified pilot and flight instructor (CFI), has an impeccable safety record with thousands of satisfied adventurers experiencing the pleasure of powered hang gliding. Here we see Paul “with sunrise in his eyes” as he pre-flights and prepares the trike before you arrive. The best flying is early in the morning when the winds are most calm. Paul’s happy to fly all day but he wants you to have the best experience, so he flies with you in the morning only.
Remember & Share Your Experience
The best stories are told and friendships celebrated with professional high quality images burned to a DVD. Optional High-Def Video (image and audio) and Camera services allow you to 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.
Shirts & Hats
We have a variety of high quality T-shirts, embroidered shirts and hats available.