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Ever dream of flying like a bird? Now is your chance! Join this adventure and you will fly 2000 ft above the flatlands of Virginia with Steve Wendt – one of the best hang gliding instructors in the US.
There are two options here – you can choose one or both of them. The first is to launch into the world of hang gliding with a tandem lesson to 2000 ft for $135. Even if you never fly again, this will be an experience you will remember the rest of your life. If you are afraid of heights, this is not for you. The second option is an introductory scooter tow lesson. Here, you will be pulled only a few feet off the ground by a scooter-powered winch system. This provides a slow introduction to flight for even the worst case of aviophobia – therefore, this is not a legitimate excuse for not joining.
Like any other outdoor sport, hang gliding is at the mercy of the weather. Too much wind, and we won’t be able to go, so it would be best if we could keep the date flexible. While everyone interested will get a chance to scooter tow (if the wind cooperates), I can’t guarantee that everyone interested in a tandem flight will get to go. It may happen that two people go, and then the wind picks up and kills the rest of the day. The only fair way to do this is to give priority to those that sign up first. If someone doesn’t get to fly, I will give them top priority on the next trip (if there is one). Even if you don’t get to fly tandem, you will get to watch other pilots fly (like me), which is spectacular in itself. Obviously, if you don’t fly, you don’t pay. I encourage everyone to check out the BlueSky website at http://www.blueskyhg.com
Since scooter tow lessons are in the morning and tandem lessons in the afternoon, we will go into town at noon to get lunch, so bring money. We may also get something to eat on the way back. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.