Become a Pilot
Take Hang Gliding to the next level!
Hang Gliding has come a long way since the first flight...

   Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal  

  (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896)

was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the "flying man". He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful flights with gliders.

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Otto Lilienthal performing one of his gliding experiments.

Otto Lilienthal in mid-flight, c. 1895

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from the United States Library of

Congress's Prints and Photographs division

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We cannot fly tandem flights with anyone weighing over 250 lbs* due to safety reasons.  *We will weigh you in the office for an exact weight.

Also, we are a weather & wind dependent technical sport and even what seems like a beautiful, sunny day can be unsafe for hang gliding. 

 

So please call ahead of your reserved flight time to verify optimum  flying conditions for a fun and safe flight!

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When you take a flight with one of our certified instructors or pilots, you can rest assured that your safety is our #1 priority.

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Paradise Airsports offers 3 different packages,
LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 & the PILOT PROGRAM,
and each one is described below...

Level 1

 9 Tandem Flights over 1500ft 

In one of the most advanced training programs hang gliding has to offer, you will learn how to launch, fly and land a hang glider with a certified instructor. ​

  1. You will do 9 Tandem Flights (Practical Flights) over 1500 feet

  2. You will need Ground School (which is $40 per hour additional).

  3. If needed, additional tandem training flights are $120 each* as part of this training program.  *Becoming a member will allow you to get 10% off any of the additional tandem flights.

At the end of the Level 1 Program you take a written exam that qualifies you for your United States Hang Gliding Association (USHPA) beginner Hang 1 rating and prepares you for the Level 2 Program.​

Level 2

 11 Tandem Flights over 1500ft 

After successful completion of the Level 1 Program, you are ready for The Level 2 Program. This course is your continuation into the world of hang gliding. You will perfect the skills learned in Level 1 and begin to prepare for your solo flight.   

You will enhance your skills in launching, flying and landing a hang glider, as well as deepen your knowledge in aerodynamics, micro-meteorology, equipment safety and ground handling skills.

​All flights will be tandem or supervised by a certified Instructor.  At the end of the program, you will take a written exam that will qualify you for your United States Hang Gliding Association Novice Hang 2 Rating.

  1. You will do 11 Tandem Flights over 1500 feet

  2. You will need Ground School (which is $40 per hour additional).

  3. If needed, additional tandem training flights are $120 each* as part of this training program.  *Becoming a member will allow you to get 10% off any of the additional tandem flights.

Certification and ratings are contingent upon pilot performance

  1. You will do 21 Tandem Flights (Practical Flights) over 1500 feet

  2. You will need Ground School (which is $40 per hour additional).

  3. If needed, additional tandem training flights are $120 each* as part of this training program.  *Becoming a member will allow you to get 10% off any of the additional tandem flights.

 

The PILOT PROGRAM combines both Level 1 & Level 2 programs... see the above details for both levels to know the PILOT PROGRAM agenda.

 

Certification and ratings are contingent upon pilot performance.

The Pilot Program

The Paradise Airsports Pilot Program combines the Level 1 and 2 programs for cost-savings, and a free extra flight.The Paradise Airsports Pilot Program combines the Level 1 and 2 programs for cost-savings and a free extra flight.

 21 Tandem Flights over 1500 ft 

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