I’ll bet you a beach towel that the view from my office is better than yours!
Take a peek at this slide show and you’ll know what I’m talking about. The footage is of me taking a friend tandem hang gliding at Quest Air Hang Gliding in Groveland.
Of course you can do it, too!
How Tandem Hang Gliding Works
- You’ll be paired with a highly qualified, USHPA-certified tandem instructor.
- You and your instructor will climb into harnesses, and be attached together as well as hooked into the glider.
- A light sport airplane will tow you up to the desired altitude.
- You’ll fly back down. Your flight can be a peaceful, spectacular sight-seeing tour, a flying lesson, or a wilder flight with steep turns and stalls. You can easily talk to your instructor while you fly, so if you want to ask questions or do something differently, you can.
- There’s no running involved. Quest Air’s tandem hang gliders have heavy-duty landing gear, so your take off and landing will be on wheels.
- You don’t need strength or fitness to tandem hang glide, and almost anyone with a desire can fly, but some restrictions apply.
You can enjoy a tandem hang gliding flight at Quest Air Hang Gliding in Groveland, The Florida Ridge near Clewiston and LaBelle, Wallaby Ranch in Davenport, or Paradise Hang Gliding in Bonita Springs. If you’d feel better soaring in a plane, check out Seminole Glider Port near Clermont.