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Tandem Hang Gliding & FREE BBQ + Transport (Trip 2)

  • Sep 6, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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We are returning to have tandem hang gliding with Hangar 3 one more time. We have been to Hangar 3 each of last two years and it was certainly a blast! Also, it will be peak foliage season at the area.

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and unmotorized foot-launchable aircraft called a hang glider (also known as Delta plane or Deltaplane). Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite-framed fabric wing. The pilot is ensconced in a harness suspended from the airframe, and exercises control by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame, but other devices, including modern aircraft flight control systems, may be used. In the sport's early days, pilots were restricted to gliding down small hills on low-performance hang gliders. However, modern technology gives pilots the ability to soar for hours, gain thousands of feet of altitude in thermal updrafts, perform aerobatics, and glide cross-country for hundreds of miles. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and national airspace governing organizations control some aspects of hang gliding. Learn more here...

The morning will start with a safety briefing and instruction, and you will be towed in a tandem hang glider to 2,500 ft above ground with an 'USPHA' rated tandem instructor at your side, then release to fly freely like a bird and land safely on wheels.

They video each flight with an on board camera. (Video costs additional $40)

For more info about hang gliding, click the link to Hangar 3

Depart Time: 8:00 AM; Please arrive 15 minutes earlier. Expect to get back to NYC at 4 PM

Depart Location: Northwest corner of 9th Ave & West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036 (Map)

Cost: Early Birds $215 with $85 deposit (includes BBQ cook out & transportation) for first 6 spots or by 8/25; Afterward, Regular $229 with $99 deposit; Bring balance of $130 cash on the event date. Video CD costs $40 additional.

Purchase Ticket Here: http://sep2014tandemgliding.eventbrite.com/ You can also Chase Quickpay me at [masked] to avoid transaction fee. (How to Use Chase Quickpay?YOU SPOT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

Weight: 40-240lbs

Items to Bring: Comfortable cloth, sun-glass, sun screen, water bottle & camera

Amenities: Picnic tables, swing set, large chess set, and lots of fresh air

FREE BBQ: Hamburgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, bottled water, and Gatorade. 

Included: Tandem hang gliding instruction & ride, FREE BBQ, and luxury round trip MB Sprinter transportation from Manhattan.

Maximum: 12

Refund Policy:

* $20 processing fee if cancelled on or before 2 weeks prior to the event date;
* Afterward, no refund for cancellation or no show; however, spots can be transferred to your friends with $20 processing fee.

Note: There are waiting time between turns, so feel free to bring somethings you can do during off time. Suggestions: volleyball, frisbee, cards and board games.

My First Tandem Hang Gliding Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv_A9TIW7A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv_A9TIW7A

Pictures from previous tandem hang gliding events

2011: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/2106231/

2012: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/9395892/

2013: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/15573582/

By RSVP'ing "Yes", you and your guest(s) are accepting the terms to the Waiver & Release of Liability set forth by NYC Active Young Singles.


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