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HANG GLIDING!

  • Jul 21, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Please read our liability page here before RSVP:

http://www.meetup.com/TorontoTNT/pages/Liability/

The total cost for this event is $144.25 (including tax and fees). The amount you have to pay when you RSVP is a DEPOSIT only. The Deposit is paid to the school one week before the event, and is not refundable after that. If the school cancels due to bad weather, they will not refund us, but will hold the deposit for a later date.
This activity is VERY weather dependent, and the school can cancel a day in advance due to weather conditions

About the fees:

We will get last year’s discounted rate ($125 + tax + Paypal/meetup fees) for the tandem flights (these normally cost $159 + tax + fees = $180 + per person).

If you wish to pay by other methods (cash or e-transfer), contact me by sending me an e-mail via my profile.


This is a joint meetup with GTA Adventures Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/gta-adventures/events/127108712/

All equipment and training is provided. You cannot take home the gliders.

 

We did this last year, and it was sooo much fun. Lets go gliding again. These are tandem flights, and you are taken with an instructor up to about 1,500 feet, for about 10 minutes. If you ask nicely, you will get to control the gliders.

Some of us went on to do the full course afterwards, and are on our way to becoming full pilots.

What to wear:

Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty. Short pants are NOT recommended. Open toed shoes (slippers etc) are NOT recommended.

What to bring:

The event is in an open field. There is a Porta-Potty available, but limited running water. Bring water and a packed lunch. Bring sunscreen.

Looking forward to flying with you.

There is No Height limit. However, there is a weight limit of 240 lbs.

 

Here are some questions and answers:

Booking fees/deposits ($25):

Michael: Booking fee/deposits are not refunded but are not lost due to weather (just carried over to the next booking).

Transport:

Michael: There is a GO bus that goes to Brougham, 2 km away, during the week (not weekends) – both Markham and Pickering are about a $20 cab ride.

Those wanting to do the 'Low and Slow' option with a view to completing a whole course to become a pilot:

Michael: Yes the Low and Slow fee would be deducted from your course fees. It is for the first or last few hours of the day only.

Format for training:

Michael: We used to teach on hills (for 25 years) and did some tethering but the last 15 we’ve used our stationary winch which is hugely superior. Our beginners usually get more airtime on their graduation flight than they used to in the entire course.

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  • karen

    Was anyone able to access Anand's link an get their photos?

    July 24, 2013

  • Wes

    It was great event Anand, thanks for organizing!

    July 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Amazing, Anand! Thanks for organising it!

    July 22, 2013

  • albert

    Great event, THX for organizing this Anand :)

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent!

    July 22, 2013

  • Angela

    How early should one leave from toronto to get there for 11

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It would take about 1 hour. Don't worry about being late. You said you were getting a ride with Dan?

      July 20, 2013

    • Angela

      Ya I got a ride with dan. See you there

      July 21, 2013

  • houzemuzik

    How long does the entire event last & how much is the full course?

    The $144 is for the one day?

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Funeral services on Saturday and getting people to the airport on Sunday will prevent me from attending. Someone else is welcome to my deposit.

    July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Since no one else on the waiting list seems to be down for this, I'll be happy to take your place.

      July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear for your loss. Hope all goes well. Looks like KC took your spot.

      July 20, 2013

  • Angela

    I'm coming from downtown and looks like it will be hard for me to get there. If I can get a ride somehow then ill pay up right away. Dying to try this !

    June 30, 2013

    • Angela

      Hi I sent a pv msg on here to you. Did u get it ? Just checking

      July 16, 2013

    • albert

      Not sure, did u send to me (Albert)? I'm driving and I have room, but coming from Mississauga...

      July 16, 2013

  • Anat

    Hi. Just joined the waiting list. What are the chances to try this out at this point?

    July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Anat, Closer to the date I will send out an final e-mail on wind conditions. I've booked enough people for the peak wind period (the wind can die down later in the afternoon, and I don't want members to have rushed flights). I'll look at the weather conditions closer to the date, and, if they look promising, you can coke along and have a flight as well.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    (Motorcycle) driver, one seat available.

    June 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Duncan - This route will NOT take you to the site. This is their mailing address. The site is on highway seven. I'll send instructions closer to the date

      July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow, thanks for pointing that out! :)

      July 14, 2013

  • Alex

    Can take 3 passengers. Richmond Hill/ Markham.

    July 14, 2013

  • karen

    Driver. Rm for 3 passenger. College Park subway.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No Height limit. There is a weight limit of 240 lbs.

    July 3, 2013

  • Julio A.

    There is a limit with the weight?

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ...or height?

      July 3, 2013

11 went

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  • Wes
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  • A former member
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  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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