Humanity's oldest dream is to fly like a bird, and hang gliding is the closest human beings can ever get to experiencing it. There is no motor. No noise. No complicated machinery. Just you, the simplest of equipment, and some skills will have you soaring with hawks and eagles.
Contrary to common belief, hang gliders don't jump off cliffs and glide down to the bottom. We use rising air to climb thousands of feet into the sky and stay aloft, often for hours at a time. It's beautiful. It's peaceful. It's exhilarating. There really is nothing like it! And it's safer than you think!
The Connecticut Hang Gliding Association is a group of about 20 really nice guys and girls who are passionate about flying. We fly a number of sites throughout the northeast, and occasionally take trips to other parts of the country. We also fly and collaborate with other hang gliding clubs in the region. This Meetup group is an attempt to grow our club and grow the sport of hang gliding. Because our sport is very weather-dependent, most flying adventures and other club activities are spontaneous and are often hit or miss depending on the weather. It is therefore impossible to schedule most events through the Meetup website. My intention is to use this Meetup group to promote the sport and the club. Any individuals who decide to join us will be welcomed directly into the club, and all subsequent communication and event planning will take place through the club, and not through this Meetup group. If you are new to hang gliding and need instruction, we will connect you with good instructors and other experienced pilots in our flying community to make your flying dreams come true.
For those of you who are curious but aren’t sure if hang gliding is something you want to pursue, I encourage you to come watch us fly, take a tandem flight, or come to a club meeting (on the event calendar). And feel free to contact me through a private message or on the discussion board and I will be happy to guide you.
We are passionate about flying and we want to share this amazing experience with others! If you love the outdoors and have a sense of adventure, please consider joining our group. And if you have ever dreamed of flying like a bird, this is your chance!