What we're about

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!

I started this Meetup group to promote my club, The Connecticut Hang Gliding Association, and to promote the sport of hang gliding in New England. If you are new to hang gliding and need instruction, we will connect you with good instructors and mentors to help you. For those of you who are curious but aren’t sure if hang gliding is for you, I encourage you to come out with us and do a tandem flight. A tandem flight is an amazing experience and will help you decide whether hang gliding is something you want to get involved with more seriously. If you love your introductory flight so much that you want to learn more then I hope you will consider joining my club! But even if you never do it again you will be happy you did it - I promise!

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, you will probably LOVE hang gliding. If you have ever dreamed of flying like a bird, this is your chance!

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CHGA Monthly Club Meeting

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Tandem Flying

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CHGA Monthly Club Meeting

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