Updated 6/13: New Date 6/28 due to strong wind forecast on 6/14.
Updated 6/9: Added Tandem Glider (Sailplane)
Cost (Tandem Glider): Early Birds Introductory Ride $89 (includes transportation) for first 3 spots or by 6/10; $119 for Early Birds High Performance Ride. Afterward, Regular Introductory Ride $99; $129 for Regular High Performance Ride.
Tandem Hang Gliding
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... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_gliding)
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 (http://www.hangar3.net/index.html)
Ever want to fly or glide a plane without an engine. Here is is your chance. The introductory rides give you the opportunity to fly with an FAA certified commercial pilot or instructor. We will be doing basic trainer glider. A rugged single engine tow plane will tow you to approx 2500 feet above ground level (AGL) where you will pull the release and experience free flight!
For more info about glider, click the link to Valley Soaring (http://www.valleysoaring.org/index.htm)
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (10:00 AM 1st take off); Please arrive 15 minutes earlier.
Meetup Location: Northwest corner of 9th Ave & West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036 (Map (https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Corner+of+43rd+St+and+9th+Ave+New+York%2C+NY+10036&data=!1m4!1m3!1d4155!2d[masked]!3d[masked]!4m12!2m11!1m10!1s0x89c[masked]eb%3A0x7d4d72b0aebac932!3m8!1m3!1d387191!2d[masked]!3d[masked]!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1))
Cost (Tandem Hang Gliding): Early Birds $215 (includes transportation) for first 6 spots or by 5/31; Afterward, Regular $230; Video CD costs $40 additional.
Cost (Tandem Glider): Early Birds $99 (includes transportation) for first 3 spots or by 6/10; Afterward, Regular $99.
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Items to Bring: Comfortable cloth, sun-glass, sun screen, & camera
Amenities: Picnic tables, swing set, large chess set, and lots of fresh air
Included: Certified guides, tandem hang gliding or tandem glider, and instruction & luxury round trip MB Sprinter transportation from Manhattan.
* $20 processing fee if cancelled on or before 3 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:
Pictures from previous tandem hang gliding events
Trip 1: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/2106231/
Trip 2: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/9395892/
Trip 3: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/15573582/
Pictures from previous tandem glider event
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