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Tandem Hang Gliding + Fall Foliage (Early Birds Save $20)

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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... (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)

Date/Time: Oct 12th 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (9:30 AM 1st take off)

Meetup Place: Northwest corner of 43rd St & 9th Ave NYC (on 43rd St side)

Tandem Hang Gliding Cost: Early Birds $179 for first 6 spots or by 9/30; Regular $199; Video CD costs $40 additional.

Purchase Ticket Here: http://oct12tandemgliding.eventbrite.com/ You can also Chase Quickpay me at jwang4308@gmail.com to avoid transaction fee. (How to Use Chase Quickpay? (http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/pages/How_to_Use_Chase_Quickpay/))

Weight: 40-240lbs

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

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

Transportation: We will carpool. Passengers will chip in $20 to their drivers to share gasoline, toll & usage of the vehicles.

Included: Certified guides, hang gliding, and instruction

Tandem Hang Gliding Max: 12

Refund Policy:

* Full refund if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
* $10 processing fee if the member cancels on or before 2 weeks prior to the event date.
* No refund if the member cancels less than 2 weeks prior to the event date; however, spots can be transferred to your friends with $10 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.

For more info about hang gliding, click the link to Hangar 3 (http://www.hangar3.net/index.html)

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 Trip: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/2106231/
2012 Trip 1: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/9395892/
2012 Trip 2: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/11331722/
2013 Trip 1: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/15573582/

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