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Learn to Fly: Hang Gliding 101 (Early Bird $165)

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LEARN TO FLY!

Conquer man's oldest dream...
The adventure of flight.

We are back with Fly High Hang Gliding (http://www.flyhighhg.com/) where I took my first hang gliding lesson from Bryon Estes last year.

BRYON ESTES IS AWARDED U.S.H.P.A INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 2010 !!! (http://www.ushpa.aero/award_recipients.pdf)

Bryon Estes really is one of the best hang gliding instructors. He has taught me to fly effortlessly so I can confirm that.

Bryon began learning to hang glide at age 14 first flying a Falcon 170, then moving in succession thru the Sport 167, Ultrasport 147, RamAir 154 and currently flys a Talon 2 155. He has flown in New York, Conn, New Hampshire, Vermont, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Tennesee. He holds the current record for XC from Randall airport in New York. He is now only 25 and has been flying for 11 years, almost half of his life. More here. (http://www.flyhighhg.com/lesson.htm)

Let's actually learn how to fly a hang gliding. This will be FUN. All equipment and necessary items needed for the lessons are provided by Fly High during your lesson(s).

What is actually involved in Lesson #1?

On day one we give you a (out at the hill) lecture on the basics you'll need (theory, weather, safety & practical).... after which you practice running with the glider on flat ground. After you master flat ground runs, you hang in a Hang Gliding simulator we have out at the hill, where you learn turns and speed control.

The balance of the day is spent getting short , actual solo flights off of our training hill (about 100' tall). By the end of the day.... you will know how to launch, fly & land a Hang Glider at the training hill!

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Date/Time: May 31st 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (7:00 AM is carpool time in Midtown; event starts at 9:00 AM)

Cost: Early Birds $165 before 5/17; Regular $180 afterward

Purchase Ticket Here: http://May2014hanggliding101.eventbrite.com/ (http://may2014hanggliding101.eventbrite.com/) You can also Chase Quickpay me at [masked] to avoid transaction fee. (How to Use Chase Quickpay? (http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/pages/How_to_Use_Chase_Quickpay/)). If you pay by Chase Quickpay, please provide your carpool situation "can drive or need a ride".

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

Maximum: 10

Transportation: Carpool (will arrange when closer); Passengers will chip in $25 to their driver for gasoline & toll, & the usage of vehicle.

Direction: Take the best way from your location to the NY State Thruway to the Harriman Exit. Get on Rt. 17 West.. Take 17 West to exit 120. Turn right onto Rt. 211 East. Go approximately 5.6 miles. Look on the right for "Stony Ford Insurance". Turn right on Bart Bull road. Go over the bridge and on the left you will see a dirt road. Turn left and proceed down to the clearing.

Refund Policy:
* Full refund of deposit minus $20 processing fee if cancelled before 5/17;
* Afterward, no refund for cancellation or no show; however, spots can be transferred to your friends with $20 processing fee.

Link for more info about Fly High Hang Gliding (http://www.flyhighhg.com/)

Pictures from the previous events
2010: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/991438/
2011: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/2468061/
2012: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAAA/photos/10183402/

2013: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/events/117243242/

Video: John's First Solo Hang Gliding

http://youtu.be/lzTSI8eTvMQ

http://youtu.be/lzTSI8eTvMQ

Video: Learning to Hang Glide Featuring Bryon Estes
http://youtu.be/iEiH5SFw3zU

http://youtu.be/iEiH5SFw3zU

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