Tandem Hang Gliding! (NY) **NOTE TIME CHANGE**

This is a past event

15 people went

Hangar 3

100 Airport Rd · Middletown, NY

How to find us

see my comment for directions

Location image of event venue

Details

*****I got a text today saying we should come at 11am, not 10am as I originally posted. Hopefully this doesn’t interfere with anyone’s day too much. Also, I’m not sure how long we will spend there to allow everyone to go, so to be safe, I would set the day aside for this.*****

***Please only RSVP yes if you are definitely going. I will call the place a few days in advance to let them know how many are going so they can prepare. Please try to call a few days ahead (Wednesday or Thursday) for detailed directions and to leave your contact info just in case. We pay after the flight. I will be notified if we need to reschedule due to inclement weather.***

A hang glider is non-motorized, but is able to be piloted for recreation due to its weight. They are typically launched by foot, but this venue uses hang gliders with wheels, so you don’t have to do anything except lay on your stomach and enjoy the ride and the view.

I copied and pasted the pricing from their website:
Standard 2500ft . flight time 15-20 mins…………………………. $199
Add $20 for every additional 500ft. Ex:3000ft ……………………$219
Mile High flight 5280ft flight time 30-40 mins……………………$299
Groups of 6 or more ………………………………………………….$179 (with credit card, save 10% off with cash)
Video 1080P or pics 10pixel…………………………………………. $40

You pay after the flight because you tell the pilot how high you want to go during the flight.

The hang glider is towed up to the height, then released and you get an exhilarating ride (harnessed, of course) with a certified tandem instructor right behind you. Once our flight is done, we land safely using the wheels. If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to take a Dramamine beforehand (but avoid driving due to the sedation). Drinking heavily the night before is a bad idea.

Wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

I’ve never hang glided, but it seems comparable to flying. Whereas skydiving pumps massive amounts of adrenaline through your body, hang gliding should trigger some adrenaline while also being peaceful and calming. You will get to admire the land below you as you slice through the air. Apparently they’ve taken a 90 year old, a paraplegic, and children on rides, so it’s for anyone that wants to soar. 🙂

http://www.hangar3.net/contact/ (Their website)
(917)[masked] (their number, I spoke to Tom)