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New Meetup: Tandem Hang Gliding with our Meetup friends from Fredericksburg

From: Matt
Sent on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:48 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Tidewater Hampton Roads Camping & Outdoor Adventures!

What: Tandem Hang Gliding with our Meetup friends from Fredericksburg

When: September 13,[masked]:00 AM

Deposit: $35.00 per person

Ridgely Air Park
24038 Race Track Rd
Ridgely, MD 21660

Thanks to my friends with The Fredericksburg Regional Hiking \Biking \Outdoors Group, we are being offered the chance to join them on a tandem hang gliding adventure with a professional instructor. In other words, there is an experienced person riding in the same hang glider with you. You control the glider until roughly 300 feet altitude, at which point the instructor takes over and guides you in to the landing.

We will be hang gliding at Highland Aerosports in Ridgely, MD (on the Eastern Shore). Despite the name "Highland", as I'm sure most of you know the Eastern Shore is pretty darn flat, with no cliffs to jump off of. So, they use a procedure called "aerotowing" where an ultralight plane pulls you and your instructor up and lets you go.

There are two options: glide from 2500 feet (gives you 12-15 minutes of hang time, $145) and glide from 5280 feet (gives you 25-30 minutes of hang time, $280).

$35 deposit required to RSVP. Full payment due by September 8 or you will be removed from the event. You MUST pay Ridgely Air Park in full BEFORE the trip to reserve your spot for that day!

They have facilities (bathrooms, kitchen, etc) at the site for camping for those that may want to go over the night before.

E-mail me for more info by clicking on my "e-mail me" link - Matt

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