Hang Gliding Funday

£239.00

Hang Gliding - Fun Day

  • Get to fly solo!

  • Great Fun

  • Good introduction to the sport

  • Good group / corporate day out

  • Learn the basics of a hang glider

  • Counts towards your Pilot rating

  • Expert instruction

The funday is an excellent way to try out the sport of hang Gliding to see if it is right for you.  Its also a great day out with friends, trying something new and interesting, even if you have no intention of becoming a pilot, but be warned its highly addictive!

Day plan

The day starts with Safety briefings from your instructor.   You will then look at the hang glider, its parts and functions, and learn how to complete a daily inspection, which must be completed on any aircraft before flight.  For the next few hours you will be learning to launch the glider and use directional control to keep it going straight and introduce mild turns.  We will also look into slow and fast flight appreciation, altering the speed of the wing, and the landing flare.  This normally takes up the morning, so its a convenient place to stop and have a lunch / fluid break.

During the afternoon, the aim is to start getting people flying the gliders solo, using everything you have learnt in the morning session. You should expect about 5 solo flights reaching heights of 5-10-15-20+ foot,  starting off low and progressing slightly higher with each flight if you get on ok.  The heights will depend on the weather conditions.

The end of the day you will sit down with your instructor and have a de briefing session over a much earned coffee / beer.  Congratulations, you have just completed your first day of hang gliding training!  If you wished to continue with a EP course, the funday will count towards it, if you book after the day, the price of the funday will be deducted of the course cost, so you don't loose out.

Cost

  • A funday costs £199 pp midweek, £199 pp weekend.  A group of 10 or more and you will be entitled to a 10% discount.

  • If your course is cancelled due to bad weather, you can book another date and will not loose any credit.

Timing

  • You will need to call the Duty instructor in the morning of the course, between 0700 - 0730hrs to check the weather conditions are suitable.

  • You will be required to be on site at 0900hrs on the day of your course.

  • You should expect to be on site for the whole day.  We finish approx 1700hrs, although it may be slightly later due to weather conditions.

Requirements

  • YOU MUST WEAR BOOTS with good ankle support.  We are flying on grass which can never be perfectly flat and smooth.  Boots will protect your ankles.

  • You should bring with you clothing appropriate to the weather conditions for the day.  The airfield and Hill are exposed places, you may get cold if you have unsuitable clothing.

Age limit and health condition

  • The minimum age limit for hang gliding is 16.  Under 18's need parental consent to undertake the  course

  • You must be in good health, and reasonably fit.  Please contact us if you are unsure.

  • Weight limit is 16 stone, although you must be fit enough to be able to walk up small training hills, and run a few yards

Equipments

  • All equipment required for the flight will be provided for you. 

  • Your flying voucher is valid for 12 months after the date of purchase.  You must do your flight in this time period.  If you do not redeem your voucher within the 12 months, we unfortunately cannot offer a refund or extension of any kind. 

  • We are open 7 days a week, all year round.  Any yes we do fly in the winter!  Some of our best training days are held during the winter

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