Tandem Hang Gliding Flight

Rising Fawn, GA

From: $199
Item #: AIR-ATL-0010
Ever dreamed of what it would be like to fly? Soaring above the treetops, wind in your face and completely free. Then this is the experience for you.
  • Flying students for over 25 years
  • 5 times more pilots train here than any other school in the U.S.
  • United States Hangliding Association certified instructor
  • Soar effortlessly thousands of feet in the air!

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Ever dreamed of what it would be like to fly? Soaring above the treetops, wind in your face and completely free. Then this is the experience for you.
  • Flying students for over 25 years
  • 5 times more pilots train here than any other school in the U.S.
  • United States Hangliding Association certified instructor
  • Soar effortlessly thousands of feet in the air!
Location
Rising Fawn, GA
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Year-Round:
Thursday through Monday - 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:15 PM, 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

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Fly with a U.S.H.G.A. certified instructor by your side for a birds eye view of beautiful Lookout Mountain, one of Georgia's most scenic areas.

Just imagine soaring effortlessly through the sky alongside red tailed hawks and bald eagles.

With the wind at your back and a huge smile on your face you realize hang gliding really is the purest form of flight and the only way to truly feel like part of the sky

You will be amazed by the grace of this aerial dance, tandem hang gliding is truly a once in a life time experience.
Essential Information
Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 250 pounds.

All tandem flights are towed to altitude by a special ultra-light aircraft.
Duration
15-20 minutes of flight time
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Maximum Participants
One per flight
Spectators
Allowed, you may watch the participant do the hang gliding flight.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes. Sneakers are recommended.
Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
Cancellation Policy
Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider
What is the safety record?
Our experience provider flies thousands of tandems every year without incident.  The tandem pilots have hundreds of hours before they ever fly their first tandem, and tandem pilots go through a rigorous training program before they are ever rated to fly a tandem with you.  There has not been an injury in the tandem program in 20 years.
How do you launch and land a tandem hang gliding flight?
All of the tandems are towed up behind an ultralight airplane that was designed specifically for towing hang gliders.  This means that your tandem flight will launch and land on wheels.  Both you and your tandem pilot will be flying, launching and landing in a prone, lying down position.  No running involved.
Can I bring my camera?
You can bring your camera with you on the flight. They can not risk the possibility of you dropping or damaging your camera, so you will not be allowed to take pictures. Instead just enjoy your flight, check out the beautiful view, learn how to steer the glider. They will take the pictures for you ($25 charge).
How do you steer a hang glider?
Simply stated, hang gliders are controlled by weight shift.  This means that a rated pilot shifts their weight to one side or another to turn the glider and control the speed of the glider by moving the weight forward and back.  Technically speaking: by moving forward and backward and side to side, the pilot alters the center of gravity of the glider.  This then causes the glider to pitch or roll in the direction of the pilot's motion and thus allows both speed control and turning.
How fast do you fly?
The trim speed of a hang glider is about 18-20 mph.  Trim speed is defined as the speed a glider is flying when the pilot is flying hands off.  Most gliders stall at around 15 mph, are towed at about 33-35 mph, and reach top speeds of 45-65 mph (depending upon the glider model).
What is the difference between a hang gliding and para gliding?
Unlike the rigid airframe that shapes the wing of a hang glider, a paragliding wing is maintained only by air pressure.  This means that the hang glider wing is more stable and can be flown at higher speeds and in a larger range of wind conditions.  Para glider pilots fly in a supine or seated position unlike hang glider pilots who fly in prone (laying down) position. 
This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 6 reviews.
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Hang gliding was amazing! The whole Lookout Mountain Flight Park team was great and my pilot made the experience really fun!
Cliff was my pilot for my flight and he truly made it worth it.....thank you Cliff for your time and quality ride....it was absolutely grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was our first experience with hang gliding. The staff was great! We had a wonderful time.
The hang gliding experience was awesome. The instructor was truly a professional. I have taught various types of classes for many years and I can say that Clifton not only knows his trade but is excellent at explaining and keeping people calm and involed during the experience. Highly recommend!
We had a blast hang-gliding. My wife's pictures didn't come out on her flight so they offered to take her back up and re-do the pictures for her! it was so nice of them to offer that and it was a great experience overall.
They were very busy and we waited from 10:00 to 11:15 to go (not that big of a deal), but they had us scheduled for 11:15, yet our confirmation from Cloud 9 had us confirmed at 10...? The flying conditions were (as we were told) ?ideal?, however, Cloud 9 advertised 15 ? 20 minute flight time (it was 8 minutes and 56 seconds from the time the wheels actually left the ground to touch down). I certainly understand the need for efficiency when there are many folks that have paid and are waiting for their ride, but barely over half the advertised flight time is not reasonable. I?m not certain if there is anything that can be done, I?m simply passing along that we were not given what we purchased nor what was advertised.

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