FAQ

Is it safe?

Ryan's_1st_flightHang gliding today can be favorably compared with other action sports such as downhill skiing and scuba diving in terms of safety. And, as with these sports, carelessness and irresponsibility can result in serious consequences. However, when approached conservatively, utilizing good judgment, hang gliding is a fun and safe form of recreation. We believe that proper training and education provide the basis for the full enjoyment of free flight with a minimum of risk. Paul Voight flew with his son Ryan (pictured), starting at age 4- which speaks to the confidence one can have in flying safely.  Ryan began solo training at 10 years old, and took his first mountain solo flight when he was 13, and he’s been flying without incedent ever since.

Can anyone do it?

The dream of flying has captured man’s imagination for thousands of years. From the Greek myth of “Icarus and Daedalus”, or the early scientific inquiries of DaVinci, mankind has sought the freedom and exhilaration of flight.  A strong desire for flight is the only requisite!

Today’s combination of advanced aerodynamics and space age materials makes it possible for nearly anyone to fulfill this dream through hang gliding. Today’s gliders are light weight, sophisticated and incredibly stable providing pilots with an easy and enjoyable learning and flying experience.  There has never been a better time to hang glide than RIGHT NOW!

How much does it cost?

Gliders can range in price from around $1500 to $4500, depending on the sophistication of the design, and whether they are new or previously owned. This Web site always has a large inventory of in stock gliders and equipment, or we can help you order you a custom glider if you would like.  A harness, helmet, and emergency reserve parachute complete the required gear to hang glide.

DID YOU KNOW? Paul Voight maintains a storage facility near the training hill and mountain, to store gliders, for when you have your own equipment (if you can’t or choose not to store it at your home).

 

 

 

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