About us

US Hang Gliding Inc. was founded in the summer of 2013. Even though we are a relatively new company our experience is not. Our team is committed to making you the best possible hang gliding pilot that you can be. In a safe and fun environment. Here at USHG we have a wide range of ways to teach you, how to fly hang gliders. With a combination of aero tow tandems, scooter towing, and hill lessons. At our home in New York we are limited to fair weather seasons. Late spring April to late fall Oct.

With the combination of instruction that we have here: We believe, that we have come up with the best way for each and every individual student. To maximize your results on your flying skills and minimize the physical demand needed for solo flying. As we tailor each of your lessons for your needs/ wants vs what we need/ want from you. With the level of instruction that you can receive at USHG, you will notice that you'll have a much easier time of learning, through your learning experience. As you will also see faster and safer results in your skills. While we are continually working on your flying skills as you progress through our program and USHPA guidelines per rating. Some of those skills would include launching, landing, flying, by either aero/ static/ or scooter tow and or by foot launching. There are many more other skills needed to master all of it of course, but these are just some of the basics. With everything that we have access to here, we can take you from day one of not knowing a bit about aviation and or flying hang gliders all the way up to flying in the national's or world's competition's.       

Meet the Team

Bryon Estes 
Flight School Manager/ Owner
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Discovery Tandem Flights

Solo Hang Gliding Lessons

Scooter Tow Lessons

Hill Training Lessons

Mountain Flights

Solo Aero Tows

Solo Scooter Tows

Flying has always been apart of my life. I currently spend my time teaching new students how to fly hang gliders safely. In 2010 I received the national award for instructor of the year given by the USHPA. Please view my current ratings here. I'm a second generation hang glider pilot. I owe my dad for getting me involved in all forms of aviation at a very young age. Into hang gliding when I was just 14 years old. I learned from Tek Flight in Winstead, CT (closed) in the late part of 98' early 99'. I took my first mountain flight on July 4th of 2000. The picture to the right was the art, done that year in the lz (landing zone). My first mountain flight was on a WW Falcon 1 170 and man what a rush it was to take those first few steps till you get airborne, are but man that solidified it for me. My first real soaring flight more than an extending sled ride (15 min or less) was at Leather Hill, in Wingdale, NY and also closed to my knowledge. It was a very small hill, with the launch at about only 450 ft or so, and I did just over 3 hours. When I came into land my arms were so tired that I couldn't flare very well, but I was back on the ground again safely. I continued flying and in progression through the higher performance gliders ranging from, WW Sport E 167, WW Ultra Sport 147, WW RamAir 155, WW Talon 2

The art is/was by Roger Baker, location was Ellenville Flight Park, and also a huge thank you to the many others that also helped, pilots and friends that helped made it happen.

154. I'm currently flying the RamAir, Talon 160, and Falcon 3 Tandem 230, depending on flying conditions. Before starting hang gliding I was also on a path of learning to fly ultralights, with the intent of being a tug pilot. Sadly sport pilot put an end to that for me. As I continued to hone my hg skills over the next few years and then started working for Fly High Hang Gliding Inc. in spring 08', with my basic instructor rating. I now have my advanced and tandem instructor ratings which I achieved in 2012. If you like to know more please feel free to call or email me, calls or texts are preferred. Come on out and meet us and or take a tandem or solo lesson. Looking forward to meeting you and getting you flying as safely and quickly as possible.

Bill Estes
Tug Pilot/ Owner

I have a real passion for what I do. I built my first hang glider when I was just 16 years old from wooden hand rail moldings, 8 mil sheet plastic, duct tape, and some other hardware items. Aviation is in my blood and I have passed that on to my son. I spent 20 years in the Air Force, 18 years skydiving and I have been towing hang gliders for over 11 years now. I have over 42 years of experience in the aviation industry. If you are looking for an experienced pilot/ mechanic, you are in the right place. You can view my USHPA ratings here.

Randel Airport
100 Airport Rd
New Hampton, NY 10958



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