US Hang Gliding, Inc
We offer a wide range of tandem flights. Each flight can be very different from one to the other. The way we have standardized the tandem flights is by altitude. We start out at as low as 1500 ft AGL (Above Ground Level) which is about a 10-min flight on average. If you want to go even higher, we have 3000 ft AGL, which on average lasts 15-25 min. You can add HD video or stills from two different angles during your tandem flight. The most popular view is facing back (see pictures) and the other is from either wing tip. In-flight video and pictures are an additional charge. For a list of limitations for guests taking the flight please see our FAQ's. For more on group rates, extra altitude, HD video's, student rates, and some more general knowledge and things to think about please keep going and see below.
Extra In-Fight Pictures/Videos are available for purchase at $45 for one or get both for only $80.
Guests friends and or family may take pictures or videos of the flight from the ground but we cannot allow any other forms of in-flight videography operated by the guest, either on their body or on our / their equipment or self. This includes but is not limited to cell phones, goggle cams, Go Pros, Drifts, Verb, or any other kind of action cam or recording device currently known or unknown.
Weather is always going to be a factor and we cannot predict it with absolute certainty. Generally, we will contact you between 24-48 hours before the appointment date, but if by some chance we have missed you, please contact us by phone. The 48 hour cut off is basically a go / no go final call via call, text, or email. If it’s a go call, we will look forward to seeing you at your appointment time. We understand that life is unpredictable and things like traffic jams, trucks, buses, accidents, and slow drivers just happen, but please try your best to be on time or earlier than your appointed time. You can watch others going on their flights unless of course you're the first flight of the day. Please let us know as soon as possible if things have changed while you are in transit and if you're going to be more than 10 or 15 min late. If it’s a no go call, you will receive a weather check available for use on the next flyable open booking appointment time. Wind velocities can also play a factor; flying and training in wind velocities of 10 mph or more is difficult and thus is not good for training in. It could be a nice and sunny day, but if it is blowing at 15 mph or gusting more than that, we say that it's blown out; i.e. we have too much wind for flying. On days when the wind forecast is going to be 10-15 mph all day, will be assessing the possibility of flying on an hourly base.