All beginner lessons start at 8am and are at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas
After filling out some paperwork and picking out harnesses & helmets the first thing you learn is to set up a hang glider .
The first half of the lesson is usually spent on the flat ground practicing the launch technique, learning some theory and spending some time with the glider set up in a simulator to learn the basics of weight shift so students know the proper technique to control the glider before it ever leaves the ground.
Launching and landing are the most important parts of flying, so you will learn these first. The second half of the lesson is where students who show the proper technique will be working their way up the training hill until they start to get airborne for short flights. WARNING! After several short flights on the training hill you may be hooked. As you can see in the videos at the bottom of this page, new students do get to fly almost always on the first day.
After we are done on the bunnyhill, around 11:30 am we will break down the glider and put away all the equipment to wrap up by noon.
Each hillside lesson lasts about 3-4 hours and all hang gliding equipment is provided. We recommend you wear an old pair of jeans and you need to wear a pair of shoes you can run in with ankle support and traction.
Lessons are taught most days of the week. We rarely schedule more than four students per class, this gives the students more individual instruction as well as more time with the glider. Week day classes are usually evan smaller so even more time and attention for each student.
We ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you need to change your reservation. 48 hours notice is required to change your lesson to avoid any fees.
This is a great team building activity, we can also teach larger groups if you want details please ask.
Private and group lessons available, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.