Welcome to the world of free flight! If you have ever dreamed of flying like a bird you've come to the right place!
Calandar of Events:
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Oct 29th 7:30 Free Flight Film Festival (showing at the Loft)
March 19-27th Yelapa MexicoMay -June Acro CampJune SIVJune Rat Race
Sept Mingus Fly-In
Sept Miller Canyon Fly-In
Oct Dixon White Memorial Fly-In
Thanks to Cormac for some great photos...
Over the last twenty years, paragliding has become the world's most popular and easiest way of "sharing the air" with our feathered friends. Soaring with the eagles has been one of our oldest and most exciting dreams. Because we live in an age of human flight that dream can come true.
Paragliding shares some similarities with hang gliding. The pilot sits in a reclined position and uses a fabric wing made from lightweight rip-stop nylon. The glider moves with you as you control it with your hands and feet. It's a relatively easy and simple way to fly. With a few days of training, you could be soaring for hours.
The equipment packs down into a large backpack making it easy to hike and fly. Traveling with your wing is simple, allowing you to fly anywhere in the world.
The following types of flying are possible with a paraglider:
"Sled rides" -a smooth glide from the top of a mountain to the bottom
Thermal / Cross Country flights -Finding thermal lift to ascend into the atmosphere, allowing long distance travel (flights of 200 miles and >8 hours have been recorded).
Ridge Soaring - Smooth air flowing up a ridge allows you to stay aloft for hours, frequently on coastal sites.
Glass-Off ("Magic Air"): late evening flying with smooth lift, often making it easy to fly for several hours.
Acrobatics - Spinning, spirals, SATs, wing overs, helis, stalls… Usually over water after being towed up by a boat
Bivy Flights - Flying from mountain to mountain with all your survival items in your harness.
Speed Flying - Flying on small, fast wings close to the terrain, usually on skis.
Once you have mastered the basics you can focus on any or a combination of these types of flying.
Tow punch cards are out! - Wanna save some bucks on towing. We now offer a 10 tow punch card, saving you $30. Ask for one when you come out.
Looking for a new flying app's? Check these out:
Flyskyhy (iPhone) - It has pretty much has everything you need for flying, a detailed map showing airspace, waypoints and other gliders (using livetrack24). Its easy to set up tasks and fun to follow as you head for the next cylinder. Only draw back is at first you’ll wanna focus more on the app and neglect your flying (I had a couple short flights at first…). And it works even better when paired with XC Tracker or the Flytec SensBox. I love this app! It may soon replace my vario…
XC Soar (Android) - I haven’t used this but would love to hear someones feedback. This is the top flying app for the android format...
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci