Hang Gliding Tandem
Tandem hang gliding is an experience of a lifetime and by far our most popular 'experience' flight.
After an initial briefing, you will be helped into a harness and will be clipped into the hang glider alongside your experienced instructor. You will be towed aloft by a microlight tug up to 3,000 feet above the Derbyshire countryside, enjoying the exhilaration of being airborne. With no cockpit or windows, the view is spectacular.
Once you have climbed 3,000 feet, your instructor will release the tow line, and you then have three dimentional freedom to fly where you want. You can try your hand at flying if you wish, or simply enjoy the thrilling sensation of moving silently through the air, like a bird.
There is no running required as our hang glider is fitted with a wheeled undercarriage, so you will be lying in flying position from start to finish. Tandem hang gliding is open to almost everyone - lower age limit is 14 years old. There is no upper age limit (current record at Airways Airsports is 88 years old for tandem hang gliding, 100 years old for microlighting!)
Upper weight limit for this experience is 15 stone (95 kilos)
Tandem hang gliding is suitable for people with a range of disabilities and mobility issues. Almost everyone can fly as long as they are over 14 years old and 15 stone or less.
This makes an ideal gift, and we can also make a video of your flight.
Join us on a flight over derbyshire with one of our experienced instructors:
Below see the film of British Hang Gliding Champion Gordon Rigg, who flew solo alongside his mother who was flying tandem with us, to celebrate her 77th birthday!