TEK FLIGHT PRODUCTS
WINSTED, CT 06098
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Hang Gliding Instruction
Lesson Options eff. 01/01/04
(All hang gliding equipment is supplied except for your mind and body
but if you have a favorite helmet, bring it)
Ok, you have flown from a major mountain and
was great. Where do we go from here? You undoubtedly have your own glider and
harness but you are really not ready for all that awaits you. Our help for new
pilots or for any pilot is always available. No cost, no real obligation
to pass on what you have learned and to fly safely.
won't launch a new pilot without having radio contact. Why? So that we can
of the impending "unexpected". So here you are, ready for more flying and
help but you must have your own radio and our help will be on a strictly
informal basis. It works out well most of the time. The exceptions are when we
are all tied up here teaching or when we go flying and the conditions are not
good for you but good for us. If we are here teaching, we often have
out on the mountain who will help you if schedules work out BUT it would
not be fair
to have them take time away from their flying day without offering
return and so you either wait until there is no conflict in schedules or--
4 Lesson course --$400.00
- First day: Ground school, simulator work, glider setup, ground handling
and flying as conditions permit. Remaining days, Flying and concurrent
school in preparation for the USHGA Hang 1 test. Some additional work in
flight simulator may be done to help develop pilot habits and skills.
$300.00 of the course fee can be applied to a Spectrum course within
of the pilot's first lesson.
(4 Lesson Course included w/ the purchase of a new
Falcon but can not be credited to other course fees)
- 12 to 30+ lessons-- as many as it takes to get you off a mountain
Hang 2 rating) flying a state-of-the-art Wills Wing hang glider. Most of
work will be flying on our training hills, building confidence in your
by performing progressively more demanding tasks. Simulator work will be
to help teach approaches improve pilot comfort in the glider and teach
thermaling technique. Upon completion of the course you, the pilot, have a
$300.00 credit toward the purchase, from Tek Flight Products of a new
hang glider. The Wills "Falcon" can help a new hang glider pilot get more
air-time more quickly and easily. while offering the advanced pilot superb
handling in rough conditions.
Payment for the desired course MUST be made at the end
of the first day. All equipment is supplied up through the first mountain
flight. Unless otherwise agreed, courses must be completed within 12 months.
Our goal is to create hang glider pilots (who have as their own goal, the
desire to fly)-- who will work as hard as necessary to gain the skills
so that they too, can work that thermal and, almost magically, watch clouds
start to form below them.
Although physical strength is not a prime requirement, (some of our best
students have weighed about 100 lbs.) willingness to work both physically and
mentally during the learning process is a necessity. Hang Gliding offers
that are beyond description.
Hang glider pilots are a unique breed that control their own destiny. If
scares you, think for a moment about how few places you have where what
to you is strictly up to you. There is however, no instant, mindless
gratification. You don't learn to deal with nature in all of its extremes
without step-by-step progression and work. A hang glider pilot establishes the
ultimate partnership with nature.
Very short video
clips of what to expect
Contact us for more information. We'll
usually get back to you the same day.
Gliding and Hang Glider information
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- All of the previous and we'll even supply the radios if
we have to and one of our instructors will get you off the mountain for your
first 10 flights, speeding your growth, improving your airtime and giving
solid push towards your H-3 rating. There still may be a schedule conflict but
we will work to make "it" happen.
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