Hang Gliding Learn to fly at British Columbia's only Hang Gliding School
We use only HPAC certified hang gliding instructors.
Introductory to Hang Gliding Course - $200.00
You have decided that Hang gliding interests you but you don't want to commit to a full course yet.... then an introductory course is what you're looking for.
This is a 2- 3 hour immersion to the sport by learning how the glider works and learning to control our large special purpose training glider on the ground. Learning to launch and land and enjoying short solo flights from our on site training hill.
This course will allow you to get a better understanding of the details involved and with this understanding, clarify whether the desire is there to commit to getting a beginner or Novice rating.
Tandem Hang Gliding Lesson or just a pure "Fun Flight" This THRILLING Flight will let you know how it feels to be gliding through the sky!!
In a motorized hang glider or a foot launched Hang Glider Gift certificates available
Tandem Trike Fun Flight Includes...
- 30 minutes of flight time
- Basic pre-flight and post flight briefings
- Hands on opportunity to control the glider in flight. The controls are the same as a foot launched hang glider
- Power off gliding experience from 2000 feet up (conditions permitting)
- In-flight HQ digital photos included
- On board GoPro video option available.
Maximum weight of Hang Glider Trike Tandem Flyer is 250 lbs.
Maximum weight of Hang Gliding Foot Launch Tandem Flyer 200 lbs
By appointment Only
Only $190.00 each... Gift Certificates Available
Whatever level you are at or want to attain, there is a course for you. Hang Gliding is an excellent, FUN and low cost way to get into flying. Lumby is one of the best places in Canada to fly anything that glides!
We provide certified instructors and state of the art systems and equipment, including... special large slow flying training gliders, Tandem Hang Gliding Flights, 2 place in air tandem training on motorized hang glider trikes and scooter tow winches for use on our long 2000 foot runway. You will be on your way to soaring with the Ravens, Hawks and Eagles!!!
Classes run regularly from May to September. All equipment and gliders are provided. You must be in descent physical condition, 16 years old minimum and 250 lbs maximum.
By appointment only. Gift Certificates Available. Course discounts available with new Equipment purchases.
Introductory to Hang Gliding Package $300.00 ( $380.00 if purchased separately)
You have decided that Hang Gliding interests you but you don't want to commit to a full certification course yet, then an introduction to Hang Gliding package is what you're looking for.
This is a half day introduction to the sport by learning how the glider works and learning to control the glider on the ground and enjoying short flights from our on site training hill with our large special purpose training glider. Once basic control is established we will do a 30 minute tandem Hang Glider FunFlight in our motorized 2 place hang glider / trike or take a tandem hang glider flight with and instructor to put your new knowledge into practice in the air. Additional days can allow for first high flights.
This course will allow you to get a better understanding of the details involved and with this understanding, clarify whether the desire is there to commit to getting a full Beginner or Novice rating.
The cost of the introduction course is deducted from your beginner or full Novice course should you decide to continue, so nothing is wasted and no more excuses - let's go fly!.
What you will need:
- Good solid footwear
- Clothing suitable for being in 30-40 km. winds of the day
- Sunglasses are a good idea
- Sunscreen suggested
- A willingness to experience the best that life has to offer!
Learning to consistently launch, fly and land a hang glider with a basic level of confidence from our on site training hill in light wind conditions.
Beginner (5-15 Days, non-consecutive ) $190.00 per lesson ..Approximately 10 lessons
This Course will get you flying solo from the top of one of our local Mountains and landing at the Freedom Flight Park!!
This experience will make you feel very confident about doing anything else in life!
Normally, this course would run over a one, two or three month duration to fit your schedule between May and September. If you are in very good physical condition, we can complete this course with you in 3-7 days of full immersion, high intensity training. Limited classes available. Book early if you want this full immersion experience.
If you want to fly unsupervised you will be required to have a Novice rating.
Novice (20+ Days, non-consecutive or 10-20 days full immersion) Everyone learns at their own pace....Price depends on previous experience, students age, physical fitness and time between lessons. An approximate price will be quoted after the Introductory to Hang Gliding Package and a student assessment is completed.
This course will take the student from the absolute basics to getting their full HPAC Novice rating which allows them to fly on their own safely and gives a solid grounding to move onto their intermediate rating with confidence.
This course will examine and develop all of the skills necessary to to achieve an HPAC intermediate rating.
Thermalling/Cross Country Clinic (~2-3 Days, non-consecutive )
Novices occasionally get frustrated when their thermalling skills are not advancing well or not translating into cross country adventures. Some remain patient and develop their skills through trial and error, some want a faster track. Call for a quote.
This two to three day (not necessarily consecutive as it is very weather dependent) course will look at the intricacies of thermal hunting and tactics for handling thermals. Introduction to XC planning concepts along with XC tips and tricks are covered.