New Date: September 24th 2016 (changed from 09/11/2016)
Tandem Hang Gliding
We are returning to have tandem hang gliding with Hangar 3. We have been to Hangar 3 each of last five years and it was certainly a blast!
Hang gliding grants man his primal wish to soar with the condors. Since recorded thought man has dreamed of having wings and hang gliding makes that dream come true. Imagine flying like an eagle. You are thousands of feet above the earth’s surface. Although the air is brisk, the view is stunning and the feeling is exhilarating. You seek out updrafts of air to keep you flying so that you marvel in the view for as long as you can. This is hang gliding. Tandem hang gliding offers you the same experience within the guide of an experienced professional. Tandem hang gliding in New York allows for some of the finest moments you can experience in the air. It’s Tandem Hang Gliding New York! Learn more here...
The morning will start with a safety briefing and instruction, and you will be towed in a tandem hang glider to 2,500 ft above ground with an 'USPHA' rated tandem instructor at your side, then release to fly freely like a bird and land safely on wheels. They video each flight with an on board camera. (Video costs additional $40)
Depart Date: September 24th Saturday; Please arrive 15 minutes earlier.
Depart 8:10 AM from Union Square: (Walgreen) Southeast corner of 4th Ave. & 14th St., New York, NY 10003 (Map) Subway lines (14 St-Union Sq): N, R, 4, 5, 6, L.
Depart 8:30 AM from Midtown West: (Garden City Deli) Northwest corner of West 43rd St. & 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (Map) Subway lines (Times Sq-42 St): A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S.
Return: Depart around 2:30 PM & expect to be back in Midtown West at 4:30 PM and Union Square at 5:00 PM
Cost (Tandem Hang Gliding): Early Birds $209 with $59 deposit (includes BBQ cook out & transportation) for first 7 spots or 14 days in advance; Afterward, Regular $229 with $79 deposit; Bring balance of $150 cash on the event date. Video CD costs $40 additional. Bring $5 cash tips for the hang gliding instructor.
Buy Ticket Here: http://jul2016tandemgliding.eventbrite.com/ You can also Chase Quickpay me at email@example.com to avoid transaction fee. (How to Use Chase Quickpay?) When Quickpaying, please indicate event name/date, your preferred boarding location and your cell phone #. Your spot is NOT confirmed until your payment is received.
Items to Bring: Comfortable cloth, sun-glass, sun screen, & camera. Bring the following to do while waiting: books, cards, board games and video games.
Amenities: Picnic tables, swing set, large chess set, and lots of fresh air
BBQ Cook out: Hamburgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, bottled water, and Gatorade.
Included: Certified guides, tandem hang gliding, instruction, BBQ Cook out, & luxury round trip MB Sprinter transportation from NYC.
Official Site: http://www.hangar3.net/
* $20 processing fee if cancelled 3 weeks prior to the event date;
* Refund 50% of event fee if cancelled 10 days prior to the event date;
* Afterward, no refund for cancellation or no show; however, spots can be transferred to your friends with $20 processing fee.
My First Tandem Hang Gliding Video:
Pictures from previous tandem hang gliding events:
2012 A: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/9395892/
2012 B: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/11331722/
2013 A: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/15573582/
2013 B: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/17926722/
2014 A: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/22858152/
2014 B: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/25184362/
2015 A: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/26209639/
2015 B: http://www.meetup.com/NYCAYS/photos/26469250/
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