What to expect
- Cruise over beautiful New Hampshire land on this tandem hang gliding adventure
- Take in the breathtaking sights of Connecticut River Valley's rolling hills from a bird's eye view
- Enjoy about 15 minutes of weightless wonder during your journey
- Participate in a brief safety lesson prior to your flight to learn the ins and outs of hang gliding
|Date||Start Time||Duration||# Spots||Price|
|Fri, Jun 22||9:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 22||4:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 22||5:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 23||9:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 23||10:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 23||4:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 23||5:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sun, Jun 24||10:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sun, Jun 24||4:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 29||9:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 29||10:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 29||4:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Fri, Jun 29||5:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 30||9:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 30||10:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sat, Jun 30||5:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sun, Jul 1||9:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sun, Jul 1||10:00am||15 min||2||$175.00|
|Sun, Jul 1||4:00pm||15 min||0||$175.00|
|Sun, Jul 1||5:00pm||15 min||2||$175.00|
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About this Activity
Note: The weight maximum is 200 lbs. You will need to complete a waiver prior to participating in this activity. If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years old, you will need the waiver signed and completed by your parent or guardian.
|Price||$175.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||15 min|
|Rating||13 positive reviews|
Jennifer T.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) June 29, 2017
Amazing experience! This is something I wanted to do for a long time. I was delayed on that day due to weather and other uncontrollable events, but it was soooo worth the wait. They made me feel comfortable and welcome enjoyed my adventure as much as I did. Would love to go back several times.
Tim T.Superman Zip Line Tour February 17, 2017
The staff at Morningside is awesome. They taught me to hang glide, aero-tow and zip line. And the manager, Heath, fixed a raised fret on my banjo for a couple Red Bulls.
Allie A.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) October 31, 2016
Great experience. Do it and you won't regret it! My boyfriend and I went tandem hang-gliding for our first experience in the air and it was amazing. It goes by really fast, but it feels so cool being in the air like a bird and swooping and gliding. The view is breath-taking. If you have the funds, pay a bit more to go up higher so you can enjoy longer, but even if you are on a budget (like us), it was still an amazing experience to have. Really nice staff (shoutout to Josh) :)
bidwelld .Superman Zip Line Tour July 18, 2016
I brought my daughter here for her 14th birthday for an Introductory hang gliding lesson. It was something she always wanted to do and Morningside did not disappoint. Safety was very important to us and the professionalism and care that her instructor, Sterling, provided was very comforting and made it very fun for my daughter. We're from CT and it was totally doable as a day trip. We will definitely be coming back.
Paul S.Superman Zip Line Tour June 22, 2016
A great school --- Instructors were patient and encouraging --- gradually building skills at each student's pace, never compromising safety or tempting needless risk. I would give anyone who contemplates this new sport the strongest recommendation that they begin at Morningside... Paul, Rockport, Maine.
Laura Y.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) June 5, 2016
We visited Morningside Flight Park this weekend and had a fabulous time. We signed up for both tandem hang gliding and the Superman zipline. Our kite pilot, Josh, was amazing. In talking to people who flew with him, it was clear that he worked with individuals to make sure that they had the type of flight that they wanted. A few folks asked for a test-the-limits flight and we could actually hear voices in the sky yelling, "Wow!!!!!!" as Josh did fancy maneuvers. The pilot who towed the kites up was equally great. He helped participants get into your harness after Josh was strapped in. What I didn't know is that we would be flown up to about 2500 feet before disconnecting from the airplane. This is about the height of two Empire State Buildings. At about 900 feet in the air I actually thought that we topped out. No way! We went up another 1500 feet or so. Wild. While hanging in the kite, I had the most incredible view of Mt. Ascutney and the Connecticut River. Since the Connecticut River separates New Hampshire from Vermont, we may have technically passed through two states during our flight. (Don't know this for sure.) The ride was about 15 minutes but felt longer to me. A GoPro camera was attached to the kite. We purchased videos at the end; they just give you the memory card from the camera. One downside to a tandem flight is that you must weigh less than 225 lbs to participate. I know a number of fit and health people over this weight who probably love to try this but would not be allowed.
The zipline experience was equally great as you spend the entire time in the forest. The staff take the time to educate you about the area, e.g. the tress and wildlife. On our way to the start site, we stopped to have a quick look at two monstrous oak trees, a red and white - a nice bonus. What I did not appreciate at the time that we zipped was the fact that Morningside has you hooked into two ziplines, not just one. If you look around the internet for pictures and videos of zipline setups around the world, you will see that lots of places suspend riders on a single cable. All seven of the Superman runs had double cables. A local gal, Mellisa, who does photography accompanied us on the hour long tour and took photos. Her price? Only $20 per person. The senior instructor with us, Dillon, was fantastic. He made us feel totally safe even though getting off the platform could at times be a bit nerve racking! All of the platforms have trees in the middle. For a period of time we found ourselves staring at the bark rather than the forest below as we waited our turn. We also had two newer instructors work with us, Caleb, and another super fellow whose name I forget. Adrenaline can do that to you! Anyway, we always felt that we were good hands with these guys.
While we were there, we saw a bunch of pizzas being brought in. Unfortunately, they were not for us! A children's party was underway in the picnic area. After eating, the kids made their way into the forest to play laser tag. Isn't that awesome? Morningside is a pretty cool place!
Lauren L.Superman Zip Line Tour September 24, 2015
Perfect for a weekend getaway. My partner and I came to Morningside for college weekend to take advantage of the tandem hang gliding flights for a great price. We stayed in "the castle" which is a little cabin structure on the top of the wooded hill with no electricity or running water, but with a fantastic view and a considerable amount of charm. Bring your own candles and a water jug! It was like camping but with the comforts of a bedroom.
The hang gliding experience was less of an adrenaline filled excursion than I had anticipated. Instead, I was filled with an idyllic sense of peace in the short moments where I was suspended in the air, catching an updraft of wind or slicing through the air with an incredible view of our little castle and the valley below.
Would definitely recommend for all ages.
L E.Superman Zip Line Tour September 15, 2015
If you want to learn to fly the world's slowest flying aircraft I highly recommend this place. The entire staff is very friendly and professional. They are very committed to ensuring you have a safe time while learning to fly.
Michelle D.Superman Zip Line Tour August 30, 2015
Great runs. One of the longest zips we've done. The 1100 footer was awesome. Great guides and safety techniques were spot on.
Bruce P.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) August 26, 2015
I started PPG (powered paragliding) training with the crew at Morningside in June of this year. The staff is really great, with a safety first focus. Also, they have a very friendly and fun atmosphere which makes it a place you enjoying hanging out at. The hill they use for training is excellent and provides the perfect steps up for training flights. They have a decently stocked flight shop along with a briefing/classroom that includes video capabilities to review flights and technique.
The weekends tend to get busy, sometimes it seems a little chaotic with all the activity going on, but they do tend to manage it quite well for the most part. Pricing is reasonable, but depending on winds/weather, no two lesson days are as equally productive. That said, it cost you the same irregardless, so my advice to folks looking to maximize their training dollar is choose your training days wisely.
They teach both paragliding and hang gliding and have instructors who specialize in each sport. They also seem to have equal parts hang glider to paraglider trainees working on any given day so you absolutely don't get the feel or impression they favor one discipline over the other.
On the PPG side of things, the grass runway across the street is generally used for this type of flight training. As the winds can tend to be all over the place in the valley, one big improvement that could be made to help us newer PPG pilots would be a modification to that side of the field to accommodate PPG launching into the wind from any direction. That aside, when the winds favor the runway, you can have no better launch area.
Overall, You really cannot do any better in the Northeast than with folks at Morningside. If like me, you dream of personal flight, they certainly have the skills and ability to help teach you to safely to achieve your goal!
Jen M.Superman Zip Line Tour August 21, 2015
While I can't speak to the quality of hang gliding instruction - since this was my first and only hang gliding experience, I've done dozens of experiences like these... and this was top 5 as far as staff go.
In addition, the environment is really great. Every single person you meet at Morningside... just wants to talk about flying. They still love it. Some of them, 30 years into it and their eyes still light up and they still get excited to tell you, the newbie, about how great it is and how much greater it's going to be once you make the next step up the hill...
Only complaint is that the platform tent we rented had zero privacy. There's a screen door directly in front of the bed. And while all the windows have flaps... the screen door does not.
Will definitely come back, and highly (repeatedly) recommend the experience to friends and family.
Sonya R.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) May 7, 2015
Simply an amazing place to learn to paraglide. You get fantastic instructions, very warm welcome, the hill set up is great, people are not pushy. After trying some other schools, I was sooo happy to end up here. Very safe, attentive and just all around great!
Joan B.Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend) August 5, 2014
Everyone there is so nice. It is a happy place. We went there for zip lining with my 2 boys for the price of one person at Mt. Sunapee. I did not really want to zip as I don't like rides or heights. After gearing up, we heading to the site to do the first zip...appropriately named Elimination zip. You have to walk a small suspension bridge to get to the first zip. Once we crossed that, I thought I was done. I really wasn't sure I could do it. I actually had tears in my eyes. One of our guides took time to try to make me feel more comfortable. It didn't work. He was very kind and patient and allowed me to take my time. I did the first zip. The hardest part was lifting my feet to take off. The patience of both guides was incredible (and mature and experienced) I was the only adult in the group and I couldn't have done it without them. Ending compliment "Of all the nervous people, you were the most nervous person who did not back out!" So glad I did it. Ready to try Superman!