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    Hang Gliding for Beginners

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    Tired of living life with your feet on the ground? Get your head in the clouds with this 3-hour introduction to Hang Gliding! Develop a strong, functional knowledge of Hang Gliding gear, ground handling, and meteorology. When you're ready, and if conditions allow it, you'll suit up and hit the training hill. Experience flights of up to 35-feet in the air under the safe supervision of an experienced instructor. This introductory experience is the perfect way to find out what Hang Gliding is all about and get in touch with the local scene. See you in the sky!
    Hang Gliding for Beginners

    80 Hang Glider Rd, Ellenville

    • Pick up the basics of Hang Gliding during an introductory class
    • Build fundamental knowledge of Hang Gliding gear and theory
    • Practice low-level flights off of the top of a small training hill
    • Alter the landscape of your recreational life with a thrilling new hobby
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    Beginner Hang Gliding

    Get ready to soar off into blue skies and green horizons! This introductory class will give you a first taste of what hang gliding is all about. You'll start off in a simulator to get a feel of what it's like to speed up, turn, and land a hang glider. As you learn to hold, balance, and run with the glider, you will gradually progress towards taking flight from a small hill. This will be an important part of working your way up to more difficult, exciting, and inspiring hang gliding. Come and experience the closest thing to human flight!
    Beginner Hang Gliding

    77 Hang Glider Rd, Ellenville

    • Embark on a hang gliding journey and learn the basics of this thrilling and adventurous activity
    • Practice in a simulator before working your way up to full flight
    • Build a strong foundation by starting off small with basic turns and landing techniques
    • Learn what it feels like to soar through the sky and see the world from a new angle as you hang glide
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    Flight Instruction For Two with Dinner

    Wanna win your place as the wind beneath someone's wings? Forget dinner and a movie. Dinner and a flight lesson is your ticket to everlasting smooches! You and your sweetie will enjoy a lengthy 2-hour flight lesson. That's 45-minutes to an 1-hour of flight time for each of you, which means no fighting over who gets to fly. Of course, in this case three is a comfort. While you'll handle the controls for most of the experience, you'll be accompanied on your educational excursion by a knowledgeable flight instructor, and connected throughout via headset. Halfway through, you'll even land at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut for a romantic dinner at 121 Restaurant before soaring back to Long Island! Just try not to be a backseat flyer. Otherwise, you might also get a lesson in skydiving.
    Flight Instruction For Two with Dinner

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Take to the skies for a fun-filled flight instruction experience for two
    • Handle the bulk of the flying under an experienced instructor's guidance
    • Land in Connecticut for a romantic dinner at the 121 Restaurant
    • Plan an innovative experience for you and your significant other
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    Paragliding Discover Session

    Looking for a new sport that will give you a top notch adrenaline rush? Fly into the face of your fears by beginning your paragliding journey today! Learn about paragliding from the launch to the landing in a 3-hour basic class that will help you discover if this exhilarating sport is for you! You may be wondering how you'll learn about paragliding in 3 to 4 hours, but don't worry, they aren't going to put you up in the sky until you are fully trained. This short introductory training program give you the basics of how to paraglide and is designed to teach you about the actual sport and process. It's a great way to get a feel for the sport and get familiar with the canopy and sloes without committing just yet. Paragliding? More like paradise.
    Paragliding Discover Session

    1691 Boston Corners Rd, Millerton

    • Familiarize yourself with an exhilarating sport without having to commit
    • Get a feel for the canopy and slopes of paragliding so you're fully prepared for your first flight
    • Spend a few hours getting comfortable before deciding to move forward
    • Take the first steps necessary to embarking on the flight adventure of a lifetime
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    Discovery Days - Paragliding

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    People have always told you to look before you leap, but that's for the birds. Well, technically the expression should apply to everything except birds -- and you after this sweet class. Take a paragliding class and learn the fundamentals of this adrenaline-filled adventure sport. This course will familiarize you with all of your equipment and give you a little methodological background for when you get up in the air. Afterwards, if the weather conditions are in your favor, you might be soaring as high as 35 feet off of the ground. You won't bother looking before you leap after this class -- as long as you have your paragliding equipment.
    Discovery Days - Paragliding

    80 Hang Glider Rd, Ellenville

    • Discover the thrill of flying as you try your hand at the exciting sport of paragliding
    • Take a lesson where you will learn the basics
    • Float high above the ground with practice flights up to 35 feet in the air depending on conditions
    • Learn from an experienced instructor in a safe and controlled environment
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    Three Way in the Sky: Helicopter, Plane, and Skydiving

    Looking to start living like a real-life action hero? Trade the beach for a helicopter ride. Trade the bar for a airplane flight lesson. Trade the Golden Girls reruns for a tandem skydive jump. And do it all in one day. It all begins with a low-altitude whirlybird flight from Manhattan to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, Long Island. Then, pair up with a teammate, and an FAA-certified instructor, and take your place behind the controls of a Piper Warrior aircraft! Airborne, you'll handle 80% of the flying as you make your way to Calderton. Communicate with your instructor via headset to get instructions on various maneuvers, and perform daring aerial feats to score points for your team! Arrive in Calderton for a briefing on the essentials of tandem skydiving. Then take the plunge from 13,500 feet. Reach free-fall speeds as you plummet towards the ground, before your parachute is deployed and you continue your descent for a gentle landing. Afterwards, it's back aboard the Piper Warrior for a return trip to Republic Airport. This time, your teammate will take the controls. Cheer them on, because upon landing, your points will be tallied and ranked against other participants to see who's up to snuff in the daring-do department. Win or lose, this adventure ought to leave you feeling on cloud nine, long after you descend from the sky. But just in case you're not quite ready to call it a day, a return helicopter trip should provide a fitting hero's return to the city!
    Three Way in the Sky: Helicopter, Plane, and Skydiving

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Enjoy a helicopter ride to Republic Airport, and a return trip later in the day
    • Learn the basics of airplane flight with a lesson in the skies over Long Island
    • Jump from a plane at 13,500 feet and parachute to the ground
    • Treat yourself to three incredible experiences all in the course of one day
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    Big Apple Helicopter Tour

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    On your 15-minute New York sightseeing helicopter flight you'll experience the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline in a way that's impossible from the ground. You'll also see the most famous landmark in the US, the Statue of Liberty, from the air!

    Starting from New York's Downtown Heliport, situated close to Battery Park and Wall Street, your flight takes you past the World Financial Center, Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life Buildings and over Ellis Island and the Hudson River to reach the George Washington Bridge. Your pilot is on hand to provide commentary on the points of interest seen during your flight via the headphones provided, and all seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views over the city.

    Escape New York's lines and crowds by taking to the skies!

    Note: The listed price does not include a $35 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. For safety reasons, please provide the weight, in pounds, of each person in your party in the special request section when placing a booking. For safety reasons, please indicate each person's weight in the special request box when placing a booking
    Big Apple Helicopter Tour

    6 E River Bikeway, New York

    • Witness the spectacular New York skyline from aboard a helicopter
    • Enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and even ride along the Hudson River
    • Feel the thrill soaring high above the bustling NYC streets
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    New York City Helicopter Tour

    Your New York sightseeing adventure begins as you fly along the Hudson River toward the harbor, passing Manhattan's Financial District, Woolworth Building and Ellis Island. After a bird's-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, you'll fly over Governors Island and the Verrazano Bridge joining Brooklyn and Staten Island.

    Returning up the Hudson, you'll pass the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid to view Midtown's famous skyscrapers: Empire State, Chrysler and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings, along with Central Park, Yankee Stadium, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, George Washington Bridge and the Palisade of New Jersey.

    Note: The listed price does not include a $30 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
    New York City Helicopter Tour

    6 E River Piers, New York

    • Take the ultimate helicopter tour of NYC and even visit all five boroughs
    • See the Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Empire State Building, and Central Park, all from above!
    • Fly along the Hudson River and notice the unique characteristics of each NYC neighborhood
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    Paragliding - Beginners

    Looking for a new sport that will give you a top notch adrenaline rush? Fly into the face of your fears by beginning your paragliding journey today! Learn about paragliding from the launch to the landing during an introduction day that will help you discover if this exhilarating sport is for you! This full-day course is designed to provide you with the basic skills too enjoy kiting your glider. You'll be able to make your first few flights on the training hill, allowing you to get a feel for the sport. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with the slopes and canopy so you can be all ready to go for your first true flight. Paragliding? More like paradise.
    Paragliding - Beginners

    1691 Boston Corners Rd, Millerton

    • Familiarize yourself with the exhilarating sport of paragliding in an introductory lesson
    • Get a feel for the canopy and slopes of paragliding so you're fully prepared for your first flight
    • Practice your first few flights from a training hill that allows you to improve your technique
    • Take the first steps necessary to embarking on the flight adventure of a lifetime
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    First Flight Adventure

    Tired of living with both feet firmly planted on the ground? Dream big with this soaring flight of fancy! Climb aboard a small aircraft for a 1-hour learning session. While you'll be supported by a knowledgeable flight instructor, this innovative first-timer's experience lets you man the stick for the duration. Develop an understanding of the terms, protocol, and equipment. You'll be connected throughout via headset for clear cut, 1-on-1 instruction. You can even choose between a flight over Long Island's Gold Coast, or the Great South Bay. Both offer the picturesque scenery and are the perfect backdrop for an uplifting adventure. When it's finally time to return to earth, you'll receive a ticket to Cradle of Aviation Museum, and an invitation to continue your training at Ventura. Mementos of the experience are also gifted, including a pilot's logbook of your adventure, a photograph of you in pilot mode, and a certificate to prove your daring ... All of which should come in quite handy for the endless bragging that'll transpire soon after!
    First Flight Adventure

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Take to the skies with a flight instruction experience for novices
    • Handle the bulk of the flying under an experienced instructor's guidance
    • Get acclimated to the controls and instruments, and learn about flight protocol
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Long Island area with a choice of route
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