Mid-June through October:
Daily - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
November through Mid-June:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
*Please note that 1 tandem flight is given per time slot. If you are booking with a friend you will need to book an 11:00 AM time slot and 2:00 PM time slot on the same day.
- Operating for over 30 years - the largest and oldest hang gliding flight training academy in southern California with over 100,000 flights flown!
- The owner and head instructor has been elected regional director of the U.S. Hang Gliding Association
- Your pilot instructs you on 3 responsibilities: run, hold on and enjoy as you launch from 3,500 feet
- Experience the freedom of this unique form of flight as you float above the Southern California landscape!
Sit back and let one of our certified instructors give you the ultimate hang gliding experience.
When you arrive at the Kagel Mountain launch site, your Tandem Instructor will discuss all the details of your flight and answer any questions you have as he prepares you for your adventure.
After you assist in with the assembly and pre-flight check of the glider, you are ready to get in your harness. You will do a short practice run and your tandem pilot will instruct you on your three responsibilities: run, hold on and enjoy the flight!
At launch you'll do a hang check and go over your flight plan. When you are ready and the wind is right you will begin your launch and after few steps you'll be flying.
- Participants must weigh no more than 230 pounds
- Children under 18 years of age must have parental consent
- Please be prepared to pay a $5-7 parking fee
2 - 2.5 hours per tandem flight.
This experience is for one participant per time slot.
Yes, visitors are encouraged to come visit the training park where they can take photos of the participant's flight.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend long pants and comfortable running shoes.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
Do I need to be really fit to hang glide?
Hang gliding requires no exceptional talent or skill. Almost anyone of average height, weight, and physical conditioning can learn.
What should I bring to my lessons?
Wear long pants and comfortable running shoes. Please bring 1 liter of drinking water. Cameras are welcome. Be prepared to pay a $5-7 parking fee.
What happens if the weather is bad?
In the event of inclement weather, you will reschedule your experience for a future date directly with the experience provider. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What does the typical day look like?
When you arrive at the launch site, your instructor will discuss all the details of your flight and answer any questions you have as he prepares you for your adventure. After you assist in the assembly and and pre-flight of the glider, you are ready to get in your harness. Careful adjustments are made to ensure your comfort and safety each step of the way. You will do a short practice run and your tandem pilot will instruct you on your three responsibilities: run, hold onto his harness and have fun! At launch, you'll do a hang check and go over your flight plan. When you are ready and the wind is right, you will begin your launch and after a few steps, you'll be flying.
If I'm aftraid of heights, can I learn to fly?
Many hang gliding pilots claim to be afraid of heights. If you enjoy flying in airplanes then you will probably be comfortable in a hang glider.
How heavy is a hang glider?
The modern lightweight training gliders weigh about 50 pounds on the ground. But with just a little bit of wind they weigh almost nothing at all.
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"Awesome! So much fun. We had bad weather and a lot of waiting before launch, but the guys kept our spirits high and were confident we were going to fly that day. The feeling of soaring 2000' above the ground is a unique perspective that must be seen to be appreciated. I look forward to flying again! Many THANKS!!"
"This was an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it. My flight instructor, Fred, has years and years of experience, and his instructions were very comforting. I highly recommend this experience and I highly recommend Fred! I have already suggested this adventure to co-workers, friends and neighbors. It's a must do!"
"This experience was amazing!!! My instructor Fred and his wife are the best when it comes to making this experience magical. His sense of humor and his attention to detail made my day! The whole day was just one fun moment to the next, culminating in an extremely memorable flying experience. I am at awe at what great adventure we have in our back yard. Fred is a master at what he does while making you feel secure and giddy with excitement. I really loved this community of gliders that welcome you with open arms and try to make you feel comfortable and less scared that you are about to fly like a bird. This experience is definitely under rated. More people should experience the thrill of flying amongst the clouds and seeing the world from thousands of feet in the air. There is no words to express my gratitude to Fred and Joe and everyone at this amazing location for allowing me a moment of sheer joy. THANK YOU!!!! "