How long are the flights?
Flight times vary based on the flight you have chosen. Flight times are as follows:
How high do we go?
- Discovery Flight: 15 minutes
- The Mile High Flight: 21 minutes
- The Supreme Flight: 40 minutes
Flight altitudes also range by flight type.
Is there an age restriction?
- Discovery Flight: 3,500 feet in the air
- The Mile High Flight: 5,280 feet in the air
- The Supreme Flight: 10,000 feet in the air
Yes. You must be at least 18 years old in order to fly.Is there a weight limit?
Yes. You must weigh under 240 lbs. to fly.What should I wear?
Because of the altitudes you will be flying at, it is recommended that you wear close-toed shoes and socks. Long pants and a light jacket or sweatshirt are advised if you get cold easily.When is the best time to fly?
We fly anytime the weather allows us to fly. The best conditions for flying are in smooth air and calm winds, generally in the early morning or late in the afternoon.What is a self-launching hang glider?
Also called a ‘trike’, it is an FAA-certified Light Sport Aircraft that features a hang gliding wing and weight shift operation. It flies much like a traditional hang glider, but is powered by a reliable aircraft engine.
Trikes provide the experience of traditional hang gliding, but are more capable of flying safely in a wider range of weather conditions. Trikes also have other advantages in comfort (big, cushy seats) and safety (BMW-engineered steel safety cage), and they enable longer airtime.How safe is powered hang gliding?
We have a 100% safety record and our trikes are incredibly strong. For your safety and peace of mind, our trikes are furthermore outfitted with a ballistic parachute system. But most importantly, we simply don’t fly in marginal conditions. After all, it’s all about having fun!What happens if the engine quits?
A trike is a powered hang glider, designed for flight with or without power. At Hang Glide Orlando, the engine is only used to climb to altitude. Then we turn off the engine and silently glide back down to earth.Is the engine loud?
The engine is a Rotax 912, 4 stroke engine with silencer kit designed for noise reduction. In addition to the sound reduction features, you will also be wearing an intercom headset which not only allows you clear in-flight communication but also reduces outside sound.