Come join us for a tandem aero tow, and enjoy the splendor of the Connecticut River Valley from the air (especially beautiful during the Fall foliage season). This is a great way to learn how to see what hang gliding is all about, and to start learning the sport for yourself! First, a professional tandem hang gliding instructor will give you an overview of the flight to come. The two of you are then hooked into our special tandem hang glider side by side. This hang glider is set up to safely take off and land on wheels so that no running is required. After you and the hang glider are hooked to an ultralight aircraft by a towline and other safety equipment, the fun begins. As the ultralight pulls the hang glider down the runway, you take to the air with the instructor on the controls. After about nine minutes of being attached to the tow line you are 2000 feet above the ground and it’s time to be set free from the tow plane. You are now gliding freely around the sky while taking in the awesome view. About this time, your instructor will let you try your hand at the controls (if desired). As you approach the ground, your instructor eases the hang glider back onto the runway and rolls to a stop (similar to the landing of a conventional aircraft). The typical flight duration is 20-30 minutes. Ages 10 to 94 have flown tandem at Morningside. The weight limit is under 200 lbs. Mornings and evenings are the best time to fly, when conditions are smooth.
This is an experience not soon to be forgotten.