The best way to get introduced to the sport of powered parachuting is to go for a Discovery Flight, or the more advanced Discovery Training Flight. These flights will help you to determine if the sport is what you want to do.
During a Discovery Flight there is no pressure to fly the machine and you can have confidence in the skill of a certified and skilled instructor. The Discovery Training Flight gives you time at the controls to have a true hands (and feet)-on experience operating the aircraft, all under the supervision and guidance of your flight instructor. On either flight, after a thorough pre-flight check of the aircraft, you sit behind the pilot and buckle into a harness. Once the take-off area is cleared, the instructor will add throttle to the engine which will start the aircraft on a forward roll. With increasing speed, the parachute inflates overhead, and gently lifts the aircraft into the sky.
DURATION AND COST:
Flights can be 20 minutes ($100), 40 minutes ($185), or 60 minutes ($250)
Highlights of both kinds of flights:
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Prior reservation is required for all flights.
How it works:
We maintain an email list of everyone who is interested in flying with us, and send notification out to that list (including to those who purchased Gift Certificates) as to when we have available slots to fulfill Discovery or Discovery Training flights, and that is typically 2-4 days in advance of the actual date we will be flying. This is determined by the weather and our training schedule, and we give first right of refusal to students we are training that have purchased aircraft from us, and then to those who have purchased Gift Certificates. Because of the unpredictability of the weather, as well as people's ever-changing schedules, we do not provide advanced or future reservations for specific dates, beyond what is described here. You can get on our email notification list by contacting us here. You must also complete our Waiver and Release of Liability, which you can download here, print, fill out, and bring with you when you come for your flight.