WOW! a hanggliding wife.
You are officially one of the most envied HG pilots around
Good job man, now you have thousands of HG pilots in the country in line for your wife, hoping she will dump you one day
Do you know how many divorces HGing has caused? Seriously. You are very lucky to have your wife get into this. Most wives get sick of the hubby leaving every weekend to go fly and end up divorcing them.
PS: Tell your wife she has EXCELLENT launch skills
Keep working on those landings, almost there _________________
I'm in the process of enticing my wife to try flying, and I'm not sure if getting her a tandum flight, or leting her try a low level tow would be the best. I would be interested to know what you and your wife feel is the best way to be introduced to this awsome sport.
Thanks for any input.
Hi Mark S. Most of the big flight park instructors hold the opinion that a day on the training hill is a better way to "hook" a new pilot. If you go straight into a high alt. Tandem, some people feel that they have 'achieved' flight, and don't need to continue. With solo training, it seems to whet the appetite a bit better. My wife and I both began on the dunes of Kitty Hawk at the same time. Years later she did a few tandems while I was training for my H2. A couple years later yet, while I was flying Lookout Mtn. she spent some time on the training hills and got her H1. It was a very casual approach, took years to do it, and she probably would not have done it if I were not into it. And truthfully, I don't know if she'll go any further with it. good luck to you and your wife!
I've been trying to get my fiance interested in HG as he is already a skydiver. We were in Florida recently and he started out on the hill, while I completed my training for H1. He's now very interested and will soon do his H1. I totally agree that the hill is the best way to start.
Great video wish I could get my wife to learn. You are also right about the hill training. She did a tandem down at kitty hawk and enjoyed the flight but didn't see the point in doing it more. I couldn't wait for more and still walk with my eyes to the clouds.