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10 Hang gliding lessons from my first year!

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:28 pm

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If you had to pick a super power, what would it be? For some people it is being invisible, for other it is to travel in time, for me it was flying. When I was a kid I used to dream of flying... I would close my eyes and imagine what it would be like to be in the air, what the ground would look like, how it would feel. It was amazing in my imagination and a dream to be accomplished someday.

As I grew older, i realised I'm not actually Superman, but there are other realistic options. It was time to cross this off the Bucket list!
1- Pick a site with multiple teachers! Learning from different people will help gain perspective and learn from the person you can relate.

2- Chose site that is close to you! The first few lessons may be OK, but if you have a weekday job, you will have to take weekend lessons and the classes are normally held in the morning because of the wind direction. Soon enough you will start resenting the early saturday and sunday morning alarms.

3- Lessons can be expensive so you will have to find a balance between the frequency of lessons, retaining your recently learned skills vs. your budget! I found that lessons every other week worked out well for me.

4- Don't be too hard on yourself! In the beginning the lessons can be a little disappointing since you are only getting a few feet off the ground and you are constantly worried about crashing. Don't look at the ground, look at the horizon! Keep persisting and soon enough you will be more confident....

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http://www.infobarrel.com/Bucket_list_Learning_to_Fly_a_Hang_Glider

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CCarson81


Joined: 22 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject:    

mosh

Awesome post. I appreciate you being a cheer leader for the newbs.
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xjdisaster


Joined: 11 May 2015
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:56 pm    Post subject:    

I'm just starting out. I appreciate the advice. There aren't any instructors within 4.5 hrs. from where I live in Midland, Tx. I couldn't budget the fuel cost and the lessons, so I have become a hitch hiker... I have to keep flying!
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poldo


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject:    

Nice advice dude
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sohrab


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject:    

what nice advised
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