Spread Your Wings and Fly

101 Things to Do (Big Island) - - AIR TOURS -

If float­ing above the sur­face in a two-per­son fly­ing ma­chine sparks your imag­i­na­tion, take to the sky in a pow­ered hang glider.

Dur­ing your flight, you’ll learn the ba­sics of weight-shift con­trol, aero­dy­nam­ics and safety, as well as a bit about weather and its ef­fects on avi­a­tion.

Once you’ve reached a re­laxed fly­ing al­ti­tude, an in­ter­est­ing phe­nom­e­non some­times takes hold. There’s a ten­dency to for­get that a pi­lot is nav­i­gat­ing your course, that an en­gine is pow­er­ing the way, and that you’re strapped into a two-seater fly­ing ma­chine, at­tached only to a wing. All that fades into a new feel­ing, one that re­sem­bles wing­less flight.

Any­one who’s seen the Big Is­land from above knows its magic. But if you want to get caught in its spell, take a les­son in a pow­ered hang glider. Check out Is­land Ul­tra­light for more in­for­ma­tion.

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