Due to the mandatory COVID closure of 2020 and now the increase in the cost of operations, small businesses are struggling. Even with the major cost increases, we at Virginia Hang Gliding have decided to help our customers by absorbing the cost increase and not raising our prices for the 2023 season.
Please support small businesses like ours by purchasing products and services and by referring these businesses to your friends and loved ones.
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Thank you for your understanding.
We are currently closed
Our 2024 season starts
mid-May until the end of September
From our own 25-acre facility, we use a specially designed light-sport airplane called a Bailey-Moyes Dragonfly to tow the tandem glider to altitudes between 2,000 and 5,300 feet. The Dragonfly climbs at only 30 mph, so your powered ascent is both peaceful and breathtaking.
At your selected altitude, the glider with you and your pilot releases and soars above the Eastern Shore, with Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Hampton Roads to the south and Chincoteague to the north. You can float peacefully or opt for heart-pounding aerobatics and then land softly and slowly back at Painter Field on the glider's own landing gear. You can 'float through the sky like a bird in the way you might have imagined but never dreamed was really possible'.