1) Choose the Adventure; between a tandem paragliding flight or lessons to fly on your own!
2) Tell us when you want to fly. Select the date that you want to fly. The Adventure you choose will usually determine whether you will fly in the morning, or evening. *Weather is usually best just after sunrise or a few hours before sunset.
(For most predictable weather, morning flights are usually preferred. For higher altitude flights, evenings are usually best when weather is right.)
3) Book online - Through email - over the phone - or in person and Nice Sky Adventures will match you with the best instructor/pilot for your flying adventure.
We fly just about every morning and a few evenings each week due to the weather.
If the weather isn't perfect the first time you try to book, don't worry! You will automatically get placed as top priority booking for the next good weather day. We will never let your purchase expire if the weather doesn't corporate.
Tickets are fully transferable too so if you don't get to fly while you are visiting, the gift of free flight lasts a lifetime! You could also choose to get a full refund if you book more than 3 times and get canceled due to weather. (We really want you to fly!)
Upon arrival on the day of your flight, you will be greeted by a member of the team to verify and complete all of the required paperwork.
After your flight, be sure to check back here for pictures, videos, updates and more!
*Few restrictions apply. All scheduled flights are weather permitting and are subject to rescheduling and/or issuing a transferable gift certificate good for 24 months. No cash refunds will be issued unless you live out of state and can not return. Any cancelations from the passenger must be within 24 hours before the scheduled flight otherwise will be considered paid in full. Contact Nice Sky Adventures for complete details. - We do not want to take your money... WE WANT YOU TO FLY! Thats how we maintain great reviews.
Nice Sky Adventures is locally owned and operated. We work with all of the local flying community to make sure you have a safe and memorable experience of a lifetime. Human free flight at its finest.
Our captain and lead team pilot, Chris Hunlow, holds the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Associationís (USHPA) highest rating, a P-5 Master pilot and he has received their highest recognition for safety, the 5th Diamond Safe Pilot Award, which represents over 5,000 consecutive safe flights (and counting). Chris will accept nothing less than the best for his passengers and that is why we made him our captain.
With Chris as our captain, you can be sure the rest of our crew is equally as talented and certified to give you the best flight possible.
With Nice Sky Adventures, you get nothing but the best.
Paragliding is the simplest form of human flight. A paraglider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, easy to launch, and easy to land. The paraglider itself is constructed of rip-stop nylon from which the pilot is suspended by sturdy Kevlar lines. The pilot is clipped into a harness and oriented in a sitting position for maximum comfort.
CLICK HERE for more answers to your question from our National Organization, USHPA
With a non-motored flight you will take off from the top of a bluff, and with a motored flight you will take off directly from the ground.
Parasailing is what you do at a beach or offshore, in a modified parachute tied to a boat, not so popular in California. Parachutes are designed to be deployed during free-fall from an airplane and to then descend to the ground. By contrast, paraglider pilots launch from gentle hillsides; if the glider isn't flying properly, the launch can be aborted before leaving the ground.
Paragliding and hang gliding are very similar in terms of the pure joy of flight. The sensation of flying either craft is very birdlike.
Paragliding is about finesse and serenity, not so much strength and brute force. As in rock climbing, women often do much better than men because they don't try to muscle it.
You can make paragliding, like most adventure sports, as safe or dangerous, as you want. The primary safety factors are personal judgment and attitude. You can fly safely for many years with the right attitude.