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We have fantastic results with training HG pilots.
Whether you want a weekends only training course or a condensed
1 2 week block (the best way to learn), we will suit your
Glenn Meadows is one of New Zealands most experienced hang
gliding instructors. He has taught over 100 people how to fly hang
gliders, including conducting training for the NZ Army.
start on flat ground where you learn to set up and balance the glider
in the wind. Your first flights will be just 1 2 metres above
the ground. All hang glider pilots need to learn foot-launching
techniques to safely participate in this sport. Launching techniques
are practiced and perfected on our training slopes before attempting
high flights. We specialise in high altitude; foot launched hang
gliding, which is what most South Island HG pilots are into.
to fly is a gradual process. As you progress you will graduate to
higher and higher flights. Tandem flights are part of the training
syllabus. We will do at least one tandem before you attempt soaring
or thermalling yourself.
are 4 8 hours depending on the number of students and travelling
distance. Most people will need 8 10 days to complete NZHGPA
Novice (hang 2) qualification. NZHGPA qualifications are transferable
to most other countries.
- $160.00 per day.
the Hang Gliding Team
Glenn Meadows is a true hang gliding enthusiast.
Even on his days off he can be found soaring around somewhere. Glenn
started flying hang gliders in 1989 at the age of 20. Some people
are simply compelled to fly and Glenn is one of them, he soon became
involved at every level of the sport. An instructor since 1993,
Glenn was the operator of Auckland Hang Gliding School and was also
elected as Club President of Auckland HGPC for 3 years before moving
to Nelson. He has held the NZHGPA Hang Gliding Training Manager
position from 1999 2003.
Hang Gliding Adventures was established in 1998 and is a real team
effort. The ground crew is a major point of difference in our operation.
Justine, our main assistant has been with us since the beginning,
and having had countless tandem flights she, knows the needs of
our passengers. Having an experienced assistant to aid with launches
and to drive to pick us up ensures your complete hang gliding experience
will go smoothly.
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