Thursday, April 25, 2013

Soaring above Los Angeles


The sports of hang gliding offers humans a chance to glide like a bird. Los Angeles features ideal hang-gliding conditions, with good weather and strong thermals. Rental bus visitors can fly year-round, with an average of 300 good flying days each year. General guidelines require participants to be at least 5 feet tall and weigh between 90 and 260 lbs. Plan a visit to Los Angeles with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Company Los Angeles and take the opportunity to fly above Los Angeles with a hang glider.
Hang Gliding in Los Angeles is a network of professional instructors and part of the American Hang Gliding Network. The organization helps Los Angeles rental bus visitors locate suitable hang gliding schools or arrange tandem flying experiences in and around the Los Angeles area. If you’re visiting Los Angeles on a rental bus and want to do some hang gliding, check in with them first. During training, all equipment, including a helmet, is provided by the schools. Wear long pants, comfortable shoes that you can run in and polarized sunglasses. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen and a camera to capture the experience.
Windsports Soaring Center, based a short charter bus ride away near the airport, is one of the longest-established hang-gliding academies in Southern California, with a team of professional flying instructors and a fleet of modern gliders. It offers lessons and training toward USHGA Novice Pilot certification. You can also obtain this qualification through Extreme Things, with an intensive seven-day training program. Pilot certification involves classroom teaching as well as practical training. You will learn about hang-gliding components and terminology, how to set up and break down a hang glider, launch, flight and landing techniques and safety skills. Windsports offers tandem flying experiences for rental bus visitors with a qualified pilot at Kagel Mountain, launching from 3,500 feet. Flights are available seven days a week, weather permitting. With Extreme Things you can enjoy a tandem paragliding experience over the Malibu coastal cliffs, which involves a 10-minute ground-training session and 30 minutes of flight.
Sylmar Flight Park, base of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association, was established in 1969, and hosted the first U.S. National Hang Gliding Championships. The park is situated at Kagel Mountain in the Angeles National Forest, approximately 30 miles by charter bus north of Los Angeles International Airport. It is open daily, year-round, from 8 a.m. until dusk, depending on weather an charges a fee for use. The park has a dirt ramp for southern launches, and the designated landing area is marked by streamers. Non-SHGA members can fly at Sylmar, but you must be rated at least HP3 (intermediate) or fly in tandem with a qualified pilot.
Visit Los Angeles with a rental bus for some high flying thrills in a hang glider. Bus Company Los Angeles can help you organize your rental bus trip to Los Angeles with a minimum of fuss and bother while you and your rental bus group soar high above the skies.

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