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EXPERIENCE THE PUREST FORM OF
FREE FLIGHT THE FUN AND SAFE WAY!
HANG GLIDING  INSTRUCTION, TANDEM FLIGHTS,  
GLIDERS & EQUIPMENT SALES AND FREE-FLIGHT EXCURSIONS
THROUGHOUT OREGON AND  BEYOND

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PO Box 2128   Grants Pass, OR  97528   Phone/Fax: 541-772-2915
Email: info@soair.net
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How much does a hang glider weigh?
A. When lifted, a hang glider weighs anywhere from 50 to 75 pounds.  
When you start running with a glider at the proper pitch however, it
is weightless.

Q. How much do they cost?
A. If you’re patient, you can find a good used glider for a few hundred dollars. Avoid buying a used glider if you
don’t know what you’re looking for - you could end up with a deathtrap. If you buy a new one, they are usually a
few thousand. Harnesses range in price from a few hundred for a used one to over a thousand dollars for a new
one.

Q. How long does it take to learn?
A. With proper instruction and the right attitude, most students will be off the ground and actually flying on
their first lesson. It may take six to twelve or more lessons before you'll be flying at significant altitude (1,000'
or more off the ground).

Q. Can I take a couple of lessons and then go fly off the mountain?
A. No. Most flying sites are regulated by local monitors, and pilots are
required to possess a certain rating issued by an instructor or observer. To
obtain a rating, you must first be a member of the United States Hang Gliding
& Paragliding  Association (USHPA), and obtain the necessary training. This
means that the landowner is protected by USHPA insurance, as well as ensuring
that you are properly trained and risk is minimized. Your instructor will work
with you to obtain the proper qualifications to earn the necessary rating.

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