to the Foothills
Flight Park website.
Flight Park provides easy access to the beautiful
scenery of the North Carolina Foothills Region.
Pilots and students can soar far and high while
enjoying breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mt.
Mitchell and the Brushy Mt. Range. On clear days, the cities of
Charlotte and Winston-Salem can be seen on the horizon.
So you want to
learn to hang glide. This will be one of the most exciting
and enjoyable decisions you have ever made.
FFP we use a teaching method called tandem aerotowing as our
primary tool for instruction. We have found that this
method is far superior to the older and more time intensive foot
launch or training hill method.
tandem aerotowing method gets you in the air on your first
flight. You will tow with an instructor to 2500 feet then
get real airtime practice while getting expert advice from a professional
pilot. (To fly solo you are required to have a "hang
2" rating. The tandem method is the fastest way to
get you flying solo.) In as few as 15 to 20 tandem flights
you could be flying by yourself.
addition to being faster, many pilots found the aerotowing
method to be cheaper than the foot-launch method as they didn't
require as many lessons before they reached their hang 2 rating.
We provide USHGA
certified instruction for hang gliding
students. Our primary tools of instruction are the Bailey-Moyes
Dragonfly Aerotow plane and a modern
tandem hang glider (FLY 2) which ensures that the student will
receive plenty of high altitude dual
instruction prior to solo. Hill training
lessons are available for those students wishing to learn the
slower more traditional "foot-launch" method. For information on what
certifications you will receive visit our "Certifications"
Foothills Flight Park.
Foothills Flight Park
P.O. Box 145
Hiddenite, NC 28636
see out contacts page!