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                    Watch our multiple videos below to see our hang gliding program in action                    
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Check out these videos created by our own Chris Donahue with his Flying Camera to capture some unique in flight video......Just watch and enjoy!!!!!

Blue Sky 2014 from Chris Donahue on Vimeo.

 
 
Your Dream of Flight is Here
 
Check out our week long flying camps on our calendar of events for
those who want to get the most out of their time

"  It's Time to Fly  " 
 
"  Information for Beginners  "
 
 Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson for just $150.
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sic ground school, all flight safety gear and as many flight attempts as we can accomplish in our 4 hour session.  First day students will try to fly over 500 feet in distance learning to control speed and direction of a hang glider while safely below 10 feet above our grassy surface.  The Blue Sky Low and Slow training techniques have been proven to be a great way to learn without running up and down hills.  Call ahead and make a reservation. Use our directions page on this website to determine location and travel time.  Pilots must weight at least 100 pounds and less than 240 pounds.  Its best if students are at least 15 years if age.  Daily start time is 8am.  Wear long pants and clothing you don't mind getting dirty.  Bring a change of shoes and socks for the ride home.  Bring plenty to drink.  Glasses or sunglasses recommended.  Once scheduled, you need to call and check in the afternoon prior to your activity to see if weather/wind forecasts look favorable for your morning activity.  If not, you never lose your lesson due to weather, but you may just have to reschedule for another date.
 
Try a Tandem Hang Gliding Flight to over 2000 feet
Its Time to Fly.........$175

*   Use our directions ,  not your GPS
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PROMO VIDEO
Watch our program in action and be better prepared for your hang gliding adventure.

 Lessons are taught daily beginning at 8am and run for 4 hours, weather permitting.  All participants
will need to make a reservation.  No special gear or previous experience is necessary.

   
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A powered hang gliding harness, like the Mosquito NRG from Swedish Aerosports, gives additional

flight options for our more experienced pilots.   Come along and enjoy this video of Steve Wendt
taking an evening flight at Blue Sky.
           

Blue Sky is your Premiere Hang Gliding training facility.
Rated Pilots need to purchase a $20 3-day pass for flight park usage, or $50 for the entire year.  A $150 Club Pass earns you the Flight Park Pass plus unlimited camping for the season.

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Blue Sky Flight Park

 
 
Blue Sky Flight Park is your full time, full service hang gliding flight park located less than 30 minutes ENE of Richmond, Virginia.     Towing is the main way to launch on the flatlands and Blue Sky offers a variety
of ways to become airborne. Beginner through advanced pilots can have fun flying over the scenic country landscape. Flights of over 5 hours duration, 8000 feet of altitude, and distances of 50 miles have been flown.

    
    

 

   
      
Steve Wendt brings over 38 years of teaching and flight experience to the program. The USHGA awarded Steve the 2004 Instructor of the Year for his efforts and most recently the 2007 NAA safety award.  Steve is a certified USHGA advanced instructor and tandem instructor. Steve flies unpowered and powered hang gliders, trikes and 3-axis fixed wing aircraft.   The instructional program is one of the best in the country and is available year round, 7 days a week, weather permitting.

     
    

    
    

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Introduction to Paragliding

Blue Sky can also introduce you to paragliding using the scooter tow system.
    Paragliding begins with much time spent learning about your wing and harness.  Learn how to lay out the canopy for consistent inflating, adjusting your harness, hooking in, frontal and reverse inflations and much more.  Once you are inflating properly, students must learn how to control the canopy and stay centered with the wing overhead.  Once these techniques are mastered you can begin taking flight to enjoy the thrill of paragliding.  Add more 3 hour sessions and work towards your USHPA P1 and P2 ratings.  You can see more by going to the top of this page and clicking 'Lessons' and go to our 'Lesson Pricing' and 'Paragliding Lessons' page.

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Beginner Hang Gliding Lessons
 
  Beginning hang gliding students will fly in their first lesson at
5 to 10 feet above
the ground with the Blue Sky 'Low and Slow'
scooter towing methods developed by Steve Wendt. Large and
forgiving training gliders let you begin safely. The feeling of
floating just above the ground for hundreds of feet is something
you'll never forget.  On the first day you will go through a basic
ground school and equipment orientation.  You will learn how to
hold and run with the glider while keeping your body in the proper position to control the gliders balance for proper speed and
directional control.  Steve won't let you get higher until you
master the basic skills.  Plus, no carrying the glider back up
the hill.  Scooter tow training allows you to fly over.....
 
    
     
    
  
  


..... flat ground.  Fatigue is minimal while the fun meter is max.
Lessons are generally taught in the early morning while the air near
the ground is calm.  If you decide that becoming a more serious hang glider pilot is your dream, Blue Sky can take you there at whatever
pace fits your schedule and finances. It takes about 12 lessons
to graduate to 1000 foot altitudes or more, but you simply fly higher based on your comfort level and skills you develop, safety first! You
can purchase individual lessons, or pay in advance for packages of lessons that can save you money.  So, make your dream of flight a reality with Blue Sky.

 
            

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Blue Sky has a variety of flight activities

Scooter Towing
Platform Truck Towing
Aerotowing
         
        
          
Hill Launching
Powered Trikes
Powered HG Harnesses
       
         
        
Tandem HG
Paragliding
Camping and Fun
        

          

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Featured Glider of the Month

 
 Wills Wing Falcon 4 - 195.......very good condition,
standard airframe ,  no damage ,  ready for delivery 
to any level pilot.
 

Yours today for $2800
 
 
            
 

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Featured Paraglider of the Month

The Aeros Style-2 paraglider is a great novice wing after you have your basic skills completed on our Aeros Vitamin trainers.  It's good for P1 pilots and up.
 
Easy and stable flight characteristics with good performance.  This one has only a few hours flight time on it.  Size is a Style 29, which is sized for pilots weighing about 160 to 210 before gear.  New retail price was $3295, but this one is a steal for $1995.
 
  


                   
 


Enjoy a look at the Blue Sky Moyes Dragonfly powered aircraft

It's a great recreational airplane as well as the worlds best Hang Glider Tow plane.
 


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2017 Special Events

                           
                           June 12 - 16              Hang Gliding  Camp  for  Beginner
                           July 10 - 14               Paragliding  Camp  for  Beginners
                           Sept  11-15               Hang Gliding  Camp  for  Beginners
                           Oct   2-4                    Mountain Flying Trip
 
 
*  Our week long camps are designed to give our customers an intense week of flight instruction.  Morning and evening sessions daily plus other activites.  Includes outdoor camping and hot showers.  $999 ( $100 deposit in advance required to enroll in a camp ) Contact us for more information at        <    blueskyhg@yahoo.com   >
 
 
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Blue Sky
PO Box 221
Manquin, VA  23106
804-241-4324

We are located next to Queenfield Golf Course, which has a physical address of
1896 Dabneys Mill Road, Manquin, Va  23106
GPS or MapQuest is rarely a favorable way of finding us.
Click 'Directions' at the top of the Home Page to find us.
But if you must, our GPS coordinates are..........
N  37  42  38      -      W  77  12  03

 
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