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Learn To Fly
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Watch our multiple videos below to see our hang gliding program in action
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***  Information for all beginner students ***

"  It's Time to Fly  " 
(We operate year round, weather permitting)
 Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson for just $160
*  Beginner Student Info  *
 Lessons are held daily at 8am and last for 4 hours. Participants need to weigh between 100 and 240 pounds...Outside this range would require special permission.  There is no age limit, but we recommend students are at least 15 years of age.  Reservations are a must and payment can be made over the phone with a MC or Visa.  Once a reservation is made you will want to contact us the afternoon prior to your activity ( between noon and 7pm ) to see if weather/wind forecasts look favorable for your session.  If not, we begin looking ahead to reschedule, until your lesson is completed...there are no refunds on purchased lessons.  You will also want to look at our 'Directions' page in our drop down menu to see how to get here to our facility.  Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty...wear long pants...bring drinks to stay hydrated...snacks...sunglasses or glasses is a good idea...bring a change of shoes and socks for the ride home...waivers must me signed to participate.
*   Use our directions ,  not your GPS
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
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Watch Nano Ogura's hang gliding journey
Your dream of flight can be a reality , make 2024 the year.
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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Watch Steve Wendt take a powered flight using the Swedish Aerosport Mosquito NRG harness while flying a Wills Wing Falcon 3 195 wing


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 flat lands 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 6 hours duration, 9000 feet of altitude, and distances of 50 miles have been flown.



Steve Wendt brings over 47 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.




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 to 15 lessons
to graduate to 1000 foot altitudes , 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
towing releases
Hill Launching
Powered Trike Service
Powered HG Harnesses
Custom Gear
Camping and Fun


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Featured Glider of the Month

Airborne Sting 3R 168
Like New....only a handful of flights on this one, Whoosh wheels included. Great glider for larger pilots with at least H2 skills...VG system , Streamlined downtubes....Speedbar.
IN STOCK NOW and available for $3995

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Blue Sky aviation gloves.....designed specifically for Hang glider and Paraglider pilots.....leather palms for a safe grip, stretchy back for a snug fit....embroidered with a Blue Sky Logo...... call or email to order yours today for  $25
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Blue Sky  FlyWheels come in a variety of colors and hub combinations to customize your hang glider.....$125


Blue Sky
PO Box 221
Manquin, VA  23106

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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