THERMAL VALLEY HANG GLIDING
Find your wings with Thermal Valley!
At Thermal Valley, we strive to provide a safe, professional and exhilarating hang gliding experience.   We offer Discovery Tandem flights, refresher training for rated pilots, beginner training, solo aero towing.   
Call us at
828 292 7473 

PRODUCTS

Mile High  Tandem Discovery Flight
​$385

Wills Wing and North Wing Authorized Dealer

Operating from Foothills Regional Airport and schedule by appointment only.  Our main season is April thru October but fly through the winter as weather conditions allow.
PRICING
DISCOVERY TANDEM FLIGHTS
***Participants must weigh over 95 and less than 235 pounds. ***
**Contact us for more information**
PURCHASE A GIFT CARD
BOOK A RESERVATION
1500 FOOT FLIGHT.................$159

ALTITUDE UPGRADE..... $40/ 500FT

MILE HIGH FLIGHT...................$385

HD VIDEO OF FLIGHT............... $45
Purchased at time of Flight only

SOLO AERO TOW TRAINING 
Training is done in a minimum of 9 sessions and
six tandem instruction flights. All equipment
and instructional material is provided
through first solo flights.  Each session  focuses 
on established objectives and lasts 2 1/2 to 3 hours.



Thermal Valley Instruction Fees

Thermal Valley 
Syllabus Static Winch

Thermal Valley Session Outline

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TANDEM FLIGHTS...
consist of you flying with an experienced  USHPA certified tandem aero-tow hang gliding instructor.   The Dragonfly tows the tandem glider to the chosen altitude.  Once at altitude, the glider releases and begins free flight.  Your instructor will let you fly as much as you want until it is time for the instructor to land.  We also offer an HD video of your flight which can only be purchased at time of flight.  The 1500 foot flight lasts 8 to 12 minutes.  Each 500 foot upgrade adds 4 to 5 minutes to flight time.  After you reserve your flight, you will receive a confirmation email that explains our location, as well as what to wear and bring.  We give weather updates 48 and 24 hours ahead of flight time.  
AERO-TOWING...
We offer aero-towing training and AT sign off plus provide towing to pilots who have a current AT rating and have aero-towed within the last several months.

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Testimonials
Alicia Alexander reviewed Thermal Valley Hang Gliding — 5 star
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What an experience this was!! I can not say enough good things about not only the hang gliding experience, but the people here at thermal valley as well. From checking in, to leaving they were all the nicest group of people that made you feel right at home. If you were nervous at all about going up, they completely put you at ease and made it the most comfortable experience. From the cheers, hugs, singing, and excitement of the entire staff it is not a disappointment. I will be back!! Craig, Larry, rich, Olivia, Laura, and the entire staff are ahhhh-mazing!!
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Jamie Loafman reviewed Thermal Valley Hang Gliding — 5 star
 
Honestly, I can not say enough good things about Thermal Valley! It was one of the best experiences of my life. It's such a beautiful area & perfect for gliding. But, the difference is the people! Everyone there was fun & friendly, yet professional. We felt like we spent the evening with old friends... the ones you have a crazy good time with, but trust they have your back! I highly, highly recommend them! Thanks guys for giving me such wonderful memories of my first hang gliding experience and for the birthday song! You're the best! I can't wait to come back & get my t-shirt.

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