Frequently asked Questions

Do I need any previous experience?
No.

What is required of me?
You have to take 4 - 8 running steps alongside your pilot on the take-off,  that's about all!

What should I bring?
If you have them, shoes which you can run a few steps in.

What will a flight cost?
Your first Tandem Hang Glide is 235 Sfr (CHF).    A second one  (as some people want more) will be discounted.  For payment we take cash in Swiss Francs, Euros & USD.  We only take credit cards in special cases with a  2.5% fee.

How do we take-off, fly and land?
After a pre-flight briefing from your Pilot, we take 4 -8 running steps side by side down the grassy slope.  As the airspeed increases the glider gently lifts you into the air.  The passenger and Pilot fly side by side.  If you like you can take control for a bit (not at all required).  Landing is just like an airplane, we roll on the wheels into a grassy pasture. 

Is there any age restriction?
We have flown with passengers from 4 to 85 yrs.  If you are under 16 you need your parents consent.

Is there a weight limit?
Our weight limit for passengers is about 96kg (210lbs) although this is dependent on the launch winds at the time of the flight and will be assessed by the Pilot.  In the snowy winter the weight limit is 85kg 

What weather conditions do we need to fly?
Due to Interlaken's unique meteorological climate for Hang Gliding, there are very few days that we cannot fly and we are available everyday throughout the year.  It doesn't have to be sunny for a great flight.

How far in advance do I need to reserve a flight?
There is really no rules on this one.  It is helpful to make a booking with a couple of days notice, just be advised that if you wait too long we could be full.  For groups, please book at least a few days  in advance.

"That was awesome!"   where can I learn how to do it by myself?
Depending on where you live, we will point you in the right direction for further instruction, and NO it's not like 30 yrs ago when Hang Gliding was dangerous and sex was safe.  Now there are proper certified training programs for the extreme sport of Hang Gliding! 

 
 













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