Hang Gliding Pilot Certification Course

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Enjoy the beauty and silence

Learn and improve your skills

One-on-One or Group Certification Options

Learning to fly a hang glider is a wonderful and unique experience. Our aim is to promote this sport and to teach you how to become an independent pilot in a safe, easy-to-learn, and fun way. We offer the means and make the logistics easy to perform this sport in a place with ideal weather conditions.

Tour Highlights

Become an independent pilot

Learn in a safe, easy, and fun way

Perfect weather conditions for flying all year long

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Flight Details

Price

One to One – $1,670 USD

Group of 3 – $1,280 USD


Departure time

9:00 AM

 

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time.


Meeting point

At our office, Vuelo Libre México. “La Albarrada”. Carretera Valle de Bravo – Temascaltepec. Km 11.5.


Availability

Every day of the week, all year long


Duration

8 days or 4 weekends


Group size

1 (one to one)

Minimum 3 for group course


Participation requirements

Experience: None

Age: 14 – 64 years old

Health: Must be in good health

Weight limit: 95 kilos (205 pounds)


Included

One to One Course:

  • 10 tandem instruction flights with a certified FEMEDA* instructor
  • 4 sessions of low-altitude flying practices, each session lasts 4 hrs, with approx. 10 flights per session
  • 6 hours of theory in class
  • 8 hours of practical theory
  • 6 “solo” flights with radio guidance
  • 1 graduation “solo” flight
  • Transportation and flying gear

Group Course:

  • 10 tandem instruction flights with a certified FEMEDA* instructor
  • 4 sessions of low-altitude flying practices, each session lasts 4 hrs, with approx. 10 flights per session
  • 6 hours of theory in class
  • 8 hours of practical theory
  • 6 “solo” flights with radio guidance
  • 1 graduation “solo” flight
  • Transportation and flying gear

 

*Mexican Aeronautics Federation


Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Accomodation

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes: preferably blue jeans, tenis shoes, and a light jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock

About your guide

Certified professional hang gliding pilot


Good to know

  • Hang gliding is one of the safest extreme sports to practice
  • El Peñón is 45 minutes away from the town of Valle de Bravo
  • This is one of the best places in the world to learn hang gliding
Certification Course Overview

The course will take place at the famous flying site of “El Peñón”, which is world renowned for its perfect weather conditions, where you can fly all year long.

We will meet you at our office and from there, we will drive you to the take-off area, where your course will start with the tandem instruction flights. The course will then continue with the low-altitude flying practices and will end with your “solo” graduation flight. Theory will be given throughout the whole course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the aim of this course is that you become a certified independent pilot.

There are flying clinics for continuous education in Vuelo Libre México, to improve your flying skills. Feel free to ask!

The schedule for a day course is normally from 9 am to 5 pm.

A new time will be appointed or it will be rescheduled at your convenience.

You can continue to rent it from us every time you come, and when you feel ready, you can buy it. No pressure!

See What Our Satisfied Guests Have Said


  • Word of mouth! Vuelo Libre/Free Flight "Rudy" was highly recommend by my local hang glide community in Florida, and he exceeded all expectations. Rudy and his team run a professional, friendly and safe hang glide tour business that will get you flying high in Valle de Bravo for all levels. My friend and I booked a week tour, and all I can say is that we are already heading back a second time around.

    1. good supervision
    2. gliders in new condition (at the time)
    3. they catered to our needs at all time whether we were flying or not

    Rudy is a legend in the hang glide world (starting flying at 14 years old or younger) and also is a great instructor. Rudy and his team made sure we got the proper training/supervision since we normally fly aero-tow.

    Thank you so much Rudy, Clutch, Pony, and the rest of the team!

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    nathN contreras
    9/18/2019
  • You want to learn to fly? This is the best place

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    Mariana Eugenia
    7/12/2019
  • Highly highly recommend. Even if you don’t speak Spanish like me, no worries, Rudy speaks great English! He took care of me so well from the reservation through the end of the flight and even after the flight!! Rudy is such an experienced pilot. He’s been flying for over 40 years wow. He kindly explained to me how to manage the handle and how to go up high. Also, Rudy and Eric made sure that I got my videos taken during the flight. I would totally totally fly with this crew again if I come back to Mexico!! Hang gliding itself was so much fun and I felt so free like a bird haha. Everything was great! I got dizzy towards the end then had to throw up afterwards because I didn’t eat anything before the flight and my sleep schedule was messed up since I’ve been on a trip. Regardless, this was GREAT and I’d totally do it again. Plus, they seriously took care of me so well😭😭 I’m so so glad I made this last minute decision to experience the hang-gliding with Vuelo Libre!! If you have a chance to come to Valle de Bravo or even Mexico City, it is, truthfully, a worthwhile experience! DO IT WITH VUELO BRAVO!!! Muchas muchas gracias por tu ayudas❤️❤️

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    Cat Lee
    5/14/2019
  • 5 star ratingSoar with the eagles! The team at Vuelo Libre was fantastic. They were professional and knowledgeable. They gave us specific instruction, and made us feel very confident in our selection of them as our flight company. Erik del Rincon, my pilot, was very personable and even allowed me to take the controls and fly! And, my son Micah (22 years old, flew high enough that there were Eagles soaring beneath him at times! The experience was amazing!

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    malouno
    4/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat week of flying! Seven of us traveled from as far away as Alaska to fly with Rudy and his team in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
    The visit was a week long and his team took great care of us.
    We flew every day, and usually for as long as we wanted.
    Landed in the Piano LZ for drinks and tacos afterwards.
    It was a great time with old and new friends.
    I cannot say enough great things about the experience.
    Thanks for the awesome time Rudy and team!

    We will be back!

    Shaggy

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    Scott I
    2/04/2018

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