Hang Gliding Pilot Certification Course

Get an eagle-eye perspective

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!

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