You can do this.
If you've watched our pilot-members soaring gracefully over Steep Mountain in the late afternoon, you've probably thought to yourself "That looks easy!" or "I'd like to try that!" Experienced pilots make it look easy, but they have hundreds of flights under their belt and sometimes thousands of hours in the air. Make no mistake—no one should attempt to operate a paraglider or hang glider without receiving professional instruction first.*
The Utah Hang Glider and Paraglider Association works closely with a number of excellent local flight schools. Newcomers can sign up for an introductory tandem flight, where they ride alongside an experienced instructor pilot to find out what it's really like to fly a paraglider or hang glider. Caution: you might get addicted! You can then begin your free flight journey under the careful supervision of a USHPA* certified instructor who will help you gain and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to join the thousands of free flight enthusiasts who get it when we say...
This Is Freedom!
*The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) is the governing and rating body that oversees free flight training and certification in the United States.
The flight schools listed below offer beginner to advanced training from USHPA-certified instructors. The Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is not affiliated with any of the schools listed below and does not sponsor or endorse any school or individual instructor.