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Tandem Sky Rides

Take a Thrilling Sky Ride lesson on a custom designed motor-less tandem aircraft, commonly known as a hang glider.

Although an Ultralight airplane tows you and your certified instructor into the sky, you soon release and fly free - just like birds. Modern hang gliders are safe, versatile, and fun, allowing The Florida Ridge to offer you a wide variety of tandem Sky Ride lessons, each with its own benefits and special appeal. The only thing better than taking a Sky Ride yourself is giving someone you know a Gift Certificate to take one themselves.

To relive this spectacular adventure and share it with friends and family, we now have available a Complete Inflight HD Video and Photo Package that you can add as an option to your flight.


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The Ultimate Mile-High Sky Ride

The Experience of a Lifetime!

Fly 5,280 feet into the air and soar freely above and among the clouds, the entire Florida countryside stretched out before you, coast to coast. Float by your own cloud shadow, mystically encircled in a rainbow formed by the refracting sunlight. You'll be aloft for so long, you'll be able to experience all the thrills and excitement of the other Four(4) Sky Rides put together! And when you finally descend you will never again look into the sky without reliving this spectacular adventure.

5,280 feet — $369

Tandem Discovery Flight

Ever Wondered What Hang Gliding Is All About?

This is the perfect opportunity to take a training Discovery Flight with a certified instructor. This flight will quench your thirst for knowledge about this amazing sport. You are towed to 1,500 feet above the beautiful south Florida countryside and once disconnected from tow vehicle at altitude, you will control the glider with ease under the guidance of the instructor. You will experiencing just how easy it is to fly one of these modern Hang Gliders. This Sky Ride can be credited toward the cost of our complete solo training package.

1,500 feet — $179

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The Pilot

Control and Fly the Hang Glider Yourself!

After 30 minutes of video and ground school, you'll get a hands-on lesson in free flight. Under the guidance of the Instructor, pilot the glider trough the air just like a bird, performing the basic maneuvers and skills needed to become a modern hang glider pilot. This is the first step toward becoming a certified solo pilot - and one of the Sky Rides that can be credited toward the cost of our complete solo training package.

2,000 feet - $199

The Screamer

Experience What a Modern Glider can Do!

Dives,  Spins,  Stalls,  360’s,  Wing-Overs
Definitely not for the faint of heart. Experience what a modern hang glider can really do. As much as your stomach can take! Forget the scenery and just go for the rush.

3,500 feet — $269

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Tandem Introductory Flight

A Magic Carpet Ride!

As close to a magic carpet ride as you can get. Lift gently off the runway and feel the cool breeze and sunlight on your face. Once aloft, extend your arms and become practically weightless, every move you make as graceful as a dove's, flying over patchwork fields and mirrored lakes.

Over 1,000 feet - $149

Video Inflight Package

Your Flight in High Definition!

Relive your flight in High Definition Video and Photos.

Package inlcudes a High Definition(HD) Video and over 150 High Resolution Photos of your Tandem Sky Ride flight on an High Capacity SD Card.

VIP Package — $99

Tandem Sky Rides Lessons and Solo Flights Open to the Public
Fridays through Mondays, Sunrise to Sunset.   First Timers Please Call For Appointment.
For Summer Hours and Events, See the Calendar or Contact The Florida Ridge
12671 East State Road 80, Clewiston, FL 33440  |  863-805-0440
GPS Coordinates:  N 26 46.091  W 81 14.094