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                    Watch our multiple videos below to see our hang gliding program in action                    
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Check out these videos created by our own Chris Donahue with his Flying Camera to capture some unique in flight video......Just watch and enjoy!!!!!

Blue Sky 2014 from Chris Donahue on Vimeo.

 
 
Your Dream of Flight is Here
 
Check out our week long flying camps on our calendar of events for
those who want to get the most out of their time

"  It's Time to Fly  "
 If you want an exciting one day adventure, then try a 
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson for just $150.
A basic ground school, all flight safety gear and as many flight attempts
as we can do in a 4 hour session.  First day students can fly
over 2 football fields in length while floating safely less than ten feet above the ground
using the ' Blue Sky, Low and Slow '  flight training techniques.
Pilots must weigh at least 100 pounds, but less than 240 pounds.  Ages over 15 please.
  Daily lessons available  *  Reservations required  *  8am start time year round  *  Evening lessons available during summer season  *   MC and Visa accepted  *  48 hour cancellation required for students rescheduling  *  wind and weather dependent  *  wear long pants  *  glasses or sun glasses recommended  *   comfortable running shoes  *  bring drinks or snacks  *  a change of shoes and socks for the ride home  *  Once you've scheduled a lesson, remember to call the day prior to your activity to verify that weather conditions look favorable.

*   Use our directions ,  not your GPS
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PROMO VIDEO
Watch our program in action and be better prepared for your hang gliding adventure.

 Lessons are taught daily beginning at 8am and run for 4 hours, weather permitting.  All participants
will need to make a reservation.  No special gear or previous experience is necessary.

   
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A powered hang gliding harness, like the Mosquito NRG from Swedish Aerosports, gives additional

flight options for our more experienced pilots.   Come along and enjoy this video of Steve Wendt
taking an evening flight at Blue Sky.
           

Blue Sky is your Premiere Hang Gliding training facility.
Rated Pilots need to purchase a $20 3-day pass for flight park usage, or $50 for the entire year.  A $150 Club Pass earns you the Flight Park Pass plus unlimited camping for the season.

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Blue Sky Flight Park

 
 
Blue Sky Flight Park is your full time, full service hang gliding flight park located less than 30 minutes ENE of Richmond, Virginia.     Towing is the main way to launch on the flatlands and Blue Sky offers a variety
of ways to become airborne. Beginner through advanced pilots can have fun flying over the scenic country landscape. Flights of over 5 hours duration, 8000 feet of altitude, and distances of 50 miles have been flown.

    
    

 

   
      
Steve Wendt brings over 38 years of teaching and flight experience to the program. The USHGA awarded Steve the 2004 Instructor of the Year for his efforts and most recently the 2007 NAA safety award.  Steve is a certified USHGA advanced instructor and tandem instructor. Steve flies unpowered and powered hang gliders, trikes and 3-axis fixed wing aircraft.   The instructional program is one of the best in the country and is available year round, 7 days a week, weather permitting.

     
    

    
    

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Introduction to Paragliding

Blue Sky can also introduce you to paragliding using the scooter tow system.
    Paragliding begins with much time spent learning about your wing and harness.  Learn how to lay out the canopy for consistent inflating, adjusting your harness, hooking in, frontal and reverse inflations and much more.  Once you are inflating properly, students must learn how to control the canopy and stay centered with the wing overhead.  Once these techniques are mastered you can begin taking flight to enjoy the thrill of paragliding.  Add more 3 hour sessions and work towards your USHPA P1 and P2 ratings.  You can see more by going to the top of this page and clicking 'Lessons' and go to our 'Lesson Pricing' and 'Paragliding Lessons' page.

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Beginner Hang Gliding Lessons
 
  Beginning hang gliding students will fly in their first lesson at
5 to 10 feet above
the ground with the Blue Sky 'Low and Slow'
scooter towing methods developed by Steve Wendt. Large and
forgiving training gliders let you begin safely. The feeling of
floating just above the ground for hundreds of feet is something
you'll never forget.  On the first day you will go through a basic
ground school and equipment orientation.  You will learn how to
hold and run with the glider while keeping your body in the proper position to control the gliders balance for proper speed and
directional control.  Steve won't let you get higher until you
master the basic skills.  Plus, no carrying the glider back up
the hill.  Scooter tow training allows you to fly over.....
 
    
     
    
  
  


..... flat ground.  Fatigue is minimal while the fun meter is max.
Lessons are generally taught in the early morning while the air near
the ground is calm.  If you decide that becoming a more serious hang glider pilot is your dream, Blue Sky can take you there at whatever
pace fits your schedule and finances. It takes about 12 lessons
to graduate to 1000 foot altitudes or more, but you simply fly higher based on your comfort level and skills you develop, safety first! You
can purchase individual lessons, or pay in advance for packages of lessons that can save you money.  So, make your dream of flight a reality with Blue Sky.

 
            

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Blue Sky has a variety of flight activities

Scooter Towing
Platform Truck Towing
Aerotowing
         
        
          
Hill Launching
Powered Trikes
Powered HG Harnesses
       
         
        
Tandem HG
Paragliding
Camping and Fun
        

          

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Featured Glider of the Month

 
 
 
 
 Wills Wing Sport 2 - 175  ,  Very good condition, slipstream wheel kit, available immediately.  Purple and black sail.  Ready for a new home.
 
 
 
              Special price this month for $2795
 

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Featured Paraglider of the Month

The Aeros Style-2 paraglider is a great novice wing after you have your basic skills completed on our Aeros Vitamin trainers.  It's good for P1 pilots and up.
 
Easy and stable flight characteristics with good performance.  This one has only a few hours flight time on it.  Size is a Style 29, which is sized for pilots weighing about 160 to 210 before gear.  New retail price was $3295, but this one is a steal for $1995.
 
  


                    Blue Sky Glider Condom
 
Get your 'Glider Condom' to help reduce water damage , road dirt and UV while traveling.  Only $25 each.  Each condom is long enough for all flex wing gliders and with proper care can last for many trips.

Enjoy a look at the Blue Sky Moyes Dragonfly powered aircraft

It's a great recreational airplane as well as the worlds best Hang Glider Tow plane.
 


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2014 Calendar of Events

 
                  May 24-26                        Memorial Day Weekend Flying and Cookout Event
 
                  June 16 - 20                    Hang Gliding Camp **
 
                  July 4 - 6                          Fourth of July Weekend Flying and Cookout Event
 
                  July 21 - 25                     Paragliding Camp **
 
                  August 30 - Sept 1           Labor Day Weekend Flying and Cookout Event
 
                  September 22 - 26          Hang Gliding Camp **
 
                  October 6 - 8                  Mountain Flying Week, Foot Launching, Training Hill
 
 
      * All Activities are weather dependent
 
      ** Week long camp participants need to place a $100 deposit in advance to book a spot.  Camp          cost is $999 and includes 2 sessions per day, all equipment, camping and showers, log book and          flight manual.   Once booked, an itinerary and other info will be supplied.  Call for more info.
 

 
 
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Blue Sky
PO Box 221
Manquin, VA  23106
804-241-4324

We are located next to Queenfield Golf Course, which has a physical address of
1896 Dabneys Mill Road, Manquin, Va  23106
GPS or MapQuest is rarely a favorable way of finding us.
Click 'Directions' at the top of the Home Page to find us.
But if you must, our GPS coordinates are..........
N  37  42  38      -      W  77  12  03

 
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