Tandem Flights

Tandem Paragliding Instructional Flight – $250.00

Enchanted Air Paragliding provides Tandem Paragliding flights in the Albuquerque, NM area.

A Tandem Paragliding Flight takes you from the ground to over 2000 feet into the air via a payout winch tow system, we then release from tow and enjoy free flight, the entire flight lasts approximately 20 minutes, all under the direct supervision of a USHPA Advanced Tandem Instructor. You will experience a breathtaking, scenic, silent flight up into cooler air and beautiful views of the New Mexico high desert landscape. You will be exposed to the basics of paragliding and get to learn first-hand what it is like and what it takes to be a paraglider pilot. Bring your camera on this paragliding tandem ride because you will want to share the adventure and beauty with all your friends and relatives!

In a Tandem Paragliding Instructional Flight, the Instructor pilots a glider that is designed to carry 2 persons and can support a 500 lb. payload.  A brief introduction to the techniques necessary and what “to do” and what “not to do” is done before the flight.  This is a same day experience where the instructor manages the safety and the student gets to enjoy the amazing experience of soaring in a Paraglider first hand. The instructor manages the takeoff and landing, but in the air the student pilot can take control, steer and pilot the Paraglider.  If you are going to do a Tandem Instructional Flight, it is required that you read and understand the document “Tandem – How It Works” prior to the scheduled flight lesson.

Student Pilot passengers must be at least 18 years old, weigh less than 215 lbs. and be able to competently run a minimum of 100 feet.

THINGS TO BRING FOR A TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHT:

  • Boots or shoes with ankle support and traction are recommended.
  • Wear layered clothing and wear full pants (no shorts), the desert may be warm at the surface but can get much cooler as you gain altitude.
  • Fluids to drink and a brown bag lunch are a good idea (especially when there are multiple sign ups).
  • If you have your own biking helmet, please bring it and this will give you a perfect fit and eliminate sizing issues. We do provide an assortment of helmets too.
  • Cameras can be brought for in flight pictures. A tether is recommended for your personal camera to your harness.
  • If you bring your pet: a leash and person to watch them are required while you are in the air.

Student Pilots will receive a 30 day membership in the USHPA and a Paragliding Student Pilot Rating (P-0).

Student Pilots are required to agree to and sign: a) USHPA/PASA Release, Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement: b) Enchanted Air Paragliding, LLC Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement

  • Appointments are required and subject to availability
  • Cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies; fees paid are subject to forfeiture for “no shows” or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled flight.
  • Tandem flights are subject to safe and appropriate weather conditions on day of flight and such conditions are determined at the sole discretion of the Tandem Instructor Pilot. If conditions are deemed inappropriate for Tandem flying, Student Pilot is eligible for re-scheduling, no refunds are available.

If you are intrigued about experiencing a Tandem Instructional Flight. Check out this video to visualize the experience:

Tandem Instructional Flight