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I have to say, that Dave, Jen and the entire team at Eagle Hang Gliding are all so awesome! Today you made my dream of floating in the sky come true, I mean this from the bottom of my heart, it was AWESOME! If anyone reading this has ever looked up and saw a Hang Glider and said to them self, "some day I am gonna do that". Now is your someday. I do not have enough words to say how cool this was, but let me tell you, it was just beautiful up there! JUST DO IT!!
Jim & Lori
Typically, a pilot launches a glider off a hill, cliff or mountain and then rides the uprising air currents to gain altitude before he lands in a field below. Lake Pepin is surrounded by scenic bluffs and cliffs, which make perfect launch sites. A group of hang glider pilots soared these site for decades, but only in the winter when the lake was frozen over and they could land safely on the ice.
With a dream of sharing this experience with others, owner & tandem instructor pilot David Dybsand, engineered a system whereas the pilot can launch his glider with floats attached, from a platform on a boat, then be towed up thousands of feet in the sky where he then detaches from the towline to free fly away. The pilot then lands the glider safely on the water and is retrieved by boat. This system of towing aloft from a boat is only done here. WATCH THE VIDEO: THE EAGLE HANG GLIDING STORY