Digital Storytelling and Visitor Analytics for City and Cultural Institutions
Hang Gliding is one of the most unique things to do, especially around Chicago. The earliest forms of hang gliding began in China, but more recently, Hang Glide Chicago opened in 1998. They offer tandem flies for first time flyers, group outings, as well as training to become a pilot yourself. If you get exhausted from the excitement of flying, they also offer camping and bunkhouse rentals, so your adventure can continue by start gazing at night or even bonfires and barbecues.
Once you decide the flight package of your choice, an aircraft hauls you up in the sky to roughly 1500 feet above ground level. In case you don’t know how tall that is, it’s the height of the Sears Tower. Got your adrenaline rushing yet? If you’re feeling even more adventurous you can always go higher; 1000 feet higher. That’s right, you will be disconnected half a mile from the ground and soar through the air until you reach your landing.To fly at Hang Glide Chicago you have to be 18 and under 250 pounds.
Hang Glide Chicago offers many different packages, ranging from basic to pretty extreme. You can’t bring your phone or camera up with you when you’re flying, but some packages offer a free commemorative video so that you can relive your flying experience from anywhere. If you’re looking for date ideas that are out of the ordinary, or need something to spruce up your weekend plans, then this is the way to go. You can plan a day or weekend with family and friends and experience the sky like never before.
Cover photo by Ben Stanfield via Flickr