Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

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  1. jbcarioca
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    Every guest I take around Rio de Janeiro sees the hang gliders flying off the Pedra da Gavea and becomes excited with the sight. There are as many as a dozen or so in the air at one time on nice weekends. It is very easy to have a dual flight and/or flight instruction. This is one of the most exciting ways to get a spectacular view.



    A Tandem Hang Gliding lesson in Rio de Janeiro is a very special
    experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird,
    with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the
    beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

    Our friendly hotel transfer service will pick you up on scheduled time,
    driving down the shoreline from Copacabana through Ipanema and Leblon to
    São Conrado.

    São Conrado is the neighborhood where the beauty of nature is strongly
    present. This is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Tijuca
    national park, the largest urban forest in the world, englobes the area.
    The mountains that surround the area are part of the C section of the
    Tijuca National Forest and are called Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita,
    Cochrane and the two brother peaks.

    First a short briefing with the worlds best Hang Gliding instructors
    about the take-off and other aspects of free flying. Taking off that is
    very simple and easy and not terrifying as you might imagine. Soon we
    will be airborne with out hang glider. Flying a not propelled aircraft
    means gliding smoothly through the air, after seven steps over the
    platform you will feel and understand why birds are peaceful animals.
    The fear of not touching the ground will disappear and will be overcome
    by tranquility of floating in the air.During flight you will also see
    the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro ; Sugar loaf , Corcovado ,
    Copacabana , Ipanema , Lagoa and the city of Niteroi on the other side
    of the Guanabara Bay.

    After a smooth landing on the sandy beach of Sao Conrado, you will be
    offered refreshments while you watch others landing. The whole adventure
    can be photographed by our special camera attached to the glider or
    video recorded so you can revise your first Hang Gliding lesson and
    share this great adventure with your friends and relatives.

    After all this hopefully we got you inspired to go on with your lessons,
    with us or back home, in order to soon become another happy pilot
    sharing the sky with us.


    Copied from this site: http://www.riohanggliding.com/
     
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    I was unable to glide due to weather. and i owe Jesus a visit. in other news, I will be going back there, hopefully sooner rather than later :D
    great place.

    Do you have preferred companies/vendors? I spoke with a Paolo but it was as good as a google search... a local experience (and pricing!) would be appreciated :D
     
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    I have not done it myself but I have a couple fo nephews who have I will ask them and get back to you. It may take a few days since they both are out fo town at the moment.
     
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    No worries. It will probably be a year before I go back :D unless of course DL runs a super-special!!!

     
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    Konrad Heilmann is my nephews favorite. That is the original link I made
    Assad Junior has the more commercial endeavor, and it is meant to be quite good too:
    http://www.hanglidingtour.com.br/index.htm
    Have fun!
     

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