The Mission Soaring Training Program is a model for schools across the country. We are known for our well developed training program with an emphasis on the fun, intense and wonderfully empowering feeling of flight with a primary focus on safety. Owner Pat Denevan is a leader in the development of modern training standards, has been on the Board of the United States Hang Gliding Association (USHGA) and has been instrumental in developing their Instructor Certification Program. At Mission Soaring you will train with experienced, USHGA Certified Instructors. Our small classes provide plenty of personal attention - instruction is complete, flexible and tailored to each student from beginner through advanced skills.

Single Solo Lesson

  • No experience necessary
  • Orientation session
  • 4 - 5 hours of introductory training flights: multiple, controlled, low-level solo flights
  • All flying gear supplied
  • Our most popular offering
  • Cost - $160


Tandem Flight

Available Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • No experience necessary
  • Fly with a USHGA expert tandem-rated pilot for a high altitude flight up to 1,000 feet
  • Tandem flight at Tres Pinos hang gliding training site
  • Launch with tandem pilot using a specialized tow system
  • Tandems - $160


New Pilot Package

  • 5 Solo Lessons
  • Complete Student Packet ($40 value): Pilot Logbook plus Hang Gliding For Beginner Pilots Training Manual
  • All flying gear supplied
  • Cost - $700

High Altitude Tow Lessons

  • For students who have received their H1 Certification and for experienced hang glider pilots
  • Tow up to 1,000 feet at first and up to 2,000 for experienced pilots
  • Cost - $35/tow


Equipment Purchase Plan

Purchase your hang glider from Mission Soaring Center for immediate savings
  • Save on lessons – save $60/lesson
  • Save on tows – save $10/tow
  • We have the latest equipment available - both new and used - fully inspected, test flown & certified

Adventure Package

Available Saturday, Sunday, Monday