Hang-gliding Courses

Fly Ranch uses a modern, innovative and safe system to learn how to


. Learn to fly in just a week or 10 days.

The system used is aerotowing, where the


is towed by an

ultralight aircraft

, especially designed for this purpose. The

Dragonfly ultralight

has the characteristic of being the slowest aeroplane in the world. The plane tows the hang-glider to an altitude of 700 metres. At this altitude the


is released from the plane and begins to fly freely. The


is equipped with landing gear and a special harness for two people, where the passenger goes in the part below and the instructor in the part above. This way, the passenger has the real feeling of flying solo. The system is ideal for instructing. The general average of flights needed to learn to fly solo is between 15 to 20

flights with an instructor

. The first 6 to 10 flights are carried out to an altitude of 700 metres, where the student learns to control the


and follow the tow plane. In the second stage of the course, the flights are to 350 metres, where the student learns to take off, to carry out the process of the approach, landing and resolve emergency situations. When the instructor sees that the student is ready and handles all the situations, the student begins to fly solo without the instructor. The course is completed once the student has done 5 solo flights under the instructor’s supervision. The course also includes a theory section, provided by

Fly Ranch

. On completion of the course, the pilot receives an aerotow


pilot licence, validated by the Argentinean Federation of Free-Flight. This licence is recognised at the international level by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale).

Please note: Each day, a maximum of 4 or 5 flights can be flown – if desired, the student can be ready to fly solo in a week. The course is paid for on a per-flight basis – this way, the course can be financed. In the event of only doing the course at the weekends, flying at least once a week is recommended.

Fly Ranch

has a camping area, which is free for those doing the course. The facilities include a bar, pool, bathrooms, etc, available to the students, pilots and companions.
Prices per training flight in


Flights to 2000 feet with instructor: AR$ 1.600, per flight (average 5 to 10 flights).
Flights to 1000 feet with instructor: AR$ 1.300, per flight (average 6 to 10 flights).
Solo flights to 2000 feet: AR$ 650, per flight
Solo flights to 1000 feet: AR$ 450, per flight (to practise take-offs and landings).
The final cost of the course would be between 35.000 - 40.000AR (pesos).

— Price valid until 01/04/2020

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