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Hang Gliding Tandem Flight In Rio De Janeiro

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Our city is among the best places in the world for this flight practice. Takeaways are from Bonita Stone ramp, located in Tijuca Forest National Park, at a height of 517 meters. Flights hang over Tijuca Forest and the sea, landing on Pepino Beach sands, in São Conrado. Flights last from 6 to 8 minutes. For double flight, no experience is required. Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)
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It´s a type of aircraft composed of aluminum tubes, which provide its structural rigidity, and a sail made of fabrics, which functions as a surface that undergoes aerodynamic forces, providing asa-delta support in the air. The origin of this name, asa-delta, was given by the similarity to the Greek letter delta, that has a triangle form, like the aircraft wing format.
Brazilian Free Flight Association requires that passenger weight does not exceed 115kg.
By the end of the sixth century, Chinese people built giant kites with enough aerodynamics to support an 80kg person weight. It was only a matter of time before someone decide to simply remove the lines and see what happend.
German Otto Lilienthal is considered the pioneer. Since 1.871, he dedicated his life to gliders construction, that he himself tested on a hill built by him and his team, close to Berlin.
American Francis Rogallo participated in a NASA’s pioneering program that wanted to create a directional parachute. From his studies, Rogallo created an aircraft that had a metal structure supported on a tricycle.
Australians John Dickenson, Bill Moyes and Bill Bennett were the forerunners of asa-delta in Australia, in 1.969.
In Brazil, Luis Claudio Mattos is considered the forerunner. In addition to being asa-delta world team champions in 1.999, we continue to be one of the world’s most technical and practicing countries.
The main asa-delta events and championships are listed on the Aviation International Federation (FAI) calendar.

- What Will You Do

Meeting at the hotel - Approximately 30 minutes of transfer to São Conrado - Briefing about free flight and equipment use - Free flight of approximately 6 to 10 minutes (it can be more if weather permit) - return to the hotel.

- What To Expect

In the 15th century, Leonardo Da Vinci developed several drafts on aviation, from the anatomical study of birds wings. This was probably the beginning of modern aviation history.
Since then, there have been several evolutions and improvements until we reach the most different aircraft and the asa-delta as we know it today.
In Brazil, the first asa-delta flight happened in July 1.974, when a French pilot flew from Corcovado top, in Rio de Janeiro. The event caught attention, and some brave young people
began to learn the flying art.
Today, asa-delta has evolved a lot. Modern equipment designed by aeronautical engineers brings more safety and performance to new practitioners.

- What Is Included

- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual accredited guide
- Flight and protection equipment
- Enabled Pilot
- Pictures and Videos of a GoPro Camera
- Free and Secure Flight Membership fee (R$40,00 per person)
- Coconut water, soda, juice fruit or beer to celebrate your adventure!!!

- What Is Not Included

- Food and Beverages.

- Transfers

Cars or vans around Rio de Janeiro city.

Customer Reviews (1 reviews)

Great tour

★★★★★ Reviewed by Letícia on 2019-02-19
Best view in Rio de Janeiro. Totally worth it!

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Price per person: 165.00 

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- Duration: 1 hour
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Rio de Janeiro
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