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Welcome to the only original Rio Hang Gliding, operated by international competition champion, Hang Gliding master Konrad Heilmann and his team.

Find out more about our friendly, highly skilled and experienced Hang Gliding instructors


Brazilian Hang Gliding Association Certificate (ABVL – Associação Brasileira de Vôo Livre)

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  • Flying a Hang Glider is a very special and unforgettable experience, being the closest a person can get to the sensation of being a birds
  • During the flight the passenger will be given the opportunity of seeing all main attractions of Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf, the statue of the Crist (Corcovado), the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado Beach and of course the Dois Irmãos (two brothers) and the Gavea peak which delimit the São Conrado valley.
  • We take off from the Pedra Bonita ramp located inside the Tijuca Forest national park, where encounters with local animals like Toucans and Monkeys are frequent.
  • The pictures and video that can be taken with our special camera, which is remote controlled and attached to the hang glider, will be a great souvenir of this very special event during you holidays in Rio.
  • All our Hang Gliding instructors are certified by the national Hang Gliding Association with more than 20 years of experience, some have archieved diverse records and titles on competitions in Brazil and abroad.
  • Hotel transfers are always done, strictly on time, in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Instructors may speak English, Spanish, French and we’re the only ones in town to provide German service.
  • You will not be just making a flight, you will be making a tour along the coast line passing trough Ipanema, Leblon, the beautifull Niemeyer Ave. and São Conrado.

Is it Safe to fly a hang glider?
Yes, because with the experience of our instructors together with constant proper maintenance and replacement of our equipment. Also the numbers speak for themselves there are about 30.000 tandem flights are safely done, in Rio, every year.

What experience do I need?
There is no experience needed because the whole Flight is done under the full control of the instructor. The only thing you have to do is to run about 8 or 10 steps during take off and enjoy the ride.

How long is the flight?
A simple glide lasts a bit under 10m, but when conditions are soarable we’ll extend your flight as much as possible until 30 minutes.

When are we open?
We operate 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset, depending only on the meteorological conditions.

Is there a need to book in advance?
To make a reservation is highly recommended, our website and booking team is at your service to take you call 24hs a day.

What’s the duration of the whole tour?
Usually the elapsed time between pick up and return to your hotel is about 3hs.

Wich are the best days to fly?
Most of the days in Rio, about 70% are flyable. Usually the best days for flying are those right after the cold fronts, these are the days that offer a greater chance of longer flights. Best winds are SSW, S, SE, E and ENE.

Is it possible to fly on cloudy days?
Yes, as long as cloudbase is higher than take off and it’s not raining.

Will it be good to fly tomorrow?
Contact us and check it out.

Can I bring friends and relatives to watch me flying?
Yes, as long as there are free seats on your transfer.

Are there limits of age to go flying?
Minimum age is 16 years, teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by adult relatives. Seniors can fly as long as they’re capable to make the take off procedure. Many people in their 70’s have made it ! Photo ID or copy of Passport should be available.

Is there a weight limit for flying?
The body weight limit is around to fly on our Hang Gliders is about 100 kg but this might vary according to flying conditions. If over the weight limit for hang gliding you may still be able to Para Glide, taking off and landing from the same spot and seeing the same great views.

How should I dress?
Wear comfortable clothing, on cooler winter days bringing a sweatshirt along might be a good idea considering

What kind of shoes should I wear?
Use comfortable shoes that allow you to make the takeoff sprint and which won’t fall of during your flight. Beach sandals should be avoided.

Can I bring and use my own Gopro camera during the flight?
Whenever you’re buying our video service you’re allowed to make a second angle at no additional cost with your Gopro as long as you provide a mounting system that won’t interfere with the aircraft safety.

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