Paid tandem flights are available from commercial operators who are usually linked to an official flight training school.
Flights can also be obtained further afield in Newcastle, Stanwell Tops (near Wollongong), Laurieton (near Port Macquarie) and Manilla (near Tamworth).
For the safety of all involved, there are very stringent requirements in place from the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA) for all pilots in this sport, especially those conducting tandem flights, and especially those doing this on a commercial basis.
Before you book, pay for, or go on a tandem flight with any pilot it is most important to check the credentials of the pilot offering this service. This includes their current HGFA membership, HGFA certification level, and insurance. If the flight is taking place (ie. launching or landing) on National Parks land, special licences/permissions/insurances must also be in place with National Parks. You can find a full list of schools at the HGFA web site. Please contact our club or the HGFA if you have further questions about this.
Some other operators near to us are …
Hang gliding and paragliding
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