Experience the Freedom of Flight

Fly high above Golden, Colorado with experienced, professional USHPA certified tandem instructors

Let your feet leave the ground.

With just a few short steps you will be comfortablly seated in your harness with your instructor guiding you the entire way, no experience required.

The Ultimate Colorado Experience

All tandem students are paired one-on-one with an instructor for the ultimate sky and mountain adventure.

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We are Paraglide Tandem

A group of instructors dedicated to sharing the thrill of freeflight
Why choose Us?

why fly with us?We want to share the joy of paragliding

With the assistance of your paragliding instructor you will launch from the hill and soar with the birds. No experience required. All ages and those under 225 lbs can fly. Flights takeoff from the top of Lookout Mountain above Golden Colorado. Come to Golden for the day and go paragliding in the morning, tubing or climbing in the afternoon and enjoy one of the many breweries in town afterwards for an amazing day only 20 minutes from Denver. Come see how the West lives!

Why choose Us?

Our Mission.The adventure of a lifetime.

Tandem Paragliding is the best way experience the thrill of free flight in Colorado for the first time. Whether you are an aspiring pilot interested in learning to speedfly, paraglide or just want to fly like a bird, a tandem paragliding flight is the way to get in the air. This is free flight, not parasailing like you would see at the beach when on vacation. Paragliders can fly to 10,000 feet or higher while covering huge distances if the conditions are favorable.

Why choose Us?

What you can expectKnowledgable, passionate instructors eager to fly with you

All Paraglide Tandem instructors share one thing in common, a love for the sport and teaching. The opportunity to share in the joy a student feels when their feet leave the ground keeps us coming back for more. Spending the morning paragliding with us in Golden, Colorado.

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The Tandem Experience

Here is what you can expect from a tandem flight with Paraglide Tandem
Why choose Us?

Where do I sign up to fly?How to make a reservation and come prepared.

Call us! 303-800-7572 We will accept reservations weeks in advance but will reserve bookings on a first come first served basis. After your reservation is made, we will call the night before between 5 and 8PM to go over the forecast and confirm a meeting time at the LZ (landing zone). Meetings for the flight takes place in the LZ at the base of Mount Zion accessible via CO-93 in Golden, Colorado The day of, make sure that you have the following:


Appropriate footwear for light hiking
Sunscreen and Sunglasses
Camera for snapping photos in flight
Why choose Us?

What is the Flight Like?The adventure of a lifetime.

After a short hike from the parking area to the launch located next to the School of Mines M we will take 5-10 minutes to review launch, landing and the fundamentals of paragliders in flight. With all of the preparation completed we are finally ready to launch!With a few quick steps we will take flight over Golden, Colorado and enjoy a 5-15 minute descent back to the LZ. During the flight you will be seated in a comfortable harness with 360 degree views of the Golden, Colorado valley. We will be able to communicate during the flight. Flying with instructor assistance on the controls is not just allowed but recommended! After landing we will pack up the wing and revel in the fact we are one of the first generations to successfully explore unpowered flight

Why choose Us?

What we Do.Make our Customers Happy.

Come and spend sometime with the friendliest instructors in the United States

"The secret of flight is this -- you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws."

Pricing

Tandem Package

$200/pp
  • No experience required
  • 2-3 Hours required
  • All equipment provided

Tandem and Photo Package

Most Popular
$230/pp
  • Capture the experience
  • Gopro photos shared on Gdrive

Additional Tandem Flights

$175/pp
  • Advanced Tandem Progression
  • Great for those continuing to solo flight

Get in Touch with us

Still have Questions? Contact Us using the Form below.

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"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Our Team

Our Tandem Instructors.
Jason Ely

Jason Ely

Instructor
Aviation is more than just a hobby for Jason, it is a life long passion. He lives in Golden, Colorado at the base of the launch site. He is also an FAA Certified Flight Instructor in both single and multi-engine aircraft. Outside of paragliding, Jason has worked in commerical aviation for his entire professional career.
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Darren Jack

Darren Jack

Instructor
Darren originally learned to fly in New Zealand and has flown in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, Indonesia, India, Nepal and throughout the American west. After traveling the world he returned to Colorado where he has been flying for the past 5 years. Darren haas enjoyed the scenery and camaraderie of the pilot community here as much as anywhere in the world.
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Gary Vaillancourt

Gary Vaillancourt

Instructor
Gary has a passion for the outdoors, paragliding, ski patrolling, climbing, fishing and playing in the water . He is also specializes in manufacturing critical aerospace components and has received NASA awards. One of his favorite things about paragliding is watching people's face when he explains he's unfolding an aircraft out of his backpack to share the experience of flight.
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Tim Meehan

Tim Meehan

Instructor
Tim has been flying at Lookout Mountain in Golden Colorado for over 20 years. He holds USHPA T-3 (Tandem Instructor) and P-4 (Advanced) paragliding ratings as well as a USHPA-issued Advanced Instructor appointment. A retired firefighter, he's a certified EMT-IV, has hosted rescue and orientation workshops and has also served as Club President for the local USHPA chapter.
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Dave Hach

David Hach

Instructor
David grew up surrounded by paragliding in Aspen, Colorado. He went on his first tandem when he was five years old. He has competed internationally and flown paraglider a in several different countries. When he isn't paragliding, David works as a civil engineer.
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Mike Benzie

Mike Benzie

Instructor
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Johannes Rath

Johannes Rath

Instructor
Johannes has been dedicated to flying for over a dacade. His flying career has taken him around the world, namely Australia, California, Bali, Nepal, and Columbia. He resides in Boulder, Colorado and loves sharing his passion for flight.
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Jack Harlow

Jack Harlow

Instructor
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Tom Keough

Tom Keough

Instructor
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Rick Damiani

Rick Damiani

Instructor
Rick has been flying since 1994, and tandem since 2015. Self-titled "good looking and smart guy."
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Marcos Rosenkjer

Marcos Rosenkjer

Instructor
Marcos simply loves to paraglide. He has been paragliding since he was 9 years old and enjoys other people being able to experience the freedom of paragliding.
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Greg Babush

Greg Babush

Instructor
Greg recognized early in life that his spirit animal was the golden eagle, but it wasn't until he discovered paragliding that his life transformed in magical ways. Greg currently resides in Denver, CO and when he's not soaring at cloudbase somewhere in the world, he can be found in the projection booth at international film festivals.
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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor

Instructor
Before Josh found paragliding he was primarily an avid mountaineer, backcountry skier and alpine climber. He started paragliding in 2011 and has since been passionate about the way that paragliding has expanded his alpine world. He has flown paragliders on four continents and in many mountain ranges around the world. Most recently he is returning from a paragliding odyssey that took him flying in the Himalayas of Nepal. This guy loves flying and he would love to share that experience with you.
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Garrett Gardner

Garrett Gardner

Instructor
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