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Towing is great.  Instead of using your own running to get off to speed, you have a line attached to your harness and you get pulled into the air.  There are two forms of towing.

  • Ground towing involves using a winch to pull you up into the ground.  We offer training in ground towing to hang gliders and paragliders.  You need an extra endorsement via the HGFA to do this.
  • Aero towing only applies to hang gliders.  You lay on a wheeled dolly and a light aircraft pulls you into the sky.  We also offer training on this endorsement.

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