Discovery Tandems

Ever dreamed of

  • FEELING what it’s like to soar like an eagle
  • SEEING only air below with spectacular 360 degree scenic view
  • HEARING nothing but wind rush past your ears

Then come for FREE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE with Canungra Sky Sports. We offer both paragliding and hang gliding tandems. How much adventure and flight experience can you handle? Just tell your qualified and highly experienced pilot you want a gentle scenic flight, instructional tandem or an adrenalin pumping thrill ride – the choice is yours.

Paragliding Tandems

Paragliding enables free flight (non-motorized) in its purest form. It is the closest you’ll come to feeling like a bird flying.

Not only will you experience an intimate sensation of flight. All adventure sports have an element of fear – that’s what makes them exciting!

A paraglider is a glider canopy made of rip-stop nylon fabric connected by sturdy Kevlar/dynema lines to a harness in which a pilot sits controlling movement by weight shift and brake lines. There are no frames, or rigid structures. The same aerodynamic principles that allow a large commercial aircraft like an Airbus 320 to fly apply to a paraglider.

Weather dictates when and where we can offer our Discovery Tandems. Your safety is our highest priority. In favourable conditions your flight could last from 10 – 20 minutes.

 

Hang Gliding Tandems

For those seeking high-speed thrills – hang gliding is for you.  Unlike paragliding with its relaxed armchair-like experience, in hang gliders the tandem pilot and passenger are suspended in a harness and lie horizontal under its kite-like structure. You too can fly like Superman!

Hang gliding gives you a free flight (non-motorized) experience. Flying face first is really the closest you’ll come to feeling like you are flying like a bird.

A hang glider consists of a frame with a fabric aerofoil stretched over it. The pilot is suspended from a harness below and controls the direction of flight by body weight-shifting movement. It is easy to see how same aerodynamic principles that allow a large commercial aircraft like an Airbus 320 to fly apply to a hang glider whose leading edge is shaped like an aerofoil. All adventure sports have an element of fear – hang glider’s faster speed and manoeuvring performance makes this tandem experience even more exciting!

Weather dictates when and where we can offer our Discovery Tandems. Your safety is our highest priority. In favourable conditions your flight could last from 10 – 20 minutes.

What you need to know

  • We only fly when conditions are appropriate
  • You should call after 8:00 the night before to see if it is on and get the when and where
  • We fly from two locations, Tamborine and Beechmont (click the links to get directions)
  • We do have weight and minimum age limits
  • You will have to sign a waiver
  • You have to be fit to fly
  • There are some things you will want to bring along (besides a camera)