Tandem Flights with World Class Instructors


Taking a tandem flight with Max, who’s one of the best in the world.

Tandem Instructional Flights

Anyone of any age can fly with us!  You will fly with North America’s MOST EXPERIENCED TANDEM PILOTS. Our instructors are certified, professional, and available 7 days per week. They make their living providing YOU with a safe and exhilarating experience. Our record is impeccable with nearly 150,000 accident-free tandem flights in the last 20 years.


A tandem hang glider and tandem paraglider share the sky.

Tandem Prices Paragliding Flights – $175 ($165 Cash)
Hang Gliding Flights – $225 ($215 Cash)
We do not take reservations

You can enjoy either tandem paragliding or tandem hang gliding from the cliffs of Torrey Pines. Paragliding is the more prevalent of the two and allow us to fly in a more diverse range of conditions. The tandem flight program is available seven days a week, 9am-5pm or later if the winds allow. Flights are conducted on a first come first serve basis. Photos and video are also available for the tandem flights (optional).

How it works

  1. CALL – Call us @ +1 (858) 452-9858 or check the weather on the website to determine if we are flying tandems. Torrey Pines is lucky enough to enjoy flyable weather about 300 days out of the year, so there’s a good chance we are flying! If it’s flyable, then come on down.  We prefer winds coming from the west at 7mph+.
  2. WRITE – When you arrive, you’ll fill out a legal waiver and do a video waiver, which takes about 10 minutes. Then, you complete a one-page, temporary membership application to the Torrey Pines Gliderport flight school. When you’ve finished the paperwork, you pay then go meet your tandem pilot! Your pilot will give you some basic ground instruction, and you’re off!
  3. FLY – You’ll enjoy an incredible 20-25 minute flight over the beautiful Torrey Pines coastal cliffs. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the emerald Torrey Pines Golf Course, stunning mansions along the cliffs, and miles of dramatic coastline. When it’s over, you’ll land right back where you took off. Sometimes the winds get light, and when they do, you’ll land safely on famous Black’s Beach for a quick 15-minute hike, back to the top of the cliff.

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  1. Are there health restrictions for your tandem glider rides or things such has age, height or weight?

    • Hi Lisa,
      There is no weight or height limit for paragliding tandems, as long as we have enough wind. To date, we have taken passengers as heavy as 350 lbs. Hang gliding tandems work a little differently, so typically passengers are restricted to 175 lbs (80 kgs, 12 stone) or less. It’s generally a good idea to call before coming down and ask if it’s flyable and if so, what the recommendation is for passenger weight. On most days, we are able to fly passengers comfortably up to about 225-235 lbs. Regarding age there is NO age limit! Anyone of any age can take a tandem ride. Minors just need a parent or guardian to sign a legal waiver for them. We’ve had customers as young as 13 months and as old as 104 years old at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

    • hi just give us a call in the office on the day you want to come out and fly, and we will let you know how the conditions look and let you know a good time to come fly- based on the conditions. 858 452 9858 Have a great day, speak to you soon.

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