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).

If you have taken a tandem flight with an instructor in the last couple of weeks, you can find your photos here: http://photos.flytorrey.com/

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.

82 thoughts on “Tandem Flights with World Class Instructors

  1. Are you allowed to bring your own Go Pro to take videos and pictures while in the air?

    • Hi Faith, you can bring your Go Pro or phone during the flight. You have your hands free so you can definitely record your flight and take pictures while up in the air, but we also offer professional photos and we rent cameras in case you forget yours.

    • The wind limits the amount of weight we can take up… short answer no limit on passenger weight. Please call to check the wind strength the morning of your flight.

  2. Do you have military discount?
    Do I need to be able to run? I had knee surgery an still cant really run yet. Is there a weight limit?

    • Military discount is $15 off a tandem flight. You don’t really need to run, but a quick jog might be required for a couple of steps. The gliders don’t have weight limits… but we are limited by the strength of the wind.

  3. Can my 8 year old son and I fly together with an instructor? I know some places do let you but I am not sure which ones? He weighs around 60 pounds and I am 130.

  4. Just want to make sure you currently do not accept reservations for tandem flights? We still just call that morning to see if you are available? I only see posts from 2017. Thank you.

    • I guess you need to scroll through the comments… but we do not take reservations. All flights are conducted on a best efforts basis depending on the wind.

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