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.

70 thoughts on “Tandem Flights with World Class Instructors

  1. How early do you guys start flights? I’d be looking to do it Thursday, August 10th. Thanks

    • Hi Ryan,

      It all depends on the wind conditions. During the summer we have been starting as early as 10am. But usually the best time to fly is between 11am to 4pm, when there are better and stronger winds. You can give us a call in the morning and we will let you know how it is looking weather wise for the day.

  2. What’s the latest arrival time for tandem paragliding or tandem hang gliding ?

    • Hi Annete,

      It all depends on the wind conditions, so it is day by day basis. The best thing to do is to call us before you come in and check how the conditions are for the day. Usually the best time to fly is between 11am to 4pm.

  3. My 7 year old niece would like to try a tandem paraglide. Is there any age limitation?

    • There are no age limitations or anything like that, as long as the minors have a parent/legal-guardian present who can fill the paper work out for them then it wont be an issue. Thanks for inquiring, we look forward to flying with you soon.

  4. I’m looking at the weekend of August 5, 2017. I want to tandem fly along with my two sons (tandem fly as well) for my 60th birthday (August). How far out are you booked or do I need to make any advance scheduling?

    • Hi Karen, We dont actually make any reservations of any kind. Just give us a call the morning of the day that you want to come out and fly- at that point we will have the most up-to-date forecasts in front of us and we will be able to let you know a good time to come in and fly based on what the weather conditions are doing on that day.

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