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Pilot Services


Membership has its Benefits!

The Florida Ridge is a Membership Flight Park, and anyone can join. Whether you join for a month or a year, you'll receive privileges and benefits that make hang gliding more enjoyable, convenient, and economical. And whatever you're doing at the Ridge - soaring among the clouds, relaxing in the sun, or practicing your golf swing - our ground crew and office staff will strive to give you the service you deserve as a hang gliding pilot.

Park Services

Put some shrimps on the barbie, drive some golf balls, go three-wheeling, jog or hike, fly your RC, surf the Web, watch the game on satellite TV, roast marshmallows in the bonfire... or just relax. There's a lot more at the Florida Ridge than just air sports!

Members Non-Members
Park Fees
Daily Park Fee (per pilot) Free $20
Daily Guest Fee (per guest) Free $5
Parking Fee Free $5

Flight Services

Members Non-Members
Tandem Instruction and Sky Rides
Sky Rides for Friends and Referrals 10% off $129-$269
Instructional Flights and Packages 10% off $295-$1795
Tandem - 2000 feet Instructional Flight $115 $179
Tandem - 1500 feet Instructional Flight $95 $149
30-Day USHPA Membership $10
USHPA Membership allows you to fly or train with certified instructor
and receive 10% off items and flights on their next visit for 30 days.
This 30 membership is for Non-Rated Pilots only
Solo Aero-Towing
Standard Aerotow - Over 2000 Feet $25 $35
Interrupted Aerotow - 500 ft or less $15 $20
Instructor-Assisted Launch $15 $25
Glider, Harness, and Equipment Services
Glider Storage Free $39/Mth $295/Yr
Glider Set-Up and Break-Down Service $30 N/A
Glider and Harness Repair (per hour) $55 N/A
Rental: Harness, Vario, Helmet or Release (per day) $15 $25
Glider Inspection and Test Flight $139 $149
Annual Glider Inspection and Tune-UP $310 N/A


In addition to Free Park Services and Discounted Flight Services, Ridge members receive a free Demo Flight on the hot new Willswing U-2 and 10% off all Glider Rentals, Pro Shop Merchandise (including gliders), Sky Rides, and Instructional Services.

Standard One Year Membership


Early Renewal (One Year Membership) $495
Temporary Memberships
Six(6) Months $295
One(1) Month $145

Hop-in-and-FlyŽ Glider Rental

* Intermediate Pilots and Above

The coolest concept in Hang Gliding. Fly a current-production hang glider with the latest technology, already set up and ready to fly with an easy-fit cocoon harness, safety parachute, tow bridles, dual aerotow release, Fly-Tec variometer, helmet, and wheels.

Members Save 10%

Willswing Falcon 2 140-220lb, H2-4 pilots $25 /Flight**
Willswing U-2 170-220 lb, H3-4 pilots $35 /Flight**
Moyes Litespeed 170-220 lb, H4-5 pilots $45 /Flight**
Other Gliders with own harness & set-up Call For Information
** Rates are per flight and do not include tow fees, park fees, guest fees (if any), or Instructor-assisted Setup and Launch, if requested.

Solo Practice Program

For Solo Pilots who need or want to practice or brush up on the basics. This program includes up to 4 aerotows up to 800ft in altitude. This will give you an opportunity to quickly find your weaknesses and work on them from one flight to another since the flights will be short and you will have the assistance of the the tug pilot to help you on towing technique and the ground crew for retrieval, launch setup and launch priority.

Solo Practice
With the assistance of the Florida Ridge Crew, in a quick succession of up to 4 tows you will be able to practice:
•     Aerotow Launches and Launch Techniques
•     Pattern Tows - Towing Techniques
•     Landing Approaches
•     Landings and Landing Technique

Members Non-Members
Solo Practice Program $90 $120

Equipment Rental

As a rated pilot, you can arrive here with nothing but the clothes on your back, and we can fully equip you for you solo flights.

Members Save 10%

Harnes Parachute $15.00/Flight**  
V Bridal Primary Release $15.00 /First Flight**  $5.00/Afterwards
V Bridal Shoulder Secondary Release $5.00/Flight**  
Wheels Included With Glider Rental  
Helmets - Full face $5.00/Flight**  
Vario $10.00 /First Flight**  $5.00/Afterwards
Radio $10.00 /First Flight**  $5.00/Afterwards
** Rates are per flight and do not include tow fees, park fees, guest fees (if any), or Instructor-assisted Setup and Launch, if requested.

Pro Shop - Coming Soon!

The Florida Ridge is an authorized dealer for the following hang gliding equipment manufacturers. You can shop from our Inventory at the Ridge or on-line at the dealers' web sites, but either way our instructors will work closely with you throughout from selection to delivery, making sure your desires match your needs and budget. We guarantee to order your merchandise within 24 hours, ensure its prompt delivery, assemble it, test it, tailor it, and make sure you're satisfied with it - or your money back.

Members Save 10%

    Wills Wing  ....................... Hang Gliders, Harnesses, Helmets, Parts
    Moyes Gliders  .................... Hang Gliders, Parts
    FlyTec  ................................ Variometers, GPS, Gloves, and Accessories
    High Energy Sports  ........... Harnesses, Parachutes, Hang Straps
Tandem Sky Rides Lessons and Solo Flights Open to the Public
Fridays through Mondays, Sunrise to Sunset.   First Timers Please Call For Appointment.
For Summer Hours and Events, See the Calendar or Contact The Florida Ridge
12671 East State Road 80, Clewiston, FL 33440  |  863-805-0440
GPS Coordinates:  N 26 46.091  W 81 14.094