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Mission Soaring Center has been serving the Northern California hang gliding community since 1973.

We are ready to help you become a pilot today! Visit us for hang gliding northern california, san francisco hang gliding, california hang gliding lessons, bay area hang gliding, mission soaring center.

The Mission Soaring Hang Gliding school provides professional training on state-of-the-art equipment at our dedicated training site near Hollister, California, just south of the San Jose/ San Francisco Bay Area.

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About Us
Mission Soaring Center LLC has been serving the Northern California hang gliding community since 1973. Owner Pat Denevan is a leader in the development of modern hang gliding training standards and the USHGA Instructor Certification Program. In 2001, he received the United States Hang Gliding Association’s instructor of the year award.

The Mission Soaring Hang Gliding school provides professional training on state-of-the-art equipment at our dedicated training site near Hollister, California, just south of the San Jose/ San Francisco Bay Area. All your future pilot needs are supplied by our complete Sales/Service facility in Milpitas, California. Our wide range of hang gliders can handle new and advanced pilots of different sizes ranging from 90 to 290 pounds. When the wind is calm, we use a special slow flying hang glider for an easy introduction to hang gliding. We are ready to help you become a pilot today!

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The Mission Soaring Training Program is a model for schools across the country. Owner Pat Denevan is a leader in the development of modern training standards and the USHGA Instructor Certification Program. You will train with experienced, USHGA Certified Instructors. We offer a complete, flexible program, beginner to advanced skills, tailored to your individual rate of progress. Our small classes provide plenty of personal attention.

We provide all necessary equipment. We use modern gliders with training wheels and MSC designed custom training harnesses. Instruction is available by reservation all year round.

How to Start Your Lesson Program
For those who want to try a lesson before deciding to become a pilot, we offer the Single Lesson for $160. This includes the pre-lesson orientation

Pam helping a student’s first steps toward flight session, and a follow-up Thursday evening ground school.
If you have decided to become a pilot, but you want some experience before choosing your personal equipment, we offer the 5 lesson New Pilot Package for $700. We provide glider and flying gear. Additional lessons can be purchased at the package discount of $140 per day.

Your first goal is the USHGA Beginner Rating.

To help you acheive this we offer additional discounts if you convert your package to the Equipment Purchase Plan . After purchasing an equipment package from Mission Soaring, you can buy lessons for $100 per day. If you have purchased lessons, but have not taken them, you can convert them to Equipment Purchase Plan lessons. The price difference will be applied to your equipment purchase.

For example, if you have three unused $140 lessons, you will save $120 when you buy equipment. We encourage you to buy personal equipment as soon as you are serious about becoming a pilot. Beyond the obvious lesson discount, you also benefit from training on your own glider. Training is consistent when you fly the same glider each day. You can potentially get more flights during your lesson, with no waiting for a shared shop glider.

When you are ready to practice on your own after reaching the Beginner Rating, you will be thoroughly familiar with your own wing. And there is nothing like an investment in equipment to really solidify that commitment to practice that will make you a full fledged pilot sooner. We have a variety of new and used gliders to fit a variety of desires, skills, and budgets. We will help find the right equipment for you. Becoming a pilot is no small task. But we think our state-of- the-art program is making it simpler and more enjoyable than ever. Visit us for  hang gliding northern california, san francisco hang gliding, california hang gliding lessons, bay area hang gliding, mission soaring center.

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