While vacationing in Avon this year, we booked a tandem flight for my step-son with Vail Valley Paragliding for the morning of 7/16. We met Dave Champaign at a nearby gas station and followed him and another family to the landing site near Edwards just up the road. There we met the pilot my step-son would fly with, Greg Kelley. After a quick introduction, we drove about 1,500 feet up near the top of Bellyache Ridge to the launch point.
The view was great from the ridge, and we enjoyed watching other paragliders launching while Greg went through some basic instruction with my step-son.
Soon it was their turn, and with mom and I holding our breath, they executed a smooth take-off and were soon soaring gracefully up and down over the valley in front of us.
Greg did a great job piloting and kept aloft for well over a half-hour. We personally missed the eventual landing because we were too mesmerized by the view to make it back down to the landing site in time.
V.V.P. also documents your flight with a high-res camera, and in our case, they burned the pics to a CD and mailed it to us before we even returned home from vacation.
Dave and Greg were both great, and so was the overall experience for my step-son. I highly recommend their service.
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