Flying Camp Paragliding
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Read more
About
We are a paragliding school and tandem paragliding flight service operated by highly skilled, licensed & insured professional pilots. We are a paragliding equipment distributor for all major brands with a physical retail shop at our JUSTFLY-SVS Henson Gap flight park location. Flying Camp is located in the Sequatchie Valley of Tennessee. We came together Here in TN after years of traveling the world as teachers and pilots. We are highly experienced & passionate pilots. Combined we hold 40+ years of paragliding experience. We invite you to join us for a tandem flight or a certification course to learn to fly solo. We are lucky to enjoy world class flying at our sites in Tennessee. We hope you will come see for yourself what it is like to touch the sky!
Dunlap, Tennessee

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Flying Camp Paragliding
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor
Want other options you can book now?
Show options
Travelers talk about
(3 reviews)
(4 reviews)
(2 reviews)
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
28 reviews
Excellent
28
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Sharon T
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I could not say enough good things about Flying Camp. I just finished my 36th flight here, and I am about to take the P2 pilot's test. I am so thankful for David (Dave), Austin, Joe, and Grayson for being the rockstar instructors that they are. They are incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and personable. The site offers diverse flying opportunities for ridge soaring that you won't find in the West. David works hard to foster a community feel, with weekly barbecues and a Thanksgiving potluck. 5 stars all around!
Written November 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

D D
Detroit, MI146 contributions
May 2022
Another adventure checked off! Thanks Austin for treating me to a great tandem paraglide flight. The winds were a bit challenging, but you found the right moment for us to launch. Even better that we got some lift ... 500ft +.
Paragliding is so peaceful - like a drifting butterfly.
Written May 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David S
Dayton, OH6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
One of the best experience I have ever had. Came down from Ohio to do my training with Dave abs his instructors. Mauler impressed with how organized they are and how safety is the number one priority. I received my p2 rating on October and have been back 3 or 4 times to fly. It’s a big family atmosphere. Ignore both Matt’s reviews. Unfortunately he has some mental issues. Hope he will seek help.
Written July 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David
3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
I discovered Flying Camp three summers ago, and signed up for lessons immediately. They do both tandem flights, which are perfect for an afternoon trip, as well as full instruction and gear sales if you want to learn to fly on your own. Flights can be relaxing and smooth, or acrobatic and thrilling based upon what you desire. The instructors are some of the best in the country, and the community is very welcoming. If weather does not cooperate, they are quick to put together a trip to a local swimming hole or local hiking trail. Bring sunscreen, a cooler with drinks, and a camera. Sunsets here are unbelievable - I recommend this trip to everyone!
Written August 2, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeff S
12 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a great paragliding school that offers beginning to advanced training along with tandem paragliding. The staff is friendly and professional and truly want to insure that you have an absolutely awesome time.
Written September 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jacob G
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Friends
Dave Hanning runs a world-class flight school & tandem operation in a picturesque part of Tennessee. Dave's foremost goal is to develop safety-minded paraglider pilots who will have the skills to enjoy a long flying career. I was fortunate enough to spend several months under his instruction and believe that he not only achieved this with me, but with all of the other students I met there. His team of instructors, including his talented wife Elena, take their time to ensure that the lessons are well understood and that progression occurs at a level commensurate with the individual student's ability. Attention is given to all questions & concerns that one might have. Through professional guidance and a sincere concern for everyone's well-being, students will feel at home in the sky and their lives will be forever changed.

Part of the school's tremendous success is its close relation to the Tennessee Tree Toppers, a longstanding & historically important hang gliding club that has recently voted paragliders into its fold. The paragliding launch is adjacent to the hang gliding ramp and this encourages interactions between the two sets of pilots. Beginners benefit unbelievably so from the tales & wisdom of the old timers, some of whom have been flying for 30+ years. Overall, the community is very welcoming & happy to share in the excitement of the next generation of fledglings.

Tandem flights are a part of the flight school curriculum. I felt safe and well looked after with both of my tandem pilots, Elena & Brian. I also watched dozens of people come to experience the beauty of free flight as passengers with this amazing crew, and all left with smiles on their faces. It is a great opportunity for those of all ages and all levels of intensity. Smooth evening glass-off flights allow for a peaceful ride with the best view of a sunset one will ever experience. On the other hand, adrenaline seekers can find their fix as they are safely flung through the air by wingovers & other fun maneuvers. Do not miss out on an experience that will forever change how you view the sky!

Give it a try; you will not regret your decision.
Written August 22, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John C
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Solo
Awesome 50th birthday bucket list present! They were very nice and instructed very well because you have to do tour part in the initial launch and they it’s smooth long lasting sailing for the rest of the trip! Nice facility. Awesome views!
Written March 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for joining us on your golden birthday! We strive to provide the best sky experience we can as we glide on wind currents and raising air to gain the heights and views from our chairlift in the sky. We hope you will come again!
Written March 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anyvette
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
David and his crew were so nice! It was surprisingly very relaxing once we were in the air. I’d definitely go again it was worth every penny.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review of us. We were happy to be able to connect you with nice weather for flying and introduce you to the sky on a paraglider! Please come again and remember to mention/ask for the frequent flier program discount!
Written November 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shawn O
2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
If you want to experience paragliding at its best in the Southeast you have to go to Flying Camp in Dunlap. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and if you're there early you can get a great cup of coffee.
They have a student program that will teach how to become a certified pilot.
Awesome experience for sure.
Written September 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for the review, Shawn! It is great having you in our community of pilots!
Written September 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trayc H
Nashville, TN3 contributions
Sep 2019
Highly, highly recommend Dave and his crew. I've been dreaming about learning to fly for the better part of 20 years. This past week my sister and I took the first steps by celebrated my birthday with tandem flights and it was everything I expected and more. Special thanks to Grayson Brown,my pilot, for finding those elusive thermals on such a lite day. What an awesome experience. We will definitely be back very soon.
Written September 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happy Birthday and Thank you for the kind words. It was a day everyone will remember. So much fun touching the sky up high and flying like a bird! We hope we will see you again soon!
Written September 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 28

Flying Camp Paragliding (Dunlap) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go