Cowboy Up Hang Gliding

Cowboy Up Hang Gliding, Wharton: Address, Phone Number, Cowboy Up Hang Gliding Reviews: 4.5/5

Cowboy Up Hang Gliding
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Just 45 miles of west of Houston. You'll be flying up to a mile high over the Texas landscape, side-by-side with a certified instructor. Having been in business for over 10 years we pride ourselves on having an impeccable safety record with over 3,000 tandem (dual-place) flights and having never put a scratch on anyone. It's a great adventure for everyone, young and old, groups and singles.
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TexasBluesCruzer
Houston, TX157 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
Just enjoyed my first hang-gliding flight session with Cowboy Up Hang Gliding, and had an excellent adventure. Bart and Tiki are extremely safety-conscious, and give detailed instruction on flight dynamics to make you comfortable. They use a light sport aircraft to provide an aerial tow to the altitude of your choosing, and once the tow line is released, the experience is truly sublime.
It is difficult to describe the soaring experience, banking turns into the wind and riding thermals to gain lift -- a uniquely extraordinary sensation. If one has ever dreamed of what it is like to fly like an eagle, this is certainly an activity to add to your "bucket list".
Tiki and Bart are very friendly, and glad to share their passion for flight. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind activity!
Written September 27, 2014
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Richard D
Sugar Land, TX41 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
These folks- Bart, Tiki, Luke , Chrissi all are top notch!
Safety is key here. They have top notch equipment and demonstrate their High Skill Levels in this exhilarating sport of Hang Gliding using the "AT" Aerotow method needed here in the flatlands of Tx to achieve height.
If you ever wanted to fly like a bird….here is your unique opportunity right in your backyard to fulfill your dreams, don't let your fears stop you , you are in good hands at Coyboyup!
You will remember this experience for the rest of your life , & maybe even spark your interest to take lessons and fly Solo when you get AT rated by USHPA ( UNITED STATES HANG GLIDING & PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION )
Thanks guys for giving me the tools for solo flight !!
Rich D
Written January 22, 2014
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Riceallover
Fresno, TX41 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
Right here in my own back yard a playground in the sky. Every birthday I have been spending it doing something extra ordinary and this December 12 I ventured close to home to Wharton Municipal Airport for some fun in the sky and man was it that! Two birthdays ago I went skydiving so was like why not try this. Totally different! Loved it! Being a physics teacher I was so intrigued with the educational experience as well. Instructors Bart n Tiki were great. They really make it look easy and don't mind going the extra mile to make your experience something memorable. Buy the pics you won't regret it. For $40 I got over 200 pics! A pic ever 2 to 5 seconds! Unbelievable! I highly recommend this for everyone. Promise yup will not feel that falling sensation that most people are afraid of. Smooth sailing...I mean smooth gliding lol Cowboy Up!
Written December 14, 2014
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Bellawash
Houston, TX201 contributions
Sep 2014
I purchased two flights from Groupon because I wanted to do something adventurous for my husband's birthday. It was amazing being able to soar 2000 feet in the air. It was very peaceful in the air. I will definitely fly again. Bart and Tiki were a pleasure. Thanks guys for the memories.
Written September 25, 2014
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Eduardo F
Houston, TX4 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
For those who want to experience the thrill of flying like a bird, the guys at Cowboy Up Hang Gliding are the ones to go. They have a great operation going on. Bart and Tiki are experts and focused on safety. The equipment is in great condition, the facilities are family friendly, and everyone always welcomes you with big smiles. They offer flying experiences for both newbies and experts like no other.
Written January 4, 2017
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rjfishe1
Munich, Germany3 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Unlike most of the reviewers, I do not fly tandem at Cowboy Up but have my own glider and use them for aerotows as a start point for cross country flights on good days. Tiki and Bart have both been flying for a long long time and have a flawless safety record with their students and customers and although Tiki mostly flies the tug now and would never tell you, she is a World Record holder and the first woman to fly more than 100 miles. Bart is one of the best instructors I have come across and this year was the USHPA's instructor of the year. You couldn't find a better place if you tried than right here in Houston and they are normally out there flying every day the weather allows.
Written December 20, 2016
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1983trt
Katy, TX5 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Hang Gliding is the probably most fun you can have in the Houston area! Bart and Tiki take you up under their wing and let you experience what flying like a bird is all about! When you are there getting ready to fly, other hang glider pilots are friendly and will talk to you all about flying. There is very much a sense of community here, all the pilots hang out in the hangar which has a bunch of couches, big screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, music.....and there is just a nice relaxing vibe for the whole place. After the flying we put our video of our flight up on the big screen and watched, it was awesome!! Other pilots shared their snacks making me wish I would have brought a snack of my own. Cowboy Up has water and there are restrooms as well. Dogs are welcome here! There are dogs running all over the place, the dogs were all super friendly too! The only thing that you have to keep an eye on is the weather...if the weather is bad you may not be able to fly (call before you go). When I went there were several other groups going to fly, I just showed up and didn't make a reservation...don't do this, call ahead of time and make sure you have a reservation first! They get booked! Overall, the flying is awesome, I cant describe how incredible the flying was. The atmosphere is fantastic, good times all the way, made me want to just stay and talk with the gang, and laugh, I wish I would have brought my guitar. I could have stayed all day long, it is good to get out of Houston, the airport is an hour away from the city and it's nice to get away. I signed up for lessons after my first flight!!!
Written December 20, 2016
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hmwise
Sugar Land, TX1 contribution
Nov 2016 • Solo
Bart and Tiki are excellent instructors, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The people who fly there are enthusiastic and friendly also. And the flying is fantastic! Not only are the views tremendous but you may find yourself soaring with buzzards, hawks, and even an eagle!
Written December 19, 2016
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Richard D
Sugar Land, TX41 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
The Folks who run Cowboy UP Hang Gliding, are the BEST !
Tiki & Bart, are so Knowledgeable , that you are getting the BEST in Tx.
Bart Just received a very prestigious Award from USHPA ( United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Assoc. ). He Won the Best Instructor Award in the USA this Month !
Congratulations Bart , a Very Deserved Accomplishment !
Being a veteran of Hang Gliding since 1980, and still Current in my flying , i Never stop learning, and Bart & Tiki always are there to give advise Positively and Constructive Criticism where needed.
PEOPLE , can you Hear Me ? YES, then you Need to discover what Hang Gliding is like in Wharton ,Texas. For Experienced Flyers, come join us . For those who want a Discovery Flight , What are you waiting for . and those wanting Instruction and learn to fly, they are the BEST !
Written October 25, 2015
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Con Vi
Negros Occidental, Philippines300 contributions
May 2015 • Family
This is one that I did in my bucket list. It was a wonderful experience. To be able to fulfill this year is so awesome. Got a discount on groupon. The price is not bad even without the Groupon discount. The operator was very knowledgeable and professional in making the experience safe and memorable.
Written September 15, 2015
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