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Cowboy Up Hang Gliding

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Cowboy Up Hang Gliding

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714 Wharton Municipal Airport Drive (Robert Vonderau Drive) Hanger #12, Wharton, TX 77488
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nullvoid wrote a review Sep 2019
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Since most of the posts here are reviews of one-off flights, I thought it might be helpful for me to talk about the lesson packages instead. I've just completed my first solo flight after having spent the last few months learning from Mark and Ty (who flew tandem with me) and Tiki (who pilots the tug). Throughout the whole process they were in constant communication with me and with each other about my progress and what I needed to work on. All of the instructors did a great job of both encouraging me in order to to keep my confidence up, as well as giving me critical feedback so that I progressed safely. The regulars who fly at Cowboy Up are always around to share their wisdom and their stories, and the whole process has been extremely rewarding. I can't recommend enough that if you've ever thought about learning to fly, you call them and give it a try.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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T M wrote a review Jul 2019
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Had so much fun this Saturday and enjoyed every minute that so much for time and attention to detail to make sure everyone enjoyed every minute.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Guide699285 wrote a review Nov 2018
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To make a long story short: If they cancel on you, they consider it your problem - and keep your money. I intended the hang gliding adventure to be a gift for my father, but after the third time Cowboy Up canceled on us for no given reason, he decided he couldn’t make the long drive in the slim chance he’d get to fly. After a legitimate rain cancelation and then one more no-reason cancelation, I told them we really needed to get this done, or I needed to get some money back. They told me tough luck on the money, and I had one more chance at a flight since they had been so ‘leniant’ with me about rescheduling. I thought that was a pretty gutsy way to say they were keeping my money and not doing what they got paid for. I did end up getting a nice flight on my “last chance,” but it wasn’t worth putting up with these crooked people.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from CowboyUpHangGliding, Owner at Cowboy Up Hang Gliding
Responded Nov 14, 2018
This review comes as an absolute surprise to us. We would like to know who you are, when you were scheduled or when you flew with us. It's a surprise because if you book a flight directly with us, we will never keep your money in the way you just described. Never have and never will. Of course there are times that we can not fly. The most common reason is because of weather. If that happens we try to call at least an hour before the scheduled time, in order to save people from driving too far for a canceled event. If we can't fly at the time of your reservation, you always have the option to cancel the flight entirely. If you have already paid, you will get your money back. If you have not yet paid, we would never charge you. Most people choose to reschedule, like you said you did twice. The weather has not been the best lately. It has happened that we had to reschedule people twice. It's not that we don't believe you, it's just a surprise because what you describe has not been our policy for 20 years in business and it will never be. Please get in touch with us so we can work this out. Thank you. fly@cuhanggliding.com (832) 740-2004
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Great_Lakes_Kate17 wrote a review Jul 2018
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It was well worth the money!!! The experience was amazing!!! It was awesome to watch the teens experience this.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Ben S wrote a review Jan 2017
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Hang gliding is the purest experience of flight that humans have achieved. Weather you want to become a solo pilot or just a thrilling experience of free-flight, Cowboy Up is a top notch operation that provides unmatched instruction in a comfortable environment for you to learn at your own pace. I love flying my hang glider at CUHG!!!!
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Date of experience: January 2017
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