Lake Pepin Man Founds Hang Gliding Business To Get People Closer To Eagles

Lake Pepin Man Founds Hang Gliding Business To Get People Closer To Eagles


DID YOU KNOW THAT. DIDN’T REALIZE NIKE TAKE THAT IS BIG OF A CHUNK. — TAKES THAT BIG OF A CHUNK. NOW, WATER SKIING AND ANOTHER FIRST. DAVE HAS FOUND A WAY TO TAKE PEOPLE TANDEM HAND GLIDING. WHAT IS DIFFERENT IS YOU START AND LAND ON THE WATER. RACHEL SLAVIK INTRODUCES US TO A MAN WHO WANTS TO FLY WITH THE EAGLES. Reporter: THERE IS NO DENYING THE BEAUTY THAT LINE IT IS SHORES. YOU CAN’T GET A BETTER BACKDROP. MOST MAJESTIC SIGHTS CAN BE SEEN FROM A DISTANCE. DAVE WANTED TO CHANGE THAT, USING HIS EXPERIENCE AS A HAND GLIDING PILOT. IT’S A DREAM OF MINE I HAVE HAD FOR YEARS. I HAVE BEEN FLYING FOR JUST ABOUT 30 YEARS. LAST SPRING HE CREATED EAGLE HAND GLIDING, GIVING PEOPLE LIKE GENERAL THE EXPERIENCE OF FLYING. I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE VIEWS FROM UP THERE. SUPPOSED TO BE AMAZING. DAVE’S EXPERIENCE MAKES STANDING ON GLIDING POSSIBLE. THE SOLUTION USES THE WATER FOR BOTH THE BEGINNING AND END OF EACH FLIGHT. WHAT I HAVE DEAN IS I HAVE PUT — DONE IS I HAVE PUT A CONTROL FRAME ON THE BACK AND BUILT THESE FLOATS. YOU GOT IT. THAT BOAT IS MUCH LIKE A PAR SAILING VESSEL. THERE IS A MILE OF BLIND IN THAT BOAT. CLEAR. JEN IS OVERCOMING HER FEAR OF HEIGHTS. BEHIND THEY CLIMB AN ALTITUDE UNTIL FINALLY IT’S TIME TO DETACH, GIVING JEN A WHOLE NEW PROSPECTIVE ON AN AREA SHE HAS LIVED IN FOR 2 YEARS. UNDER THE WING OF THE GLIDER IT’S HARD TO IGNORE THAT SENSE OF FREEDOM. ALL WHILE FLOATING TO THE EARTH’S SURFACE. HERE THEY COME. FOR AN EASY TOUCHDOWN ON THE WATER. THIS PART IS NOT BAD. Reporter: DAVE WANTS EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE THIS UNIQUE ADVENTURE AND TAKE IN THE SIGHTS THEY NEVER HAVE BEFORE. EVERYBODY IS AWED BY IT. IT’S HERE WHERE CREATING AN UPLIFT IN THE AIR, ALLOWING THE LAND GLIDER TO STAY ALOFT SOARING THROUGH THE SKY IS THRILLING IN ITS OWN RIGHT, THE COMPANY JOINING THE FLIGHT. LOOK AT THAT EAGLE. MAKES FOR AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. THERE ARE TIMES WE ARE UP FLYING SURROUNDED BY DOZENS OF EAGLES. IT’S AMAZING. THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT EXCITING, WE GET PEOPLE HERE THAT NORMALLY NEVER HAND GLIDE. FLYING IS NO LONGER FOR THE BIRDS. IT IS FOR ANYBODY THAT LETS DAVID TAKE THEM UNDER HIS WINGS. RACHEL SLAVIK. THE HAND GLIDING SEASON IS COMING TO AN END, BUT THERE MAY BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES THIS FALL IF THE WEATHER HOLDS OUT.

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