If you're wondering if this sport is for you...
When I began, I was just intrigued but wasn't sure if i could.
Once I made the decision that I was going to do this... it was life-altering. My entire outlook on the world changed.
My overall mood improved, even the way I approached different situations in life became more productive. It's not just about flying.
It's about experiencing true adventure and freedom in its purest form.
Taking that leap to experience the world you live in from a perspective that most only dream of. When you literally run into the air that first time, it's like you leave all your troubles on the ground and escape to a magical land where it's just you and the air your riding on.
It's remembering what it felt like to have childhood dreams and then realizing your childhood dreams coming to life. After I experienced this for myself I started my journey to doing everything needed to be able to offer this magical sport to everyone I possibly could.
These experiences are the foundations that Happy Thoughts was built on and we continue to bring joy and magical experiences to tons of people every day.
When you experience this for yourself you will never look back. think happy thoughts and leave your world behind. YOU CAN FLY!
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We work with you to fix whatever is keeping you grounded!
Our entire structure is to to make it possible for anyone to learn this amazing sport.
#1 "i don't have the time"
- we allow you to come and go at your own schedule.
#2 "I can't afford it"
-we can work with you to get you into the air with a plan that fits your budget.
#3 "its not safe"
- PPG is the safest form of aviation (next to commercial airliners) if you would fly in a private airplane, you are actually safer doing this sport and if you would drive a motorcycle, you are 30% safer flying PPG!
#4 "my wife won't let me"
- we take the wives on a tandem flight to starbucks and then hand them the controls on the way back (that's usually all it takes)
Happy Thoughts PPG is proud to be the only school that is entirely built upon our customer's feedback.
"No one works harder, or is more patient than Carson and his team. Theyare very knowledgeable and have a great training program. Highly recommended!" - James Robinson
"I loved the friendly atmosphere, the professional level of expertise, and the great flexibility for scheduling my training! I would recommend to anyone interested in that “first flight!”- M Webb
So why choose us?
this is what sets us apart
1. our instructors have a passion for teaching and have years of experience and are experts at adapting to your individual learning style.
2. We don't require that you leave work for 2 weeks.
(we allow you to come and go until you are ready to fly on your own)
3. learn to fly on our suff ! plus we have every training tool available to help you progress to being able to fly confidently and safely on your own.
4.although not recommended, we will still train you even if you already have your own equipment
5. We have a tow winch that allows you to get airborne as soon as your second day of training!!! this is a huge benefit because it will allow to you taste the feeling of flight and have your landings dialed in before even strapping on the motor!
6.We have a trike trainer, classroom, simulator, demo equipment, kiting harnesses, helmets etc.
when we train. Thurs. - Sun. and ocaationally all week.
how long it takes. 7 - 14 accumilated days
Pricing. $1200 if you get your motor and glider through Happy Thoughts
2000 if you get only your glider through Happy Thoughts
2500 if you have already purchased a motor and/or glider from somewhere else.
If you show up with a motor /glider without first talking to us, it may prevent us from being able to proceed with your training. We do not allow students to train with equipment that is not right or safe for their weight and skill level etc.
Training will include:
our training includes as many as 25 lesson days in a six month period.
-unlimited access to all required gear. for 10 solo flights
-unlimited tow wench flights
-minimum of 7 accumulated hours of ground school.
-unlimited tandem flights
-unlimited time on the trike trainer
-unlimited radio assisted motor flights.
-access to tips and tricks videos and handouts to further accelerate your progression.
We stick with you until you are 100% confident to go off on your own. and still hope to see you back for progression .