We have been teaching paragliding on Cobble Hill as Parafly Paragliding, Inc. since 1993.  We have taught over 600 people to fly paragliders over that period of time.  Sharp Park has been cut, trimmed and maintained for paragliding training starting in 1984.  It is now an ideal facility for learning to fly paragliders.  One of only three such training sites in New England and New York.  We are the most experienced paraglider instructors in the area.  Read more about our program at our web site:

We teach lessons from May to November whenever we have suitable winds out of the northwest less than 12 mph for beginners.  We need to launch and land into the wind.  Since we never know when the wind will be suitable until 48 hours or so in advance, we keep an email alert list and notify those on the list when we see good conditions for teaching paragliding coming up.  Email us at to get on the alert list for upcoming conditions.

Field lessons (on the hill) run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. to dusk.  Students need to see a one hour video tape before their first field lesson.  Most students fly in their first lesson.

Paragliding is the closest human beings can come to flying like an eagle or hawk.  It is exhilarating, but it’s not for everyone.  You have to be fairly physically fit to run into the launch and you have to hike back up the hill between flights.  Paragliding is not for the faint of heart.  We require waivers of liability from all participants.

For prices and more information about our paragliding program check out our website at .