Help Us Bring Adaptive Paragliding to Jackson Hole
Snow. Check! Water. Check! Dirt. Check! Pathways. Check! Air? That’s where you come in!
Teton Adaptive seeks to get the first adaptive paragliding offering started in Jackson Hole, Wyoming so people with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities can take to the skies in an instructional tandem flight, and beyond.
This will complement adaptive skiing, paddling, mountain biking, road cycling and other recreational opportunities for locals and visitors. We’ll be working with amazing partners Project Airtime and JH Paragliding, both organizations that have expertise in adaptive paragliding and providing paragliding flights to guests, respectively.
We need your help to fund this ambitious adventure so we can purchase a wheeled adaptive paragliding chair, to train paragliding pilots, for scholarships, and to launch it to the Jackson Hole community and its visitors.
We invite you donate what you can and be part of this high-flying venture! Thank you!
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The funds raised will make these numbers possible:
Number of TAS scholarships we hope to make available for adaptive paragliding flights at JHMR in its first year.
It will cost $3000 for the specialized flying chair with wheels.
$4500 is the cost of adaptive training and travel for four JH Paragliding pilots.
$500 is the cost of maintenance for wheels, tubes and padding.
$500 is the cost of filmmaking tools to document each flight.
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Can I participate in the event if I don’t live in Jackson Hole?
Um, yes, of course. We would be grateful if you donate to bring paragliding to Jackson Hole! Then, once it’s ready (we hope this summer 2021) we welcome you to come fly with our partners JH Paragliding and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Can I use my Venmo account?
Yes, choose the Venmo option in the online payment form above.
Will Teton Adaptive employees be facilitating the tandem flights?
No, Teton Adaptive employees will not be facilitating the tandem paragliding flights. The staff at JH Paragliding will facilitate the flights. Project Airtime and Teton Adaptive will work together to provide specialized training about working with people with disabilities to augment their expertise in flying. Teton Adaptive will donate the specialized flying chair and other equipment that we are fundraising for here!
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Our mission is to promote, support and develop outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.