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About Us: Eric Hinrichs 2016-11-19T00:38:37+00:00

About Bay Area Hang Gliding.

Bay Area Hang Gliding is San Francisco Bay Area’s premier hang gliding school and shop, BAHG promises to give their students the highest quality hang gliding experience. In March of 2008 BAHG started with some of the best and most experienced hang gliding instructors in California, together these USHPA certified instructors make up the preferred full service hang gliding school.

Hang Gliding Instructor

Eric Hinrichs

Eric started learning how to fly with Jim Woodward of Natural Flying in 1992 and started teaching with him in 1994. After many years with Jim, Eric started teaching for Pat Denevan of Mission Soaring Center in order to teach more students. He considers himself lucky to have trained hundreds of students and many instructors for Mission Soaring Center, learning from all of them. Eric met Mike Jefferson several years ago, and he quickly found a home here at Bay Area Hang Gliding. In 2011 Eric assumed ownership from Mike, and the school really started creating pilots. Eric has extensive experience flying many Western US and Canadian sites, and is rated as an Advanced Instructor and Tandem Instructor with USHPA.
“My favorite flying is when I get the chance to interact with wildlife or cross country flying”
“I love helping people realize their flying dreams and to help pilots of any experience level achieve their personal bests.”

Eric’s GPS flight tracks

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