Features

Flying with Kids: What to do and how to do it

Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Flying with Kids

Some of the oldest heads in our sports started at the youngest age. Whether going tandem with mum or dad, ground handling a paraglider in field, or playing with model planes on a hillside, getting in early has lots of benefits.

Children learn quickly, they absorb everything, and they are keen to advance. However, the risks are obvious. No one wants their child to have an accident, and kids need proper training – often they want to progress too fast, and early ambition needs channeled well.

In Cross Country 161 (July 2015) we talk to some of those who’ve already done it. Tandem mums, tandem dads, kids who fly and instructors who teach youngsters.

There is no textbook when it comes to children and flight, so their collective experience is one to read if you’ve got kids who are yearning to follow you. Or if you’re yearning to get your little sprogs into the air with you.

The full article is in Cross Country 161, July 2015.


Cross Country is a reader-supported international publication and is available through subscription only. We publish 10 issues a year in print and digital. Subscribe to Cross Country.

Home

Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to Features
Back to Features

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Print edition

  • Published since 1988
  • The highest production values
  • Gorgeous photography
  • Perfect-bound, collectors’ issues
  • Ten times a year each issue is airmailed to you

Digital edition

  • Read offline on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • The same content as the printed magazine
  • Delivered through award-winning Zinio software

Print and digital

  • Read the digital issues on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • Keep the print magazines on your coffee table!
  • Ten times a year, each issue is airmailed to you and sent via Zinio
News and special offers. No spam ever
SIGN ME UP