Fly to Dockweiler Beach
LOS ANGELES — If you didn’t believe it at first, on the sands of Dockweiler Beach you can fly, fly, and fly.
This is where anyone can hang from a giant kite and in the process suspend disbelief.
Josh Laufer is here to make you a believer.
“That’s really how you feel in your dreams. When you feel like a superman or a Peter Pan flying over majestic sights,” Laufer said.
When the winds hit just right, Laufer and his business partner Andy Beem can be found settling in, chartering flights as co-owners of the Windsports flight school.
Laufer has been fascinated by the magic of flight since he can remember. He studied aviation; he tried flight school; and he became addicted to hang gliding.
“Well, part of it was that first experience when I got hooked,” he said. “It was so addicting, but when you teach someone else, you can relive your own first flight.”
Now Laufer can relive that feeling over and over again.
As one of the oldest hang gliding locations in the world, people have been soaring from the sand dunes of Dockweiler since the 1970s. Offshore winds flying into the sand dunes make it the perfect place to practice a smooth launch and landing.
Windsports offers courses and certifications for all levels of hang gliding, whether it’s your hundredth flight or just passing through and want to try.
“This is where dreams take flight. If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, this is the place to make those dreams come true,” Laufer said.
For more information, visit https://www.windsports.com.