Shannon and I had a terrific experience last week with Air Amelia in one of their powered hang gliders. They have been operating on Amelia Island for a couple of years now and offer aerial tours of the island.
Shannon loved it! I found the take off (really rapid assent to 1200 feet) to be the only mildly terrifying part. I also found it helpful not to over think the fact that you are suspended under a cloth wing 1200 feet above the ground and that gravity has it’s own set of laws.
The views were amazing! The salt marshes stretch for miles and you get a peek at some properties that you just can’t see from the road. We flew south around the resorts and American Beach and then back up along the beach to Fort Clinch and Cumberland Island. Watch the video closely and you can see the Addison as we fly over the Historic District.
This is a great way to see the island and a truly unique experience.