FAQ

What is a paraglider?
A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front. Paragliders are light and fold up fairly small, making them compact and portable.What is paragliding?
Paragliding is a form of unpowered flight in which rising air is needed to keep the glider aloft. This rising air can come from two sources:
1. when the sun heats features on the ground, columns of rising air known as thermals are generated
2. when wind encounters a ridge in the landscape, the air is forced upwards, providing ridge lift.
In mountainous environments, flying is mostly based around thermals, which can be used to stay aloft before heading for a landing field below the launch site. In hill environments, ridge lift is used for ridge soaring, and landing can be done either back at the launch site, or at a landing field at the bottom of the ridge. In either case, more experienced pilots can use thermals to go ‘cross country’.

Who can paraglide?
Anyone that weighs between 25-110kg can fly providing they are in good physical and mental health. Children under 18 wanting to fly must be signed off by a parent or guardian.

Who can fly a tandem paraglider?

What is a Tandem Paragliding Flight?
Tandem paragliding flights involve a passenger being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot and connected to the pilot and the glider by spreader bars. The tandem paraglider is specially designed to carry two people and is nearly twice the size of a regular solo paraglider.

Are Take-offs and Landings Difficult?
Depending on how much wind there is, take-offs generally require just a few steps to get into the air. The less wind there is the more you will have to run. The most important thing to remember is DON’T SIT DOWN until you are well in the air and your pilot says it is ok for you to get in to your harness.

What to wear ?

  1. Closed shoes- hiking boots are the best but running shoes are fine. No sandals, birkenstocks, high heels – we will not be able to fly with you if you come with unsuitable shoes.
  2. Long pants
  3. Long-sleeved top (something warm basically)

HIKING BOOTS are good shoes to wear for tandem paragliding RUNNING SHOES are good shoes to wear for tandem paragliding wear LONG PANTS for tandem paragliding wear a LONG SLEEVED TOP for tandem paragliding

How does the whole thing take?
The flight takes betwenn 15-20 min, we meet you at the landing and have a breefing to teach you what to do and not to do, we can watch some videos in the laptop and start to drive to the take off. All the experience take about one hour .


Is paragliding dangerous?

Our tandem pilots have years of experience behind them and we fly only the safest paragliding equipment. Pilots make decisions based on their own safety as well as yours. Paragliding is not risk free – but then neither is driving a car.

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