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Paragliding is perhaps the purest form of flying. Without an engine, you float through the air in silence. A surreal experience. The start is made with the help of a winch. Slowly the winch is pulled in and together with the instructor you climb to about 400 meters altitude.
The paragliding takes place in Almelo. At the bottom of this page you will find a map with the locations. On the field there is always a lot to see. On a Saturday there are about 10 people working to make sure everything goes smoothly. You can see the brightly colored paragliders floating through the air from afar. So you get all in the mood!
Not only will you be taking to the air with an experienced tandem pilot, but you will also receive information in advance about the equipment and about how, where and when you may fly. Of course, an instruction on takeoff, landing and steering is also part of this introduction.
Together with the instructor, you'll be hooked up to the winch cable. A few easy steps later the ground disappears under your feet and you climb gently upwards. When you are at the right height, the instructor disconnects the winch cable and you slowly glide down. If the instructor can find the rising air (thermals) you can climb even higher and stay in the air longer. The first flight is an introductory one, allowing you to take in all the experiences. You will have a beautiful view of the Dutch landscape.
If you choose two flights, then during the second flight you will receive an explanation of how to operate the paraglider and you can already begin to steer it yourself!
On a third flight, you will be given further instruction on how to control the paraglider or, at your request, the pilot can demonstrate spectacular flying manoeuvres. Paragliding can also be very sensational. How many special maneuvers the instructor can show depends on the weather conditions.
For the tandem flight you do not need any experience. You fly together with an experienced instructor. There are, however, a few things to take into account:
|Persons||1 - 3|
|Season||March until october|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||Min. 8 years|
|Max. weight||100 kg|
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.|
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.|
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.|
|Valid for||1.5 year|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Due the the Corona crisis, the vouchers for this experience are longer valid: one and a half year instead of one. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|1 takeoff||€ 69|
|2 takeoffs||€ 128|
|3 takeoffs||€ 187|
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