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.
Your first flight
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.
Your second flight
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!
Your third flight
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:
- Wear sturdy work or sports shoes and clothing in which you can move easily. Wear something that can get dirty and can take a beating. You can trip in the meadow during take-off and landing.
- In terms of fitness: you should be able to run a few steps
- During the flight it is not colder than on the bike
- A flight takes about 10 minutes. Sometimes there are good thermal conditions and you will stay in the air longer
- Pets are not allowed on the terrain
- Paragliding is an active sport. We do not accept liability for damage resulting from any of our activities. Fortunately, very little goes wrong and the greatest damage is usually just some dirty clothes or a few bruises
|This experience is available in these languages.|
|Persons||1 - 3|
|Season||March to october|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||From 8 on|
|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||2 years|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|1 takeoff||€ 85|
|2 takeoffs||€ 165|
|3 takeoffs||€ 239|
|Cost Paragliding Almelo|
- Paragliding is seasonal and has a very limited capacity. So book well in advance
- Flying is only possible in good weather conditions: sufficient visibility, the wind not too strong and dry.
- Check the day of your flight if we can fly safely. You will receive a link after booking
- This experience can also be followed in English
- For the use of the field you pay 2.50 per person. This you pay directly to the owner, please bring it in cash
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4.9 out of 5
· September 2023
Hele gave ervaring en een goed idee om iemand cadeau te doen.
- Fijne mensen om een praatje mee te kunnen maken tijdens het wachten.
- Bijna een uur moeten wachten tot we eindelijk aan de beurt waren.
· September 2023
- The instructor was super friendly, clear directions to the property
- At the site, there were a lot of people and I was quite confused with whom I had to correspond
· September 2021
Het was echt fantastisch! Super ervaring. Vriendelijke mensen en echt geweldig om in de lucht te vliegen. Wel spannend maar wat een kick!!
· September 2021
Wij hadden voor mijn zoon geboekt, toen we aankwamen was het even onduidelijk hoe en wat we
Moesten doen. Na de aanmelding, moesten we best even wachten, wat begrijpelijk is, wij hadden het wel prettig gevonden als er iets meer aangegeven zou worden, bijvoorbeeld even info hoe het zou verlopen. Dan geeft dat iets meer duidelijkheid. Hierna de vlucht gedaan! Dat was natuurlijk geweldig!!! Super!!!
- De vlucht was mooi! Ging wel snel ;)
- Bij aankomst wat meer duidelijkheid wat er verwacht word en wanneer je ongeveer aan de beurt bent, dat heeft iets meer duidelijkheid in het wachten.
· June 2021
· April 2021
- Een heel bijzondere ervaring.
- Lange wachttijd.