Paragliding

Have you ever dreamt of flying like a bird? Have you ever seen in your dreams that you were flying?

If something like this is a still a dream, now is the time to make your dream come true.

At the end of 20th century humans managed to make the magic carpet become real by inventing the paraglider. Just a piece of a fabric can help us fly in the air like birds without a motor, without heavy weight and volume to store it. It is a magic carpet we can carry all the time in our car, on our bike, or even on foot, since there are types of gear which weigh less than 5 kilograms!!

Paragliding - Tandem flying sites nearby

Organize a tandem flight with the school paragliding fun. See below the flight sites:

  • Delphi

    Delphi

    Απογειωθείτε από τα 500 μέτρα ύψος και απολαύστε από ψηλά τα πανέμορφα βράχια των Δελφών και τον αρχαιολογικό χώρο.

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  • Arachova

    Arachova

    Απογειωθείτε από τη θέση «Σταυρός» στα 1200 μέτρα ύψος. Η πτήση έχει θέα την Αράχωβα προ τα αριστερά και προς τα δεξιά τους Δελφούς.

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  • Itea & Galaxidi

    Itea & Galaxidi

    Ξεκινώντας από το Δεσφινιώτικο βουνό του «Κάτσικα» σε υψόμετρο 750 μέτρα, μπορεί κάποιος να απολαύσει μια αέρινη κρουαζιέρα πάνω από τα νησάκια.

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  • Amfissa

    Amfissa

    Πτήση από το λόφο «Κόφινα» στην Άμφισσα προσφέρει μια μοναδική οπτική στη θάλασσα και στον ελαιώνα που απλώνεται προς το νότο.

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  • Agia Efthymia

    Agia Efthymia

    Η πτήση, σε πολλούς άγνωστο χωρίο, της Αγίας Ευθυμίας είναι στα 900μ ύψος. Είναι η ναυαρχίδα των απογειώσεων!

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  • Mornos Lake

    Mornos Lake

    Η πτήση εδώ προσφέρει μοναδικές εικόνες της πανέμορφης λίμνης του Μόρνου, αλλά και του επιβλητικού ορεινού όγκου των Βαρδουσίων.

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A few words about Paragliding

  • Paragliding was invented by French alpinists in the late 70s as a fast way to come back down from mountain peaks. In the mid-80s it evolved into what we all know today as paragliding. Since then, many steps have been made in the evolution of this sport and there have been amazing improvements in safety and performance.

  • Paragliders are made of a special synthetic double material, with openings at the front, or leading edge, which allows the wind to enter and give the wing its aerodynamic shape. This material, the canopy, is connected with the pilot’s harness through special lines. The weight of the pilot hangs below and the speed he gives at the take-off makes the paraglider start flying. Some of these lines end in two handles, called brakes, and we use them to steer and brake the paraglider. These lines are constructed from Kevlar or similar materials capable of supporting large weights. All together, they can stand from 8 to 21 G’s virtually removing any chance of accident through material failure.

  • Someone who wants to fly needs three basic things:

    • The canopy,
    • the lines
    • a harness where the pilot sits.

    This hangs from special risers from the lines and contains an extra reserve parachute (there are also harnesses with two reserves). Reserves are needed mainly for psychological support, since they are very rarely necessary, in cases of very big mistakes in very bad conditions. The paraglider is a type of parachute itself and that makes different in safety compared to other flying inventions such as hang gliders, helicopters, or airplanes. The paraglider might collapse but reopen by itself. There are five categories depending on the passive safety. The safer types trade off performance for passive safety. As you gain experience, you can trade off some passive safety for performance.

Paragliding Fun: Tandem flight and training.
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