Colombia, South America
This is an outstanding winter trip, we've been there four times over the last five years when Northern Europe is still dark and cold! Our winter fortnight trip abroad will be all about thermalling and Xc. A positive improvement in politics in Colombia has meant it is super safe and offers great Xc routes, well trodden by the recent world championships. There should be abundant opportunity to get some Xc flying at every opportunity and get to know what is one of the most friendly and beautiful countries in South America.
All pilots and the driver have FlyMaster Gps trackers to help with quick retrieves. Our first stop will be a hotel with a pool, most of the accommodation can often be farmhouses boasting pools and BBQ facilities. Breakfast will be included in most places you just need to find lunch and dinner.
Who can come? - Pilots who have done some thermalling, conditions are generally pretty mellow, so if you've achieved some good flying with us in Algo or elsewhere you'll be joining the XC dots in no time with two FlySpain Instructors on hand to guide you
- Reliable South American weather for outstanding flying abroad over winter
- Superb First Xc possibilities
- Full Aircon retrieve vehicle and driver on hand
- Fully tracked with FlyMaster trackers
- Two weeks of glorious winter paragliding
- Colombian Tour of world-famous flying sites
- Avoid most of February and take to the Skies with us
New for 2022/23
As well as our usual Paragliding tour, next February we will be spending a fortnight in Piedechinche & the Roldanillo valley offering coaching for low airtimers. It's a great venue for learning to thermal and making your first Xc flights. We'll be supporting groups with guides on launch and in the air. Tis year we had a balzing fortnight in Piedechince, next year we will add a new location for the second week .Name of the game is airtime in one of Winter's most reliable thermal hotspots. Dates will be 18 February - 4 Mar if you want to to talk about suitability on any of our Winter tours just Ask
The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.
The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.
Courses vary, such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully.
If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.
20hrs plus or a current pilot who has made at least one thermic course abroad with half decent take off skills in at least Alpine or reverse launching
We meet In Cali, and head to a hotel at the base of Piedechince, a fine area to get some flying in, great take off, easy landings, superb thermalling and some great XC flying is to be had. Brilliant for a refresher few days. Then we once settled in we move to some other sites depending on conditions.
Join Flyspain in Bassano, Italy, just one hour from Fair Verona. Beautiful rolling mountains in a lush green valley full of friendly launches and easy large flat landing fields. With amazing XC potential or just thermal soaring around the mountainside, this site suits everyone.
The price includes 6 days guiding with Rob Mansley, Flyspains chief BHPA instructor with over 20 years of coaching experience and a keen XC pilot.
Book your own accommodation near the landing field, Bassano and around is full of lovely Italian hotels, we will send over suggestions once you book.
The week is aimed at enjoying grabbing some serious thermalling and Xc flying from our Base in Bassano, making flights over the beautiful Prosecco valley, and into the flats for the afternoon. It's a great flying destination and you'll be in great hands
- 6 days xc flying In Northern Italy
- You can fly into either Milan or Venice
- Be based in the Beautiful area of Bassano del Grappa
- We will provide transport to launch & for Xc retrieve
- We provide Flymaster trackers and coaching with two guides
- Perfect to bring a partner, lots of site seeing on hand, wonderful food & wine