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Starting from 1,190 CHF
CROSS COUNTRY CLINICS
For pilots looking to learn how to link thermals, plan longer flights and go further.
COURSE PRICE: 1,190CHF
PRICE WITH ACCOMMODATION: 1,790CHF
XC PARAGLIDING COURSEYou can get to cloud-base, but then what? This is a very common problem that we see with pilots who come to train with us. Our XC paragliding course is designed to teach you the basic and necessary skills to fly XC. As well as fine-tuning any thermalling skills and coaching you on more advanced thermalling techniques we will also cover some of the following:
- Understanding the weather and how to predict a good XC day.
- Good decision making. This is the key to successful XC flights.
- Planning XC flights.
- What to do when you get to the top of a thermal.
- Linking thermals.
- Reading the sky and reading the ground….and when to do which.
- Speeds to Fly – Flying with maximum efficiency.
- Keeping safe in the mountains – Really understanding leeside thermals and not ending up in one.
- How to fly in turbulent air.
- Landing-out techniques. (Too many people want to fly XC but are not competent at landing anywhere).
For pilots who can thermal but want to progress to flying bigger XC flights.
Pilots on this course need are required to be qualified and capable of landing and taking off without assistance.
We recommend that pilots have a minimum of 25hrs before signing to this course. If you have less, the thermal course would probably be more suitable for you.
Every week from the end of May to the end of September. Courses start every Monday, with arrival days every Sunday if you have booked accommodation.
- XC COURSE:
- 5-day course flying with a guide.
- Retrieves and transport by van
- COURSE WITH ACCOMMODATION:
- 5 days of flying with a guide.
- 6 nights accommodation
- All transport including cable car passes.
- NOT INCLUDED
- Equipment, including radios are not included. Radios are available to rent.
- Prices are based on shared accommodation but private rooms and apartments are available on request.
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