–Condé Nast Traveller Magazine
REASONS TO CHOOSE US
HIGHEST TEACHING STANDARDS WORLDWIDEWe are an FSVL and OFAC approved and accredited paragliding school: Being based in Switzerland necessitates that we are governed by the Swiss Civil Aviation Authorities which means that as a paragliding school we are regulated with the strictest and highest standards of teaching in the World. This also enables us to offer British BHPA courses and qualifications which are recognized worldwide as well as FSVL courses for Swiss residents who are required to have a Swiss license to fly in Switzerland.
WE ARE THE ONLY BHPA SCHOOL IN THE WORLD TO BE GOVERNED BY OFACOnly BHPA school in the world to be governed by OFAC, the Swiss Civil Aviation Authorities. This means that your Chief Flying Instructor is not only a BHPA Senior Instructor but also a Swiss OFAC and FSVL Instructor. We are also one of the few BHPA paragliding schools based on mainland Europe which means that not only do we have another strict governing body’s rules to abide by, but it also means that we can certify pilots with a BHPA paragliding license. For people wishing to learn to paraglide this is great news as it is the fastest and simplest way to get certified. However, unlike any other BHPA school in the world, we are the only one who is also regulated by OFAC as well. For us, this means more regulations but for you means maximum safety measures have been put in place.
OUR WEATHER CONDITIONSPossibly the best Flying conditions in Europe. Boasting over 300 flyable days a year and top to bottoms of up to 1700m we are able to offer you maximum airtime.
VALUE FOR MONEYWe don’t pretend to be the cheapest, nor do we try to be. We aim to be the BEST! But at a great value. With sports like paragliding, we do not believe in cutting corners. We hire the best guides and instructors, we use high-quality equipment and our accommodation is first class. Also, don’t forget that all transport including cable car passes is included in our fly-guide and course packages.
– Harriet Pottinger, BHPA Chairman
Verbier-Summits is certified & approved BHPA school located in Switzerland. Switzerland has the highest standard of teaching regulations in the World regulated by the Federal Civil Aviation Authorities, OFAC. Verbier-Summits is the only BHPA school in the world to also be regulated by OFAC. The Chief Flying Instructor at Verbier-Summits is trained and qualified to teach by:OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: