Tandem Paragliding Malcesine Lake Garda
What to expect BEFORE TAKE-OFF
Before taking off, your tandem pilot will brief you, explain what to expect during the flight and answer your questions about the flight. The pilot will help you to put on the harness and prepare the glider for the flight. At that point, once the GoPro camera is turned on to record your experience, we’re ready to fly! Take off is 2 or 3 steps and we’re airborne!
Upon landing, at the end of the flight, you will be handed an SD-card with all of your flight footage made with the GoPro during the flight. You’ll be given a certificate attesting to your flight experience will also be given to you.
Note: Prior to each flight, due to the variability of weather conditions, to ensure safe flying conditions and your good experience, the pilot has the right to postpone the flight if conditions are not safe to fly. You may reschedule your flight.
When can I fly? Can I fly all year?
Flying from Mount BALDO is available from April through October.
Flying from Mount BELPO is available year round
Can I change the date and time of a flight I’ve booked?
You can change the date and time of your flight with 48 hours advance notice. Rescheduled flights are based on flight availability for the date and time requested.
What happens in bad or uncertain weather conditions?
Due to the variability of weather conditions and to provide a safe flying experience for you, we will contact you by text, as soon as possible, if we have to cancel your flight due to bad weather, typically at least the day prior to your flight. In case of uncertain weather conditions, we will notify you at least a couple of hours before the meeting time.
If the weather should become unsuitable once we are already in the air, the pilot will inform you that the flight has to be cancelled at which time you will be immediately flown to the landing zone.
What clothing is suitable for the flight?
Depending on the season, a different type of clothing is required.
Summer season: sneakers and a warm jacket
Intermediate season: sneakers, warm jacket, wind protection
Winter season: trekking shoes, gloves, warm ski jacket and pants.
Is tandem flying suitable for those with no flying experience?
Tandem flying is ideal for those who have never had similar experiences, as no particular aptitude or ability is needed: it will be enough to take a few steps running, following the instructions of the pilot, and you will already be airborne.
Are minors allowed to fly?
Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
Can I paraglide even if I am afraid of heights?
Yes, because in flight dizziness does not exist. People who are suffering dizziness usually only have problems when they stand on fixed landmarks. For example when leaning out of a balcony or when you are on the edge of a ravine.
How can I buy gift flights as present for someone else?
To book a flight as a present for someone, use our standard flight booking process. Once you purchase the gift flight and make the wire transfer payment, you will receive a purchase confirmation voucher that you can either directly print or send yourself by email. If you know the email address of your gift flight, you can also indicate his or her e-mail and add a personal message.
Each voucher contains a code that will give the recipient the right to fly within 12 months of the date of purchase
Those who receive your gift will need to contact us to schedule their flight.
Is there risk when flying with the paraglider?
Flying in a two-seat paraglider is no more risky than any other sports activity. When practiced responsibly, with a trained and experienced pilot, with good technical and theoretical preparation, with certified material and in adequate weather conditions, the risk is minimized.
Do I need an insurance for tandem flying?
The passenger does not need a special insurance in order to go on a tandem flight. Our pilots are licensed and must have insurance to transport a passenger. That includes the obligation to have RC insurance that covers both damage caused to third parties and the passenger.
Is there an emergency parachute for the two-seater paraglider?
Yes. An emergency parachute is standard equipment on all of our flights.
It is very rare to have to use a rescue parachute when paraglider flying. It is even rarer to have to use it when flying with the tandem wing. A parachute remains an indispensable safety device to conduct the flight.
Is a medical certificate required for the tandem flight?
You do not need a medical certificate to fly with us as a passenger. However, it is essential that you are in a good health status. If you have any specific health problems it is mandatory for you to communicate your health problems to your pilot BEFORE the flight. This is mandatory.
Who can practice tandem paragliding?
Almost anyone can enjoy a tandem paragliding flight. In fact, to be a passenger there are no physical abilities or special skills required. All you need is to be able to take a few steps (light run) in order to take off and land.
What are the weight/height limits?
Anyone between 30 kg and 100 kg can fly as a passenger. Paragliding equipment can carry a maximum total load of 190/220 kg (pilot, passenger, and the equipment). There are no special limits regarding your height.
How do I cancel my booking?
You can cancel your flight with 48 hours advance notice to us otherwise you will be charged for the flight.
Flight Cancellation Due to Weather Conditions
If a flight has to be cancelled due to poor weather conditions or other factors, the pilot will make a new appointment with you.