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Introduction to free flight paragliding

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Introduction to free flight paragliding 16-06-2018 - 14-10-2018


3963 Crans-Montana


The aim of this course is to explore the world of paragliding free flight in a day !


The programme
In the morning, we’ll get to know each other and share a tandem flight. During the midday break, there will be a short theory briefing with the meal, to prepare for the next part, where it is your turn. In the afternoon, it’s time for the practical ! On a suitable training slope, (gently sloping at the top then completely flat), we will learn the basics of how to handle a paraglider on the ground : inflation, games with the wing overhead, first acceleration.At the end of the session, those who are skilled enough will even be able to take off to fly a few dozen centimetres in the air, landing again safely just a few metres away.


The offer includes
• The « introductory » tandem flight
• Theory briefing • Class on the training slope (around 2 to 3 hours)
• All the required equipment for the introduction on the training slope
• Midday meal at the Hôtel du Lac (dish of the day, drinks not included)


Conditions of participation
• The « introductory » courses only take place in summer and during the cable car opening hours, and depending on snow conditions.
• The minimum age is 15 years.
• Equipment to bring with you: good shoes which cover the ankle, such as hiking shoes, light gloves with fingers, a helmet (ski, cycling, or climbing helmets OK), sunglasses, enough to drink (min. 1 litre)


Place: Crans-Montana and surrounding areas
Length : 10:00 - 16:00 approx.
Meeting point : In front of Zerodix bar, at the departure point of the Crans Cry d'Er cable cars.


Price including loan of equipment
• CHF 280.-/person for 1 person
• CHF 230.-/person for 2 people
• CHF 190.-/person for 3 people
• CHF 160.-/person for 4 people


Valid: From 16 June until 14 October 2018, depending on the cable car opening dates.


Useful Information
• In the event of cancellation by the client, there is a CHF 100.00 administrative charge.
• Reservation possible up to 3 days before the desired date, if places are still available.
• The tandem paragliding cable car ticket (free with the MagicPass, or CHF 15.-) is not included in the package.
• In the event of unsuitable weather, the activity will be rebooked or refunded, as agreed by the service provider.
• Participants must be personally insured against accidents.


If you enjoy the « introductory» day course and if you still have one or two days free, why not plan to continue to your first solo flight, guided on the radio ? Generally you’ll need 2 to 4 days to reach this level, depending on the speed that you learn. This corresponds to the first level (stage 1) of the Swiss paragliding licence.

Introduction to free flight paragliding du au de 10:00 à 16:00


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