Informations about tandem paragliding flights
Would you dream fly above Mediterranean Sea as a bird and
watch paradise shores, bays and Taurus Mountains in Turkey ?
Paragliding is a flying activity used for recreation,
competition, photography,surveillance, entertainment, and
business. A paraglider is a free-flying kite system (wings,
tethers, and resistive force from the pilot/payload) which is
often foot-launched or tow launched into flight becomeing a
glider aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a
fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and
the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing for
double-surface wings or just flowing about a single-surface wing.
Despite not having an engine, paraglider flights can last many
hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of
1-2 hours and covering a few tens of kilometres are more the
norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift the pilot may
gain height, often climbing to a few kilometres over the
surrounding countryside.Paragliders are not unique among
aircraft in portability, but are quite portable; skydivers and
some airframed short-pack hang gliders are very portable; the
wingsuits are even more portable than paragliders. The complete
equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried on the
pilot's back, in a car or on public transport. In comparison
with other air sports this substantially simplifies travel to a
suitable take-off spot, selection of a landing place and return
Paragliding is perhaps often viewed as a higher-risk sport than
it actually is. Nonetheless, there is great potential for injury
for the reckless or ill-prepared.
The safety of the sport is directly influenced by the skill and
sense of the pilot. It's important to note that almost all
paragliding accidents are the result of pilot error. Paragliding
equipment is very well built and, if properly cared for, will
almost never fail.
Competitive flying ;
Some pilots like to stretch themselves beyond recreational
flying. For such pilots, there are multiple disciplines
Cross-country leagues – annual leagues of the greatest distance
‘XC’ flying "Comps" – competitive flying based on completing a
number of tasks such as flying around set waypoints
Accuracy – spot landing competitions where pilots land on
targets with a 3 cm centre spot out to a full 10 meter circle. "Acro"
– aero-acrobatic manoeuvres and stunt flying; heart stopping
tricks such as helicopters, wing-overs, synchro spirals,
infinity tumbles, and so on.
National/international records – despite continually improving
gliders, these become ever more difficult to achieve; aside from
longest distance and highest altitude, examples include distance
to declared goal, distance over triangular course, speed over
100 km triangular course, etc.
Competitive flying is done on high performance wings which
demand far more skill to fly than their recreational
counterparts, but which are far more responsive and offer
greater feedback to the pilot, as well as flying faster with
better glide ratios.
Paragliding Equipments ;
Wing ( Canopy ), Harness, Instruments (
Variometers, Radios, GPS units )
you may join tandem paragliding, microlight, paramotor flight
activities throughout Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey
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