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 ; 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 travel.

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 available:
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 )


Places, holiday villages which you may join tandem paragliding, microlight, paramotor flight activities throughout Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey ;

| Antalya  | Lara | Kundu | Konyaalti | Belek | Serik | Bogazkent | Manavgat | Side | Alanya | Kemer | Beldibi | Goynuk | Camyuva | Finike | Olympos | Kas | Kalkan | Patara | Fethiye | Gocek | Dalaman | Dalyan | Koycegiz | Akyaka | Didim | Altinkum | Bodrum | DatcaGazipasa |

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