Tandem paragliding, microlight flights company in Alanya, Turkey
Faq - Frequently Asked Questions abou Paragliding Microlight Paramotor Air Balloon Sea Aircraft Flight School in Turkey
What is a Paraglider?
A paraglider is a foot-launched, ram-air, airfoil canopy, flown and landed with no other energy than the wind, gravity, and the pilot's muscle power. It gets lift from the wind and sun, providing a way to soar along a ridge or to rise in the warm air of invisible, thermal currents.

Is a Paraglider the same thing as a parachute?
No, a paraglider is similar to a modern, steerable skydiving canopy, but different in several important ways. The paraglider is foot-launched from the ground either by running down a hill or being towed into the air. The construction is generally much lighter, as it doesn't have to withstand the sudden shock of opening at high velocities.

What's a Parasail?
That's what you ride at the beach. It's a modified parachute connected by a rope to a boat. The driver of the boat determines where you go and where you land. Paragliders fly free. In a parasail you're a passenger, in a paraglider you are a PILOT.

Is paragliding dangerous?
No, paragliding is absolutely not dangerous! of course every sport has some level of dager risico, paragliding,too!Our professional pilots have big capacity to prevent a potential accident.

Can I get insurance?
Yes, all participants are fully insured during transport to take off point and while flying on sky.

Do you operate all year?
Yes, we operate all around year, Turkey is a great country which gives almost 365 days sunny weather for holiday makers

Is there a weight limit?
Yes, we are unable to provide flight for weights more than 125 kg.

Is there an age limit?
No, There is no age limit for paragliding, from 7 till 70 years old everyone are welcome to make this incredible sport.

Do I need a license to fly?
Legally no. No license is required to paraglide, air ballooning, microlighting or hang glide. Paragliding, microlighting and hang gliding is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our all pilots are fully licenced / integrated by local and international flight authorities.

Can I teach myself Paragliding?
It is true that paragliders are the most simple of aircraft. Most people can learn to launch, turn, and land in about an hour and a half of instruction. This is partly possible because we control the situation, assess the conditions and make safety decisions for our students. What cannot be taught in this period of time, however, are all the things necessary to make flight decisions on your own. In order to do this safely, it is necessary to have a comprehensive knowledge of weather, equipment and safety procedures. The pilot certification program encompasses these things. Self teaching has been shown to be a key factor in the accident data compiled by the BHPC (British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Cooperative)
It has proven tobe very dangerous to try teaching yourself !


What is the difference between a Hang Glider and a Paraglider?
The hang glider has a rigid frame maintaining the shape of the wing, with the pilot usually flying in a prone position. The paraglider canopy shape is maintained only by air pressure and the pilot is suspended in a sitting or supine position. The hang glider has a "cleaner" aerodynamic profile and generally is capable of flying at much higher speeds than a paraglider.

Is a Paraglider the same thing as a parachute?
No. A Paraglider is similar to a modern, steerable skydiving canopy, but different in several important ways. The Paraglider is a foot-launched device, so there is no "drouge" 'chute or "slider", and the construction is generally much lighter, as it doesn't have to withstand the sudden shock of opening at high velocities. The Paraglider usually has more cells and thinner risers than a parachute.

Why would anyone want to fly a Paraglider instead of a Hang Glider?
Many pilots fly both. The paraglider is more portable and suitable for back packing to launch sites. It folds down into a pack weighing as little as 8kg, complete. Conversely, a hang glider, weighs around 50kg, needs a vehicle with a roof rack for transportation to and from the flying site, as well as 30 minutes to set-up and strip-down. Paragliders are ready to fly in 5 minutes. It's also somewhat easier to learn to fly a paraglider.


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