FAQ

• Do I need to have any experience before?
Definitely not. Your experienced pilot will arrange everything for you.You'll just dream it and we will make it come true.

 

• How can we reach the take off points?
With 4*4 jeeps. It takes about 45 minutes to go up. Scheduled transfers are 4 times in a day.

 

• Where do you fly?
We have 6 different take off options depending on the wind in Mt.Babadag in Oludeniz. These are: 1970 mts North, 1970 mts South, 1800 mts North, 1680 mts South, 950 mts West, 300 mts West.

 

• Where do we land?
Our landing point is in front of the Marina, nearby the beach in Lykia World Oludeniz. Another alternative is the Kidrak Beach just next to Lykia World, which is easier  for amateur single pilots.

 

• What is Paraglider?
A paraglider is a frameless soaring craft that folds into a backpack style bag which weights about 20 Kgs. It requires no assembly before flying. The pilot flies in a comfortable seated position and controls the paraglider's speed and direction by the use of aerodynamic controls (brakes) which are attached to the trailing edge of the paraglider.

 

Paraglider is easiest to transport and store, easiest to learn to fly, take off and land, slowest and can land in a  smallest space than every sort of flying vehicles. It soars just as well and usually will outclimb a hang glider in thermal lift because of its ability to fly slower and turn tighter.

 

• Is paragliding the same as skydiving or parasailing?
No. Although the first paragliders were very much like skydiving parachutes, they are quite a bit different these days and not at all interchangeable. Today's paragliders are designed to be launched off a slope like hang gliders. They are much wider and skinnier, with 40-80 cells as opposed to 7-9, the lines and canopy are made out of different materials, and they are set at a higher angle of attack (the angle at which the glider meets the apparent wind) in order to optimize their soaring capability.

 

Parasailing is being statically towed behind a boat with a round slotted canopy. This is not flying because no dynamic lift is generated and the canopy is incapable of flying or maneuvering on its own. In fact, if the rope were to break the canopy would come pretty much straight down.

 

• How high/far can you go?
Hang gliders and paragliders have been to over 7000 mts and 300+ kilometers. Flights with altitudes of 5000 - 6000 mts and distances of over 200 kms are not uncommon.

 

• What do you do when the wind stops?
Sailplanes, hang gliders, paragliders, birds, paper airplanes, and power planes with the engine off all work on the same principal. Each mode of flight will trade a little height for forward momentum because of the design of the wing and the force of gravity. This forward speed generates an airflow over the surface of the wing, thereby creating lift.

 

• How safe is it?
Paragliding is considered "risk" sports similar to surfing, skin diving, rock climbing, sky diving, etc. and, as such, it is important to practice good personal risk management.

 

It is important to get good training in the mechanics of flying as well as in meteorology, micrometeorology, flight planning, emergency procedures, and personal assessment. The gliders are tested to certain structural and aerodynamic standards to determine their airworthiness and generally behave in a predictable manner even in unusual circumstances.

 

The biggest variable is the pilot. If you get good training, progress slowly, fly cautiously and in reasonable weather and wind conditions on well maintained equipment, your chances of being seriously hurt is minimized and you should have a long enjoyable flying career.

 

• How scary is it?
Generally, properly done, it's not scary at all but more of a tremendous sensual rush and/or feeling of tranquility and peacefulness. If it gets scary, you probably have/are doing something wrong.