Information of interest...!!!
The sport of paragliding offers the chance to realize man's oldest dream and it is a beautiful sport that most people can learn. Bucaramanga, in Colombia, is the perfect place to learn everything about paragliding in a short period of time with qualified instructors and amazing flying sites.
Our goal is to provide all students with the skills and knowledge necessary to practice the art of paragliding to its fullest, and with the utmost concern for safety and good judgment in flight. Few places in the world have as many varied sites and consistent conditions available in such close proximity as Bucaramanga. It is a virtual paragliding paradise.
We offer complete instruction in the basics of free flight with consistent weather conditions. You will learn all kinds of flying and practice everything necessary to fly in any kind of site in the world. The course is 10 days of training and includes dormitory (or upgrade to a private room). Be sure to plan more time for other things like traveling or to continue flying after the course. Equipment can be purchased here for better prices than U.S. or Europe.
We cannot license you for your home country. We do offer the APPI (Association of Paragliding Pilots International) Pilot rating with an optional license for 37 euros and can be done online, or the Colombian FAI license for an extra COP200,000: The application must be filled out correctly and takes 3-6 months to reach you by mail. An easier option is to keep a detailed logbook of your flights that you can present to an instructor from your country. He/she will want to see your logbook and witness you fly, take a test and fill out applications for your country's license.
If you are an experienced pilot and want to perfect your flying techniques…"This is the place!!!" We offer excellent instruction for learning to fly in thermic conditions and in different sites. We also can help you to improve your abilities in soaring, launching and top-landing in high winds. We can offer a very personal course for your first XC flights. Price: varies with individual needs. Roughly COP320,000/5-6 hours a day. Call or email us to work out the details.