Advanced paragliding course near Oberstdorf
Advanced paragliding course near Oberstdorf

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    German, English
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

So, you've got your wings - what's next?

Perfect your technique in one of the most beautiful paragliding locations in Europe with this intensive course for advanced aerial enthusiasts. Learn tips and tricks from passionate local riders and soar above stunning landmarks like the Nebelhorn in the heart of the Allgäu Alps.

Spot
Home to 300 peaks, the Allgäu Alps in Bavaria are renowned within the paragliding community for the spectacular views and consistent thermals that make this location one of a few all-year-round launch sites in Europe. Situated a 10-minute drive from the popular ski resorts of Oberstdorf and Bolsterlang, the flight school is situated in Obermaiselstein - with most tandem and training flights taking place in the meadows served by the Flugberg Hörnerbahn - in the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park.

Activity
Starting in the classroom to brush up on your theory and inform you of the region's unique microclimate, this 5-day course starts off with flights from 250m and ascends to 800m based on instructor-assessed skill and ability. Using a scenic training area to ensure you've got to grips will all your kit, you"ll be paired with an instructor who will guide you from the ground using a two-way radio system. Master your starting technique, solo gliding, steering, pitching, rolling and line management - whilst learning rescue exercises.

Conditions
Due to the topographic location and the particularly favourable microclimate, the Allgäu Alps is renowned as one of the most consistent flight locations in the Northern Alps. Launch sites include -

Practice slope:
Altitude difference: 60 - 200m
Start altitude: 880m
Wind direction: NO / N

Hörnerbahn:
Altitude difference: 500m / 650m / 800m
Start altitude: 1350m / 1500m / 1650
Wind direction: NO / O / SO

Nebelhorn:
Altitude difference: 1100m / 1400m
Start altitude: 1930m / 2220m
Wind direction: SSO / S - SW / W / NW

Gelbhansenkopf:
Altitude difference: 450m
Starting Altitude: 1500 m
Wind direction: SSW / W

minimum 16 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

5-day advanced paragliding course in the Allgäu Alps.

Objectives

Complete A theory according to DHV training regulations

: Device technology / Aerodynamics
: Meteorology
: Flight technique
: Rescue simulation

Itinerary

Daily breakdown catered to participant level & ability 

- Theoretical Aerodynamics
- Safety parachute procedures
- 15 short flights 40m - 400m
- 10-15 high altitude flights 300m - 1100m 
- Video-assisted landing approach techniques, nods, rolls, folds etc. 

Activity requirements

It is necessary to have completed a paragliding basic course

Participants must be between 25kg - 110kg

Special terms

Date, duration and course content subject to weather restrictions

Included
  • A theory DVH safety training
  • All necessary equipment/protection
  • Paragliding instructor
  • Video footage
  • Session photos
  • Transfers
Excluded
  • Accommodation & personal expenses
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • All personal paragliding equipment (safety certification necessary)
  • Suitable footwear
  • Long sleeved clothing
  • Picnic lunch
  • Water/snacks
  • GoPro/camera
Meeting point
Am Auwald 1, 87538 Obermaiselstein Get directions
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