COLOMBIA, 2018

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Date(s) - 27/01/2018 - 03/03/2018
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COLOMBIA, ADVENTURE PARAGLIDING

Wayne Apia 2

BOOK TRIP

January 27th –10th February 2018
February 17th - 3rd March 2018

After another fantastic Colombian adventure in 2017, Akis and I are pleased to announce we’ll be offering another two opportunities to join us on our Colombian XC adventures in 2018.

For us Colombia is an easy long haul decision to make. Not only are the conditions perfect for some winter XC but Akis previously lived in Colombia for a year so we have his extensive local knowledge at our disposal. He is very familiar with the sites we will be flying, the language and the people which all combines to make your trip to Colombia authentic and hassle free.

Since the change of government 12 years ago Colombia has turned itself around and has become a very popular winter destination for pilots from all over the world. The PWC have a regular spot there every January and lots of Brits make the pilgrimage for what are the best XC conditions for any pilot wanting to escape the long European winters.  With easy landing out and retrieve options, there’s never any fear of leaving the hill, just join a gaggle and away you go.

We would recommend pilots interested in this XC excursion have a minimum of 20 + hours and be confident with unassisted launching and landing. The focus of this trip is XC so to get the best out of the conditions you should also be comfortable with thermalling.

If this paragliding adventure tickles your fancy contact me to confirm your place. This trip is strictly limited to 8 places per two week trip and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Email: lee@freeflightacademy.com

 

DayActivityTransfer
Saturday - Jan 27 / Feb 17 2018Arrive - Cali (CLO)Transfer to Hotel
Sunday - Jan 28 / Feb 18 2018Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali
Monday - Jan 29 / Feb 19 2018Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali
Tuesday - Jan 30 / Feb 20 2018Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali
Wednesday - Jan 31 / Feb 21 2018Fly - Pie de Chinche/CaliTransfer to Roldanillo after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Feb 1 / Feb 22 2018Fly - Roldanillo
Friday - Feb 2 / Feb 23 2018Fly - Roldanillo
Saturday - Feb 3 / Feb 24 2018Fly - Roldanillo
Sunday - Feb 4 / Feb 25 2018Fly - Roldanillo
Monday - Feb 5 / Feb 26 2018Fly - Roldanillo
Tuesday - Feb 6 / Feb 27 2018Fly - RoldanilloTransfer to Apia after flying (2.5 hr Drive)
Wednesday - Feb 7 / Feb 28 2018Fly - Apia
Thursday - Feb 8 / Mar 1 2018Fly - Apia
Friday - Feb 9 / Mar 2 2018Fly - Apia
Saturday - Feb 10 / Mar 3 2018Departure - Pereira (PEI)Transfer to Airport

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Prices & information

The cost of the trip is £1,450

This includes:

  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Airport transfers – subject to set pick up and drop off times (Pick up CLO at 1pm, drop off PEI at 2pm – contact us for suggested flight options). NB Please ensure arrival flights land no later than an hour prior to pick up and departure flights leave no earlier than 1.5 hours after the drop off time. If in doubt please contact us before booking your flights.
  • Accommodation (on a B&B basis)
  • Transport to each location, flying sites & XC retrieves
  • XC theory and in-flight instruction
  • Daily XC tasks set based on weather conditions and individual pilot level
  • Expert tuition and endless enthusiasm

2018 Trip Dates

January 27th – February 10th 2018

February 17th –  March 3rd 2018

Some items of kit to remember:

  • Glider in fully serviceable condition
  • Suitable reserve parachute system that has been checked and repacked within the last 12 months.
  • 2M Radio able to receive and transmit from 142.100 up to 146.400
  • Towel
  • Sunhat / sunscreen

Colombian Adventures

TESTIMONIALS

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Trip 1: January 27th - February 10th 2018 £1,450.00
Trip 2: February 17th - March 3rd 2018 £1,450.00