Date(s) - 29/06/2019 - 20/07/2019
Continuing on our commitment to explore new and exciting paragliding destinations we are pleased to announce we will be visiting the new XC hotspot of Krusevo, Macedonia in July 2019.
Over the last five years Krusevo has firmly cemented its place as one of the best summer thermalling and XC destinations, with pilots visiting from all over the world. A testament of how great it is for XC flying is the amount of top class XC competitions that have been held there over the last few seasons.
We have made arrangements with an excellent, trusted local contact who has organised a dedicated van and driver for transport and retrieves. This means that both Akis and I will be able to fly with you every step of the way and having two guides in the air with you means we should easily be able to form a gaggle and take ourselves off for a beautiful tour around the valley.
Krusevo has a good combination of mountain ridge and flat land flying, which will allow us to practice both skills. As usual all flights will be backed up with full pre and post flight briefings with analysis to help improve your understanding of the black art of XC flying.
The trip is suitable for nearly all levels of pilots, however for very low airtime pilots it is very important to understand that although there will be plenty of opportunity to fly, at certain times of day the conditions may be a little thermic and suitable only for the more experienced pilots in the group. We also ask that each pilot is confident at launching and landing unaided. Some experience with thermal flying would be beneficial but every pilot has to start somewhere and Krusevo is one of the best places I have seen for pilots to step up in their flying and get to grips with thermalling.
At Free Flight Academy we pride ourselves on always offering good quality accommodation and in Krucevo is no exception. Our trip price is based on two sharing, however there are a limited number of single rooms available. If you are interested in a single room please let us know. They will be allocated on a first come first serve basis at an additional cost of £105 per week.
Book just one week or two together! Airport: Pick up and drop offs will be from Skopje airport (SKP). Pick up time is 1.30pm and drop off is 04:00am. These times are to coincide with the only direct flight option from the UK which is with Wizz Air from London Luton. There is also the option of flying into Vienna in Italy, which has wider flight options with more sociable departure times, however anyone choosing to go this way will be responsible for their own transfer. We can assist you with the transfer arrangements though so just let us know.
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