Colombia - 2022

As with many of our trips in 2021 our Colombian adventure had to go on hold due to COVID, but we are pleased to announce we’ll be offering another two opportunities to join me on a slightly different Colombian XC adventures in 2022.

In 2022 we will be running a much smaller group size (capped at 6 piolts) as one of our post COVID commitments is to assist pilots to get the best out of their flying on an individual level. With a smaller group we can focus on each pilots flying and ultimately hopefully make better flights through being able to stick together more easily in gaggles.

This year we are also be focusing our attention on our two favourite sites Pie de Chinche and Roldanillo. The aim will be to warm up at Pie de Chinche before heading to the world famous Roldanillo to explore the Valle del Cauca before returning to Pie de Chinche to end the trip.

Colombia is an easy long haul decision to make. Not only are the conditions perfect for some winter XC but having now run trips to Colombia for eight years we have a reliable network of local contacts who work together to make your trip authentic and hassle free.

Since the change of government 16 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 6 places per two week trip and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Email: lee@freeflightacademy.com

Prices

The cost of the trip is £1,650

What's Included

  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Airport transfers – subject to set pick up and drop off times (TBC).
  • Accommodation (on a B&B basis – Price includes a Single room at Siga La Vaca subject to availability. In Roldanillo price is based on two sharing for single rooms at this location please contact us)
  • 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

What to bring

  • 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

Please also take a look at our terms and conditions.

Trip Dates

  • February 5th - February 19th
  • February 26th - March 12th

Schedule

Day Activity Transfer
Saturday - Feb 5/ Feb 26 2022

Arrive - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Hotel
Sunday - Feb 6 / Feb 27 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Monday - Feb 7 / Feb 28 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Tuesday - Feb 8 / Mar 1 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Wednesday - Feb 9 / Mar 2 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Transfer to Roldanillo after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Feb 10 / Mar 3 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Friday - Feb 11 / Mar 4 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Saturday - Feb 12 / Mar 5 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Sunday - Feb 13 / Mar 6 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Monday - Feb 14 / Mar 7 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Tuesday - Feb 15 / Mar 8 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Wednesday - Feb 16 / Mar 9 2022

Fly - Roldanillo

Transfer back to Piedechinche after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Feb 17 / Mar 10 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Friday - Feb 18 / Mar 11 2022

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Saturday - Feb 19 / Mar 12 2022

Departure - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Airport

Booking Form

February 5th - February 19th
February 26th - March 12th