Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.
We offer tandem flights from the ridge of Hasmas Mountains in Hasmas National Park, and from the local ridges and mountains (Ciuc and Postavaru area). There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight. Age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight. We also offer 1 or 2 Days Introductory Paragliding Lesson.
Our local mountains often provide an excellent tandem opportunity. The launches we use range from 900 meter to 1800 meter. We fly above the landscape getting a true birds eye view of the world below.
Tandem flight can be enjoyed by anyone under 100 kgs, of any age, no prior experience necessary. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
We use a larger canopy designed to carry the weight of two people. Each person has their own harness, and the passenger and instructor are connected together with spreader bars. The Tandem instructor sits in the back and the passenger sits in front. We organize our equipment and do a simulation before our actual launch. The instructor double checks your buckles and straps, clips you in, and we turn and wait for a nice launch cycle.
When the wind is right we build energy by running together as the wing comes overhead into the flying position. We run with the wing as we are lifted of the ground, up, up, and away! The flight will last at least 40 minutes, maybe more depending on the conditions and your karma.
The passenger is flying in the front seat exposed to the wind. The temperature at altitude may be quite cold even though the surface temperature is warm. It's best to prepare for cold by bringing multiple layers. Your instructor can brief you on the expected temperature at altitude the morning of the flight.
The following clothing is recommended.
*Protective footwear, no open toe shoes
*Pants, jeans are great
*Warm clothing layers and a Jacket
*You may bring a compact camera if you wish.
Cost: 60 EUR per person Period: all year, depending on weather conditions Duration: Approximately 40 minutes. Minimums: Age 12 years We Provide: All the technical gear. You Bring: A day pack, rain gear, warm fleece clothing, water bottle and lunch.
We are available seven days a week if you schedule in advance. Try us at 0040-740-432385 if your in the neighbourhood and the weather looks good. Our ability to launch and fly safely is dependent on the weather.
One Day Lesson - 150 EUR for 8 hours
This lesson gives you a full day to discover paragliding. You will fly solo from our training hill your very first day. Your day lesson begins with an equipment introduction and demonstration. Then we let you begin Ground Handling with the aid of your instructor. We practice inflating and controlling the wing on the ground, learning the launch sequence, discussing the landing, and steering skills before introducing the element of flight. The students confidence is usually growing at this point, and can surprise themselves with how quickly they are progressing.
Once our Simulated launches look good we are ready to put a radio on you and let you enjoy your first flight. All flights are solo, radio-supervised and entirely self paced. Before launching instructor and student recap the flight plan and landing procedure, and then you take your first flight. After your landing the van will be down to pick you up for another try. Your instructor supervises you on the radio during your flights to the landing zone. As you progress we will introduce new concepts to help you improve on your technique.
We will continue your training as long as the weather conditions are manageable, and we both feel you are physically and mentally fit to continue. We get some of the best flying at the end of the day when you have really started to get a feel for things, and the conditions get very mellow and smooth. This is one of the many reasons why you should choose Transylvanian AdventuresTeam!
Two Day Lesson - 250 EUR for 8 hours/day
The Two Day Lesson will give you enough time handling the wing to see improvement in your technique and performance. We spend a great deal of time working on our Kiting. You will have a better handle on your kiting by the end of the first day, and you will spend more time flying on day two. Your experience flying combined with the correlation of concepts will allow you to develop judgment as a pilot. As you follow the learning curve your knowledge and experience help you become an integrated part of the wing. Your planning and control allow you more freedom, bringing you to a higher level of flight.
Reservations are required and are not confirmed until a deposit has been held with a credit card. The deposit for the Intro Class is the entirety of the fee. Students are required to have their own medical insurance. Please note: The minimum age for a student is 12 years old. NO INSURANCE IS PROVIDED! TRAIN AND FLY AT YOUR OWN RISK!