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Annecy paragliding tandem – discovery flight

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What is the discovery flight ?

The discovery paragliding tandem flight is the first contact with air on a 800 m of vertical drop where you’ll overfly the lake to admire its beauty and its color of the day. 1à to 15minutes of flying time softly in the morning quiet conditions. No feeling of falling neither vertigo; your feet don’t touch the ground anymore, it is guaranteed. This flight is done until 12 AM to enjoy quiet weather conditions.
You are on a two seater paraglider with a certified instructor who will explain you everything he knows to have you enjoying a great moment.

Who is it for ?

This flight is for everybody, from 5 to more than 80 years old. You would like it nice and gentle
You are scared,
You would like to start with the feeling a beginner would have on its first flight, on a calm flight. You suffer of motion or travel sickness…. So the discovery flight is made for you. You can even offer it as a present, going straight by this link.

How will the flight happen ?

You will be told to come a couple minutes before we leave to our chalet at col de la Forclaz (about 30 minutes drive from Annecy) (town of Montmin 74210) above Lake Annecy. We’ll drive you to the take off thanks to our shuttle. After walking two minutes, you’ll reach the green carpet that’s on the take off. Check our photo and video galerie to see how it is.
It is important to notice that contrary to parachute, we are not jumping of anything; a paraglider works more like a plane that we’ll take off with you on a gentle slope. You won’t have that feeling of standing on a cliff and have to jump of a step down.
A briefing will be done by the pilot to tell you what you’ll have to do. That can change depending on the wind conditions. No worries, there is nothing difficult.
After having you connected to the paraglider, in a very comfortable harness, in front on him, the instructor will ask you to walk forward, you will feel a resistance in your back, it is the wing that starts to inflate. A couple of seconds later, you feel yourself becoming lighter. He will then ask you to run on a couple more meters sot ha we have a bit more speed and you’ll be gently lifted off the ground. You’ll never have the feeling of jumping or falling down. The take off is a great feeling of lightness. Then just have to enjoy the rest of the flight !
For the discovery flight, the pilot will start to fly close from the ground to have you getting used to it, and then take direction of the lake for a nice long glide. He will then propose you to take the control handles so that you can pilot the paraglider on you own. Before landing, he can propose you a couple of sharper turns, but no obligation if you want to finish it quiet.
A few second touching the ground, he will ask you to stand up again in the harness. Do a couple steps as we touch the ground. As if you were walking down stairs, recovering your weight back on your legs. An easy and funny feeling.
Count on about 1h30 until we have it all finished and you leave from the chalet.

Price : 80,00 €
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