X Alps XClusive
This trip is something what we call ‘extraordinary‘. We will start our weekend in Aviano, which is close to NATO military airfield where is the free flying on weekdays prohibited. Because it‘s a first ridge of the Po Valley raising from the Mediterranean sea, it has always the right wind direction with sea breeze. We fly either west to ‘Bassano Del Grappa’, or following the range east to Meduno. Local flying around the top of Cimon del Cavallo (2251 m.a.s.l) is also amazing. Next two day we will move to Greifenbourg (info Speikboden trip) and last three days will be spent in our favourite and friendly Slovenia. Depending on the best weather forecast we will start from west in Gemmona (take off 1170 m.a.s.l.) under the Mt. Cuarnan with local landing place at 185 m.a.s.l., Kobaridsky Stol around the highest mountain Krn (2224 m.a.s.l.) and following the rear ridge to magical and unspoiled Sorica. Most of our students achieve very first proper XC flights in theirs flying careers and those familiar with thermalling very often do their first 100 km flights. Slovenia is a very reliable destination with 300 flying days a year. Even, if you are a complete beginner, you will enjoy the hours of airtime boosting your confidence.
On our trips we always work in a team of three instructors – one driver and two pilots. One is flying in the front of the squadron with high performance wing, searching for the best thermals and route and the second pilot is closing the group looking after the slower ones and pilots flying school wings. If you are unlucky and had to lend, there is always our driver here to pick you up. This is ideal way of flying in a group and maximizes your chance for a good flight. Not like the others we do our best to keep you airborne.
The price includes:
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transports to and from all flying sites
- Meteo analysis, forecasts, daily weather updates
- Launching supervision
- Air to air guidance
- Flying tips, tasks and goals to achieve
- Radio communication and coaching during flights
- Theoretical tailor-made coaching
- Analysis and debriefings together with the instructors
- PG Base T-shirt
- Photo CD
- One tandem flight at half price
The price excludes:
- Alternative trips and activities
- Meals and drinks are not included.
- Fees for using airspace and take-off places (where necessary)
- Single room, if a single room is required there is an extra charge. (subject to availability)
- Flight tickets, you will be advised about flight tickets as we buy them together.
As soon as we receive deposits from the minimum number of pilots required for the trip then we will try to find the best price for flights and then pilots pay for them directly themselves.
*Accommodation – Stay Connected To The Nature
We know that your life is very busy and sometimes could be very stressful and hectic. That’s why we offer staying in the campsites instead of luxury hotels in the summer. We believe that making a barbeque, fire, having a good beer and chat is a real stress relief. Most of our clients even decide to sleep under the stars. The camps we use have all necessary facilities – showers, toilets, fridge, barbecue and social area.
We can provide you with a tent and self-inflating mat, just give us a shout. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag. Quite often we are asked by pilots to get a keg of Czech beer in our van – no problem. We are here to make you happy. At least for one week of holidays forget about your daily stress and enjoy yourself! Customers wishing to stay in hotel will be dropped off in the evening and picked up in the morning for the flying action
Generally campsites cost 6-10 euros/night and hotels between 15-20 euros/night.
WHAT TO BRING
- Valid pilot license
- E111 medical card (EHIC)
- Personal accident insurance with repatriation cover
- Certified equipment*
- PMR or 2M Radio*
- Reserve parachute
- Good boots
- Mobile phone
You should be adventures and open minded.
You should be able to launch and land safely.
- Good sun cream and hat
- (Sleeping bag)
*If you need any equipment we can supply it at competitive rates. Book in advance as numbers are limited. Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Schedule might change due the weather conditions.