1¿How long is a typical flight?
In the Chicamocha Canyon the flight lasts from 20 to 30 minutes, and in Curití it’s from 10 to 12 minutes. Everything depends on climatic conditions and the state of the person (passenger) once in flight.
2¿How many pilots fly at the same time?
We are the largest Pilot Group in the area. Normally we are nine (9) pilots so we fly nine (9) people practically at the same time. However, in high season we have a larger group
3¿What is the Schedule?
San Gil office is open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Panachi office has the same schedule of the Panachi park, which is from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in low season and every day in high season from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In Dos Ventanas Flight Place in the Chicamocha Canyon we are usually every day from 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and in Las Nubes Flight Place we are usually from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
4¿What time do we depart and come back?
It depends on the meeting point. The transport that the client decides to take; the climate, and the weight of the passenger; if they take the company transportation (exit San Gil) normally people are picked up at the hotel between 8:30 and 8:45 am, and return between 1:30 and 2:00 pm. If they take their own transport they return as soon as they fly, with our transport until they do not fly, all the people who go on the bus do not return. If the departure is from PANACHI office, we usually have continuous departures from 10:30 am to noon, we recommend having availability between 2 and 3 hours. We do it because the conditions at the beginning of the morning are mild (good for light people) and in the end they are strong (good for heavy people), if done differently it is It is possible that good and comfortable flights cannot be achieved!
5¿What is the maximum weight?
To carry out any flight we depend on weather conditions. We have made flights about 120 kg in different conditions, if the conditions are mild there is a greater possibility of having to land in another place, which means, it does not go up. Keep in mind that the heaviest people fly at the end because the weather conditions are usually stronger and thus there is a greater probability of making better flights!
6¿What is the age suggested for children to practice paragliding?
In our Health and Safety at Work System, we have children up from 6 years, every under-aged must fill in a format in which the father or mother authorizes the activity to be carried out. It is recommended for people under 50 Kg to arrive early to fly in the first. Otherwise, conditions can change to strong and the activity cannot be done.
7¿Can I fly alone or accompanied?
The flight is classified as a tandem or two-seater flight, where the passenger is accompanied by an expert pilot.
8¿Can women who are pregnant fly?
No, they cannot.
9¿Where do we land?
We have several landing sites, but it is normal to go up, complete the time and return to the same starting point, but things may vary due to weather conditions. All the optional places are contemplated within our organization.
10¿How much is are flights?
Depending on the place of flight, in the Chicamocha Canyon costs $180.000 COP and Curití $80.000 COP.
11¿Can people get dizzy?
Some people may experience nausea or vomiting during the flight, it all depends on many factors, we recommend a light meal hours (2) before doing this activity, if you doubt how you can feel in flight we recommend taking some medication for dizziness. Also you can land before if the passenger requests it.
12¿How to go dressed?
Closed shoes! However, we recommend additional long pants, a coat (only for the flight), sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat or umbrella in case you have to wait, usually there is a lot of sun.
13¿Can you take pictures during the flight?
If the client wants, he can carry his camera or cell phone during the flight, all at his own risk! The company offers an additional service with Go-Pro cameras.
14¿How can you pay?
We receive all means of payment, cash, debit and credit card (preferably visa and master franchise), for foreigners a copy of your passport is taken if the payment is by credit card.
15¿What are the medical restrictions?
- Diabetes without treatment. - Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism. - Convulsions in the last 2 years. - Hip replacement. - Post events - Surgical in the last six months. - Pregnancy status - Phobia not controlled at heights - Vertigo. - Current psychiatric treatment or in the last six months. - Dyspnea or fatigue with small efforts. - Ventricular extrasystole. - Bradycardia or tachycardia at rest.
16¿How high do we fly?
The place of flight in the Chicamocha Canyon is at 1740 meters above sea level and in Curití at 1800 meters above sea level, but it is easy to climb at 2000m.