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All you need to know about Paragliding in Interlaken.
The Swiss Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SHPA) is responsible for the regulated and safe implementation of hang gliding and paragliding in Switzerland on behalf of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA). All our tandem pilots have extensive training and have successfully completed the demanding exams of the SHPA. Condition and safety of the required equipment is checked strictly and on a regular basis by experts.
No, not at all! Your certified pilot will give you a thorough instruction and is concerned about your safety.
Should our experienced pilots rate the weather as unsafe to fly, we will contact you before your flight. Please be aware that this decision is made for safety reasons and can be made last minute. You have the possibility to rebook your flight or get a full refund.
We will pick you up at the agreed meeting point. Transportation to take off in Beatenberg is included in the price.
Your pilot gets you ready for your flight at take off and explains the procedure. 1,2 and 3… a few fast steps and you are up in the air. After your spectacular flight, you will land gently on your feet on our landing field in the center of Interlaken.
From the end of March until the end of October we’r running our summer paragliding flights. To ensure that the pilot and passenger both get airborne safely, it is imperative that these limits are adhered to. Maximum weight limit is 90kg / 200lbs, from 4pm it is 80kg / 175lbs. We reserve the right to adjust the maximum weight depending on the weather conditions.
From October to March we’re running our winter paragliding flights. During these months we often launch in the snow or in light wind conditions. To ensure that the pilot and passenger both get airborne safely, it is imperative that these limits are adhered to. Max. weight 90kg / 200lbs for flights at 9.45 / 11.00 / 12.15 Max. weight 80kg / 175lbs for flights at 8.30 / 13.45 / 15.00 We reserve the right to adjust the maximum weight depending on the weather conditions.
Our flights are for anyone between 4 and 95 years of age. The passenger must be physically fit and be able to run a few fast steps at take off.
You may use your camera/mobile phone at take off. For safety reasons, these devices may NOT be used during the flight. We make an exception for small compact cameras, which can be attached to your harness.
Your pilot will shoot photos and videos in HD quality during your flight. You may purchase the package for CHF 40 after landing. The data will be uploaded directly to your phone or copied to a USB Stick.
Dress according to the weather conditions. Wear sturdy shoes with sturdy soles (hiking shoes or sneakers). Even in summer a sweater or windbreaker can protect you from the wind. You may wear sunglasses during your flight.
Small daypacks, handbags as well as other small objects can be left safely with us and picked up after landing.
We recommend spectators wait at our landing field. Non-flying passengers are not allowed to go to take off.
Provided that flight conditions are good, we fly all year round. We reserve the right to cancel in the case of bad weather (strong winds, storms, rain, heavy snowfall, low visibility etc.).