How does a tandem paragliding flight work?
Are you playing around with the idea of doing a tandem paragliding flight? We will explain all you need to know in six steps:
1. Where would you like to do your tandem flight?
There are so many beautiful places in Switzerland that are ideal for a tandem paragliding flight. Interlaken, located in the heart of the Alps, is certainly one of the best flying areas! Nowhere else in Switzerland can you fly as reliably and as often as here. There are almost always perfect flying conditions due to the protection of the Alps. Flying takes place all year round with each season being equally appealing.
2. Choose a company
Skywings Paragliding is one of the leading tandem paragliding companies in Interlaken. All of our pilots have been certified by the Swiss Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and have years of experience in paragliding. In addition to focussing on your safety, we want to make sure you have alot of fun. Your tandem paragliding flight should be unforgettable!
3. What are the requirements?
Are you between 4 and 99 years old?
Are you fit enough to run a few steps?
You don’t weigh over 100 kg?
Congratulations! You meet all the requirements for a safe flight! Paragliding is safe provided the basic requirements are met. If you are disabled, please consult with our team. Depending on the weather conditions we will still be able to fulfil your dream of flying. If you exceed the maximum weight of 100kg, generally we cannot fly with you. However, if you are very athletic, please contact our team.
4. Book your tandem paragliding flight
Booking a tandem paragliding flight is fast and easy! Choose between our standard flight “The Sensational” or, if you want double the flight time, our thermal flight “The Thermal”. Book easily via the online booking tool. If you have any questions or doubts, the Skywings Paragliding team will be happy to answer them.
5. What you need to bring along
On the day of your tandem flight you should be dressed according to the weather. Wear good shoes (with a sturdy sole) and keep in mind that it gets a bit chilly in the air even on warm days.
6. The day of your tandem flight
We will pick you up at the meeting point at the agreed date and time. During the ride up the mountain with the company’s own bus, you will get to know your tandem pilot. At the launch site in Beatenberg, your pilot will get you ready for the flight and explain again in detail how everything works. Then you’re off..a few quick steps and before you know it, you are in the air! Now it’s time to sit back, enjoy the view and have fun!
Do you want to know more about your tandem paragliding flight? Watch our video or read Eli’s Field Report. See you soon in Interlaken – see you in the sky!