On this page we want to give you access to all information regarding safety.
The first rule that we have always followed in over twenty years of situational activities in flight is that first and foremost there is always the safety and security of our passengers. Safety is a set of rules and methodologies, order of materials and a mental and professional disposition on several elements such as:
Equipment: Our equipment is always new and approved according to strict European regulations. Periodically updated and revised according to the maintenance guidelines dictated by the manufacturer, constantly checked and in perfect order. For wings with these control characteristics, any accident caused by structural failure is practically zero.
The harnesses we use have integrated under-seat protection in compression-absorbing material. The helmets that make up our flight kit have specific approval for free flight use. In addition, all our pilots have stowed the reserve parachute in the harness.
This safety system allows you to further raise the safety level to get out of serious situations at the last minute and can be activated in case of vehicle malfunction. However, it must be emphasized that the two-seater wings we use are certified by strict European homologation bodies with a very high safety level. The possible rescue parachute launch is really very unusual, in over 20 years of activity and thousands of tandem flights carried out by our team it has never been used!
Large-scale weather forecasts and local weather conditions: this is an aspect that is of great importance in planning a flight in total safety. Our weather forecasts for the flight are divided on 2 distinct but parallel tracks: the one which is the weather forecast on the cloud cover ie sun, rain and clouds and separately the forecasts of large-scale local winds. . To enjoy ideal conditions for flying these two forecasts must combine. (we rely on various sites specialized in specific forecasts for gliding). Sometimes it can happen that there are extremely sunny days but it is too windy which does not allow us to fly, and it can happen that there are quite cloudy days with wind conditions and ideal thermal ascents that allow us to make very beautiful gliding flights. The ideal day for a soaring flight is a cloud cover of “Cumulus Humilis” of four / eighths, (eight / eighths is a completely cloudy sky) which means that there is a sky composed of both sun and convective clouds, these clouds allow us to easily identify and exploit thermal updrafts.
Furthermore, the ability to read the weather situation before flying is essential, sometimes it may happen that at the time of take-off the weather conditions are not ideal, so the flight departure is delayed until conditions have returned to optimal conditions. The so-called “para-waiting” is an intrinsic aspect of free flight in knowing how to adapt to nature and its weather conditions. Generally in the pre-take-off phase, the passenger feels some fear, which is quite normal given the context of a totally new experience. At this stage it is important to listen to and follow the simple instructions given by the Pilot / Instructor. As soon as you take off, the previous sensations will vanish and will be quickly replaced by the feeling of safety.
Passenger subjectivity: Each of us has different physical characteristics and personal experiences. For us, the subjectivity of the passenger is a fundamental component.
The subjective part that we take into great consideration is the emotional side of the passenger. Each of us experiences the emotion of the first paragliding flight in a different way, so do not worry if there will be a bit of tension or you feel very strong, we will organize the best experience also based on your personal characteristics and your expectations.
The second variant is the objective side, that is the weight (kg.) Of the passenger. A variant that we always take into account when agreeing the time of the activity, the “light” passengers allow us to perform a take-off even in the absence of typical morning wind, while to facilitate and perform a take-off in complete safety with a heavier passenger we need a little bit of front breeze, which often occurs in the middle of the day.
In addition, attention should also be paid to the clothing used, in particular the footwear that must be suitable as a low boot or trekking shoe with a sculpted sole, NO sandals or shoes with smooth soles and / or without laces. During the flight phase, the mobile phone must be put away in order to not have the risk of losing it, causing a possible great danger for those who were in the area below.
Preparation and characteristics of the Pilot: In order to fly in an excellent manner with tandem equipment, each Pilot must have the passenger transport qualification. This qualification subsequent to the first single flight license is issued by the “AeCi” Aero Club Italia which is a public body of the Ministry of Transport. As a result, as in all professional fields, there are people who possess more marked skills than others. Our pilots all have a very high level of preparation and experience and are chosen specifically. See About Us page.
Take-off briefing: (explanatory technical report) is the set of techniques that allow the passenger to actively collaborate with the pilot for a successful take-off and flight. This explanation to the passenger may vary slightly from pilot to pilot based on: the presence of a breeze during take-off, the weight (kg) and subjectivity of the passenger, the type of take-off used, the type of wing used. This explanation allows the pilot and passenger to take off safely. A very important aspect is that in this phase of flight the level of attention we place is always at its highest.
Insurance: The pilot authorized to carry the Passenger is responsible for his own conduct of the flight, and is required by law to take out insurance coverage that covers the passenger in the event of accidental damage. If you would like to find out more information on this please contact us.
For us, any unsafe condition assumes the non-practicability of the Activity.
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