Discover Turkey, home of paragliding
The weather conditions, mountainous terrain and turquoise coasts make Turkey the perfect place for a paragliding vacation. Oludeniz is one of the top paragliding spots in the world.
Paragliding sport is to take off by means of running from a high hill instead of plane with a parachute similar to free style jumping parachute on the first look.
Parachute, which is lied on a inclined and high hill, is filled with air with the running of pilot and take off with pilot. Periods of the flights can continue for kilometers / hours in connection with experience of the pilot and performance of the materials used. Although it can be for single person, there is two persons wings.
Paragliding parachute wing structure had reached to its appropriate shape for easy to take off, slowly descending ratio and good flying performance, beginning from 1980s.
For paragliding lower age limit is 16 and upper limit is 55. You can be flexible for upper age limit according to health condition. Kilo limit is minimum 40 kg, and maximum 130. Epilepsy, asthma, heart, waist and keel disordered persons can not participate to hillside parachute training. For participation to hillside parachute a form declaring that health conditions are appropriate is filled.
Paragliding sport in Turkey had been recognized with the discover by foreign pilots of Mount Babadag in Fethiye, Oludeniz region at the beginning of 1990s, and actively started in university clubs initially.
Some of the most popular flight zones for paragliding in Turkey; Oludeniz, Pamukkale, Kas, Egirdir, Golbasi, Abant Mountains, Ucmakdere, Inonu, Ali Mountain.
Oludeniz: Serious thrill seekers will relish the opportunity to paraglide from 1900 metres from the Babadag mountains over the spectacular lagoon of Oludeniz.
Kas: Kas is situated in a fantastic location for paragliding, which can be done any time between April and October.
Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla
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