We believe that the safest and most rewarding way to experience any form of aviation for the first time is to be seated next to a qualified instructor and Paragliding is no exception. We specialize in giving people their first introduction to Paragliding in the safest and most logical way - aboard a tandem paraglider wing with a tandem instructor certified by the Hang Glider & Paraglider Association of Canada.
These flights are available every day and take off from Mt. Prevost located 5 Miles N of Duncan with an elevation of 2500’ above sea level (ASL) or from the Malahat located 20 Miles N of Victoria with an elevation of 1670’ (ASL).
From the moment you launch from the hilltop until you land far below, you will experience the exhilaration of free flight. There is no activity in the world that provides such a feeling of freedom and excitement. Once you have flown, the sky will never look the same. Life may never look the same!
Claudio Mota has been flying since 1992, with over 4,500 hours of airtime he is one of the more experienced pilots / senior instructors in Canada. He has provided over 2,700 tandem flights for customers over the last fifteen years, with an impressive safety record. This is his 8th season offering Paragliding instruction in Victoria, B.C.
You don't need any previous flying experience, just good health, an able body, and the ability to run (we have to get off the ground!).
Actual time in the air for each flight depends on the conditions, but typically a flight lasts a minimum of 15 minutes, but 15 minutes isn't the maximum. We love to fly, so we'll stay up as long as possible! Allow several hours for your tandem flight, since flight time does not include the drive up to launch, pre-flight briefing and instructions, set-up and safety checks.
Our ability to launch and fly safely is dependent on the weather. We might need to reschedule your flight due to weather conditions. The tandem season runs from March to late October. We look forward to sharing your first Paragliding flight with you.
Our tandem rates are $175 + HST* per flight. (10% Group discount, 2 or more people)
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* Price includes all required equipment, transportation from the landing zone and pre-flight briefing. We require that you bring your own sturdy, agile footwear with good ankle support (eg. hikers) WARM clothing and WARM gloves.
How are you? Thank you for taking me paragliding. It was very cool. I told my grandma that I am a lucky girl ever in the world. Thank you very much. Have a good night." Sherri Holley(7 years old)
Donna from England..."I had the best time ever! Thank you for those photos - they are amazing!! looking down at that view just brings back all the amazing, exhilierating feelings. Thank you so much for making the end of my holiday so much fun! You have the best job in the world. Thank you for showing me that and for making me feel so safe up there!"
Sid Kobewka..."Thank you to Claudio, Mark and the others with the Paragliding club for a wonderful weekend. I am particularly grateful to Claudio and Bill for helping in the plan to have my wife Marge take a flight. I understand that Bill dropped Claudio and Mark off at the top and quickly left. Mark left on a tandem flight with my son Scott and my wife was left alone at the top with Claudio and could only walk down the mountain or go on the flight. She of course went on the flight and now can not stop talking about how exciting it was. She may not have gone if Bill stayed or if there was some one else at the top to take the tandem flight. She was all smiles when she landed and everyone in Edmonton has heard about her flight. I enjoyed my flight also but would have felt bad if Marge didn't have the experience. We enjoyed meeting the club members. You guys are a fun group and we all loved the experience. This was an unforgetable weekend for us."
Blanche Black... "Another life completely changed!! I am still with the air".
Todd Hooge... "What an amazing flight. You can take me on the death spiral any time! I think I'm still spinning... Thanks for the pictures and a fantastic "day -one" we will never forget".
Bob Estey... "Thanks again for the flight! I really, really enjoyed the whole experience. I'm the lucky one to be able to fly on the last day of my vacation!"
Shannon Shylene Schlackl... "Thanks you so much for the images, They are great! this is a moment in my life I will never forget. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The video is also great. When you and I took off it was soooo funny becasue your height made my feet come off the ground and I was running in mid air- so funny. We had to rewind the video a few times to watch it again and again :)
Thanks again for an amazing trip- we are all planning to come back :)
Terri..."Thanks alot for the terrific flight on Sunday. It was totally wonderful. I did not feel any anxiety at all and am very confident in your paragliding ability. I thouroughly enjoyed having the controls and being able to direct us over the field. Thanks again."
Thanks Claudio for the photos, and the great flight. Kerstin had a blast and smiles ear to ear each time she talks about her flight.
All the best –Violet
Furthermore we have flown thousands of people all over the world - in Venezuela, Nepal, Hawaii, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, United States, France, Italy...