HOW A TANDEM FLIGHT IS HELD
- Meeting at the place and date established by phone or email (usually, the landing in Gemona or Bordano)
- Explanation of activities by the tandem pilot and form filling
- Transport to take-off by Volo Libero Friuli club shuttle (approximately 30 minutes)
- Take-off and flight
- Landing at the initial meeting point
- Whole activity takes around 2 hours
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The flight cost is € 160 including transport to take-off by shuttle, photos and video of the tandem flight.
CAN I GIFT IT?
Certainly, the gift card is valid for ONE YEAR and it will truly be a unique and original gift idea. Fill in the online booking with your details and those of the passenger. Pick up the nice gift card at the Travel Agency Giramondo in Gemona or download and print it clicking on the link you will find after filling the form.
WHICH IS TEH FLIGHT DURATION?
Sun and wind are our engine, so how much time we will stay in the air depends on them. On good days a tandem flight lasts approximately 30-35 minutes, depending on the aerological conditions of the day.
WHERE IS IT POSSIBLE TO FLY?
Volo Libero Friuli carries out its activities in the area of Gemona and the two take-offs normally used are on Monte San Simeone and Monte Cuarnan. Both have a vertical drop of 1000 meters from take-off to landing and offer spectacular panoramas.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER?
If our pilots think that the weather conditions are unsuitable for the flight, it will be rischeduled.
WHICH IS THE BEST SEASON TO FLY?
We, pilots of Volo Libero Friuli, fly all year round, defying even the coldest temperatures. It is therefore possible to fly all year round but the months we recommend are the spring, summer and autumn, depending on the weather and wind conditions, which are evaluated in the previous 48 hours.
TAKE-OFF AND LANDING?
Take-offs and landings are carried out in maximum safety and in all simplicity. Taking off requires a few steps of fast walking or light running on an adequately sloping lawn. The landing is always gentle, on grassy lawn and free from obstacles, the speed of arrival on the ground is quite low, like a fast walk, well away from the skydiving landing scenes to which we are used to watch on TV
Depending on the season and the period, flying means to be exposed to the same temperatures you find at equivalent altitudes during a walk in the mountains but with a wind constant of about 35-40 km / h. It is therefore necessary to wear a windbreaker and a more or less heavy clothing underneath. Long pants are recommended. A pair of boots are the best solution also to protect the ankles, otherwise a good pair of shoes with a sole that allows a good grip on the lawn to avoid slips are still valid. Gloves, heavy or light, are recommended. Sunglasses and lots of smiles to complete the picture. Helmet and technical equipment are provided by us.
For a tandem flight, no special physical skills are required, just be in good health and want to have fun. Taking off requires the effort of a slightly sloping walk or a soft jog and once in flight you will only have to sit comfortably and relax.
There are weight ranges in flight determined by our wings. As for Paragliding, it goes from a minimum of 40-50 kg to a maximum of 110kg per passenger weight. As for the hang glider, the maximum weight is 80kg per passenger weight.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
During the flight, pictures will be taken and a few minutes of video taken directly by the pilot, equipped with a camera and a telescopic selfie stick. It will be possible to take photos and videos during the flight with private equipment; in this case we recommend to ensure it with a cord on the neck or harness. In any case we are not responsible for any flight losses during the flight and / or damages during take-off and landing.
STOPPING THE FLIGHT
In case you want to stop the flight for any reason it will be possible to go comfortably to the landing in a few minutes.
FOOD AND DRINK BEFORE THE FLIGHT
It is recommended to eat a few hours before the flight, the same has to be applied to snacks and drinks, as the flight is quiet but not free from movements, which can be compared to those of a boat at sea. IT IS FORBIDDEN TO CONSUME ALCOHOL and / or CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES before the flight. We recommend to take NON-CARBONATED drinks. It is important to NOT FLY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH in order to avoid drops in sugar or consequent ailments.
HOW WE REACH THE TAKE-OFF?
Usually we reach the take-off using our transport service, included in the tandem price. Your car can be parked at the landing place, that we will reach by flying.
Are you a group of adventurous friends? Up to 8 people can fly at the same time, each with one of our nice pilots. (7 paragliding pilots + 1 hang glider pilot. Passengers will fly with a single pilot and a single chosen wing). Don’t hesitate, there is something for all!
CAN DISABLED PEOPLE FLY?
Sure! Together with our pilots we will evaluate the request and if there are no serious impossibilities, it will be possible to fly.
WHO DO I FLY WITH? WITH WHAT? CAN I TRUST?
You will fly with one of our qualified tandem pilots. Certified and regularly insured, you will fly with new and punctually overhauled equipment, which meets the latest standards in terms of certification and safety. Volo Libero Friuli is the best you could wish for in terms of reliability, safety and professionalism in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Our pilots have decades of unique experience and knowledge of the area.
WHAT IF WE FALL?!?!
That’s impossible =) Our equipment is certified and overhauled. However, in addition to the main wing there is an emergency parachute, that brings back unharmed to the land.