Frequently Asked Questions

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Paragliding is the most easy and simple way of free-flying.

It all started in the late 70's in Haute-Savoie, France, with some friends launching and flying down mountains with their square shaped ram-air parachute. Back then those wings had a really poor gliding performance and bad flying abilitites, it was just sufficient for them to take-off from a steep slope and fly down to the valley floor. From the 80's the first companies started to develop better performing paragliders and the sport started to spread out in the countries of the Alps. The first World Championships of cross country flying was held in 1989 in Austria.


Thanks to nowadays technology and knowledge, the quality and performance of the equipments has enourmously developed. And still, every year new levels of standards are set. Even beginner gliders are about to reach a glide ratio of 1:10 (sinking 1 meter while gliding 10 horizontally), with uncompromising passive safety and great stability. The currrent world record in distance flying is over 500 kilometers, flown in just about 7 hours!

Acrobatic flying started around '87-'88 as the factory test pilots were pushing the limits of their wings and performed the first ever loopings. In '99 the Spanish Raúl Rodriguez invented the maneuver called SAT which was the real beginning of modern acro-flying. With friends they founded the 'Safety Acro Team'. In the following years invented most acro maneuvers, till the Infinity Tumbling in 2004, an unbelievable and most radical looking movement ever, where the pilot is rotating vertical over the middle of the glider for just as many times as he wants. Nowadays there are close to 30 different existing tricks and maneuver connections. From a "crazy", "showing-off" movement, acro flying became a serious and very popular discipline of the sport.

Find out more about acro paragliding at justACRO.com.

Everybody can enjoy paragliding acrobatics who:

- is able to run fast for 20-30 meters (for the take-off),
- doesn't have serious spinal cord problems
- is not a pregnant women.

Simply follow the instructions of your pilot and you will see, it is way easier as you think!

Just like any other extreme sport, in acrobatics paragliding we are of course dealing with a certain amount of risk. But with experience, good preparation, the right mindset and good equipment these risks can be minimized.

To ensure that Your Acro Tandem flight will be as safe as possible You will fly:

- with Pál Takáts one of the world's best acro pilot and certainly the most experienced in the field of aerobatics flying with passengers.
- with nowadays best available equipment in flawless conditions,
- in suitable weather conditions only,
- always with sufficient altitude available for the maneuvers and in case of an "INFINITY" flight, high above a lake for maximum safety.

For every healthy person - no matter if young or old - it is absolutely no problem to stand out the high G-Forces during the Infinity Tumbling maneuver. However the forces can reach up to 6-7 G but only for a very short period of time in each turn and there is absolutely no danger of loosing consciousness whatsoever. In those moments you will simply feel that your body becomes heavier and for instance lifting your arms will feel a lot harder. The Infinity Tumbling (a perfectly vertical movement) will be entered from a Rythmic SAT (starting with a horizontal movement) where the angle of the rotation will gradually increase from horizontal to vertical (see the videos to gain better understanding). It means that there will be no sudden shock when entering into Infinity but quite the opposite, the G-Forces will increase step by step in a way that it even will be barely noticeable for You.

The INFINITY flight is NOT recommended for:
- pregnant woman
- people with serious spine problems.

If you experience any inconvenience you can say "stop" any time during the flight and we will immediately return into straight, stable glide again. Do not hesitate to talk to your pilot and let him know how do you feel, no matter if it is positive or negative.

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