Colombia - 2020

After another fantastic Colombian adventure in 2019, Akis and I are pleased to announce we’ll be offering another two opportunities to join us on our Colombian XC adventures in 2020.

For us Colombia is an easy long haul decision to make. Not only are the conditions perfect for some winter XC but Akis previously lived in Colombia for a year so we have his extensive local knowledge at our disposal. He is very familiar with the sites we will be flying, the language and the people which all combines to make your trip to Colombia authentic and hassle free.

Since the change of government 14 years ago Colombia has turned itself around and has become a very popular winter destination for pilots from all over the world. The PWC have a regular spot there every January and lots of Brits make the pilgrimage for what are the best XC conditions for any pilot wanting to escape the long European winters. With easy landing out and retrieve options, there’s never any fear of leaving the hill, just join a gaggle and away you go.

We would recommend pilots interested in this XC excursion have a minimum of 20 + hours and be confident with unassisted launching and landing. The focus of this trip is XC so to get the best out of the conditions you should also be comfortable with thermalling.

If this paragliding adventure tickles your fancy contact me to confirm your place. This trip is strictly limited to 8 places per two week trip and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Email: lee@freeflightacademy.com

Prices

The cost of the trip is £1,500

What's Included

  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Airport transfers – subject to set pick up and drop off times (Pick up CLO at 1pm, drop off PEI at 2pm – contact us for suggested flight options). NB Please ensure arrival flights land no later than an hour prior to pick up and departure flights leave no earlier than 1.5 hours after the drop off time. If in doubt please contact us before booking your flights.
  • Accommodation (on a B&B basis – Price includes a Single room at Siga La Vaca subject to availability in other locations price is based on two sharing for single rooms in other locations please contact us)
  • Transport to each location, flying sites & XC retrieves
  • XC theory and in-flight instruction
  • Daily XC tasks set based on weather conditions and individual pilot level
  • Expert tuition and endless enthusiasm

What to bring

  • Glider in fully serviceable condition
  • Suitable reserve parachute system that has been checked and repacked within the last 12 months.
  • 2M Radio able to receive and transmit from 142.100 up to 146.400
  • Towel
  • Sunhat / sunscreen

Trip Dates

  • January 25th - February 8th – 1 place remaining
  • February 15th - February 29th – Sold out

Schedule

Day Activity Transfer
Saturday - Jan 25 / Feb 15 2020

Arrive - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Hotel
Sunday - Jan 26 / Feb 16 2020

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Monday - Jan 27 / Feb 17 2020

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Tuesday - Jan 28 / Feb 18 2020

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Wednesday - Jan 29 / Feb 19 2020

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Transfer to Roldanillo after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Jan 30 / Feb 20 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Friday - Jan 31 / Feb 21 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Saturday - Feb 1 / Feb 22 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Sunday - Feb 2 / Feb 23 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Monday - Feb 3 / Feb 24 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Tuesday - Feb 4 / Feb 25 2020

Fly - Roldanillo

Transfer to Apia after flying (2.5 hr Drive)
Wednesday - Feb 5 / Feb 26 2020

Fly - Apia

Thursday - Feb 6 / Feb 27 2020

Fly - Apia

Friday - Feb 7 / Feb 28 2020

Fly - Apia

Saturday - Feb 8 / Feb 29 2020

Departure - Pereira (PEI)

Transfer to Airport