FAQ

TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLYING Sky Riders Croatia

“No experience is necessary!”

Paragliding is as close to flying as you can get and a tandem flight puts you in the hot seat giving you the perfect chance to enjoy your first flight leaving the technicalities to your experienced pilot.

Bookings are essential, do not leave it until your last day as we are dependent on the weather conditions.

So what is it all about?

After a short explanation you and your pilot will take off from a mountain slope under a canopy that resembles a parachute. Once inflated overhead, you will take just a few steps or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy and you will be airborne.In the air complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distance.

Is it safe?

At Sky Riders we have a proven safety record from day one which we credit to our staff, professionally maintained and certified equipments and company procedures. Our professional pilots fly four times a day, every day, taking people like you; male, female, young and old on this amazing adventure.

Each passenger is briefed and isssued with helmet and flying suit, all pilots carry complete reserve and communication systems, weather conditions are carefully assessed before we take you up and again on take off. You are assisted by our crew on both take off and landing.

What to wear?

All you need to experience this amazing opportunity is;

  • A pair of trainers of boots
  • Bottle of water
  • Comfy clothing(we provide flying suits)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is the minimum – maximum age to fly?

Almost anybody can partake in paragliding and at Sky Riders we have flown passengers from 4 to 84 years old.

  • When does the season begin/end?

Our season begins the first week of Februar and finishes the last week of Decembar.

  • Do you fly through the winter?

We fly all year. The important thing is that the weather is perfect for flying. It does not matter whether it is winter, summer, spring or autumn. The essential conditions are that it does not rain or snow. The wind is not blowing too fast. Do not blow more than cc 25 km / h. According to the direction of the wind we determine the locations where we fly on a certain day.

  • Is there a weight restriction to fly?

As each canopy has a limit on how many kilos it can carry, our pilots are carefully matched to each passenger according to their combined weight and the weather conditions. At Sky Riders we currently enforce a weight limit of 130kg .

  • How long will I be in the air?

Each flight duration is a minimum of 15 minutes depending on the weather conditions which contribute to the thermal lift. According to a previous agreement, and if the weather conditions permit and up to 50 minutes.

  • What do I need to wear?

Sky Riders provides a flying suit and a safety helmet to each passenger. You need to wear comfortable clothing and a sturdy pair of shoes.

  • What do I need to take?

Bring; sunglasses, a bottle of water.

  • Do I need any training or experience to fly?

Absolutely not. No experience is required to fly as you will be fully briefed prior to take off.  You will merely run a few steps and the rest is in the hands of your fully qualified pilot.  Just sit back and enjoy your flight.

  • At what time can i fly?

We have 4 or 5 departures starting at 10:00 with last departure of the day at 6 pm.

  • How do we arrive to take off point?

Our van will take you from our office or from meeting place to the take off site.

  • How long does it take to go up?

From meeting place, a 20 minute journey to the takeoff, gives you the unrivalled opportunity to take in the extraordinarily beautiful Croatian or Slovenian mountainside scenery and the stunning flora and fauna it has to offer.

  • Can I pre-book my tandem paragliding flight?

Yes, you can pre-book through e-mail. We advice you to book and don’t leave it until your last day as we are dependent on the weather conditions.

  • Cancellation Refund

Refunds are given on cancellations made 24 hours before the flight.

  • How much does a tandem paragliding flight cost?

A tandem flight costs  approximately 99 euros to 129 euros. Depending on the location where we fly and the weather conditions. And the previous agreement, which kind of flight you want to aim to accomplish.

Included transport up to mountain

  • Meeting point where travelers will need to gather to join tour :

Trg S. Radica 1, 51260 crikvenica.

Before that, we can hear over a cell phone or Viber on our contact number