Introductory Tandem Flight Experience
Fly with a qualified Tandem Flight Instructor and enjoy the beauty of soaring like an eagle.
Tandem Paragliding is unlike sky-diving or bungee-jumping, you will not experience that “falling-feeling” as the flight starts with launching the paraglider from a mountain by running forward a couple of steps, the wing inflates and you are gracefully swept off our feet and into the skies. Once in the air, sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Your fight can be recorded on GoPro or using a selfie-stick, either way, we will assist in getting the best possible shots for you to remember the experience by.
Inland flying, as we do up here on the highveld, is very very different to the coastal soaring in Cape Town or Wilderness. We are unable to rely on a sea breeze and therefore our flight times or slots are very last minute. By remaining in constant contact we are able to give the best experience that mother nature will allow on the day. Most of our tandem flights take place on a weekend, either in Hartbeespoort or in Mpumalanga, close to Waterval Bovan. Contact us directly for prices, we do short introductory flights of 10min to stunning Cross-Country flights of up to 45min.
Gift Vouchers are available on request.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the minimum/maximum age to fly?
Almost anybody can partake in Tandem Paragliding. We prefer to not fly children under the age of 8 for safety reasons. Our oldest passenger was 75, we don’t mind upping that ante.
2. Is there a weight restriction to fly?
Each canopy has a limit on how many kilograms it can carry, the pilots are carefully matched to each passenger according to their combined weight and the weather conditions. We currently enforce a weight limit of 110kg.
3. How long will I be in the air?
We are at the mercy of mother nature, and unlike coastal flying we cannot guarantee a minimum duration although we do try our level vest to stay airborne for the duration of at least 10 minutes. In order for us to remain airborne we require thermic lift or strong wind, which sometimes simply does not arrive as we need it.
4. Do I need any training or experience to fly?
No experience is required to fly as your pilot does all the flying for you. You will receive a full briefing on what to do, and how to do while setting up for the flight. You will run a few steps and the rest is in the hands of your fully qualified pilot
5. What should I bring for the day?
The sites we fly from are remote and we often spend a fair amount of time on top of the mountain in the sun. (Except Harties Cableway)
Bring plenty water to drink and pack a small picnic basket to make the wait more pleasant. NO ALCOHOL permitted before your flight.
Friends and family welcome.
6. How do I book and pay for the flight?
Please remain in contact via WHATSAPP : Tracey 083 450 8849 : Please include your name, the proposed date and the number of people wanting to fly.
Once confirmed we will THEN ADD YOU to the TANDEM WhatsApp Group . Keep an eye on the group for updates on weather and where we will flying on the weekends that follow. We can only determine IF WE WILL FLY about 2 -3 DAYS BEFORE a weekend because our weather up on the highveld is very inconsistent. We cannot guarantee a specific time slot and ask that you set at least 3 hours aside for the preparation and flight.
Payment to be made to your pilot on the day in cash please. We do it this way as we do not want to feel pressured into flying because we have taken payment for the flight. The flight is at the discretion of the Tandem Pilot who will only fly when conditions are 100% perfect.
I had a very short flight because the wind was a little light, but we enjoyed the day at the Cableway.
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
I would 100% recommended this experience with Attitude4Altitude.
_ Jeans or thick fabric long pants
_ Hiking boots or running shoes (not fashion shoes!)
_ Wind breaker or long sleeved pull-over.
_ Sunglasses – bugs end up in your eyes otherwise!!
_ BUFF or Scarf for additional warm
_ Gloves (mountain bike full finger) this is optional but recommended for cold days
_ Sunblock and Sun hat
_ Please bring an SD card for GoPro and we will happily record the flight for you, alternatively we will provide one at an extra fee OF R300.00 but this MUST be confirmed with us PRIOR the flight
_ Record the experience on your own GoPro (free of charge) or Cellphone using a selfie stick. We will provide a safety string so that you do not lose it.