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What is tandem paragliding?

Paragliding is a leisure sport that combines freedom, euphoria and exhilaration. We launch from a hill or cliff and search for rising currents of air just like hang gliders do. Once in the air, we have freedom in deciding where we want to go, what kind of experience we want to have, and what we might want to see! The experience usually lasts 30+ minutes, but we’re not counting. Unlike skydiving or BASE jumping, there is no leap of faith. We become airborne after we know the paraglider is fully open.

Can we fly together at the same time?

In most instances, yes! In some instances, wind speed and instructor weight doesn’t allow for that. Smaller groups often request to fly 1 at a time so the others can take pictures and that is perfectly acceptable as well.

Is it safe?

Absolutely! Just like flying on an airplane, tandem paragliding is very safe. Elite Paragliding instructors rely on their skill, judgement, and experience to ensure you have a safe flight.  All our gear is tested and certified by an independent third party organization and is maintained and inspected as per manufacturer specifications.

Want to read more about the safety of your paragliding flight? Read More

Paragliding near Six Flags Discovery KingdomWhere will we fly?

Elite Paragliding operates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our primary launching site is just South of San Francisco. It’s a 15-20 minutes from the city. When weather doesn’t allow us to fly in SF (mid Fall-Early Spring), we fly 30 minutes from the Bay Bridge in the East Bay. Your booking confirmation email will give you specific meetup addresses.

I’m big/short/thin/old/disabled, can I still fly?

In most cases, yes! Our instructors can accommodate just about anyone for a flight, regardless of your condition. We require you to be between 50 lbs (22 kg) and 230 lbs (104 kg).

If you have a special medical condition or think you might need extra attention, give us a call at 1-650-735-2359.

I’m still not sure this is for me.

Hellen Keller said “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” We encourage you to get a taste of the freedom, peace, and euphoria that paragliding offers. Our mom’s have flown with us! If our moms can do it, so can you. It’s normal to be nervous before your flight. Hardly anyone is nervous once they get in the air.

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