FAQ

 

What's the price?

The price includes transportation to the launch area and a memorable flight.   The cost is $200.00 CDN. (cash only, no internet connection)

GoPro Customized pictures and videos of the flight are FREE!

Where do we meet?

We meet at 'Dee's General store' in Birch Island.

From the info center in Clearwater take the HWY 5 North (direction Jasper) for 12 Km – 8 min. Take a right @ Birch Island Lost Creek Road and follow the road (500m) down to ‘Dee’s General store”. Look for happy people.

What’s the program?

  • Make a reservation. Call 1 250 674 1108.
  • Meet your pilot at the Dee's General store at Birch Island Landing Zone parking lot.
  • Sign waivers and check on weather conditions.
  • A comfortable pickup truck will take you on a scenic route up the mountain.
  • At take off your instructor will introduce you to the art of flying.
  • Simple take off procedures will be taught and a thorough safety check performed prior to flight.
  • We take flight, sit back, relax and enjoy the time in the air.
  • After a soft landing, we watch the video and pictures of your flight.
  • Continue your life, looking at the clouds for there you have been, and there you long to return!

What to bring?

Bring some good footwear (running / hiking shoes), something that gives you good ankle support, as you are required to do a short run on take-off.  Also bring a warm jacket and long pants to wear. We provide the helmet, goggles and gloves.

How long does it take?

Allow about 2 - 2 ½ hours for the round trip – that is from the time we pick you up to the time you will be back.

How long are we in the air?

Average flying time on the paraglider is 15 - 20 min. We rely on Mother Nature, so it can vary quite a bit. Sometimes the flights are longer than average, sometimes a bit shorter.

When is the best time to fly?

May – September is the best time to fly - weather dependent.

Do I need experience?

No experience necessary – An experienced certified pilot will take you for a smooth (AM) or active (PM) flight, depending on time of day.

How safe is it?

Safety is # 1. This is a one on one instructional flying adventure with a focused safety briefing. Paragliding is a flying sport, all flying sports are inherently risky. Before flying you will be asked to sign a waiver to make sure that you understand the risks involved.

How fast do we land?

A paraglider approaches fast but slows down for a very soft landing.

Any weight restrictions?

The minimum weight for a passenger is 40 kg / 88 lbs, the maximum 110kg / 242 lbs.

How do we get to the launch area ?

We provide free transport from the landing zone at Birch Island to El Nido flying site launch area in a new comfortable  full crew pick up truck.

Am I guaranteed a flight?

As our activity is weather dependent, we would recommend booking your paragliding experience earlier during your stay in Clearwater rather than later. This increases your chances of flying. The pilot who makes a weather assessment will decide if the conditions are favorable for the flight. If the weather precludes us from taking off and landing safely, we will try to reschedule your flight for a better time.

I have a medical condition, can I still do it?

It is important for all customers to declare any medical conditions. Please note this does not necessarily exclude a person from doing our activity.

Pregnancy
– Heart Condition
– Recent Sprains or Muscular injuries
– Panic/Anxiety Attacks
– High/low Blood Pressure
– Bone Disorders
– Fragile Skin
– Dislocations
– Diabetes
– Epilepsy
– Prosthetics
– Neurological Disorders
– Disabilities
– Physical Impairment
– Motion sickness

Do we get pictures?

In flight photo’s and video’s are available for FREE!  Don't risk to loose your own camera, we take care of that. After your flight we load your pictures on a fancy USB drive, a gift of X Sky Paragliding. A nice memory ready to share with friends and family.