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This year AdventureFlying goes into its 6th season. The flying stories and beautiful photos from our courses in 2016 can be found under Finished Courses 2016.
In 2017 so far we are planning to offer 3 week-long public courses and 2 private-group courses, all covering different areas north and south of the main Alpine Divide. One course in Laragne, French Alps, will be devoted to competition and performance flying.
If you are interested in organizing a private-group (you & your flying buddies) course with us, feel free to contact us any time. Such courses can run from 3-7 days, the requirements are the same as for public courses. Private-course arrangements have the advantage that you can suggest location and time schedule, and we will try to adjust to these preferences.
When registering on any course, we will assume that you fulfill the legal qualifications to fly hang gliders in Europe. For your own safety, we suggest you have appropriate insurance. We will, however, not check any of your licenses or insurance permits – we take your word for it.
Course participants should preferably be familiar with their equipment, and their gliders should be in a “XC-ready” state. All required glider tuning shall please happen before a course starts.
Depending on the weather conditions a typical AdventureFlying task would take 2-4 hours, and follow a pre-described task schedule and courseline.
The flights therefore bear a certain similarity to competition tasks. The overall idea of AdventureFlying is, however, to fly together as a group and not against each other. Most high alpine terrain requires a foresighted style of flying, which has a lot more to do with sky-wandering, than match-racing. In this sense, we hope hearing from you soon.
The following video features AdventureFlying Hang Gliding Project from the perspective of its founder Gerolf Heinrichs as well as from the participants’ side. If you would like to take a grasp of what to expect during our tours and courses it might give you a good idea.
The AdventureFlying Team
Interested in what the Pilots say?
Hang Gliding Goodies
Leading Edge/XBar GoPro Mount with built-in Battery
Give your photography a new spin! Our hang gliding GoPro 3/3+/4 mount was designed not only to hold the camera but also to charge it during the flight. So now even a really long Adventurous flight won't stay without a landing shot! Additional Lithium battery has 3500 mA capacity. Even in cold conditions, it will make the GoPro working for at least 5 hours with switched on WiFi and 7 hours with WiFi turned off.
We have thought about convenience and usability of this mount, so it has some nice features:
- Doesn't take too much space due to special foldable construction
- Very light – together with the battery it is only 170g, the console clip which stays on the glider is 45g
- Adjustable ball head makes sure the framing is perfect
- Our special holding clamp was designed to stay on the leading edge, so it is very easy and fast to put the mount on the glider.
Just put the part with the camera in & clamp!
- Soft cable and right angle shape of the USB plug makes sure the mount is not bulky
- Additional battery also has regular and micro USB plugs and can be used for charging other instruments/smartphones after landing
- No need to use a heavy standard GoPro cage, our sleek and light frame holds the camera tight and steady
The current version of the mount fits any 50-54 mm tube. We have found following gliders, with which this mount works:
- Moyes gliders: Litespeed, Litesport, Gecko (both leading edge and the cross bar near the cross junction)
- Aeros Discus
- Aeros Target Xbar
- Seedwings Merlin XBar
- Icaro Laminars with zippers on the tip
If yours is not in this list but also has 50-54 mm diameter tubes and a zipper to put the mount through, please let us know!
We ship worldwide.
Pod for a Flytech 6030/Compeo+ Vario
Our Vario Pod is very light and designed to make sure it stays in the most safe position while landing. Special elongated notch in the speedbar holder prevents it from being damaged even in case of a harsh landing. Once in the air the pilot can adjust the position of the pod by rotating it along the main axis.
The shell has a special cutaway on a side making all the plug openings available.
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Hang Gliding Calendar 2017
This calendar has a collection of 12 outstanding hang gliding pictures of 9 pilots. The material was shot during our Adventures all over the world in the last two years.
For your convenience we put the dates of already known hang gliding competitions and AdventureFlying Courses which are coming up in 2017. You won't miss out the most important flying events of the new season!
Printed on the thick and nice to touch paper this product will fit any wall.