Kenya - Paragliding JEMM

Kenya

Dates:
Event is for:
Advanced (flying thermals), Experienced (flying cross-country)

This Event is dedicated to CROSS COUNTRY PILOTS who
a] want to spend 20-50 hours in the air during few days (up to 8 hours per day)
b] want to fly first hundreds of km
c] has already some hundreds in alps and want to attack magic border of 200km
Based on our experience we want to support you to fly looong distances not only on edge of wide valley, what can be boring and relatively easy for more experienced pilots, but also cross country flights across the valley on the other side where the cloud bases are usually a little bit higher. It is possible to fly more then 100km long FAI triangles and experience much more interesting flights. Environment, where you fly is very diverse and colorful, and also lovers of flying over plains will be satisfied…

So we decided to come up with two dates of Kenya trip. One for more experienced cross-country pilots who are hungry for long, varied and challenging cross-country flights and records. Second date is for pilots, who have not any cross-country flights yet or just short cross-country flights, pilots who are afraid to fly away from take off alone and who needs personal guide :).

We had a luck during one of our motorbike trips for attractive place of interest we have met migrating elephants in the wild, amazing experience!

Why Paragliding in Kenya and why the Kerio Valley?

  • Kenya is one of more developed African countries which means it is safer.
  • There are only few places in the world where you can take off at 7AM for long cross-country flight with the fact that you can keep on without too much trouble and have already some nice kilometers before thermic wakes up. Pilot beginner can get his/her first safe cross-country flight; weekend Pilot will get personal record and those who are chasing for performances and records will also get what they want.
  • It is one of best places in the world where you can fly over many kilometers and many hours during wintertime
  • It is ideal place for performance paragliding flying training. You can practice slope soaring, turning the windward and leeward thermals, thermal flying over planes (reading area), the search for a spin thermals under blue sky (blue thermals), flying clouds - clouds reading (base here usually is at altitudes 3000-5000 m), endurance training (8-9h in the air), practicing tactics when flying flat and FAI triangles.
  • Iten town, where our hotel and take off is close to, is the most famous mountain athletic center in Kenya. So also those who like running, cycling or just walking can increase due to the altitude (2,400 meters) physical condition.

Why turn of January-February?

We have verified that it is the turn of January to February there is the best and most stable weather for flying. Moreover, it is still pretty green nature.

Accommodation

The only official take off area and basically the only area where you can normally take off is the hotel take off area. It is place just next to entrance to hotel complex so approx. 200m far from hotel room. If you are not accommodated in the hotel, then take off fee is 5 Euro per day. There is great cuisine, they use theirs own filtered water and they cook from proven ingredients. The kitchen has so high level that athletes from neighboring hotels come here to eat. From most of other accommodation possibilities you have to travel by public transport to take off. Skillful pilots can land back on take off after cross-country flight or they use significantly bigger area on the other side of hotel. There is free WiFi available in hotel

Price is around 42 Euro for bed&breakfast.

Why you should travel to Kenya with us?

  • We already have years of experience in Kenya
  • We know local situation and recommend only the best and proven not just paragliding around
  • We are advising you and helping you to fly away for your personal record
  • We are helping overcome difficult jumps to less experienced paragliding pilots by guiding through these sites using visual and radio contact
  • During tandem flight with instructor you will immediately see what style of flying has those more experienced
  • We are advising, we are helping to get back from cross-country paragliding flight
  • We will give you useful advice on what to put in flying and generally careful
  • We will recommend you program what to do if you no longer fun to fly, we will realize it
  • We offer to your non-flying escort paragliding flight over Africa (observing, photographing, filming various species of monkeys, birds, birds of prey in the wild) on a tandem wing with an experienced instructor knowledgeable of the local terrain entirely free
  • If you accidentally injure yourself, we will arrange your pick the right ambulance to the right hospital
  • During evening after your flight day we will be having analysis of successful and less successful flights accompanied by local beer brands which are almost as tasty as Czech beer ( they also have excellent wines :-)

Price:

  • 450 Euro for applications sent up to 31.8.2017 including deposit on out account
  • 550 Euro for applications sent after 31.8.2017 with no garantee of accomodation in the Kerio View Hotel

 

Students, please ask us for current possibility of student discount

We favor those who apply early and allow us to plan better. 

Price includes:

  • Transport from Kanya's airport to destination and back
  • Rental of radio station
  • Advice and assistance of experienced instructors when flying
  • Recommendations and outside the organization flying
  • Sightseeing tandem flight with an experienced instructor knowledgeable of local conditions for your non-flying escort
  • Instructional tandem flight for the purpose of a different style demonstration of flying

Price does not include:

Dates:

  • 1st date
    this date is dedicated to those, who already has some cross-country flights done, knows how to deal with thermic and want to develop themself in cross-county flying. There will be briefing in the morning to plan cross country flight, flat triangle, flight with the return, FAI triangle or a goal with ground support given the current wind forecast. We're flying in groups in "cross " style and we are helping each other and waiting for each other. Expected time of these flights 5 -8h ...
  • 2nd date
    this date is dedicated to paragliding pilots beginners, less experienced pilots, those pilots who have not many flights done also to those who are afraid to fly somewhere far from take off alone. In the morning, we will make a plan of a day. We will plan what we want to fly. The group will fly together; pilots will be waiting for each other mainly in areas of difficult jump overs, where your instructor will guide you.

 

 

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