Here you can find information about the requirements, the process of the flight, our extra services, FAQ and much more. If you still have questions, just contact us via contact form, email, call or WhatsApp message :)
On the day of the flight
From the meeting to the landing
After you booked a flight or made an appointment, we will meet at the meeting point in the valley. From there we drive with our bus to the valley station of the gondola. We then take the gondola and the chairlift to the summit of the Gerlitzen at 1900 meters above sea level.
live your flight over and over again
With our new 360 degree camera, we are able to make video recordings at a new level. This camera records a view in every direction - at the same time. That means that we dont just record ourselfs during the flight , but at the same time the stunning landscape and much more. Just take a look at the video ;) -- (the video quality has been reduced here to enable faster playback)--
Ossiacher Lake - Gerlitzen Mountain
The Ossiacher Lake is the 3rd biggest lake of the southern province Carinthia in Austria.
It is right next to the Gerlitzen mountain with a height of 1911 meters.
With its beautiful landscape and the easy access to the mountain
this regions is a hotspot for paraglider.
Resulting in an impressive view; almost every day in summer, the sky is full of colorful wings.
With us, you will see this beautiful region from the bird perspective.
Don't miss it ;)
bring proper shoes (no flipflops or sandals)
no age requirements but a general good health condition
we fly with kids (>4 years)
weight: 20 -130 kg
if you have any questions/concerns about your health condition or the requirements, just contact us :)
we meet at our meeting point and booking center at Ossiach 55, 9570 Ossiach. Or alternatively at the valley station of the gondola
from the meeting point, we organize the transport to the gondola station.
plan around 1,5 hours from the time of the appointment until the landing
depending on weather situation and conditions this can vary and in some cases the flight can be rescheduled
Photos & Videos
we make high quality fotos and videos during the flight with our GoPro cameras.
you can purchase those medias after the landing (29€)
-due to safety reasons, we unfortunately cannot permit you to bring your own camera
* special service: 360 degree video
the shuttle from meeting point to gondola is included
the ticket for the gondola up to the takeoff is NOT included
this costs around 22 € or is free for owners of the KärntenCard
our pilots do their best to minimize any safety risks by conscientious introduction, using checked and newest equipment and launching just in the best and safest weather conditions
you also always need to follow the pilots instructions to keep possible risks as low as possible.
Do I need a paragliding license to make a tandem flight.No! You do not need your own paragliding license for a tandem paragliding flight. A paragliding tandem flight is possible for anyone without any pre-knowledge. Our team members are certified pilots with years of experience. They care about you and strive to give you the best experience without you having to worry about anything related to the flight.
What are the requirements?-A tandem flight is possible for anyone with general health conditions. -You must be able to take a few steps or walk a little for takeoff and landing. -The minimum height is approximately 140cm. -For flying with children (under 140cm) we have a special seat (please inform us beforehand). -Maximum passenger weight is around 130kg. **If you are unable to walk a few steps for takeoff/landing, just let us know. We will find a solution :) **
Can my kids fly?There is no legal age limit for passengers. We fly with children from 4 years. For children (<140 cm) we have a special seat. Please inform us beforehand. For children and young people under the age of 18, we require the signature of a parent or legal guardian on the flight ticket
How much time should I plan?Allow approximately 1 hour + 15 to 30 minutes from time of appointment to landing. After meeting at the meeting point, we drive 10 minutes to the gondola station. From there we need about 30 minutes by gondola and chairlift to the start. At the start, the pilot prepares everything and assesses the weather conditions (approx. 5-10 minutes). The standard flight (basic package, top to bottom) takes about 10-15 minutes. If you choose the thermal package, the flight time will be about 15 minutes longer. If you choose the action package, the flight duration will be slightly shorter. Depending on weather conditions this may vary and in some cases the flight may be rescheduled.
I am scared of heights. Can I fly?For sure!. Paragliding is a completely different feeling. Many people who are afraid of heights have already taken part in a tandem flight with us. They were the ones with the biggest smiles after the landing. We think flying is good therapy for that ;)
Where is your landing, meeting point? Where do I meet my pilot?We meet at the landing site / booking center in "Ossiach 55, 9570 Ossiach" (in front of the "Freiluft" bar). Alternative address for the GPS is "Portstraße, 9570 Ossiach". When you come from the direction of Villach/Annenheim/Treffen (from the west): After you see the street sign "OSSIACH" on the right side of the street, you need to continue for another 450m. You will already see a big field, some wind socks and flags on your left. Take the next street to the left and there we are. When you come from the direction of Feldkirchen/Tiffen ( from the east): After you see the street sign "OSSIACH" on the right side of the street, you need to continue for another 400m. You will pass by an intersection with some signs on the right and a restaurant on your left, a little further is a bus station on the right. After that bus station turn to the right and you will see a parking lot on your left and your right. On the left, you will already see us. If you cannot find us, just call us +43 660 938 55 11 :)
Can my family and friends watch me?Yes! Family and friends can either come to the mountain and watch the launch or wait in the landing zone for you to land. (Attention: extra costs for the gondola ticket for the ascent). We always recommend that your family/friends wait at the landing site as they have a better "view" and can meet you right after the flight. On the mountain we only need about 5 minutes and we're already gone.
Can I fly with my family and friends at the same time?Yes for sure. We can book you for the same time. Just tell us in the booking process for how many people you would like to book for. A booking at the same time means that you go up to the mountain together and takeoff more or less at a similar time (in-between 5 Minutes). The flight itself is independent from each other. You will meet again at the landing :)
Can I make pictures during the flight? Can I bring my own camera?With our Gopro cameras we create high quality videos and images that you can purchase after the flight for €30 or 50€ for 360 degree Videos and Photos. Unfortunately, for security reasons, you cannot bring your own camera.
When should I book my flight?In the high season (July, August) approx. 2-3 days before your desired date. For short-term appointments, it is better to call us on +43 660 938 55 11 Also when you want to book for more than 4 people, please do so approx. 2-3 days before your desired date.
What do the different heart emoji mean in the online booking process? 💙💚💛💜The emoji hearts are actually just placeholders for our internal booking system. You can just choose any one, it has nothing to do with the flight or the booking. We just thought it looked nice 😄
I want to book for more than one person. How do I do that?Online booking: Just choose the date and time when you want to fly and continue to fill out your data. In the formula, there is one field where you can type in the number of persons who want to fly. The booking summary will still show you just the price per person (adult). Just multiply this per person (for 4 or more people, the group price appllies) Phone /Whatsapp booking: Just tell us 😊
How much does a tandem flight cost at Gerlitzen Paragliding?A standard flight costs from €129 for children and €149 for adults. The group price (4 people or more) is 129€ p.p.