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PILOT INFO

INFO FOR PILOTS WHO VISIT GERLITZEN THE FIRST TIME

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Gerlitzen Mountain is a special place for paragliding. It offers the best infrastructure for training and to improving your paragliding skills. Paragliding at Gerlitzen is famous for Safety Trainings, testings and develop your skills on the way to be an aerobatics pilot.

From the Fliegerbase landing it takes you 15 minutes to walk or 2 minutes to drive with the shuttle to the gondola. The gondola and the chairlift brings you up to 1990m within 30minutes. From the take-off to the landing is about 1400m height difference. You can reach the box (acro-glider in a straight line) over the lake with around 1000m elevation difference ;D

Landing, takeoff and rules

LANDING:

OUR LANDING field is located in Ossiach 9570, Portstraße:

https://goo.gl/maps/uwpedL4oGssrkSGYA

 

Right next to it is our meeting point and landing bar @ "FREILUFT". Here is also our DEMO CENTER & SHOP (read below). The landing is abt 10 Minutes by car from the gondola. We offer a shuttle service every 30 Minutes to the gondola for 3€ per person. Althrough it is a bit further than the main solo landing field, it is a really nice flight where you cross the lake and can enjoy a cold drink and ice cream at a hot summer day, before you go for your next flight. OR a after landing beer in the evening ;). Throughout the summer, there are concerts and other special events: 

- EVENT CALENDAR - 

TAKEOFF:

  • The main takeoff is at the top of Gerlitzen (1900m). You need to take the gondola to the middle station and then the chairlift to the top. The best takeoff directions are EAST to SOUTH.

  • It is also possible to fly with WEST wind, but TAKE CARE! With west wind conditions you need to cross the mountain on the lee side (turbulence). Also pay attention to the wind in the valley. If there is west wind at the landing you might not make it to the landing field and need to land in the lake ! 

  • When there is NORTH wind it is NOT FLYABLE. 

  • There is also one takeoff at the middle station (Kanzelhöhe). This is NOT FLYABLE with strong NORTH, WEST or EAST. It is a "Waldschneise" and therefore you should just takeoff with south wind, thermals coming up or no wind. 

  • Takeoff picture here https://www.gerlitzen.com/bergsommer/paragleiten/

Prices and opening hours of the gondola can be found here: 

https://www.gerlitzen.com/preise/paragleiten/

  • The flight schools owns a takeoff at Ossiachberg, the "500". It is often used for hike and flies (500 altimeter, 1 hour hike), but please get in contact with the school before in order to get permission or purchase the "hike and fly - summer pass". 

RULES

  • Each landing has its own landing approach, please check those before you go up to the mountain.

  • At the top of the mountain, it is forbidden to takeoff on the right side of the chairlift (west wind). 

  • We strongly recommend to wear a swim west when training manoeuvres above the lake.

  • The water rescue is in attention during the summer. Anyways especially in the pre season, it might take a few minutes until the water rescue is on the way, especially for this reasons, the life west is very important .

  • The water rescue charges 150 € per water rescue.

  • More rules to be read at the landing sides and the gondola station

WE DONT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITIES WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE A SAFE AND CONSCIOUS TAKEOFF DECISIONS AND STAY GRONDED IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT WIND, WEATHER or other.

Weather

Webcam with 10 minute updated weather data:

http://gerlitzen.it-wms.com

Sometimes, this webcam does not show the right wind direction or too weak or too strong wind, therefore you should always also check the following live video and take a look on the flags in fron of the Gipfelhaus: 

http://gerlitzen-stream.it-wms.com

Webcam of the middle station:

https://gerlitzen5.it-wms.com

Webcam of the "Fliegerbase" Landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSDC5N3AbWk

Weather forecast:

  • Meteoblue is kinda reliable regarding rain and wind.

  • When you check windy.com, the wind gusts usually show the actual wind on takeoff. 

  • Meteo Parapente is quite reliable for wind forecasts.

 

 

Accommodation

 

Lindenhof, known as the "Acro-Camp" is an amazing campsite and just next to the landing "Fliegerbase". - Easy, enjoyable and cheap.  https://www.gasthof-lindenhof.info

Appartements and Tiny Homes by Michi

If you look for something more comfy, we can recomment you the apartments or tiny homes from our friend Michi. Located in Ossiach (just about 12 minutes with the car from the gondola valley station), close to our landing field and bar, you will find these lovely and quiet accommodations: 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/at/tiny-hauschen.de.html

https://www.booking.com/hotel/at/ferienhaus-bachkeusche1.de.html

Apartment by Jenni

Our team member, Jenni, offers a 65m2 apartment for 2-5 people in Bodensdorf (just about 8minutes with the car from the gondola valley station) - just contact info@gerlitzenparagliding.com or call us for more info :)

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DEMO CENTER & SHOP

If you need new equipment or simply want to try something different, you can visit us at our landing field and landing bar in Ossiach (in fron of the bar "Freiluft"). There we help you to choose the best equipment for your level of skills, give you tips and help you with anything you need. (Gliders, Harnesses, Helmets, etc.)

 

In our Demo-Center and Shop, we offer products from following brands:

  • AirG: Acro Gliders, Caps, BagsDrybagsBeanies,T-Shirts, Freebrakes  etc.

  • BGD: Tandem Gliders, A, B, and Hike &Fly Gliders

  • UTurn: Acro Gliders

  • Super: Acro (and other harnesses) 

  • Woody Valley: new Acre Base. - pending

AirG Gliders: ALL SIZES AVAILABLE FOR TEST-FLIGHTS 

Contact LEO for demo glider test-flights : +43 660 9385511

- or book AirG Demo Glider Test-fly directly here: 

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