Frequently Asked Questions
Who can fly a tandem paraglider ?
Starting at what age ?
It is possible to fly from 5 years old and with no age limit as long as you are able to run a few steps. For children we will choose calm conditions, the appointment will be made in the morning before 12 noon and at the end of the day.
The discovery flight and the sensational flight are suitable for children, we have the equipment adapted for them.
Are there special physical qualities ?
No special preparation, a few steps running and you're in the air.
The landing is smooth, a few steps walking and you are again on the floor of the cows.
A weight limit ?
For safety reasons the limit for tandem flight is around 20Kg to 90kg. It can vary according to the aerological conditions and the capacities of the passenger.
I'm dizzy, can I fly a paraglider ?
No problem. Some paragliders are also dizzy. Vertigo is nothing more than an anomaly between the balance of your inner ear and your visual interpretation, you will only experience it when you are in contact with the earth:
ex: climbing / balcony / bridge / cliff.
In paragliding as in plane, no contact with the ground so there is no vertigo.
Do I need a medical certificate ?
No it is only required for people flying alone.
How am I insured ?
You are covered by the civil liability insurance of the State Certified Monitor.
How should I equip myself ?
It depends on the season and the temperature, knowing that by taking altitude the temperature can drop drastically.
As a general rule, you should provide shoes that hold your feet: hiking shoes or sneakers.
Pants, cropped pants or shorts depending on the temperature.
A windbreaker, fleece or sweatshirt in case (the instructor can take it during the flight in a pocket of his harness)
Sunglasses recommended and… smile essential !!
How is a paragliding baptism organized and carried out ?
To book a paragliding baptism ?
You can book 7 days a week. from 8h to 20h either:
_ by phone: 07.86.84.98.76
_ by completing the form in the contact tab
We will agree together on the flight formula, the day and the time of your baptism.
Do I already have a good gift ?
Very simple, bring your gift voucher and call us at 07.86.84.98.76 to set your appointment.
We are available 7 days a week. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Regarding weather conditions ?
Paragliding is an activity which is totally dependent on weather conditions (wind force, direction, stability of the air mass, etc.).
The day before the evening of your appointment ( between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) , after validation of the weather forecast, a confirmation by phone or SMS will be made.
In case of bad weather conditions, your flight will be postponed and we will agree on another meeting.
Trouver votre itinéraire et se rendre au sommet du Puy de Dôme ?
PANORAMIQUE DES DOMES
Chemin de Couleyras
La Font de L'arbre
Coordonnées GPS : N45°46'22.71'' E2°59'15.74''
La gare du Panoramique des Dômes se situe à :
- 15 mn de Clermont-Ferrand
- 2h de Lyon
- 3h30 de Bordeaux
- 4h30 de Paris
- 3h de Montpellier
Le parking gratuit est gigantesque et peut accueillir tous types de véhicules.
Une Navette Bus permet de relier le centre ville de Clermont-Ferrand et le parking du Panoramique des Dômes :
Toutes les informations : cliquez ici
You have several possibilities :
_ With the rack railway of the Panoramique des Dômes with which you are at the top in 15 minutes:
For train timetables: click here
For train fares: click here
_ On foot, the Chemin des Muletiers from the Col de Ceyssat (about 45 minutes walk to reach the summit):
To see the map : click here
Where to join ?
At the top of Puy de Dôme, on the esplanade giving access to the restaurant where your instructor will welcome you.
The course of the flight ?
Once on the take-off area, your pilot will equip you with a helmet and a harness. Then a short briefing will be done to explain the progress of the flight.
After a few small steps, we can already feel the sail that supports us. The following strides will be increasingly light and airy.
Then it's takeoff: magic moment !!! We never felt like we were "jumping into space".
We took off very gently, you just have to savor these unforgettable moments !!!
You will have plenty of time to chat with the instructor who will share his passion with you, while enjoying a calm and contemplative flight in complete safety.
Landing will be just as smooth as takeoff.
After the flight ?
Just the desire to start again !!!
The monitor will give you your 4 or 8 GB sd card immediately after landing for passengers who have taken the option
photos / video.
How do I pay for the service ?
Payment is made by credit card via the website, by cash or on presentation of your gift voucher directly to your instructor.