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Paraglide in Brazil with Active Edge


Judith Mole

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Governador Valadares requires little introduction - quite simply it's one of the world's premier paragliding destinations. GV has hosted many top-level competitions including the 2005 world championships and the 2014 PWC Superfinal. The thermals are smooth, reliable and user-friendly all the way to a warm cloudbase, over a rolling landscape of green hills that extends as far as the eye can see and the pilot can fly. A great place to fine-tune thermalling skills and speed-to-fly technique. It's one of my favourite sites to teach cross-country. Gentle winds, lack of turbulence and minimum stress allow the pilot to focus on the flying.

Whether you have 10 hours since completing your license or have 1000s of XC hours there's something for everyone in GV.


You will be guided and coached by Dean Crosby, CFI of Active Edge, one of the most experienced XC pilots in the UK. Dean is former British Paragliding Champion, twice XC league winner and has been captain of British Hang Gliding and Paragliding teams. He has thousands of XC hours flying paragliders, hang gliders and sailplanes. Dean was one of the first instructor/guides to run XC courses in GV way back in 1994. Having lived there, he knows the area well.

This trip will have a small guide-to-client ratio, with a maximum of 3 pilots. We'll capitalise on the unique conditions in GV with the aim of undertaking some open distance flights, out-and-returns and defined tasks. We'll analyse your current performance and concentrate on improving all aspects of your flying. If you're unsure whether your experience is appropriate, feel free to call Dean to discuss.

As well as some of the best flying in the world, Governador Valadares, with its 275,000 inhabitants is famous for mining minerals, waterfalls, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and a very lively nightlife.

Places are limited, so book early...

The price includes guiding by Dean Crosby. Whatever your price range, we can arrange accommodation for you. There's a wide choice from basic rooms to luxury hotels. GV has a great infrastructure for pilots and to keep the costs down this will be used where necessary. The emphasis is on flying with a low client-guide ratio.

Flights to Rio and Sao Paulo are available from most major airports. Check for the carrier. To book, download the form at the Active Edge web site.

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Governador Valadares, Brazil

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Whether you have 10 hours since completing your license or have 1000s of XC hours there's something for everyone in GV.



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