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Paraglide in Brazil with Active Edge & XCBrazil - Tour 1601

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Brazil requires little introduction - quite simply it's one of the world's premier paragliding destinations. Governador Valadares, Castelo & Baixo Guandu 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 and smooth granite outcrops, 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.



FLYING

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 Brazil way back in 1994.

Below are details of the pre-set tours:

Tour 1601

The first of these will be two weeks in Valadares. It will be run as a thermalling and cross-country course. In addition to providing theory lectures, Dean will be guiding the group in the air with in-flight coaching by radio.

Price includes:
· Airport transfers

· 13 nights hotel accommodation, with buffet style breakfast

· Daily transport to take-off

· Use of SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

· Retrieval service

· Local SIM card

· All coaching and theory lectures

· Second flights each day if needed

Start date

16-01-2016

Finish date

30-01-2016

Price

£1,295

Category

Array

Location

Govenador Valadares, Brazil

Suitable for

This tour is intended more for the low-airtime pilots who are relatively new to thermalling and cross-country flying. Although this does not preclude other, more advanced pilots, they should be aware that some of the time Dean will be focusing his attention on the less-experienced. We will be setting tasks each day that are designed to challenge all pilots and those who manage to go further on the cross-country routes will still receive the same service in terms of retrieves.

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