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Paraglide in Chile with Active Edge

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Judith Mole

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Iquique has a unique combination of weather and geography that make it a paragliding paradise. It is located on the edge of the Atacama Desert, which is known as the driest place on earth. It has an average of 7 non-flyable days a year. The port city of Iquique delivers the most consistent flying conditions in the world. There are numerous flying sites in the area, from gigantic sand dunes to superb cross-country starting points. The highly popular take-off and top landing of Alto Hospicio is only a short 15-minute car or bus journey from the city. All levels of pilot are catered for, from CP hour builders to XC flyers and acro aces. Whatever your level, you're sure to come away with a personal best!



FLYING

In Iquique, 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.

This trip will have a small guide-to-client ratio, with a maximum of 6 pilots. The trip is intended for pilots who want to build hours and accumulate XC distance. We'll capitalise on the unique conditions in Iquique with the aim of undertaking some out-and-returns and having as much fun as possible on the dunes. We'll analyse your current performance and concentrate on improving all aspects of your flying, including kiting and ground handling. 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, Iquique, with its 200,000 inhabitants is famous for its top-level surfing spots, sailing, water skiing, stunning scenery, bars, restaurants and lively nightlife. The Atacama Desert offers interesting routes to explore by motorcycle or 4x4.

Places are limited, so book early...

This amazing trip is not to be missed! The price includes guiding by Dean Crosby and airport transfers (Iquique). We'll be staying at the Iquique Flight Park, prices start at £11 per night and we can arrange accommodation for you. There's also a choice of more luxurious accommodation.

Flights to Santiago are available from most major airports. Check www.skyscanner.net for the carrier. To book, download the form at the Active Edge web site.

Start date

12-11-2014

Finish date

26-11-2014

Price

£495

Category

Array

Location

Atacama Desert, Chile

Suitable for

All levels of pilot are catered for, from CP hour builders to XC flyers and acro aces. Whatever your level, you're sure to come away with a personal best!

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