We takeoff in Tiangua, a small town in the northeast of Brazil’s backcountry, it lies North-west of Quixadá. With the same reliable weather as Quixadá and amazing flight conditions, Tiangua presents us with an easier and safer takeoff.
Geared towards pilots with moderate experience starting out on cross-country flights, chasing their first 100/200km. Kappa is a world class pilot and one of the top Italian XC pilots and will be flying and sharing all his experience and knowledge with you.
The flight days will be structured as follows: weather analysis of the day and choice of take-off accordingly, briefing on take off and the flight plan. The flight will be fully assisted by radio, essentially, an “interactive lesson” with continuous explanations of technical issues and weather conditions, with a final debriefing.
Our hotel, Sitio do Bosco is located at Serra da Ibiapaba atop a 700 meter high mountain top and immersed in green vegetation, native to the region and inhabited by monkeys and other wildlife. The hotel also boasts a private takeoff.
Our rescue team will follow you from below with 2 cars equipped with base radio stations. We highly recommend that pilots bring a Spot GPS so we can live-track you for a safer flight and rescue team efficiency. Together with Andrea Kappa, an experienced local instructor is on hand to fly with and guide you.
This trip is divided in 2 weeks of which one can choose to participate in the first, second or both weeks. One week we will consist primarily of flying from Tiangua; the second week will be divided between Tiangua and other takeoffs on the route to Quixadá, allowing pilots to attempt longer flights in the range of 200/300 km.
To close out each day, we are looking forward to sitting at the table together with a beer in hand to commemorate our personal bests, whether it be a record or just a great day in the sky!
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS,8, AND IS RECOMMENDED FOR PILOTS WITH MODERATE EXPERIENCE.
***Note: This is not a paragliding course; all pilots should be capable of taking off, flying and landing autonomously.