Flying Style: Cross Country, Acro, Tandem
Terrain: Flatlands, Beach
Lessons or coaching
Maldives is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine for the better part of a year. Similar to other tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season. Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain. We will be flying over these idyllic islands, using a tow winch to get in the air.
Accommodation: Hotel, Boat
Typical Pickup: Male
Suitable for: Group
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective
Food: Full board
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The giant ringlike coral formations stretch for hundreds of kilometres wide and have fragmented into several islands, sand banks and lagoons. There are no hills as the archipellago is entirely made of coral sand. The islands are too small to have rivers, but small lakes and marshes can be found in some of them.
All flights in Maldives must be done under control of Maldives Skysport Association because of airplanes traffic. We will be flying over these idyllic islands, using a tow winch starting from a sandbank near Fulidhoo island. We will choose one out of 2 possible take-offs everyday, according to the weather conditions. The winch can take you up to 800-1000m high and you'll have a minimum of 10 / maximum 15 flights, according to the weather conditions.
Required from you
You will be required to take your own personal equipment: glider, harness, helmet, rescue parachute and radio. Besides this you must ensure you have a valid pilot license and a suitable insurance policy (liability and personal). Speaking and understanding english is mandatory.
We will have plenty of options for other kind of activities like:
- Water Sports
- Daily Resort Visit
There is only one main airport in Hulhumale. Pick-up and drop-off is included in the package, you just need to let us know in advance. Official name: Ibrahim Nasr International Airport. International code: MLE
The standard package includes accommodation in a guest-house in Fulidhoo island, close to our towing place. Alternativelly there is the possibility of staying on a ship. min. 12 -max 14 pilots