Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Soaring
Lessons or coaching
Portugal's coastline offers ideal conditions for soaring a ground-handling with smooth laminar airflow. We fly in conditions between 18 and 35 kms/hr, depending on the site, pilot level and equipment. There are cliff sites and friendly dune sites that are ideal for mastering technique on the ground. The take-offs and landing places are suitable for all levels of pilots. Top landing is possible at all sites, depending on pilot level. All sites are easily accessible by car... no hiking required.
Typical Pickup: Nazaré, Portugal
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Couple, Non-pilot
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective
Nazare is a charming, sea-side village. It is one of the most traditional villages left in Portugal and offers the perfect location to discover Portuguese culture, on the ground and in the sky! People have been paragliding here for over 30 years, yet the sites are blessed with a sense of peace and quiet and we often have the spots entirely to ourselves.
This TIP Clinics focus on three main aspects, Mind, Body, Technique. The concept is all about building the connection between you and your glider. By building ground-handling techniques in an ideal environment, while recognising and exploring your physical control through yoga and mental coaching classes that cater to pilots needs. Participants have are able to utilise this connection, growing a strong platform for success in the sky ;).
Why it Works
TIP Clinics provide an environment for powerful transformations. There are several reasons why this happens:
- A friendly, non-judgemental environment, ideal for progressing at our own pace.
- Small groups sizes – 4-6. Our experts value an intimate experience, taking time to know each pilot, their needs and personalities. This allows to participants to receive information that is most valuable to them.
- A unique and open environment, allowing participants to be more relaxed and connected with the challenges and break-throughs on the ground
- Location + Environment: the beaches of Portugal offer an ideal environment for learning. It is peaceful and spacious and the sand is soft! =)
Who is this Clinic for?
-Licensed Paragliding Pilots -Pilots who feel their progression is limited by their fears, physical abilities, and/or ground-handling techniques -Pilots who are ready to improve their level and see the value of combining the three key components in a clinic
We offer a variety of programs, encompassing different components of the Mind Body Technique concept. Please inquire about specific programs to find the best Clinic for your flying progression! We arrange the following components during each clinic:
- Training, briefing and debriefing
- use of small gliders as needed
- Site transfers
- Airport Transfers on arrival and leaving days **inquire for details
- "Welcome" dinner and breakfast on the first morning
We use a wide variety of trainers and professionals to offer the most ideal clinics for all pilots. Some of our team includes the following:
Erica Dobie (Ground-Handling Technique) Leonardo Jesus (Ground-Handling Technique) Sarah Sigrist (Yoga + Meditiation: Mind, Body Technique) Bunok Kravitz (Yoga + Restoration) Katrin Ganter (Mental Coaching)
Arrival Day: Lisbon to Nazare
On arrival day, we will offer an airport pickup service from Lisbon airport. Each clinic day will be structured based on the weather conditions, naturally. We mostly fly within a 20 km range of Nazare, with one (amazing) site being slightly further. When time allows, participants will have the opportunity to explore the charm of Nazare and surrounding tourist sites. We will also provide an airport drop-off service on departure day. Please inquire for details.
Itineraries are not binding and the actual itinerary can be adjusted by the host because of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons!
We have 2 accommodation options. Please inquire to determine the best arrangements for you and the applicable pricing.