Flying Style: Cross Country, Soaring, Acro, Tandem
Terrain: Mountains, Beach
Lessons or coaching
Madeira's constant conditions allow to fly almost every day. From soaring, to thermaling, or practising acro over the water, you decide! According to the conditions we'll go to the most suitable take-off and profit from what Nature has to offer us.
Accommodation: Apartment, House, Bungalow
Typical Pickup: Arco da Calheta, Portugal
Flight search assistance
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-pilot
German English Portuguese
Ambience: Relaxed, Lively Bars
Experience Type: Collective
Madeira is a Portuguese island on the Atlantic Ocean, known for its mild weather all year long. It is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about one million tourists escaping the cold weather in northern Europe. The region is noted for its famous Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, its flora and fauna, landscapes (Laurel forest) which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and embroidery artisans. Due to its volcanic origin, the nature is quite rugged with high cliffs over the ocean. The subtropical climate provides good conditions to fly almost every day, making it a perfect escape destination.
The private take-off area is 2 steps away from the house, standing 440m high over the Ocean. It provides good flying conditions with almost every wind direction, all year long! Ideal for Acro, XC, SIV, training flights and tandems. It's also very easy to topland. Due to this benign conditions, you will have the chance to fly whenever you want and decide the best time to profit from what Nature offers us. You can schedulle an early morning flight, topland, and go for another round. Or you can decide to practise your acro runs and later on go on a xc expedition along the coast. Everything is possible!
The house is open for all guests. Shared rooms are the standard but everything is quite flexible, if you prefer you can even stay outside, camping in the garden. Available for you, besides the accommodation are: car parking, barbeque facilities, wifi, power supply, lounge area, guitars, piano and more musical instruments, books, magazines, shower/WC. The stunning sunset view is also included.
Shared room in house
Unser Aufenthalt bei Hartmut war absolut genial ! Es ist einfach schön, direkt an so einem wunderschönen Startplatz zu wohnen. Wir waren im Igloo, andere waren bei Hartmuts Haus, und alle waren begeistert. Fliegen, fliegen, fliegen... Wir haben in 8 Tagen sehr sehr viel gelernt : endlich mal das Rückwärts-Aufziehen, die Kontrolle des Schirms und das Top-Landen :) Wir hatten abends auch noch eine Menge Spaß mit anderen Fliegern im Pool, beim gemütlichen Grillen am Startplatz oder beim Erkunden der lokalen Bars und Restaurants. Danke Hartmut :)