The long ridge of the Kerio Valley, over 100 km long, is able to satisfy the needs of all pilots: from lovers of peaceful dynamic flights in the early morning and/or afternoon hours, to cross-country addicts, in search of setting new records. A typical day begins with launch at 7:30 in dynamic lift. By 9:00 the local wind shifts to become more easterly and the first thermals appear. By 10:30 the wind becomes east-north-easterly and conditions start to be stronger due to the thermic activity. By 16:00 the wind begins to drop, conditions become smoother and often, as the escarpment begins to cast a shadow into the hot Kerio Valleys some 1300 meters below, this creates a lovely restitution (glass-off) and it is possible to get really high.
This will be your free-flying playground! Step out of the lodge with the glider in your hand, take off at dawn and land with the sunset, just a stone’s throw from the hotel to next enjoy an excellent dinner along with a detailed debriefing! If all this seems like a dream, with us it becomes reality!
This trip is focused mostly on cross country flights. The essential criterion for participation is a balanced approach to your experience. We believe this is the only way to progress quickly and in total safety. The pilots are supported by our expert guide, who will analyze weather conditions, plan the flight tracks and deliver evening debriefings. The later will allow pilots to improve future flights in maximum safety. Despite the ease of flying more kilometers than in other places, the valley presents numerous challenges that over the years have induced many pilots to rely on us for our professional and efficient support. An expertise that has grown thanks also to the collaboration with our hotel, which provides all kinds of assistance if needed.
We can start as early as 7:30 in dynamic lift. At around 9:00 the conditions start to be suitable for the first thermals and by 10:30 the wind becomes strong due to thermic activity that settles, allowing for some aerial action. This is the right time for some challenging cross-country! Later in the afternoon, as the wind begins to drop, you will find the most amazing restitution and it will be the right time for a glass-off flight where you will be able to climb as high as 5,000m! allowing to fly deep into the valley, as far as lake Kamnarok and back.
Your Host: Fabio
Fabio is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.