XC Camp 100s Hunters

690

Fly for hundreds of kilometres and smash your personal distance!

For Qualified Pilots with more than 100 hours of air-time & XC experience.
Duration: 6 days / 7 nights.
Accommodation included
Airport shuttle included*
Zarza-Capilla, Spain.

Deposit : 100 (Deposit & Full Payment are refundable if you cancel within 30 days before)

BOOK NOW! CLICK ON AN EVENT ON THE CALENDAR. Notice: One individual booking per participant. The events show starting & finishing dates/time.
Loading

Description

A Paragliding Cross-country Camp to smash your personal distance!

This XC Camp is specially designed for those paragliding pilots with previous experience flying cross-country who seek to fly further than 100, 200 and even 300 km!!

During a week, we will establish our base camp at Zarza-Capilla, one of the best paragliding sites in Spain to fly XC long distances with one unique goal in our mind: to make the longest flights we can!

Extremadura: one of the best paragliding XC zone in Spain

Spain has a good reputation for paragliding, mainly due to its weather conditions. Areas such as Piedrahita, Ager or Algodonales are well known by paragliding pilots to make long-distance cross-country flights.

But there were still areas to discover: in the last years, some of the best Spanish XC pilots were looking for an area without restricted airspaces and with the best weather conditions to make cross-country flights of more than 200 and 300 km. We knew that Extremadura region met these requirements, but we needed to find a suitable take-off place.

And we found it! In the region of La Serena is the small town of Zarza-Capilla, at la comarca of La Serena, based on a natural region which includes plains, as well as some low ranges of the Sierra Morena. This region has always remained somewhat isolated from the rest of the country, both in its economic and demographic aspects.

The orography of the terrain of this area is easy to fly, with many landing zones, immense plains and low reliefs that make understandable and easy navigation for any type of pilot; The weather conditions in this area are great for paragliding distance flying, with thermal conditions that will allow you to reach flight levels of more than 3,000 meters and incredible low-safes.

Here there are no changing valley breezes or complicated mountain passes. Here you just have to worry about staying high and gliding for hundreds of kilometres!

There are other places in the region where we can take-off and fly, in the event that the wind direction doesn't make the flight possible from Zarza-Capilla, we will move to a different site, if necessary.

The best season here to fly cross-country runs from May to September.

An amazing paragliding site in Europe to fly cross-country

ZARZA-CAPILLA, SPAIN

THE PLACE TO FLY XC IN EUROPE!

Zarza-Capilla is located at the foot of the Sierra de Torozo, a relief of just over 120 meters high that interrupts an immense plain, next to one of the largest reservoirs in the country.

Zero Gravity bets on this flying zone; we believe it can offer the same or better conditions for long-distance paragliding flights than other areas located on other continents: you may not need to travel to South America or South Africa to beat your flight distance record; There is a place to fly long-distance XC here, in Europe, with all the advantages that this implies.

 

Check it out in XContest.org

A PLACE TO BREAK DISTANCE RECORDS
In recent years, several paragliding competitions have been held in Zarza-Capilla, and the pilots have always managed to break records.

You can check the flights made in this area at XContest.org and see a large number of flights over 100, 200 and 300 km made here!!

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE AND TO BRING
For this course, you must be a pilot-rated leastways FAI Para Pro4, BHPA pilot, APPI Pilot, or equivalent.

Although the expected flight conditions are not particularly harsh, this XC Camp is only recommended for experienced pilots with more than 100 hours air-time and with previous experience in cross-country flights.

  • You should have a Flight License and a Third Party Insurance specific for paragliding. Bring it with you.
  • Bring your Flight Equipment, with a reserve parachute, helmet, Walkie VHF 2m and mobile phone.

The briefings are in English or Spanish. You must understand at least one of these languages.

 

INCLUDES

WE OFFER YOU IN THE PACKAGE...
Coaching with professional instructors.

  • Daily briefing to check the weather forecast and design the XC route of the day.
  • Shuttle to the flying sites: we can fly in many different spots around the base.
  • Retrievals in a 9-seat van with air conditioning.
  • Airport transfers included, from Sevilla airport *
  • Accommodation included.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Accommodation is included in the price of this tour, based in shared rooms. You can also choose a single room by an extra fee of 15 euros/night.

We will have our base in the Youth Hostel at Zarza-Capilla. There are not too many accommodations in this small village but in this hostel, we have everything we need: there is a small restaurant, wifi, a next-door pool and it is located just 10 minutes from the take-off

 

YOUR INSURANCE

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Despite it is not mandatory, we highly recommend you have a Travel Accident Insurance with full rescue/repatriation cover.

If you are a citizen of the EU, bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment.

 


WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL FLY

Spain has the best weather to fly but, you know, we can't control the weather!

We always do everything to try to fly and we don't mind to drive hundreds of kilometres around our base to find a place with good conditions to fly if necessary.

Anyway, in the rare event that we have to cancel some days during a week due to bad weather, we will give you credit for your next booking in one of our packages.

 

GPS LIVE TRACKING

YOU JUST FLY; WE WILL BE WATCHING
We use an App on your phone which sends your GPS coordinates to the tracking website while you’re flying and we can see where you are at any moment. This is very good for your safety but it is also very useful to organize your retrieval after landing.

 

FLIGHT TICKETS

WHEN TO ARRIVE AND DEPART?
If you come by plane, the nearest airports to Zarza-Capilla are Madrid, Malaga and Sevilla.

⚠ The dates of your booking are starting and finishing dates. You should arrive on the day before the starting date, at any time, and depart on the day after the finishing date.

i.e. If your reservation is Sunday, Sept 22th at 9.00 to Friday, Sept 27th at 20.00 you should arrive on the 21st. We start at 9:00 a.m. on the 22nd and finish on the 27th evening. You must check-out on the 28th.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

FOR FREE
We provide a free airport transfer only from/to Sevilla airport on the set travel dates, Saturdays.

The shuttle service is at the airport at 13:00 h on the arrival date (the day before the starting date of the course or tour) and arrives at Sevilla Airport at 13:00 approx. on the check-out day (the day after the finishing date). Please keep this time in mind when you book your flights.

GROUPS: If you are a group of 5-7 pilots, then you guys can choose the airport to be picked up (Sevilla or Malaga).

 

HOW TO GET HERE

Zarza-Capilla. Badajoz. Spain
If you cannot take our airport shuttle service then the only way to get here is by car. You can rent a car at the airport.

You may also like…

  • 440 Quick view

    Paragliding Holidays, Algodonales

    Guided tour to the best paragliding spots around Algodonales. For qualified pilots with more than 25 hours. Duration: 6 days / 7 nights. Accommodation (optional). Airport shuttle (optional). Algodonales, Spain.
    Booking
  • 450 Quick view

    XC Camp Algodonales

    Improve your cross-country flight skills or achieve your first one!
    For Qualified Pilots with more than 50 hours air-time. Duration: 6 days / 7 nights. Accommodation (optional). Airport shuttle (optional). Algodonales, Spain.
    Booking

× WhatsApp Chat