Ballooning, flying, skydiving and paragliding in Portugal!
Discover the romance of hot air balloons, the heart stopping thrills of skydiving or the magic of paragliding in Portugal!
Portugal has a great climate for flying with favorable conditions common all year round so it is ideal for student pilots looking to work on their skills and we have instructors available. These sports also make a truly unforgettable holiday experience and a chance to admire the beauties of Portugal from a whole new angle!
We currently offer paragliding in the Algarve and near Lisbon, paramotor in the Algarve skydiving in the Algarve, in Evora, Lisbon and Porto, scenic flights in the Algarve and hot air ballooning in the Algarve and the Lisbon and more! Watch this space- more adventures to come!
Increasingly popular with Portuguese free spirits, this sport has to be one of the most exhilarating ways to explore Portugal’s coast and countryside! In paragliding you lie underneath a rigid frame while paragliders sit upright in a harness underneath flexible fabric wings. Come and give it a go!
Parachuting and Skydiving
If you have a head for heights and nerves of steel then I dare you to go skydiving! You can skydive in Portugal all year around and it is increasingly popular with skydivers from all over Europe who are happy to take advantage of the mild winters and come to our fantastic boogies! There are drop sites in Algarve, Evora, Lisbon and near Porto
Free-fall skydivers jump from 3000 to 4000 metres (9840 to 13,125 feet), reaching terminal velocity at 193 kmph (120 mph) when the sensation of falling ceases and floating starts and generally opening their parachute at around 750 to 900 metres (2500 to 3000 feet). You can then control the direction and speed of the fall using the steering lines. On some modern parachutes a computer monitors the dive and if the parachute hasn’t been opened by 260 metres (850 feet) it’ll automatically do so.
If you’re a beginner you’ll be given a short introductory briefing before steeling yourself for your first tandem jump but don’t worry you’ll be safely strapped to an experienced instructor who’ll take care of everything. If you want to jump solo then you can complete a day’s instruction in safety, freefall maneuvers, parachute operation and landing procedures, then jump in company with two experts.
Hot Air Balloons and Scenic Flights
If you’re tempted but daredevil stunts are not really your thing then why not try not take to the skies in a hot air balloon or a Cessna aircraft?
All you need to do is relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. A distinctly civilized thrill it could be the perfect way to impress your business associates, celebrate a family birthday or a hugely romantic surprise-ideal for marriage proposals! Did you know that when ballooning, it’s traditional to enjoy a champagne toast on landing? We offer flights in Algarve and Coruche, and can also arrange exclusive flights all over the country!
Booking a light aircraft tour gives you the freedom to choose exactly where you want to go and then feel like a VIP doing so. If you like trying to catch glimpses of Portugal’s countryside from standard plane windows then just imagine the panoramic views you could enjoy from a small aircraft. A must for photographers you’ll find scenic flights surprisingly affordable. What’s more as Portugal is quite a compact country with a bit of careful planning you could enjoy spectacular bird’s eye views over the city, countryside and coast all on one trip. After all this is how Portugal’s millionaires find the perfect location for their villas! We have scenic flights available from the aerodrome in Algarve. Follow this link for options!
Looking to advertise your new company, celebrate a wedding or other special event, or even propose? Why not book a banner flight! Our Cessna aircrafts fly over any location in Lisbon or the Algarve and our banners can take up to 48 characters… even heart symbols! Contact us today for a quote!
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