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Understanding The Safety Measures For Tandem Paragliding Flights

11.06.2019 · Posted in Travel Articles

No matter how trained you are at paragliding, taking the right safety measures must always be your top priority. The risk factors involved with paragliding makes it an extreme adventure sport that may cause injuries. However, it doesn’t mean that it should not be tried as it has several positive benefits too. Tandem paragliding in Tenerife is one example that shows how and why paragliding is loved by tourists visiting the island.

Our blog post takes you through the safety measures to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable aerial journey at the Tenerife island.

Earn The Paragliding Pilot License/Certification From The FAE

Tandem paragliding in Tenerife is one of the most popular activities that tourists love to try. Paragliding pilots need to be on their toes to successfully sail the tourists through the town in daily paragliding flights. To make sure it happens, paragliding pilots must become certified professionals by obtaining a license from the Real Federación Aeronáutica Española (FAE). On receiving the license from the federation, the paragliding pilot becomes eligible to take tourists on tandem flights.

Tourists must also take note of it before opting for any paragliding operator. They should ask the pilots for their license or certification from the federation so that they can entrust them. While flying with the certified pilot, tourists can relax in the air, absorb the scenic beauty of nature, and make unforgettable memories.

Diligently Follow The Safety Procedures

Following safety procedures is essential for paragliding pilots. Through their flight experiences under different conditions, pilots can master safety procedures for every instance. The important measures that pilots must take into account while paragliding are:

  • Do test inflation: It gives an idea about the wind conditions and how much energy is required to take-off smoothly. Become habitual of testing the airflow by bringing the wing up in the air.
  • Smooth out your wing: Areas, where the wind is absent or in scarcity laying out wings in its natural arch shape, is essential. Ensure the wings are not kinked or folded. It will help you with a steady launch. 
  • Avoid Scratching: Paragliders must refrain from scratching, i.e. flying in close to ridges and buildings. Under light wind conditions, advanced pilots use this practice to stay aloft. However, it is a common cause of accidents due to demanding maneuverability and unpredictable conditions.

Run A Quality Check On Paragliding Gears At Regular Intervals

Performing numerous sorties in the air can degrade the quality of paragliding gears over time. So before going for the tandem flight, instructors must monitor the condition of the paragliding gears to ensure they sustain throughout the flight journey. On spotting any discrepancies, they must replace the gear instead of repairing it to prevent mid-air failure.

Once the check is complete, the paragliding instructor can build up the confidence of a tourist who is going to take a tandem paragliding flight.

Kangaroo Tandem Strictly Adheres To The Safety Measures

As one of the leading paragliding operators in Tenerife, we leave no place for questions or doubts by adhering to the important safety measures. Our paragliding pilots have considerable experience in flying for hours and making thousands of tourists achieve their dream of flying.

Have a look at our tandem paragliding packages at Taucho, Ifonche, and El Teide National Park here. Vacationing in Tenerife, book your next tandem paragliding flight with us.

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