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Tandem Paraglider Thermal flight

In thermal upwinds it is possible to circle with you in the airspace of the eagle.

In the winter time produced the dark forest warm air, this air mass is moving like a water fountain upward. Next to the white snow line huge thermal bubbles climb up. In this flow we have a easy way up in the sky.

Thermal flight - 500 high meters above the Skiresort Penken

The best thermal points in the wintertime is the skiarea Rastkogel or the skiarea Penken.

On good thermal days we climb up 500 meters above our take off place.

The flight processing is in your ski holidays very easily to manage, you ride with your skis to the meeting point on the mountain. The whole flying action (from the meeting point to the meeting point) takes approx 1 1/2 hour time. You can ski afterwards again. 

If you are a skier, you start and land on your skis, you dont have to run at launching, only ski straight. The pilot take care about the take off speed.

Passenger weight is from 20 kg -> 90 kg. 


  • Thermal flight on Rastkogel or Penken



  • Details: approx 30 - 40 minute or 1 hour flight time
  • Qualifications: Experience not neccessary. At the start you just have to run a few steps or in winter you can use your skis.
  • Quantity: 1 Person 
  • Equipment:  Sturdy shoes/boots or skis
  • Our Services: Paraglider-pilot with over 20 years accident free tandem flying experience - tandem parachute - helmet - free photographs to download - With your own USB- stick, you pick up your photos in orginal size, at the mountain guide office



Tandem Paraglider Thermal flight on Penken

We are ready to start, the thermal is already in full swing. A paraglider is already circling over Peter's head
In winter thermals a small cumulus cloud arises at the condensation point. This is a very good indicator of thermal movement in the air. This makes the search for an updraft a lot easier. On this picture you can see the dark forest very well, where the air warms up and leaves the ground over the white cold snow fields and flows vertically up to the cloud base.
The 2 dudes in full flow
The playground in the clouds. These cumulus clouds are just the right size because they accelerate the thermal updraft from above like a vacuum cleaner. We had a climb of up to 4 meter/sec under these cotton wool breaks
500 meters above the launch site ...
... a good blue thermal day in dry, cold air
High over the Tuxertal with 1500 meters of air under your bum
With these conditions it is a dream to crank out the thermal over a large area.
The second part of the thermal flight is a calm slide in the middle of the valley above Mayrhofen


Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja
Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja


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