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What is Paragliding?

Paragliding is the simplest and purest form of flying there is. Whether you dream of soaring above the hills, or taking your canopy on holiday with you to explore exotic locations from the air, Extreme Sports Cafe help you.

Paragliders were developed from freefall parachutes and have been refined to make them easy to fly with the best possible performance whilst keeping them small enough to carry in a backpack. As you take off with the canopy above your head, you feel the irresistible freedom of the skies. Experience it for yourself – the excitement of learning to fly is within your grasp.

A paraglider is an inflatable canopy that you launch for soaring flight by running. The canopy is made from wear resistant material like, ripstop nylon and the lines are Kevlar. It is relatively easy to launch and land, as well as being small enough to transport without much difficulty.

In sensible hands, paragliding can be amongst the safest of adventure sports. The expertise you need to keep you safe starts with the school you learn with. We aim to equip you not only with excellent flying skills, but also with the knowledge to keep you flying safely whilst having fun!

GPS coordinates :take off : 3°33’31” (3.5588)N; 101°40’40” (101.678)E – Elevation : 426 m.
landing : 3°32’40” (3.54455)N; 101°40’29” (101.675)E – Elevation : 59 m.

Take off :The TO situated at 1,400ft ASL facing South, South-West. Accessible by 4×4 car from LZ and plenty of space for about 30 pilots to gather, about 3 gliders laid at the setup area. Plenty of lift upon launching and can easily climb to 2,000-3,000ft ASL before approaching LZ.

Landing :Designated LZ is an open stadium located 1.8km in straight line-of-sight from TO at approximate 120ft ASL. Straight-line flight path takes about 10 minutes if without catching any thermals. Plenty of boom-out areas at the football fields nearby or plain grass areas next to the ponds and river.

Weather hazards :Kuala Kubu Bharu is water collection area for the nearby dam and it is often raining in the evening. Clouds can build quite fast here so it’s always good to study the local weather and observe the cloud formations before flying.

Please check weather forecast at Windfinder or Meteoblue to plan your trip.

Flight regulation :The entire area is classified as VFR Class G for minimum 1.5km horizontal visibility from GND-5500, so if you do not plan to fly to cloud base then it should be within the allowed airspace.

The site is now open to public and managed by Local Council in participation by the local clubs, the access to the launch area is gated during weekdays and the key to open the gate is available from the site caretaker.

 

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