Pamukkale 3rd part; Parachute-gliding High above Hierapolis

4-days Turkey Summer Solo Escapade
June 27 to July 03, 2014

Pamukkale 2nd part; Ancient Roman City of Hierapolis

I aimed my tandem paragliding adventure with my intended schedule (0830H) via walk-in query only and in bulk booking together with airport transfers and Cappadocia balloon flight for the next day. The cost of this activity was negotiated to 110TRY($52.4) that includes round-trip van transportation to the mountain from my hostel, gears and insurance. If booked online, paragliding costs 170TRY($81) that includes gears, round-trip transfers, insurance and a CD of photos and video's captured during the flight. Photos below came from the GoPro digicam owned by the Paraglider. I negotiated the CD of shots by 50TRY($23.8). The flight lasts about 15mins.

Tandem paragliders, designed to carry the pilot and one passenger, are larger but otherwise similar. They usually fly faster with higher trim speeds, are more resistant to collapse, and have a slightly higher sink rate compared to solo paragliders. In Pamukkale, the take-off runway mountain has 300m peak and its slope is wide enough for two wings to take-off easily at the same time. The Landing Runway is at the end of the flight track.

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale

Parachute gliding high above Pamukkale


Pamukkale last part; Side trip to Aphrodisias Ruins
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1 comment:

  1. Quite nice pictures but it is a pity the flight lasts 15 minutes only. In 2014 I have tried Oludeniz paragliding over the most beautiful beach in Turkey - Olu Deniz and flight lasted more than 30 minutes. It was really great, you can check pictures and videos at http://www.traveltofethiye.co.uk/explore/activities/babadag-paragliding-oludeniz/.

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