come and fly!
Flying is undoubtedly the dream that almost everyone caresses in their dreams or in their lives. The hang glider, among all the possible ways of soaring in flight, represents the most exciting and close to nature and in nature. The way and the "mood" closest to the eagle when in mountainous areas thermal conditions, ascents are exploited; or to the seagull, wherever there are good conditions for dynamic or thermodynamic flight as happens along the cliffs and ridges that overlook the sea and are beaten by winds for example.
But how many of us despite this great inner drive to take flight manage to break the delay and go further until we dare to fly for real and make the dream come true?
Well, it is the little knowledge of this fantastic sport that feeds unjustified doubts and fears, as well as the cliché that includes the practice of hang gliding among the most extreme ones ... ..
Well yes, I always say, hang gliding is really extreme… .., but extremely and only wonderful. Any activity can become extreme if we want it, practicing it beyond our own limits. Rather, it must be said that free flight in hang gliding is a real aeronautical activity which therefore presupposes the knowledge and practice of that aeronautical culture which by definition means a culture of attention and safety. Of course you become a PILOT!
By attending a hang-gliding course you undertake a path that in several phases leads to the PATENT of sporting pleasure flying.
Flying in tandem with an experienced pilot qualified to do so is undoubtedly the best way to get to know and approach this wonderful activity without requiring any particular attitude or physical prowess but simply wanting to have fun and get excited as a passenger. So? To begin ... .. book a tandem flight with us and deepen our desire to fly then informing us of the possibilities of taking a hang-gliding course with one of the best historic schools in central-southern Italy. Fabio Melisurgo, a flight instructor for several decades, is well known in the world not only for being counted among the most appreciated professionals for his qualitative teaching activity but also for his active participation as a talented pilot distinguished in various national and international competitions. . Fabio Melisurgo is also a piece of history of this wonderful relatively young sport. Computer engineer in life, he dedicates all his free time to hang gliding school activities out of pure passion for flying and to pass it on to future pilots and friends. Dozens are the friends to whom Fabio has literally put wings in our club, transmitting him above all the best values and useful notions to fly safely and we will never stop thanking him. When you want we are here to welcome you as a pilot and above all as a friend. Come fly with us!
come and fly!
flight school certified by' AECI (Aero Club d'Italia) and associated to FIVL (Federazione Italiana Volo Libero)
hangliding flight school
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The Val Comino Free Flight flight school run by the instructor Fabio Melisurgo and a team of other instructors and expert pilots exercises in association with the Aero Club flight school of Ciociaria, being our school specialized only in hang gliding courses. .
Other activities are carried out at Aero Club della Ciociaria, such as paragliding, motor hang gliding, multi-axis and helicopters.
Our hang-gliding flight course in the Comino Valley is structured in a very flexible way so as to allow a correct and rapid learning of the fundamentals of hang-gliding in a personalized way for different students, progressive and complete.
Our flight school is certified by Aeci (Aero Club of Italy). The flight courses are held throughout the year and are characterized by the extensive use of BIPOSTO techniques, which have shown greater safety, ease and speed in teaching. The equipment used is of the best, both in terms of the choice of materials and the constant attention to the safety checks applied.
All aspiring pilots begin to fly with TANDEM flights which aim to facilitate easy learning of the necessary piloting technique. Once able to fly the hang glider with ease, they will continue and will be followed step by step with the first detachments from the ground, on the school pitch in the hills, until the complete improvement of the take-off and landing technique. All workouts are always preceded and followed by theory lessons and commentary notes that make the training path even easier.
The practical part involves learning and getting to know the equipment, the assembly of the hang glider, the necessary checks and the first acclimatization runs with a delta on the plain. The repetition of easy exercises, carried out in the hills with a slight slope, will allow the first deadlifts from the ground. A dream, to see the earth flow beneath you while you are suspended lightly in the air. From that moment on you will want with all your determination to return and return to experience those feelings and that intoxication. You won't go back easily.
The course is practiced on weekends on Saturdays and Sundays and the various activities are organized depending on the weather conditions. Presumably after about 20 lessons, 10 in tandems and 10 at the school camp, you will be ready to face the first high flight on your own, followed by the instructor via radio. 30 high flights will be required to be able to take the final exam useful for obtaining the VDS flight certificate (Recreational Sports Flight). In order to enroll in the course you must be at least 16 years old and be in a healthy and robust constitution. Attending the flight course will be an opportunity for you to discover the magnificence of the Comino Valley in all its aspects and a fantastic family of friends, being warmly welcomed by all future pilots, colleagues and possible members of the club.
VDS FLIGHT CERTIFICATE
SPORTS LEISURE FLIGHT
Achievement of the VDS flight certificate "Recreational Flight"
The release of the pilot certificate and flight booklet takes place when and if at the end of the hang gliding course the final exam is passed to be taken in the presence of the examiners of the Aero Club of Italy.
The VDS Flight Certificate is as if it were a real driving license required to fly with this type of aircraft without an engine and is legally recognized internationally. It certifies the qualification of a hang glider or paraglider pilot.
Written by Rodolfo Saccani on 25 September 2015. Published in Latest by FIVL.
Vademecum for free flight students
We briefly summarize the most important points of the didactic activity for obtaining the free flight certificate, with particular attention to those relating to safety and quality of teaching.
For all the rest, please refer to the technical, operational and didactic regulations.
• At least two months must elapse after placement on a course and exam.
• 33 hours of theory are provided, divided as follows:
3h legislation, navigation, voice
4h piloting technique
2h technology and performance
2h examination of the flight areas, operations and emergency landings
2h first aid
• The practical activity must consist of:
at least 16 hours of practical activity (including the school field)
at least 30 solo high flights
at least 5 hours of solo flight
in at least 3 separate flight sites
at least 2 didactic flights in two places, one of which before the first solo high flight, performed with the instructor or alternatively with a self-instructor officially registered in the school staff and under the supervision of the instructor
• The didactic activity must be documented by the student in the report issued by the school, on which he will record:
the number of the lesson and the date
the topic of the exercise
the number of exercises carried out
any errors and problems
• Equipment used for didactic activity;
hang gliding or basic paragliding (maximum EN B)
rescue parachute specific for the vehicle and appropriate to the weight (also in the two-seater)
back protector for paragliding
• On high flights there must always be two instructors or an instructor and an assistant instructor, one of the two must be taking off and the other landing.
• The school must provide liability insurance coverage with the characteristics required by law.
Accident coverage is not mandatory but we recommend it.
OBTAIN THE PATENT!
VDS FLIGHT CERTIFICATE
SPORTS LEISURE FLIGHTS
FABIO MELISURGO & SLAWOMIR SZUBA
A life in flight .....
VALERIA CAMERA E FABIO MELISURGO
THE STUDENT AND THE INSTRUCTOR
VINTAGE HANGLIDING TANDEM
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
At the school field .....
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HANGLIDING TANDEM FLIGHTS
Tandem hang-gliding flights with the Vololiberovalcomino have the purpose of approach and knowledge. Flying is easy and for everyone. Vololibero ValComino is one of the most historic and successful hang gliding clubs in Italy. The activity of tandem flights by choice of the club in the past was intended exclusively for educational purposes for those who really and decisively want to undertake the training and educational path provided for the achievement of the recreational flying license and therefore the practice of this wonderful sport. In short, the resources and the precious time of instructors and pilots qualified for tandem flights were intended for educational purposes only. Only recently, wanting to give new impetus to the flying school and social activities of the wonderful group of pilot friends, it was decided to offer the possibility of flying in tandem to a wider audience, even simply curious, of tourists looking for strong emotions. It goes without saying that tourist-sports flights thus understood give a precious opportunity to approach and get to know the world of hang gliding. Anyone can try this magnificent experience without needing any skills or skills as an athlete if not the desire to ..... FLY. All you need is to show up at the event with minimally appropriate clothing: at least a windbreaker; sports or trekking shoes; a pair of sunglasses to protect yourself from the wind. Our expert pilots will instruct you and prepare you for your role as an active passenger, leading you through take-off and landing. It is possible to organize a photo and video service to stop in the memories as well as in the heart forever the unforgettable dream that has become reality of flying .... free, without an engine, just like an eagle or a seagull. Our best flight school pilots will be delighted to give you this wonderful experience and convey their lifelong enthusiasm for free flight. Read the FAQ section to solve your doubts and learn more and know details, or contact us directly for more information.