POINTS OF FLIGHT

SQUEEZ PLAY AND FLY

1-TAKE OFF RAMP |  2-TIJUCA FOREST PARK |  3-GOLF COURSE |  4-ROCINHA FAVELA

 |  5-FASHION MALL |  6-PEPINO BEACH |  7-CHRIST THE REDEEMER

COMMON QUESTIONS

1. Is there a minimum age for flying?

Yes. The minimum age for flying is 16 years old. Minors must be accompanied by their parents or a responsible adult with the required documents.

2. Is there a body weight limit for flying?

Yes. For the hang gliding equipment, the student must weigh no more than 198 lbs / 90 kg* and for paragliding, no more than 264 lbs / 120 kg.
*Depending on wind conditions.

3. Where is the paraglider launched from?

There is only one take-off ramp in São Conrado, located at Pedra Bonita, next to Pedra da Gavea.

4. What is the difference between hang gliding and paragliding?

While hang gliding, the student flies in a lying position next to the instructor, a brief run is required during take-off in order to take flight. Your adrenaline levels will be high from the moment the take-off begins. When paragliding, the student flies sitting below the instructor, and a little walk is needed. Due to a smooth take-off, adrenaline levels become higher during the flight, where you can perform some aerobatic maneuvers.

5. How long does the flight last?

The duration of the flight depends on wind speed and the weight of the student, lasting anywhere from 6 to 15 minutes. If the wind conditions are favorable, a longer flight is achieved.

6. When is the best time for the flight?

We fly from 8 a.m. until sunset, but the morning period is the best time to take flight.

7. Is it possible to fly on cloudy days?

Yes. Because we depend on only the direction of the wind, flights are usually more sustained and longer lasting on cloudy days. The clouds only interfere when they are below the ramp, which is considered as fog.

8. Do I need to book in advance? What is the procedure?

We prefer booking in advance so we can organize the team to better serve you. Each pilot can only conduct 4 flights a day, and there may not be any space left in our schedule depending on the time. Booking can be done through our communication channels: e-mail, Whatsapp, Facebook or by telephone. One of our attendants will always be available to clear up any doubts. We book the day and time of your preference according to wind conditions.

9. How far in advance do I need to book my flight?

During the low season, at least one a day ahead, and on long weekends and during the high season (New Year, Carnival) up to seven days in advance. In the event you want to fly on the same day, you can contact us, preferably by telephone, so that we can immediately check our pilots’ availability.

10. Where is the meeting place located?

Our meeting place is located on Prefeito Mendes de Morais Ave., São Conrado Beach, in the last kiosk of the beach, called “Quiosque voo duplo Guaraviton”.

11. Is the transfer service from my accommodation to the gathering point included?

No. We have an optional outsourced transfer service, and the price is charged separately, depending on your location.

12. What is the procedure after the arrival at the gathering point?

One of our pilots will be waiting in the Guaraviton kiosk, and you must go to the club for registration, signature, and payment. The tax is already included in the flight value. Then, you will go all the way up to the ramp of Pedra Bonita in the pilot’s car. Afterwards, you can go up with one or two people accompanying you. Finally, after the take-off, you will come back to the beach with the pilot’s driver.

13. What is included in the flight package?

In both hang gliding and paragliding, digital camera pictures and videos, registration fees, insurance and transportation from the beach to the flight ramp are included. The pilots use a second backup camera (not sold before the flight) in case there are any failures in recording. This ensures your moments will be captured during the flight. After verifying the footage, we offer the student the second file at an additional cost if he/she should choose to purchase them.

14. Can I use my cell phone or camera?

The use of personal equipment is not allowed, there is always the possibility your item could fall or be damaged during the flight. But don’t worry. We invest in the highest GoPro technology to insure your moment is captured in stunning detail.

15. Am I obliged to buy photos and videos?

No. Only the flight, registration fee and insurance are mandatory in the package.

16. How are my photos and videos being delivered?

After the flight, our staff will download the footage, show it all to you, and give it to you on a DVD. If you have a memory card or a flash drive, we’ll give you a copy of it at no additional cost. We also copy them to your Smartphone or Iphone should you prefer.

17. How is the payment made?

Payment, made after the flight, may be in cash, by bank transfer, via debit card, or put on a credit card in up to 3 installments.*
*Conditions Apply”

18. What do I have to wear on the day of the flight?

You will want to wear comfortable clothes. T-shirt and shorts, leggings and preferably running shoes.

CONTACT US

 

TRANSFER – FOTO – DVD

TEL: +55 21 98111 3429

EMAIL: RIOFLY.RIOFLY@GMAIL.COM

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