Frequently Asked Questions
In this section you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about paragliding. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us !
🪂 Why choosing Kymaya for your tandem flight ?
Kymaya is first and foremost a paragliding school that has been training autonomous pilots for more than 10 years by offering paragliding courses for pilots of all levels.
The school is located in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees Regional National Park, it is very involved in the daily life of the region.
Choosing Kymaya also means receiving impeccable service, we have a satisfaction rate of more than 4.9 out of 5 stars.
⛑ What is the level of safety in tandem flight ?
It goes without saying that this is the most important aspect for Kymaya. Our instructors have thousands of flight hours to their credit and will put you in confidence.
Of course, holding the national certificates necessary for the practice of paragliding tandem flight as well as all the assurances of rigor, they are very familiar with the flying sites used (Prat d’Albis and Port de Lers), the conditions they might encounter and master all flight techniques.
Kymaya has been carrying out more than 2,500 tandem flights per year for more than ten years.
😵💫 I'm dizzy on a deck or balcony. And by paragliding?
No problem with this aspect, in fact it is impossible to feel dizziness when you quit the ground.
It is important to emphasize that this feeling of vertigo comes from the disagreement between the sight that feels you are moving and the inner ear that feels that you are immobile, because as soon as you fly, we are no longer immobile and the inner ear feels it.
🤔 Which tandem flight should I choose?
It all depends on the experience you want.
If you are looking for a peaceful flight during which you can admire the landscape by sliding quietly on the air, we recommend tandemDiscovery flight for adults or Bambino for children aged 4 to 12.
Thrill seekers? You like to feel the G-Force and spirals, choose an Aerobatic tandem flight and you will see that paragliding is also a sport that fills up on adrenaline!
If you are curious about piloting a paraglider, choose the Piloting tandem flight. Your instructor will let you piloting under his control during the flight.
🕘 Why is the time of my appointment only indicative?
the schedule given when booking is indicative. The final schedule depends on the weather forecast as well as the weights of the participants. We will choose the best slots for you.
The final schedule will be communicated to you the evening before around 8 p.m. after consulting the latest Aerological and Meteorological data.
⏳ How long does a paragliding flight last?
The flight time depends on the aerological conditions of the moment and the elevation difference of the flight site.
For children aged 4 to 12 and their low weights, we use the calm conditions of the morning and flights last about 10 minutes.
For adults, we reserve afternoon slots or thermal breezes strengthen greasy in the sun flights can last from 10 to 20 minutes depending on weather conditions.
These are generalities, but as we fly without an engine we obviously cannot guarantee the flight time.
👕🧤 🕶 What clothes should I wear during the flight ?
Kymaya provides you with safety equipment (including the helmet), but recommends a hiking-style outfit, with closed and comfortable shoes (preferably with adherent soles), a wind-stopper and/or a sweater and gloves (it’s cooler in the air than on the ground) and pockets that close.
If you wear glasses you can take them in flight, it is even advisable to bring sunglasses.
🏋️♀️ What is the maximum weight allowed in flight?
The maximum authorized weight per passenger is 220 Lb. Indeed, to stay within the weight range authorized by paragliding manufacturers we cannot exceed this limit.
🗓 Where and when can I do a tandem flight ?
- From April to October on one of our two flying sites :
- In general, the courses start around 9 am on Mondays, depending on the weather conditions. The first days, dedicated to school and theory, the days generally last until 5 p.m. For the first autonomous flights, we work in the morning, when the conditions are calm and suitable for learning.
- We will systematically confirm to you the evening before between 7 and 9 p.m., by Text message, if the appointment is maintained. In the event of a weather cancellation we will set a new date together.
⚙️ How does the gift card works ?
- Click on Offer a gift card.
- Indicate the beneficiary’s first name, last name, email, and telephone (No email is sent to the beneficiary, this information will later be used to confirm the beneficiary’s reservation when he uses it).
- Choose the Package and the number of Rates.
- Enter the buyer’s first name, last name, email, and phone number.
- Make the payment that is mandatory.
- You receive the gift voucher directly in your mailbox.
- The recipient can then use it here, or just scan the QR code of the gift card to book the activity at the desired date and time.
⏳ How long is my gift card valid?
Gift cards have a validity period of one year. After this period, you can request an extension by email for an additional year for an amount of €20. You will then receive a link to extend it.
📛 Are gift cards nominative?
If for any reason you cannot use it, you can pass it on to one of your loved ones.
🕥 🎁 How long does it take to receive the gift card ?
It is sent to you immediately automatically to the email address you provided. If you don’t see it appear, look in your junk mail.
❓How do I use my gift card ?
Go to the page: Use a gift card then enter the voucher reference and select the date that suits you. You will immediately receive confirmation of your appointment.
🎓 🪂 Which internship formula should I choose?
The elementary course: is for those who want to discover the activity and carry out its first major flights alone under their sail guided by the radio by its instructors. To then become autonomous, you will have to continue on the Progression Pack.
Progression Packs: are for those who have already completed an elementary course recently and who wish to progress at their own pace towards autonomy.
The initial certificat pack is intended for those who want to achieve autonomy from zero in a condensed way.
❓How to book an internship ?
Bookings are made exclusively online, select from the Learn the chosen course, then click on book, fill in the form and go to payment.
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⛰ Where does our courses take place?
📅 What are the dates of the icourses and is there still room?
⏳ How long does an elementary course last ?
An elementary course include 24 hours of training spread over 5 days.
The first two days on a school slope take place in the mornings and afternoons.
The following days we focus the flights on the mornings in order to evolve in calm aerological conditions before the thermal breezes appear.
🥪 🥤Food and water ?
Yes, remember to take food and water with you because there are no shops on the practice site. (You will need a lot of water during the first days on the school slope.)