Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Pilot TANDEM Paragliding Course with Olympic Wings

Olympic Wings offers an exclusive TANDEM paragliding course to pilots who wish to learn how to fly with passengers safely.

The course will take place from 11. to 18. November 2017 at Mount Olympus in Greece.


Tandem paragliding course points:

  • Official maximized safety standards
  • Technical and tactical flying of a tandem glider
  • Tandem equipment functionality – Weight range & Speed range
  • Psychological techniques to help you perform at your best
  • Guides to prepare and manage passenger responses
  • Professional tandem paragliding class steps
  • Introduction and establishment of pilot levels
  • Review of the equipment – Insights into tandem equipment design & purposes
  • Tandem paragliding & Tandem paragliding equipment in established theory
  • Passenger briefing and area/weather tandem pilot analysis
  • Practical lessons and experience under clear instruction and radio guidance support
  • Psychological preparation – self analysis techniques – safety standards & components
  • Final assessment & formal certification including activity insurance options


The course is organized and offered by Olympic Wings  Paragliding School & Center
– with constant and complete operation as a paragliding professional 
worldwide recognized since 1995 
– for paragliding holidays, beginner & performance courses, special seminars
leisure & training tandem paragliding flights.


Olympus with its highest peak Mytikas – 2.918 m – is the highest mountain range in Greece and the famous home of the Greek Gods. It is located directly next to the Aegean Sea with its long coast lines and sandy beaches.
Our flying area – with more than 15 take off’s – covers the three mountains Pieria, Olympus and Kissavos that form a longer range parallel to the sea separated by impressive valleys.
These mountains protect our area throughout the year from strong meteorological winds so developing their own local wind systems which we use for flying.
The southern region typically offers fantastic XC and thermalling opportunities. Pilots use the flatland of Thessaly for FAI triangles or going on a XC back to the beach.
The northern area towards the sea typically offers smoother conditions, which are also ideal to experience first thermal flights and landings on the beach.


Olympic Wings can arrange and book for you accommodation and transfers for the duration of your visit and your participation to the course.


For bookings and any further information please contact us.

Olympic Wings
Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece
email:  tel.: +30-23520-41741   Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980

Olympic Wings school & flying center paragliding equipment is modern, continuously checked and EN certified for paragliding following the latest designs with high tech craft & materials.




Trike Tandem Paragliding with Olympic Wings

Olympic Wings offers Tandem powered paragliding Trike Flights to people who want to experience flying along the Aegean Coastline with inspiring views of the clear Sea and the Olympus Mountain peaks.
Contact us for an experience of Paratrike Flying.

Olympic Wings
Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece
tel.: +30-23520-41741
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980

Katerina from the Olympic Wings team training at Sky Paragliders in glider check repair and reserve repack!


Katerina member of the Olympic Wings team training with Sky Paragliders!

Paragliding equipment, viagra dosage glider service check and intermediate repair. Rescue parachute repack.



Invaluable practical experience and knowledge earned by spending five weeks in the production circle at the main Sky Paragliders glider and reserve factory unit in Frydlant, Czech Republic.

An amazing educational source of collective knowledge on the material applications, technical infrastructure and necessary cautions!

Cloths entering the facility in bulks of wrapped colored cylinders and exiting as trustworthy aerial tools in boxes ready to meet their pilots.


Laser cutting machines meet the precision required by design and cut the fabrics into numbered pieces of various geometrical shapes. Porcher Sport skytex and Domenico dokdo shiny coated “nylon” fabrics of almost all grades and shades form the top and bottom of the glider, paper-resembling white hard skytex fabric forms the ribs and diagonals fitted in the internal. Textile ribbon loops, border bands and harder Mylar parts or plastic wire spans to complete and enhance the resistance and functionality of each design.


A seamstress frustration and illumination as it all comes together…
Either in the process of sewing the glider or repairing it by replacing parts of the material that is damaged one will notice the ease with which these women dominate the gliders more than any pilot ever can. Turning a glider inside out within minutes literally to 100% PES threads, fitting pieces of material with curves and corners finally mastering the perfect dimensional shape of any glider with art.


Cutting of the suspension lines, found in many different types**, both by a cutting machine and a manual mechanical cutter or hot-iron. Stitching of each line to the points of specification, threading to the canopy with care and webbing the lines by order. Puzzling together the big ears system, the speed system and trim system with loops and patents. Performing technical control of the now complete glider, risers – lines – canopy. Measuring and adjusting the lines to meet the accurate technical data specifications.


Last step of producing a glider is the first ground inflation to combine the final practical test and visual check.


The mecca of rescue parachutes production where some of the greatest paragliding companies trust the making of their reserves.
Sewing machines beating endlessly, going through infinite square meters of red and white nylon fabric that is methodical packed into colorful bundles of safety, registered and shipped out in boxes.


A reliable service operation for used paragliders. The control staff has seen more than 20 different kinds of grasshoppers found inside gliders and smelled the sea from over 50 different beaches in Europe. The numbers are imaginary but can very well be close to the truth.
A different approach is taken while checking, tuning and reforming a used paraglider.
Porosity check, indoor inflation blowing machine, ripstop skytex sticker tape, meters of lines and eyes wide open.
An intriguing way to follow the expected and least expected faults, mishaps, natural wear and tear of gliders and equipment used for paragliding and paramotor!
Can it be fixed? Should it be replaced?





Thank you to everyone at Sky for being helpful and forthcoming despite the pressure by time, customers and dealers for their beloved paragliding goods.

A matrix of information and the constant of the human factor has unraveled itself.







** Cousin Trestec, Liros, Eldelrid, Teijin are the most common brands/producers of paragliding suspension lines.

Spectran/Dyneema white polyethylene lines, sheeted multicolor or unsheeted typically in pink color.
Technora/Twaron/Kevlar brownish aramid lines, sheeted multicolor or unsheeted typically in brown yellow colors.
Vectran white polyester lines, typically in orange color.


Sheeted lines are covered with multicolored polyester braided fibers for protection of the core.
Fun fact – this extra sheet of material carries 10% of the lines endurance.
Unsheeted lines are typically protected against abrasion by a polyurethane chemical solution.



Alex Sarah Karl Peter with paragliding pilots and students fly with Olympic Wings

Ben makes us smile! Happy trike pilot memories with Olympic Wings!

Paramotor & Trike holidays with Olympic Wings..  

Flying at the beach with Mount Olympus peaks in snow backdrop keeps the camera busy!

Thank you Ben for sharing with us… Fantastic picture on the wall !!


contact us




Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 22 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 11 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 14 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 4 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 35 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Olympic Wings - Paragliding in Greece added 30 new photos.
... See MoreSee Less