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XC seminar with Bruce Goldsmith Mount Olympus Greece by Olympic Wings 04.06.2016 to 11.06.2016

Special Paragliding Events 2016



2016 paragliding specials

Olympic Wings offers paragliding seminars, special events and workshops

Come and fly with us higher * further * safer!
03.04. – 12.04.2016
APPI pro workshop with Manu Bonte
23.04. – 28.04.2016
SIV workshop with Alain Zoller
29.04. – 07.05.2016
Flying Safari South Greece
04.06. – 11.06.2016
XC seminar with Bruce Goldsmith
11.06. – 18.06.2016
Flying Safari East to West Greece
27.08. – 03.09.2016
XC Seminar with Simon Kirsch & Moselglider

XC Seminar with Simon Kirsch Moselglider & XC advanced course Sergey Shelenkov

XC seminar with Nicole Fedele

Olympic Wings offers an exclusive XC seminar with Nicole Fedele

from 23. to 30. May 2015 at Mount Olympus in Greece.



XC seminar topics:
  • Micro meteorology
  • Diverse wind and thermal flow patterns and structures
  • Flying the flatlands and mountains
  • Climbing & gliding – flying efficient with speed
  • How to fly safe while flying near clouds and terrain
  • Skills and tactics to help you fly bigger cross country distances
  • XC techniques & technology – how to plan and fly a XC flight
  • Psychological techniques to help you perform at your best
  • What does the modern paragliding design features mean to the XC pilot and how to use them
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Establishment of pilot levels and review of pilot equipment
  • General area briefing and weather information
  • Daily tasks and group flights with radio
  • Daily debrief on individual and group basis
  • Final assessment and summary


About Nicole:

Born in Tolmezzo (Udine) on 15th November 1984 and graduated in foreign languages at the University of Udine, Nicole has been flying paragliders since 2002. She is a tandem and competition pilot to the highest level, paragliding instructor and an expert XC guide in Friuli and Slovenia.


Italian National Team member, gold medal winner at the European Championship in 2012, winner of the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2012, Individual Bronze Medal and Team Silver Medal winner at the World Championships in 2013, 8 FAI World Records holder … these are only some of her sports results achieved thanks to the tenacity, strong motivation and determination that have always characterized her…




Mount Olympus is the highest mountain range in Greece with its highest peak Mytikas at 2.917 m. The south western area of the mountain has fantastic cross country and thermalling conditions. The large flatland area of Thessaly towards the south offers a big potential for open distance and triangle XC flights. A challenging flight is the cross country towards the Aegean Sea on the eastern side of Olympus with a beach landing.



The main take-off for the XC seminar is located on the western side of Mount Olympus, on top of the village Kalivia. It is called Tourtofolia and provides take-off directions towards west, south and east at a height of 1.250 m. Several paragliding and hanggliding competitions up to world cup level have been organized here already.


Alternative take-offs nearby are KEOAX, Elassona, Kalipefki.




Olympic Wings organizes the XC seminar at Mount Olympus and offers accommodation and all transfers during the flying days for the pilots taking part at the seminar.


All necessary retrievals from XC flights are included in the transfers.


The pilots accommodation is located in the area close to the flying site with short drives to the take-off.


You can book the XC seminar together with your accommodation and transfers directly through Olympic Wings.


For bookings and any further information please contact us.


Olympic Wings

Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece




tel.: +30-23520-41741


Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980


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