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DHV Paragliding Seminar for Instructors, Tandem Pilots & Pilots

Olympic Wings exclusively offers a DHV Seminar

16.03. to 18.03.2018 Mount Olympus, Greece

for paragliding instructors, tandem pilots & pilots
in forms of an elaborate workshop with the German paragliding federation instructors 

Robin Frieß – DHV CEO
Peter Cröniger – DHV Education board
Simon Winkler – DHV Safety Technics Specialist

 
 

 

Theory & Practice

During the 3 workshop days of the seminar the participants will train and educate themselves in matters of flying techniques, teaching methods, professional conduct and paragliding evolution.

Paragliding instructors, tandem pilot & pilots workshop participants will gain up-to-date technical knowledge and DHV methodology in order to built up their skills and abilities.

About DHV and the seminar initiators:

DHV – Deutsche Hängegleiterverband e.V.  the official Paragliding and Hanggliding Federation in Germany.
This federation is one of the largest worldwide bringing together and organizing the flying activity for 39.000 pilots and 320 regional associations in Paragliding and Hanggliding.
Throughout the years DHV has deligated knowledgable people and rensposible departments in the various sections and aspects concerning the Sport & the Free Flying Activity.
Departments that research, organize, evaluate and regulate flying equipment, education, training and licensing as much as airspace, flying sites, competitions, clubs and schools under an official conformity in Germany with one golden task objective that of maximum safety.
The federation self portraits “ The DHV stands as a pilot association for joy in hanggliding and paragliding and for the freedom of this flying sport, in openness and responsibility towards man and nature.“

 

This year 2018 in Greece we will have a very special opportunity to meet with appointed members of the federation, paragliding instructors and experienced pilots themselves who have joined the DHV efforts to regulate aspects of the activity and make it safer for free flyers.
They will share their knowledge and practical experience in theory and practise as it works for the DHV federation pilots and mostly significant for DHV Tandem Pilots and DHV Paragliding Instructors.

 

Olympic Wings is happy to welcome:

 

Robin Frieß, DHV managing director CEO
Since 1.3.2017, Robin Frieß has been selected between 42 very capable, high-caliber candidates as the Managing Director CEO of the DHV German Paragliding and Hangliding Federation.
He has university studies in business and further has cooperated with the DHV instructors team.
A pilot since 2001, a paragliding instructor and the previous owner of Chiemsee Flugschule a highly respected paragliding school in Germany.
The organizer of the 2015 Red Bull  X ALPS  WARM UP competition in Aschau.

 

Robin Frieß aus Rosenheim wird ab 1. März 2017 die Geschäftsführung des DHV übernehmen. In einem intensiven Auswahlverfahren hat die DHV Vorstandschaft zusammen mit der Unternehmensberatung E. Sing & Partner unter den 42 hochkarätigen Bewerbern einstimmig den bisherigen Inhaber der Flugschule Chiemsee ausgewählt. Robin Frieß ist kraft seiner Persönlichkeit, aufgrund seines Studiums der Betriebswirtschaft und seiner langjährigen Erfahrung als Fluglehrer und Mitglied des DHV Lehrteams eine ideale Besetzung. Die DHV Vorstandschaft entschied gleichzeitig, Björn Klaassen zum stellvertretenden Geschäftsführer zu ernennen und mit der Wahrnehmung behördlicher Aufgaben zu betrauen. Diese zusätzliche Verantwortung wird Björn Klaassen neben der Leitung des Referats Flugbetrieb/Gelände/Luftraum wahrnehmen. Klaus Tänzler, der seit 1996 die Geschäftsstelle leitet, wird zum 1. März 2017 in den verdienten Ruhestand treten.

 


Peter Cröniger, DHV Education Board

Born in 1955, a Lufthansa-Pilot by profession.
Flying instructor and examiner in Hanggliding and Paragliding.
Member of the DHV federation team of education.

 

Fluglehrer und Prüfer für Drachen- und Gleitschirmfliegen, DHV-Lehrteam

 

 

 

Simon Winkler, DHV practical paragliding instructor’s instructor and technical examiner
Born in 1991, a paragliding and safety instructor by profession since 2009.

The DHV practical paragliding instructor’s instructor and technical examiner since 2013. Test pilot for the safety class nomination by DHV. Pilot in the flight safety video series released by DHV.
Since 2015 he has initiated 10-14 SIV safety courses each year for many paragliding schools.
Competition pilot in the Acrobatics Worldcup since 2010, celebrating a place in the first 10 the past years 2015 and 2016.
A cross country, speed flying, acro and hike&fly pilot that was intruduced to the sport by his father at the age of 14 yo.

 

 

Ich bin 1991 in der Oberpfalz und somit im Flachland von Deutschland geboren. Durch meinen Vater, welcher begeisterter Drachen- und mittlerweile auch Gleitschirmflieger ist, bin ich bereits mit der leichten Fliegerei aufgewachsen. Dabei begann alles mit Modellsegelfliegen und Groundhandling mit dem Gleitschirm. Seit 2005 fliege ich Gleitschirm (Hang und Winde) und genieße jede einzelne Facette dieses tollen Luftsports. Nach meinem Abitur zog ich nach Österreich und begann dort ab 2009 als Fluglehrer zu arbeiten. Neben meinem Tourismusstudium in Innsbruck, welches ich 2015 abschloss, arbeitete ich für mehrere Flugschulen als Sicherheitstrainer. Bis heute leite ich etwa 10-14 Sicherheitstrainings pro Jahr. Seit 2013 arbeite ich fest beim DHV als praktischer Fluglehrerausbilder und technischer Prüfer. 
Nebenbei trete ich seit 2010 im Gleitschirm Akrobatik Weltcup an und konnte dort 2015 und 2016 meine besten Wettkampfsaisonen mit einer Top 10 Platzierung im Gesamtergebnis feiern. Des Weiteren fliege ich begeistert Strecke, Speedflyer und im Herbst gehe ich gerne auf eine gemütliche Hike & Fly Tour. Wenn es mal nicht zum Fliegen geht, verbringe ich am liebsten meine Zeit auf den Skiern oder im Sommer auf meinem Moutainbike.

Organization:

Olympic Wings organizes this DHV seminar at Mount Olympus and offers selected accommodation for the pilots and professionals taking part at the seminar.  

The pilots accommodation is located in the area close to the flying site with short drives to the take-off.  Further in the same hall location for the theoretical discussions.

 

You can book the DHV 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
email: info@olympicwings.com  
tel.: +30-23520-41741  
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980    

XC Seminar with Michael Nesler and Gudrun Oechsl

Long Distance Flying ..

The ultimate Endeavor of the modern Pilot 

02.06  to  09.06.2018   Mount Olympus   Greece
Cross Country XC seminar for paragliding pilots 

with Michael Nesler & Gudrun Oechsl

 

This XC seminar aims to allow the progression of paragliding pilots to perform better at long distance flying by receiving up-to-date knowledge and usefull guidance.

 

XC seminar topics:  
  • Tips to help you climb fast and efficiently
  • Tips & guidance for take off techniques with stronger wind
  • The importance of preparing your gear & how to adjust your harness correctly
  • Insights into paragliding design – What does the modern design features mean to the XC pilot
  • In-depth guides to flying the flatlands and mountains
  • Skills and tactics to help you fly bigger cross country distances
  • Advice to keep you safe while flying near clouds and terrain
  • Straight-forward illustrations to help you maximize flying conditions
  • Simple explanations of diverse wind and thermal flow patterns and structures
  • Psychological techniques to help you perform at your best
Program:
  • Introduction and establishment of pilot levels
  • Review of pilot equipment
  • Area briefing and weather
  • Daily tasks and group flights with radio
  • Daily debrief on individual and group basis
  • Final assessment and summary
about Michael Nesler & Gudrun Oechsl:

 

Michael Nesler, born in Italy, an FIVL and Austrian Aeroclub paragliding instructor since 1987 further a SIV instructor, a well known acrobatics pilot and instructor, also a pioneer glider designer.

Designer for : AFM, Bicla, Edel, Eiffel, Freestyle, Icaro, Independence, Firebird, Fun-Air, Kimfly, Perché, Profly, Wings of Change and more.

 

Till this day he passed over 250 homologation tests successfully, designed and tested by himself over 1000 glider prototypes!

 

Gudrun Oechsl is a DHV lisenced paragliding instructor and SIV instructor, test- and approval pilot for DHV the german paragliding authority, photographer, author and marketing specialist.

Michael and Gudrun are active members of the PROFLY – Professional Flying Team – with Michael as the founder of this venture in 2002. Together with a team of very capable instructors they offer exclusive and individual permormance flying camps and safety trainings for advanced pilots.

 

 

They have published significant books on paragliding as well as several articles in the international paragliding press.

 

Most important Michael is a gifted computer programmer who has custom written and developed 3-D modeling and manufacturing software for flexible membrane structures, such as paragliders and parachutes. He has designed ram air inflated wings ranging from student canopies to award-winning competition paragliders, and holds several patents of ram-air wings.

 

A great contribution to paragliding among his achievements is the computer program he developed specifically for paraglider design. It was initially created in 1986 on an IBM 8086 and had been continuously developed since then. It is the most used computer program for paraglider design, available now for Silicon Graphics platforms and for balloon and foil-kite development.
Some of the companies known to be using this software are: Area, Swing, Madreiter, SOL, Edel, UP Europe, AFM, Paratech, Independence, Perche, and Atair Aerodynamics.

 

 

 

 

We are excited to see them in Greece, at Mount Olympus, flying with us and sharing their knowledge and experience with us in a refreshing way that will motivate us to fly better & further.

 
Location:

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.

 

 

 

Organization:

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
email: info@olympicwings.com  
tel.: +30-23520-41741  
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980    
 

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
Program:
  • 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
and 
leisure & training tandem paragliding flights.

 
 
Location:

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: info@olympicwings.com  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.

 

 

 

Happy Moments Paragliding – summer tandem flying

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
email: info@olympicwings.com
tel.: +30-23520-41741
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980

Olympic Wings organization for APPI PG & PPG qualifications Greece Europe 2017

After the spring time success of both the APPI PPG workshop and APPI PG Pro workshop – for Pilots, Professionals & Instructors – with qualifying validations, much insider knowledge and great flights shared… 
We are happy to announce both workshops running again in November this year 2017, once more at Mt. Olympus and the Olympus Aegean Coast in Greece.
APPI PPG Paramotor Paratrike workshop in Powered Paragliding 
will be held at the Aegean Coast of Mount Olympus by Olympic Wings during week  11.11 to 18.11.2017
Photo impressions from the APPI PPG workshop in March 2017 with Alex Ledger
APPI PG PRO workshop Paragliding Professionals
will be held at Panteleimonas Mount Olympus by Olympic Wings during days
19.11 to 28.11.2017
(arrival one day prior – departure one day after)
Photo impressions from the APPI PG Pro workshop in April 2017 with Patrick Troubet-Lacoste and Asterios Makrovasilis

 

For bookings and any further information please feel free to contact us.
Olympic Wings
Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece
email: info@olympicwings.com
tel.: +30-23520-41741
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980
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