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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
  • 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.


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    


Η Olympic Wings προσφέρει ένα εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα στο ΔΙΘΕΣΙΟ ΑΛΕΞΙΠΤΩΤΟ ΠΛΑΓΙΑΣ TANDEM για τους πιλότους που επιθυμούν να πετάνε διπλό με επιβάτες με ασφάλεια.

Το πρόγραμμα θα διαρκέσει από 11. έως 18. Νοεμβρίου 2017 στον Όλυμπο.


Σημεία εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος στο ΔΙΘΕΣΙΟ:

  • Επίσημες οδηγίες για τη μέγιστη ασφάλεια
  • Τεχνικές και τακτικές πτήσης με διθέσιο αλεξίπτωτο
  • Λειτουργική εξοπλισμού διθέσιου – Εύρος κιλών & Εύρος ταχυτήτων
  • Τεχνικές ψυχολογίας για την καλύτερη σας απόδοση 
  • Οδηγίες για την προετοιμασία και διαχείριση της ανταπόκρισης του επιβάτη
  • Βήματα επιπέδου επαγγελματία πιλότου διθέσιου
  • Εισαγωγή και διευκρίνηση επιπέδου των πιλότων
  • Εξέταση του εξοπλισμού – Ενδοσκόπηση στο σχεδιασμό του εξοπλισμού και της πτέρυγας διθέσιου 
  • Η πτήση με διθέσιο αλεξίπτωτο & ο εξοπλισμός σε κατεστημένη θεωρία
  • Ενημέρωση του επιβάτη και ανάλυση των συνθηκών/περιοχής για τον πιλότο 
  • Πρακτικό μάθημα και ασκήσεις υπό καθαρές οδηγίες και υποστήριξη μέσω ασύρματου
  • Ψυχολογική προετοιμασία – τεχνικές αυτοανάλυσης – παράγοντες & πλαίσια ασφάλειας
  • Τελική αξιολόγηση & επίσημη πιστοποίηση συμπεριλαμβανομένου δυνατοτήτων ασφάλισης για την δραστηριότητα


Το πρόγραμμα διοργανώνει και παρέχει η Olympic Wings σχολή και κέντρο αλεξιπτώτου πλαγιάς
με διεθνή αναγνώριση, με συνεχή και ολοκληρωμένη επαγγελματική δράση στο αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς από το 1995 
– σε καθοδήγηση πιλότων, σχολές βασικής και επιδόσεων εκπαίδευσης, εξειδικευμένα σεμινάρια και εμπειρικές & εκπαιδευτικές πτήσεις με διθέσιο αλεξίπτωτο. 

Ο Όλυμπος:

Ο Όλυμπος με την υψηλότερη κορυφή τον Μύτικα – 2.918 μ – είναι το ψηλότερο βουνό της Ελλάδας και ευρέως γνωστό ως σπίτι των Θεών. Βρίσκεται δίπλα στη θάλασσα του Αιγαίου πελάγους με τις μακρινές ακτές και τις αμμουδινές παραλίες. 
Η περιοχή πτήσεων – με περισσότερες από Our flying area – with more than 15 take off’s – covers the three  σημεία απογειώσεων καλύπτει τα βουνά από Πιέρια, Όλυμπο και Κίσσαβο που συνθέτουν μια οροσειρά παράλληλη στη θάλασσα με εντυπωσιακές κοιλάδες.
Αυτά τα βουνά προστατεύουν την περιοχή μας από δυνατούς μετεωρολογικούς ανέμους έτσι αναπτύσσονται τοπικά συστήματα που χρησιμοποιούμε για την πτήση.
Η νοτινή περιοχή τυπικά προσφέρει εξαιρετικές συνθήκες για XC πτήσεις αποστάσεων και θερμικάρισμα. Η πεδιάδα της Θεσσαλίας ενδείκνυται για τρίγωνα FAI όπως και XC πίσω στην παραλία.
Η βορινή πλευρά προς την θάλασσα τυπικά προσφέρει ήπιες συνθήκες που πλέον είναι ιδανικές για θερμικάρισμα και πρώτες ψηλές πτήσεις.

Η Olympic Wings μπορεί να διοργανώσει την διαμονή και τις μεταφορές σας για την διάρκεια της επίσκεψης και της παρακολούθησης του προγράμματος. 

Για κρατήσεις και επιπλέον πληροφορίες παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας. 

Olympic Wings
Σχολή & κέντρο Αλεξιπτώτου Πλαγιάς
email:  τηλ.: +30-23520-41741   Στέλιος κιν: +30-6942215980

Ο εξοπλισμός της σχολής αλεξιπτώτου πλαγιάς Olympic Wings είναι σε άριστη κατάσταση, ελέγχεται συνεχώς και είναι ΕΝ πιστοποιημένος για το αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς ακολουθώντας την εξέλιξη σε υψηλής τεχνολογίας σχεδιασμό, υλικά & κατασκευή. 




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
tel.: +30-23520-41741
Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980


Tandem paragliding is..

The Ultimate free flying experience for Everyone 

20.05 – 27.05.2017  Mount Olympus  Greece
Tandem Pilot  workshop  course 

with Herminio Cordido



The tandem paragliding course aims to pilots  already  flying  tandem by following this course for them to receive a  thorough educational background  and further  cross reference to upgrade  the pilots  technique and practices  considering the gliders, equipment, conditions and passenger.


Professional tandem pilots carry great responsibility and stress agents that can be successfully managed by locking knowledge and skills to the optimal level.

Facts -Tips & Tricks

Soft or hard spreaders? Trimming your glider before, during, after flight? What is the gliders stall-point? Lets go down?
Questions that every pilot answers independently and acts on instinctively with each flight will be examined and placed in perfect little boxes ready for you to call upon with the utmost certainty that you are doing the right thing!
Acro tandem paragliding everyday flying, simple maneuvers and those stronger will they fascinate your passenger or make his experience unpleasant?

The course will enable you to train your safety reactions and increase confidence in your equipment and your self. You will learn to control your tandem paraglider beyond your “normal” flight envelope and under conditions of maximum safety through the implementation of flight incident scenarios.

about Herminio Cordido:


Herminio Cordido, from our other side of the globe, a pilot since the age of 13 years old, member of the Venezuelan Paragliding National team for 10 years and now a solid member of the ICARO gliders Pilot team.


A born to paraglide pilot that transmits love for flying and passion to evolve!


A trusted pilot for designers, he has the experience of flying with an unlimited number of gliders through all categories not only acro, competition gliders but the newest performance tandem paragliders!
Graceful ground spiral landings with tandem, soft gentle landings and beautiful experiences for his passengers.






All the way from Guadalajara, Mexico and Canada were he professionally offers tandem flights in North Vancouver. He has flying experience in the furthest most remote areas of the planet mastering different flight conditions and terrain variables. Herminio has captured scenes and landscapes of outstanding beauty and his nature led him to cinematography one of his professional pursuits and studies.

Creator of many thrilling paragliding films like Dust Devil for Horacio Llorens and Los Rodriquez for Raul and Felix further the Never Ending Thermal of his own adventure.

Numerous entries and successes in competitions around the world challenging his own paragliding and aerobatics skills and limits.




A factory competition pilot for Ozone, winning first place at the Red Bull Uribante Acro championship in 2004, contesting in Red Bull Vertigo acro championship performing the Misty Tumble from flight one.
An extreme sportsman flying off hot-air balloons, skydiving and his personal record the self induced HALO, Herminio jumping out of his paragliding gear at 6.230 meters to skydive and meet his target.




We are exited to see him in Europe once more, at Mount Olympus in Greece flying with us and sharing his knowledge and experience with us in a refreshing simplistic way that will open our eyes to the ease of paragliding tandem.

Herminio Cordido Tips and Tricks for Tandem Pilots from Ozone Paragliders on Vimeo.


The course Point to Point:

Administration, disclaimer
Presentation of every pilot and exchanging experiences
General briefing with video and educational panels
Flying with safety
Tandem flawless technique
Tips & Tricks
Making the right decision
Stress psych management
Presentation of the evolution area and landing

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    

Jean Stephane upgrade their flying skills & Noel learns to paraglide with Olympic Wings – Paragliding holidays at Mount Olympus Greece

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