The safety course is part of the education from PP3 and PP4, but is recommended for all pilots. The Acro course is for pilots, who already have some experience within flying, but wants to start flying acro. The course enables you to join acro competitions if you have PP5. During both courses there will be basic theory, supervision and evaluation a long the way.
The main meeting point for paragliders in Voss is the Minigolf Cafè, by the main landing spot down town Voss. When the wind conditions are good, you´ll find the keen pilots in/by the cafè around 10 am. It is very easy to catch a ride up to the gondola from the cafè. It only takes 10-15 minutes to walk if you can´t get a ride. The gondola is running every 15 minutes from 11 am.
From the top of the gondola to the starting point is approximately 200 metres. The starting point is a long and grassy slope, and the pilots share the slope with cows and sheep! If you have to chase the animals away, do it in a considerate way. The starting point is very busy during Ekstremsportveko, thus you should consider with care where you lay down your canopy.
All line inspection and equipment-check is to be done BEHIND the starting area/slope to avoid blocking other pilots ready to start!
• The wind picks up in the afternoon due to the local sun breeze which is predominantly from the west. When the sun breeze kicks in varies a lot, thus pay attention to the lake before you start. If you can see the sun breeze on the lake, you should consider taking the gondola back down to Voss if you´re not an experienced pilot.
• For your own safety and with respect for Voss Resort Fjellheisar - keep a distance from the gondola when flying!
• Make sure you have enough height to cross the town centre before landing. Landing between Hanguren and Voss town centre (Mølstertunet) is not desirable. If you are unsure it´s better to land at the reserve landing spot at Ringheim.
For more information about Paragliding in Voss: Voss Hang - og Paraglider Klubb
Head of Paragliding:
Mari - Anne Aanes
Phone: + 47 95 15 04 91
Please note that you have to register prior to the competition/activity and it´s YOUR responsibility to be at the registration office during opening hours (from 09.00 - 21.00, festival tent). To be a part of the organized activities at Ekstremsportveko you must have the wristband that indicates you´re an athlete.