F.A.Q.

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About Us? ... Where can I find some information about you guys?

Where can I find some information about you guys?

Click here to find some information about us.

Bicycle? ... Where can I leave my bicycle during the whole trip?

Where can I leave my bicycle during the whole trip?

Leave your bicycle at the entrance of the restaurant Camping Delta.
Meeting Point Camping Delta

Booking? ... How can I do a booking?

How can I do a booking?

Please fill out our online form in order to send a reservation enquiry for your chosen flight.
Online Booking

Cable car? ... Which cable car are you talking about?

Which cable car are you talking about?

When we talk about the cable car, it is the one starting in Orselina and heading up to Cardada/Cimetta.
Cardada Impianti Turistici SA

Calendar? ... Do you have a calendar, where I can see the available time slots?

Do you have a calendar, where I can see the available time slots?

Yes, we have an updated calendar with all our appointments. Find a time slot for your flight!
Calendar

Children? ... Can children fly as well?

Can children fly as well?

Yes, we take children from 4 years old and up… Please ask us if you have some further questions 🙂

Cimetta? ... What's Cimetta?

What’s Cimetta?

Cimetta is the home mountain of Locarno/Ascona. Our Tandem Flight is starting at Cimetta, the top of the mountain. Click here to read a bit more about it.

Confirmation? ... Is a confirmation needed?

Is a confirmation needed?

Yes, this is very important! Please contact us two days before your appointment to get confirmation!

Contact? ... How can I contact you?

How can I contact you?

These are the possibilities you can contact us. Don’t hesitate to ask whatever you want 🙂

Mobile phone +41 79 761 51 06
SMS
Email
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Costs? ... What are the total costs for the whole activity?

What are the total costs for the whole activity?

The standard flight from Cimetta is CHF 180.-/pers. Consider CHF 20.-/pers. for the transportations, i.e. cable car and taxi ride. A GoPro video is CHF 25.-.

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With a mountainglidersCARD you can save the transportation costs. Ask a friend, who already flew with us.

Credit card? ... Can I pay with credit card?

Can I pay with credit card?

We prefer cash. Twint is also fine. PayPal and credit cards are possible but subject to fees.

Flight tickets? ... Do we need a flight ticket or do we have to sign something?

Do we need a flight ticket or do we have to sign something?

You have to sign a flight ticket to agree with the liability regulations. Passengers under 18 years of age must have the ticket signed by their parents!

Flight time? ... How long is the flight time?

How long is the flight time?

Within our 2.5 hours time slot for the whole activity we reserved 1 hour just for the flight. So if the conditions are good and you like to stay a bit longer up in the air, we will fly up to 1 hour (without any extra costs). If the conditions aren’t good enough and there is no air lift, the minimum flight duration is 20 minutes.

Gallery? ... Do you have a gallery with some pictures?

Do you have a gallery with some pictures?

Here you can find a gallery with the pictures from 2017:
Photos 2017

We have also a gallery with all the pictures from more than 10 years of experience:
10+ years Mountaingliders

You can also have a look at our Printerest gallery:
Printerest

Hike & Fly? ... What does "Hike & Fly" means?

What does “Hike & Fly” means?

A Hike & Fly is the purest way to experience the birds view. We will hike up a mountain only powered by our own legs. After reaching the top and enjoying the beatiful view, we will launch from there and fly back down.

Insurance? ... What insurance do I need?

Do we need an insurance?

Paragliding is not considered a hazardous activity and is covered by the Swiss Accident Insurance. Passengers from other countries must have sufficient health and accident insurance coverage (including sports accidents). If you are not insured, we will provide a single accident insurance coverage for CHF 20.-/flight!

Landing? ... Where do we land?

Where do we land?

We land at the Delta in Locarno, the most exciting in Switzerland: it’s like landing on an island! Don’t forget your swimsuit 😀
Landing at Delta

Landing site directions? ... Where can we find the landing site?

Where can we find the landing site?

If you want to go to the landing site, you have to pass through the restaurant and the campsite. It’s a private campground, so please respect the guests!
Camping Delta

Languages? ... What languages do you speak?

What languages do you speak?

We speak Italian, German, French, English, Spanish and Schwiizerdüütsch 🙂

Late? ... What should I do if I'm late?

What should I do if I’m late?

Please be on time. If you’re late, please call to inform us. Another possibility is to meet 30 minutes later at the cable car station in Orselina.
+41 79 761 51 06
Cable car station Orselina

Learning? ... How can I learn paragliding by myself?

How can I learn paragliding by myself?

You would like to learn to fly? You may ask Renato from Paramania.
Paramania – Renato Wüest

Liability? ... How is the liability?

How is the liability?

The transportation during our tandem flights is NOT regulated by the terms of Air Transport Regulations of 17.08.2005. The pilot’s liability and respectively the contracting party’s liability for the passengers is limited to CHF 10’000’000.

Meeting point? ... Where is the meeting point?

Where is the meeting point?

Our standard meeting point is at the entrance of the Restaurant Delta, Via Gioacchino Respini, 6600 Locarno
Delta Meeting Point

If you want to meet us somewhere else, please look under FAQ/Other meeting points…

All meeting points are now on Street View! Please scroll down to the “Street view?” question and follow the links.

Meeting times? ... When do we have to meet you for a flight?

When do we have to meet you for a flight?

Our meeting times for a standard flight from Cimetta are 8:45, 11:15, 13:45 and 16:15. For the late afternoon flights the meeting time is at 18:45.

For Hike&Fly arrangements it depends on the planned trip but we are very flexible. Normally it is in the morning to have enough time for the trip.

Offers? ... What do you offer?

What do you offer?

Click here to watch all our offers.

Other meeting points? ... Can we meet somewhere else?

Can we meet somewhere else?

Alternatively it’s possible to meet in Orselina (+20min.), Cardada (+40min.) or Cimetta (+50min.). See the exact locations at the “Street view?” question and follow the corresponding links.

Parking? ... Where can I park my car?

Where can I park my car?

There is plenty of parking all along Via Gioacchino Respini (where the meeting point is) for a cost of CHF 2.00 for 3 hours!

Payment? ... How and when can I pay for the flight?

How and when can I pay for the flight?

Payment is always at the end of your flight and we prefer cash. Twint is also fine. PayPal and credit cards are possible but subject to fees.

Phone? ... What is your phone number and how can I get in contact with you?

What is your phone number and how can I get in contact with you?

Mobile +41 79 761 51 06 (ThiO). You can contact me over SMS, WhatsApp, Telegram or Messenger.

Photos? ... How can I get some photos from the flight?

How can I get some photos from the flight?

We provide GoPro cameras for your own use! At the end of the flight you can buy the card for just CHF 25.- (Sandisk Ultra microSDHC with adapter). Also feel free to bring your own camera, for free of course. But make sure there is a hand strap to secure the camera during the flight!

Have a look into our gallery of more than 10 years of experience:
10+ years Mountaingliders

Ready to takeoff? ... When will we be ready for takeoff?

When will we be ready for takeoff?

We will be ready to takeoff from Cimetta approximately one hour after the meeting time at the Camping Delta.

Cimetta Takeoff

Reservations? ... How can I do a reservation?

How can I do a reservation?

Check the calendar first, then book your desired time slot through our reservation form.

Calendar
Reservation Form

Return from landing? ... How long does it takes to get back from the landing place?

How long does it takes to get back from the landing place?

It takes 7 minutes to walk from the landing place back to the meeting point at the Restaurant Delta.

Delta Landing

Review? ... Where can I give a review?

Where can I give a review?

Search for “Mountaingliders, Locarno” on Google Maps and leave your comments!
Mountaingliders on Google Maps

Or visit us on Facebook and leave a comment there:
Mountaingliders on Facebook

Season? ... When is flying season?

When is flying season?

We do paragliding tandem flights all year around. But note that the best season for tandems runs from the end of May until the end of October!

Sickness? ... What's about getting sick during the flight?

What’s about getting sick during the flight?

A paragliding flight might be comparable to a boat/car trip. If you think you are prone to motion sickness, please advice the pilot before takeoff. We can provide medicated chewing gums to prevent or reduce motion sickness.

Social Media? ... Are you on Social Media?

Are you on Social Media?

Yes, we are on Facebook and Instagram. Please like us! 🙂
Mountaingliders on Facebook
Mountaingliders on Instagram

Street view? ... Do you have a street view link from all the different places?
Takeoff? ... Where is the takeoff?

Where is the takeoff?

The takeoff is located in Cimetta, just in front of the large antenna. You can find us on Street View (see previous FAQ) or just look for “Mountaingliders, Locarno” on Google Maps!
Mountaingliders on Google Maps

Taxi? ...What taxi do you use?

What taxi do you use?

We generally use Ecotaxis to go from the meeting point at the restaurant Delta to the cable car station in Orselina (CHF 18.- offered by Mountaingliders)

Ecotaxi

Testimonials? ... Where can I find some testimonial impressions?

Where can I find some testimonial impressions?

You can find some testimonials and also some movies at the very bottom of the landing page (scroll all the way down).
Landing Page Mountaingliders

Or take one minute to watch this video (skip forward to 05:30)…
Vagabrother’s video

Thermal flights? ... Do you offer thermal flights?

Do you offer thermal flights?

We do not offer thermal flights because you can’t guarantee, that the conditions are good enough for a thermal flight. But if we are lucky enough to have the right conditions, there is the possibility to catch the thermal winds which allows us to spend more time in the air. We don’t charge extra and gladly take advantage of the extended flight time if you want!

Time slots? ... What are your time slots?

What are your time slots?

These are our time slots:
– 08:45-11:15
– 11:15-13:45
– 13:45-16:15
– 16:15-18:45
– 18:45-21:15 (evening flight)

Click here to watch our calendar.

If you book a hike&fly trip, the times might be different. They are depending on the planned trip but we are very flexible. Normally the start is in the morning to have enough time for the trip.

Train? ... I'm arriving at the train station, how can I get to the meeting point?

I’m arriving at the train station, how can I get to the meeting point?

From the train station in Locarno, head towards the lake and follow the pedestrian walkway keeping the lake on your left hand side. It’s approximately a 20 minute walk to the meeting point!
Delta Meeting Point

Transportation? ... How do we get to the top of the mountain?

How do we get to the top of the mountain?

We generally take taxis to reach the cable car station in Orselina (15 min. drive). The cable car brings us to Cardada, where we change to a chair lift up to Cimetta (1640m).

Video? ... How can I get a video from the flight?

How can I get a video from the flight?

We provide GoPro cameras for your own use! At the end of the flight you can buy the card for just CHF 25.- (Sandisk Ultra microSDHC with adapter). Also feel free to bring your own camera, for free of course. But make sure there is a hand strap to secure the camera during the flight!

Vouchers? ... Can I get a voucher from you?

Can I get a voucher from you?

Yes of course, we have some very nice vouchers. Click here to get your own personalized voucher.

Water level? ... Is the lake's water level important for flying?

Is the lake’s water level important for flying?

The water level of the lake needs to be 194m or less to land at the Delta, otherwise the landing is underwater. But no problem, if so, we will land at the old airport in Ascona.
Ascona Landing

Weather? ... What's about the weather?

What’s about the weather?

We check the weather before every flight and decide if it’s safe to fly or not. We don’t fly in case of rain or strong winds. If the day is cloudy it’s also possible to fly and sometimes it’s even more interesting to have some clouds instead of a blue sky 🙂

Weight range? ... Is there a weight range?

Is there a weight range?

Yes, it is from 10 to 100 Kg. Please contact us for passengers outside this weight range! We can provide pilots for passengers up to 125 Kg!

What to bring? ... What do I have to bring with me?

What do I have to bring with me?

Windbreaker, sunglasses, hiking shoes or sneakers (no sandals, no flip-flops, no heeled shoes), and don’t forget your camera!

Still need help? Send us a note!

For any other questions, please write us at
info@mountaingliders.com
or call us on
+41 79 761 51 06

We speak Italian, German, French, English, Spanish and Schwiizerdüütsch

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