Frequently asked questions about your paragliding flight

Josef Nindl with a passenger on a tandem flight in Zell am See

Weather & Season

Then your flight will be cancelled free of charge and you will not incur any costs. You either book a new appointment or your original appointment will be canceled completely.

Should our experienced pilot rate the weather as unsafe to fly, we will contact you before your flight. Please, be aware that this decision is made for safety reasons and can be made last minute on spot. You will not incur any costs.

We fly all year round in suitable flight conditions. The sun doesn’t have to be shining; even an overcast sky is no problem. Clouds in the morning are particularly beautiful.

The easiest way is to book your desired date at the beginning of your holidaythen we have time to reschedule if necessary.

If the weather is not suitable for flying, we will contact you. If we do not contact you, your flight will take place as booked.

Yes! We fly all year (provided that flight conditions are good and cable cars are operating).

(provided that flight conditions are good and cable cars are operating).

Who can fly?

No! There is no previous knowledge required.

Your qualified pilot will instruct you in detail and is taking care about your safety.

Our flights are suitable for everyone from the age of 4 to 99 years.

However, the passenger must have the physical fitness to run a few meters for takeoff.

The maximum weight of the passenger is 120kg.

It also depends on whether you can run a few meters at the start and whether the harness fits safely.

Yes! Normally, several self-employed pilots are available at the same time.You can see exactly how many in our booking calendar.

Attention: only 1 passenger flies with 1 pilot!

Time & Duration

Depending on the season and availability, we recommend booking a few days to weeks before your desired date. If you have already booked your holiday, then book your tandem flight date at the same time, preferably at the beginning of the holiday, then we have time to postpone in case of bad weather. 

In high season we are often fully booked days in advance, sometimes you can still find gaps in the booking calender

The actual flight time depends on the selected flight and varies between 15 and 60 minutes.

Please expect 1.5 hours for the entire experience.

The actual flight time depends on the selected flight and varies between 15 to 60 minutes.

We need around 1.5 hoursfor the entire experience. This includes our shuttle transportation, the gondola ride, preparations on the mountain and the actual flight.

Meeting point & spectators

Paragliding in Zell am See:

For Zell am See flights we meet at the ticket office of the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn. Please enter the address into your navigation system, there are various cable cars in Zell am See.

We are often not available by phone before the flight, so please just wait +/- 10 minutes.

Address: Schmittenstrasse 119, 5700 Zell am See
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Paragliding in Kössen:

For Kössen flights we meet at the Cash desk/valley station of the Unterberg cable car.

Address: Thurnbichl 47, 6345 Kössen

 
Paragliding Bramberg-Neukirchen & near Saalbach-Hinterglemm and other areas:

The exact meeting point will be announced to you before the flight.

We recommend that you meet us at the classic meeting point. You can find the location one question above and it will also be provided to you in the booking confirmation.

If the desired meeting points differ, cable car mix-ups often occur and guests wait in the wrong place at the right time and miss their flight.

Please request exceptions.

We recommend your family to watch at the landing site . This is where you can see the most of the entire flight. The address will be explained to your viewers at the meeting point by our shuttle driver.

Watching at the take-off point doesn't do much good, each person would have to buy a ride up and down and we are usually no longer visible a few minutes after the start.

There is no time to see the takeoff and the landing. We usually do not have free seats for non-passengers on the shuttle bus.

Costs for cable car, flight, photos

In Zell am See (Schmittenhöhe) a mountain trip costs approx. €25,50 per person.

In other flight areas the prices are similar or sometimes cheaper. 

If you don't have a valid ski pass, a Zell am See-Kaprun summer card or similar advantage cards, you have to buy a mountain trip.

The costs of the mountain journey are not included in the flight price.

No! The cost of the cable car ride is not included.

You can buy the ticket with us at the valley station.

If you have a valid ski pass or a Zell am See-Kaprun summer card or another advantage card, your cable car ride is discounted or even free.

Why don't we include the cable car ride? Because the lift prices change regularly, many guests have a Zell am See-Kaprun summer card and other discount cards or already have season/weekly tickets.

We have different flights with different prices.

You can find all Flights & Prices here and you can booking calender at the current prices in the booking calendar.

Sometimes there are special offers that you can only see in the booking calendar.

During each flight, around 40 pictures and a video will be taken of your experience. We use the best action cameras from GoPro.

If you feel like it, we’ll transfer the pictures and video straight to your phone after the flight and you can share or edit them with friends instantly!

Price: €30,-

 
You can pay for your tandem flight in cash or with a Falken Air voucher .
 
We do not accept credit/debit cards.
 
You can pay the cable car ticket with a credit card/debit card.

Clothing, equipment & photos

  1. Solid shoes
  2. Jacket (in winter: ski clothing or winter clothing & gloves)
  3. Sunglasses (not mandatory, you can also borrow from us)

Dress according to the weather conditions and the season. Wear sturdy shoes with sturdy soles (hiking shoes or sneakers). In winter, we dress like we would go skiing. You get the helmet from us. In summer, a jacket protects you from the wind and cold, especially on longer thermal flights. We recommend sunglasses all year round.

Backpacks can remain in the shuttle bus during the flight, they have little space on a tandem flight.

  1. Wallet
  2. Mobile phone

Please, take a mobile phone with you so that you can be reached in case of weather changes or postponements. You also need your wallet to buy a lift ticket and pay for the flight and photo/video package. You can pay in CASH ONLY for the flight or with a paragliding voucher. Backpacks must stay on the shuttle bus during the flight.

Backpacks can remain in the shuttle bus during the flight, they have little space on a tandem flight.

For safety and liability reasons, you are not allowed to use your own action cameras or mobile phones during the flight.

Your cell phone will be safely stowed in the harness during the flight.

We recommend you to fully enjoy your flight and let your professional pilot do the flying and photography work for you.

During the flight, your pilot will take around 40 photos and a video in HD quality with the latest action cameras from GoPro. You can buy the photo/video package after the landing for €30 and use it immediately and share it with friends. The data is transferred directly to your phone.

Cost: €30,- (not included)

Safety & fear of heights

By filling out the flight ticket before your tandem flight you are insured.

 

99% of people who say they are afraid of heights before flying actually experience no fear of heights at all during the flight. On the contrary, many are quite surprised at how comfortable they feel.

This may be due to the seated position during flight and the view forward, not down.

 

A little nervousness before take-off/flight is completely normal and even good, because it increases concentration.

99.9% of our guests are completely thrilled after the flight, how easy it was for them and how great the experience was!

This must be clarified and discussed individually with us.

We also regularly fly with wheelchair users. Special starting and wind conditions are required here.

Paragliding or paragliding are synonymous with the English term paragliding. It refers to flying with a paraglider or paraglider.

When tandem flying or tandem paragliding, you fly from the top of the mountain to the valley with a professional, certified pilot.

Why Falkenair?

1

Trust & Safety

You can rely on us both technically and organizationally
  • No costs in case of bad weather
    we postpone or cancel
  • Passionate pilots for over 20 years
    state tested and licensed
  • Full insurance
    during the flight
2

Maximum experience

experience an unforgettable flight
  • Fly with the best
    local flight instructors and tandem professionals with top ratings 
  • Control the glider yourself
    during the flight if you like
  • Try some ACTION
    without additional payment
  • Upgrade to longer PLUS flights
    during the flight, so you can decide flexibly
  • We speak several languages
    German, English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
  • Top photos & videos
    with the latest GoPro action cams
3

thought of everything

An experience from the arrival to the journey home
  • VIP shuttle bus
    from the landing site to the valley station (cable car ticket not included)
  • Chilled beanbags
    in the shade for your viewers
  • After flight drink
    included for every passenger
  • Certificate & sticker
    to remember your tandem flight