Tandem-paragliding in Zell am See

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

Experience the feeling of freedom!

With Falken Air Paragliding Zell am See you will experience a first-class flight with some of the best tandem pilots!

The Schmittenhöhe is one of the best flying mountains in Austria.  Our Tandem professionals enable you to have a safe and unforgettable flying experience in a class of its own.

We have been living our passion for flying for over 20 years. As experienced hosts in tourism, we know what makes a perfect holiday experience!

Give yourself a try: you will be as thrilled as many of our hundred passengers before you!

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Paragliding in Salzburg


A paragliding flight in Zell am See – Kaprun is one of them most exciting activities of your summer or winter vacation.

The Schmittenhöhe is known far beyond the Austrian borders among paragliders. It's not just the view of Lake Zell, the Hohe Tauern National Park with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area and the surrounding grassy mountains that is unique. The thermal conditions, the starting points and the altitude difference of 1,200 m are also unparalleled.

The updrafts (thermals) are particularly reliable here. Our starting points enable us Takeoffs in almost every direction.

Zell am See-Kaprun

Summer card bonus partner

Falken Air is the only tandem company that is a bonus partner of the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card.

This means for you 10€ discount per person – no matter which flight you choose! You can also use the cable car free of charge.

Zell am See Kaprun summer map
Arabian lady with tandem pilot

Tandem paragliding

Experienced female pilot

From now on we also have a female pilot in a team. With us, you always fly with certified professionals who have already spent thousands of hours in the air. Your safety and trust are our top priority on every paragliding flight!

Meeting point &


Our meeting point is at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn in Zell am See. If necessary, you can buy a cable car ticket here (not included in the flight price) and off we go together up the mountain.

With the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card, your mountain trip is even free of charge.

You will receive the exact address of the meeting point by email immediately after booking.

Pilot flies with passenger over Lake Zell
Several colorful umbrellas in the air

Paragliding in Zell am See


During the gondola ride we will explain you everything you need to know about your paragliding flight and paragliding. We will take all our time to answer your questions and you fill out the flight ticket, which also includes your insurance.

At the summit we put on our helmet and harness. After running for a few meters we are already flying over the beautiful mountain landscape of Zell am See-Kaprun.

Why Falkenair?


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

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

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
Natalia Buman
Natalia Buman
January 23, 2024
Wonderful, unforgettable experience! Very helpful and friendly staff! Thank you very much!!!
Günter Scholze
Günter Scholze
January 13, 2024
Today, January 11, 2024, I had my first paragliding tandem flight from Schmittenhöhe/Zell am See into the valley. The pilot was very safety conscious and took great souvenir photos during the flight. I'm looking forward to spring so I can take a longer flight than today. So I can only recommend Falken Air. Update 1/13/24 I'm still fascinated by my flight. Actually, I was a bit afraid of it at first... but because I had already told a few people beforehand, I ended up flying. ...and it was just total freedom between heaven and earth. I think I felt like my spirit animal (Chinese) the eagle. So incredibly free and... I'm just still speechless, so beautiful....🙂🍀🙂
Chris Wearmouth
Chris Wearmouth
January 6, 2024
They were top notch. Made everything easy. The experience was worth it and more.
Julia Thurner
Julia Thurner
January 5, 2024
Great experience! Great weather, friendly, fast & competent handling. I felt really looked after and had a lot of fun flying. I can only recommend! Thanks again! 😊
Isabella Burr Medina
Isabella Burr Medina
January 1, 2024
It was wonderful. One of the best experiences of my life. You really feel like a bird in the air. You can tell Sepp is a professional, I felt very safe in the air with him. Can only recommend it 😊
Mandy Dehnel
Mandy Dehnel
December 31, 2023
Simply a fantastic experience!
Ronald Weidinger
Ronald Weidinger
December 26, 2023
Professional, trustworthy and uncomplicated, great experience, definitely again!
Gerlinde GLÜCK
Gerlinde GLÜCK
December 22, 2023
Cool flight in perfect conditions!
Karl Heinz Schmid
Karl Heinz Schmid
December 21, 2023
This was a particularly nice tandem flight with Josef. Started on the Schmittenhöhe in beautiful weather and optimal thermals. A really great experience to experience the altitude, the landscape, nature and flying. The wonderful view of Lake Zell, the snow-covered Kitzsteinhorn, the reservoirs, etc. - a uniquely beautiful experience. I can particularly recommend it. And the landing soft and delicate......

5 reasons

Why paraglide in Zell am See?

  • Unique view of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Hohe Tauern National Park and Lake Zell
  • big difference in altitude of 1200 meters
  • Launch sites in (almost) all wind directions for safe starts
  • particularly reliable thermals for longer PLUS and SUPERIOR flights
  • Paragliding even in winter!
Fantastic view of the Hohe Tauern and the national park with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier

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Tandem adventure

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