How to make the leap

By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
July 30, 2009 10:53
1 minute read.

The most popular Web site and forum for the sport is Holy Wind (www.holywind.co.il). Excursions with tourists can be arranged at a number of sites. The most popular are at Netanya and Arsuf (Ga'ash) bluffs over the Mediterranean. But the higher flights and cross-country flights are from Mount Tabor or Mevo Hama on the Golan Heights. Tandem Flights The average cost is from NIS 300 for about a 20-minute flight over the coastal bluffs, and NIS 450 for a longer flight from the mountains in Galilee or the Golan. The market is wide open since there is no licensing required for tandem flying. But the most reputable pilots offering safe tandem flights are: • Nesher (www.flynesher.co.il) from NIS 300 for about a 20-minute flight over the coastal bluffs and NIS 450 for a longer flight from the mountains. • Agur (www.flyagur.co.il) from NIS 350 for half hour coastal flight and NIS 450 for mountain flying. • Shamayim Paragliders 052-222-3221, (09) 954-9788 • Dvir Paragliding (www.dvirparagliding.co.il) 050-833-3100, (09) 899-0277 • Dekel (www.dekel5.co.il) (03) 506-0063 Schools • Agur (www.flyagur.co.il) - The Israel hang gliding and paragliding club, established 1977, Sea Palace Beach, Bat Yam. Arnon Har-Lev 054-245-4346 • Sitvanit (www.sitvanit.com) - The Sitvanit Paragliding Club, established 1994. Shimon "Shimi" Hanegbi, (03) 518-9618, 050-559-0894 • Udi Doron (www.glide.co.il) 052-803-3824 • Seven Winds (www.7winds.co.il), Roman Kirpak 054-464-3969


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