Humans Like a Bird: Paragliding
First trials of paragliding had been done in Europe in 1940’s. However, the inspirations based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s parachute design in 15th century and Chinese men’s high jumps with a umbrella like tools in 11th century. Many many years ago in 17th century, Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi were inspired by the birds and developed artificial wings which made him to achieve flying from Galata Tower and over the Bosphorus he landed to Üsküdar.
Nowadays, with the improvement of the technology, paragliding has become more quality, light and innovative by its design. Most popular destinations for paragliding in Turkey are Babadağ in Fethiye Ölüdeniz, Munzur Mountains in Erzincan and Adıyaman. Tandem flights are carried out by the pilot where you jump from 600 meters high, lasts approximately 20-25 minutes.
Get ready for looking over Kaş’s magnificent landscape and coasts like a bird’s eye view!
We all humans love independence but be careful! Flying 600 meters high might make you feel like your heart would rush out!
First of all, your pilot gives you necessary instructions and then helps you to suit up. Once everything is settled, with the perfect wind, you start walking through the cliff. There you go, you are flying 🙂
When you start 20-25 minutes pleasure trip in the sky, your city life stress will be vanished. If you want your pilot is ready to take your amazing videos and photos. Besides, for the adrenaline lovers, you can try acrobatic moves. You can feel a little stress while landing but don’t worry, all you need to do is stand up and take a few steps when your pilot gives a sign. After coming down to earth, you may feel like you are still flying.
Anyone who wonder and would like to try paragliding or overcome his/her fear are invited to Kaş for this flight experience.