A story of the climb up and paraglider flight down from Volcano Atitlan by an international crew of 9 friends. Real World Paragliding offers tandem rides in the skies above Lake Atitlan Guatemala.
Music by Christian Beherenz and
Ground Rush Airsports Production
Paragliding at Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Atitlan is a magical place in Guatemala, full with energy and natural beauty. The majestic lake is surrounded by mountains and three volcanoes, expanding its bays to different sacred indigenous towns. With optimal weather conditions you will find it easy to fly longer distances along mountains covered with jungle forests where no human has ever been been.
No noise. No motor. No pollution. 3 Dimensions… Just you in closeness to Freedom.
TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHTS at Lake Atitlan Guatemala – As high as you get!
The dream of flying has inspired our imagination for thousands of years. Have you ever watched a bird soaring in the sky and wondered what that would be like? A tandem flight makes it possible for almost anyone to fulfill the dream of flying in freedom, flowing silently and elegantly through the air.
A tandem is a flight of two persons under one wing. With appropriate assistance and favorable wind conditions, tandem paragliding allows almost any person to experience the freedom of flying silently like an eagle. Non pollutant, no noise, no cabin, no motor, just you in closeness to Nature.
If you can run a few steps on a gentle slope, you can take off on a tandem-flight with a tandem instructor. Each person has its own harness for sitting comfortable during flight. From take-off until landing, pilot and passenger are both connected by two spreader bars. The pilot, sitting behind the passenger, takes care of take-off, flight and landing. It is not necessary for the passenger to have had previous knowledge about paragliding. A bit of basic instruction a few minutes prior to your flight is enough to ensure a nice take-off and landing.
Just make sure to bring suitable shoes for running, a sweat-shirt/jumper and sunglasses. We provide you with the rest. Bringing a camera is also an idea as your hands will be free for taking pictures or filming during the flight.
Price: US$ 90.-
The flight length is between 20 – 45 minutes depending on the weather-conditions Call (502) 5634 5699 to make reservations
It all began with the purchase of a professional Italian coffee- espresso-machine. Panajachel did not have a real good place to have a good brewed coffee ( besides coffee king Mike at Crossroads Café), so we thought this could be fun to proudly sell good coffee at the main street “Calle Santander”, be available for tandem flights and we would also be able to display our art at our brand new shop.
There was no other name we could think of but REALWORLD Café, in honor of one of the best musicians and artists ever, the great master Peter Gabriel, who also is founder of the label REALWORLD RECORDS, England. Real music, best coffee, paragliding and art, this would be the perfect and coziest nest we could think of!
As time passed by, the coffee was doing well, but the flying was doing better, and the day came when we had to decide if to keep on growing as a nice coffee shop or to become more outdoors and spend more time flying at the mountains. It did not make too much sense to run a mediocre coffee shop and, there was not enough cash to pay for more personal. The choice was obvious, we wanted to fly and so, Realworld Café suffered a metamorphosis turning into Realworld Paragliding.
We have been tandem flying since 2006. We are representatives of Independence Gliders, Ozone Paragliders and Nova, and only fly with the best gear and safety reserves available. For us flying is enjoying life in its purest sobriety, playing with the elements and becoming one with Nature. No pollution, no noise, no cabin, just you in closeness to freedom. We love what we do and we respect what we love.
We are all tandem-licenced pilots by OAeC (Osterreichischer Aero-Club, Austria) and DHV (Deutscher Hangegleiterverband e.V., Germany) and FAVL (Federacion Argentina de Vuelo Libre)