safety training

The Flieger-Base association offers five to seven exclusive paragliding safety training sessions a year in cooperation with the Carinthian flight school.



Unfortunately we have to inform you that there are no more free places for 2023. )-: Several paragliding – clubs from Germany and Austria have pre-booked the entire contingent in October.

If you want, send us an e-mail to:, with the subject: List 24.

In October 2023 you will receive an email with the dates.


Course Participation Requirements:

Mastering the forward and backward take-off technique in 0-25 km/h wind, adapted to the terrain.


Our safety training is about individual pilot support. Xandi reveals all the important basics that are part of safe paragliding.

Researching and getting to know all kinds of collapses and the safe handling of “extreme flight manoeuvres” are basic requirements for a successful flight. Only when you know your glider really well can flying be a lot of fun. And the winner is known to be whoever has the most fun in the air.

Depending on the pilot level, all current safety training maneuvers and also all acromaneuvers are taught. This offer is unique because the trainer masters every single maneuver perfectly in theory and practice.

Flight area Gerlitzen

Landing site Flieger-Base: 500 MSL
Launch site Kanzelhöhe: 1500 MSL
Launch site Gerlitzen: 1911 MSL
Altitude for maneuver flying over water:
Morning from the Kanzelhöhe: 600 – 800 meters
Morning from the summit: 600 – 800 meters
Afternoon from Kanzelhöhe: 600 – 800 meters
Afternoon from the summit with thermals: up to 1000 meters

Course start and course schedule

Since the weather does not stick to our appointments, we have to adapt to the weather. In order to increase the chances of good flying weather, we take seven days. The beginning of the course ( 5 hrs. theory) will generally take place on Monday (see schedule 2023) at 15:00, weather permitting. After that, at least two flyable days should be in prospect.

The course starts when the forecast predicts six flights per participant.

The weather information will be announced 24 hours before the start of the course (Sunday 3 p.m.) on the homepage In the event of bad weather forecasts, the start of the course can be postponed until Thursday.

In the best-case scenario, the pilots will have completed six to nine flights from Tuesday to Thursday, and they can practice and consolidate what they have learned independently in a safe environment over the following days.

Should a course not be feasible due to a long-term period of bad weather, the participant will receive the deposit back. The deposit may also be left until the next season. In this case, the pilot will be notified by mail one week before the publication of the new dates and has free choice of seats.

Expiration day 1

Course start with theory lessons: 3:00 p.m. – 19:00 / 20:00. watch
1: introduction round:
During the round of introductions, Xandi creates the pilots’ training schedules.
2: Simulator training:
The paragliding simulator was developed to bring theory lessons in paragliding pilot training closer to practice. Away from frontal teaching towards learning with all senses.

Before doing the exercises in the air, the movements can be practiced and internalized.

Simulator – Basics:

Adjusting the correct seating position
Getting to know all brake handle positions with quick changes
Proper use of the accelerator with quick release
Binder Reach for the rescuer with the right and left hand
Correct ears
Find ways to avoid deep stall
Apply deep stall recovery methods
Correct steering in clogs
Applying the three ways to solve the cravat
Direction control with locked brake

Simulator – Maneuvers:

Correct roll and pitch in simulator
Proper pulling of the front capper Acceleration / Acceleration, and applying the deep stall or cravat troubleshooter.
Proper initiation of the held side caller with correct weight shift. Proper opening of the folded wing, and applying the fix for deep stall or cravats.
Initiation of the rattling spiral with correct sensitive exit. Assumption of an incorrect exit with a side collapse / front collapse / cravat
Correct sequence of movements in the accelerated side collapse
Correct entering and exiting the spiral dive with the right gaze
Applying proper B-stall grip technique, solving deep stall and cravat problems.
Correct sequence of movements during a full stall.
Correct sequence of movements when spinning with flyback recovery
Correct sequence of movements when spinning 360 degrees from trim.
– Correct sequence of movements during wingover, asymmetric spiral and looping
Recognize the point of initiation from the satellite, with correct exit.
– Recognize the point of initiation of dynamic stall
Correct posture during rythmik sat with spiral exit

The list of all maneuvers and combinations could fill a book.

Here is the acro book

Simulator – rescuer release:

Recognize the autorotation with a targeted rescue throw in the direction of centrifugal force
Proper retrieval of the main chute
Use ways to untwist in steerable rescues.
Assuming proper posture for tree or ground landing
Lightning-fast opening of the buckles and release from the harness.
Correct extraction of the inner container.

After this last practice session it is around 19:00. Katrin and Mario do the K-exam. The participants are given life jackets and radios, headphones are built into the helmets. This is followed by a radio check and the farewell.

day 2

In perfect weather conditions we follow this procedure:

08:00 Meeting point at the pilot base.
weather briefing
Video analysis of day 1 + theory lessons
09:00: Departure to the Kanzelbahn
9:30 a.m.: Introduction to the terrain by Kathrin
10:00 – 13:00: Each pilot completes two flights
14:00 Breefing / theory lessons / maneuver sequence flight 3
15:00 departure
17:30 last pilot from round 3 landed

hammock flyer base

day 3

08:00 Meeting point at the pilot base.
weather briefing
Video analyzes from the day before + theory lessons
Each pilot receives the maneuver sequence of his first two flights.
09:00: Departure to the Kanzelbahn
The procedure is the same as the day before.

approach of the pilots

air base from above packing area

chill out area air base

After three days, the pilots have completed between 6 and 9 flights, depending on their physical condition.

Paraglider rescue in the lake

In unstable weather conditions with thunderstorms in the afternoon, only two flights per day can often be carried out. In these cases we do the video analysis with theory lessons in the afternoon. The course starts on the following day at 08:45.


We guarantee at least 6 flights during training.

Theroie, K exam, 1 flight: 240,- (deposit)
2 Flight: 140———-380,-
3 Flight: 120—————-500,-
4 Flight: 100———————–600,-
5 Flight: 80—————————-680,-
6 Flight: 70———————————-750,-
Each additional flight: 50,-


– Individual support from Xandi Meschuh
– Start management with Katrin Traumüller
– Recording of all flights of Mario Oprandi
– Video analytics
– Special salvage boats of the ÖWR with driver and first aider
– Life jackets 150N
– Radio with headset
– K-test at the GZ
– All shuttle rides for the time of the course
– Landing fees for the time of the course

Not included:
Lift ticket:
Life jacket replacement kit for splashdown: 30,-


Xandi Meschuh

OEAEC/DHV flight instructor / multiple acro world cup winner 2003-2016 / test pilot R&D since 2003 Icaro Paragliders / author (Acrobatics – acro book)

Katrin Traumuller

OEAEC/DHV flight instructor / ground handling trainer / production and sales of paraglider simulators

Mario Oprandi

OEAEC/DHV flight instructor / Namibia Paragliding trips for 23 years



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