TOLMIN – Thermal Course & Intro to XC, Slovenia

24 – 29 June 2018


Our thermal and introduction to cross-country flying  course is designed to improve your thermal techniques and to teach you how to make the first steps into XC flying, with the help of a professional coach.

The Tolmin/Kobarid valley is a perfect paragliding spot to improve your thermal skills and take the first steps into cross country flying. The conditions in Slovenia don’t get very rough usually so pleasant flights can be enjoyed.

The course is as well for pilots who begin to fly thermals as pilots with already some experience in thermal flying. The more experienced pilots can do some small XC tasks during the mid-day hours, while the others wait for more quiet conditions later at the day.


The concepts of thermal flying will be explained during the theory classes with profound practice in the air. Trigger points of a thermal, how to center the core and how to read the sky are some of the basics you need to understand to prolong your flight. Once at cloud base we learn how to connect the thermals and  slowly progress to your first small XC flights.

In the air you get instructions and coaching by Jo on the radio. He will fly close to you so you feel always comfortable and safe in the air.  Besides a solid theory and practice it’s important to be comfortable with your gear. Together we check for a good set-up of your harness and flying instrument.

The course will run from Sunday – Friday. Arrival date is on Saturday 23 of June. In the evening we will have a first meet and greet at the campsite.

The guidance can be in Italian, English, Spanish, Greek or French.


We will stay at the campsite in Tolmin.


  • 6 days thermal and introduction to XC course
  • Daily meteo briefing and flight preparation
  • De-briefing and analysis of the flight
  • Theory of meteo, thermal and XC flying techniques and flight equipment
  • Retrieval
  • Booking of your accommodation


  • Autonomous on take-off and landing
  • Flying equipment
  • Pilot license and insurance


The price for 6 days thermal and intro to XC course is 475€. Excluded are accommodation, shuttlebus and site flying fees.

Register for this Course