Paragliding Medellin
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Flying above one of Colombia's greatest towns is what we do! With more than 25 years experience, we will take you on an adventure. Feel, breathe, enjoy! See Medellin from a whole different angle! We pioneered paragliding in colombia ! FLYING SINCE 1992! Ruben is an international certified instructor. We speak English and Spanish. Welcome to the Sky !
Medellin, Colombia

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Dieter
Munich, Germany4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I am a paragliding pilot myself and did a great tandem flight with Aeroclub Medellin as I had no equipment with me and were not familiar with the site.
All the team worked very professional and in a safe way. The pilots I met have an incredible amount of experience and air time at this site as they can do top landing nearly all the time. The gliders were in perfect shape what I saw, only harness showed heavy wear (compared to German standard).
Written May 3, 2022
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Amir
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
This was a fantastic flight, and the man who owns the operation personally came and picked us up and was so encouraging and comforting, so friendly. The flight guide was experienced and very friendly and understanding; he did not rush, he was happy to do the flight and we even waited a bit so that we could have the perfect weather to make for a perfect flight, whereas other companies were going anyways. Highly recommend!
Written December 27, 2020
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Natasha R
1 contribution
Jul 2021
I have wanted to get my P2 license for 2yrs. I chose Medellin because I heard of Ruben from a longtime paraglider in Seattle. Ruben is the godfather of paragliding in Colombia starting when paragliding barely existed in Colombia and had just began as a new sport.

He takes safety extremely seriously. I would trust him and his partner "H" with my life! This is something to take into consideration when looking for an instructor/tandem as other instructors in the area may be younger, less experienced and less likely to have your best interest at heart. You get what you pay for here and honestly it is worth so much more.

Ruben and "H" are like Dos XX men with plenty of amazing stories and life experiences. They are wonderful passionate human beings and extremely trustworthy and honorable. They would do anything to ensure the safety and enjoyment of their clients.

I would joke that Ruben was like the Mr. Miyagi of paragliding, it's so accurate!

Another reason why Medellin is a wonderful place to learn is the beautiful rolling green mountains in the surrounding area. Ruben and "H" will take you to spectacular landscapes to learn or you would do a tandem over gorgeous Medellin.

you should 1000% fly with Ruben! You will not be disappointed.
Written July 29, 2021
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Odyssey592621
1 contribution
Mar 2019
I came to Colombia to learn how to paraglide, and signed up for Ruben's training program to get my P2 "adventure pilot" certification with APPI.

The course began with about a week at the training hill learning to set up the equipment, ground handle (kite) the wing, how to take off using both forward and reverse launch techniques, and of course how to land. These flights are short, and close to the ground - no more than 10 seconds and no higher than 15-20 feet. I was also given books and videos with which to study in the evenings. We also spent one day at the flying site in San Felix, where i was able to practice ground handling in the morning, and then take a tandem flight in the afternoon during which more advanced maneuvers such as collapses, stalls and wing overs were demonstrated, and I was allowed to take the controls for some basic maneuvers and to learn how to climb in thermals.

Once Ruben knew I was ready, he took me out for 4 days of high altitude flights that were 10-15 minutes long. During these flights we continued to work on my takeoff and landing skills, introduced a variety of maneuvers such as 360 degree turns, figure eights, and big ears, and I learned how to plan my approach to the landing zone. By the end of the course, I was able to take off, fly to the landing zone, and make my approach and landing without assistance, and earned my P2 certification.

Ruben is a fantastic instructor who truly enjoys introducing students to this incredible sport. He speaks English fluently and was able to answer all of my questions not only about paragliding, but also about Colombia and Colombian culture. I always felt like my safety was the #1 priority, and Ruben and his staff were always ready to do whatever it took to make sure I was completely ready for the next step in the training. Throughout the course I used the school's equipment, all of which was in fine condition. The only things I needed to bring were food, water, sun protection, and footwear with ankle support.

Overall, I couldn't ask for a better experience. Colombia is a great place to learn how to paraglide, and Ruben and Paraglidng Medellin spared no effort in giving me high quality instruction in a fun and friendly environment. If you show up motivated and ready to work hard, you will be rewarded with an amazing experience that you will never forget, and a solid foundation on which to build as you continue on your paragliding journey.
Written February 14, 2020
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alexvelo
Ayer, MA31 contributions
Dec 2021
Besides the walking tours of Medellin and surrounding areas, I would highly recommend this activity.

Skill level required is low!

Just sit back and allow the expert flyers take you around the mountain.

An amazing experience - I was flying with the birds!

The whole family loved it!
Written December 25, 2021
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P1164PWandrewm
6 contributions
Jan 2020
Our family took advantage of the Door to door package. We went early in the day so there were no big crowds yet on a day with perfect weather. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience flying with the birds...literally. It exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this to anyone.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hola. Family memories are priceless .this one for sure will be for the rest of there lives many thanks for flying with us. Friendly Ruben fly
Written January 7, 2020
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garymargolis
Toronto, Canada38 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family of five, ranging in age from 7 to 70, had a wonderful paragliding experience with Paragliding Medellin. Our tandem guides, German and John, were kind, informative and helpful and the experience was exciting and fun as we soared over the hills and cityscape of Medellin. We were late arriving for the flight because of traffic and the company was very accommodating with respect to our change of timing. They were equally accommodating when our seven-year-old proved too light to fly with a normal parachute and they had to borrow a smaller chute from another company on the other side of the mountain. The company owner, Ruben, was enthusiastic and helpful. We had an amazing experience and would highly recommend the company!
Written January 3, 2020
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Hi there We love to take care of families especially with kids because this memories will be for ever !!! Many thanks for choosing us. And allowed to show another image from our city !! I wish that you and all your family will be able to keep on traveling and living unforgetable experiences Friendly Rubénfly
Written January 7, 2020
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Andrew P
1 contribution
May 2021
Could not be more thrilled with my experience with Paragliding Medellin. A friend and I both took our P1 / P2 paragliding certifications in English with Ruben and it was an incredible experience. Ruben is a very knowledgeable and caring instructor who is excited to share his passion for paragliding with his students. We were able to travel all around Colombia to different beautiful locations we wouldn't have otherwise seen. Definitely going to come back and do our P3 with him next year!
Written May 18, 2021
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Samantha S
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Insane experience: we opted for the full package and our driver (Giovani) was very good, picked us up from hotel and super funny to chat with along the way. Felt safe and very secure, the experience was amazing! It was my first time paragliding and I want do it again. I felt like a bird in the sky. Thanks for an amazing experience. I hope to return one day! Muchas gracias a giovani también!
Written January 24, 2022
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mwh8719
New York City, NY3 contributions
Mar 2022
The entire process was perfect! The driver was right on time and was an excellent + safe driver. When I got there, I met Johnny who was extremely kind and talked me through the process in fluent English which was helpful because I realized my conversational Spanish is not so good! When I got to the top, the staff was helpful and I Juan took me into the air. We talked while in flight and he was constantly checking in to make sure I was enjoying myself and was comfortable. We went into the clouds and flew with the birds and then went lower to get an amazing view of Medellin and surrounding areas.

Once you land, you sit with another friendly person who takes the SD card out of the camera and shows you the videos and photos that were taken.

This was such a surreal experience and I will absolutely be doing this again! The entire flight was safe and professional and at no point did I have any concerns .Thank you so much to the entire crew at Paragliding Medellin.

-Matt
Written March 13, 2022
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