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About Elite Paragliding
Elite paragliding offers tandem paragliding flights in a handful of scenic locations across the bay area. There are no engines and no tow line involved. We use the power of mother nature to keep us flying from anywhere between 10 and thousands of feet above the ground. You will be paired up with a certified tandem instructor and every flight doubles as a brief flight lesson.
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Phfly505 wrote a review Aug 2020
Petaluma, California4 contributions
Had a great time with Mark Zinkel. Insane fun, seeing the world over Pacifica. Paraglider's everywhere and Mark was cool about all of it.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Suzincruz wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Cruz, California18 contributions25 helpful votes
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Mark at Elite Paragliding is a crazy talented, professional pilot, and just the nicest guy you could possibly meet!! The experience he offers is just truly priceless, and in a drop dead gorgeous setting overlooking the Pacific! My husband and son were just ecstatic after their flights, and we will all definitely return again!! Mark inspires trust and confidence, and has the most friendly, welcoming personality that makes him feel like an old friend! Couldn’t recommend this whole experience more highly!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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LuvAdvB wrote a review Jul 2019
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What an experience! Paragliding has been in my bucket list to try and I am so happy I've done it with Mark. He's not only experienced, informative but also super charming! You'll be amazed how easily you take off, how calming it is up in the air and best of all, you get to soak in the view of beautiful bay area all in one. I was able to take my phone out to capture the beauty between turns and fun drops (If you're like me with bit of dare devil in you, ask Mark. He can take you up and down with spins and drops: It's much more thrilling than a roller coaster) You want to dress warm because the coastal wind could get chilly but other than that, you won't have to worry about anything else. Must try at least once in a life time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from EliteParagliding, Owner at Elite Paragliding
Responded Jul 31, 2019
Thanks for coming out again! The turns, dips and drops were super fun. Thanks for emphasizing bringing warm clothes. People have a much better experience when they're warm. I'm glad I could be the person to help you check this off your bucket list experience.
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Lorinda K wrote a review Jul 2019
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This was an amazing experience. We were on a girl trip and wanted to do something out of the ordinary. We were a bit nervous but Mark was amazing. He was mindful of the surroundings and extremely safety conscious. Only 2 of the 3 of us were able to glide due to weather conditions. I was the 1 that did not. I have no hard feelings and will book again with Elite and request Mark the next time I am in the area. The 2 that did go said it was amazing and had a blast. Even watching was absolutely breathtaking. Thank you Mark
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from EliteParagliding, Owner at Elite Paragliding
Responded Jul 4, 2019
Lorinda - Mark here. I agree that watching is really fun. You guys were a blast to hang out with and I really apprecate the review. You haven't flown, so whenever you're ready, give me a text or a call and we'll work something out and give you the flight of your life!
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loveSabrinaa wrote a review Jun 2018
Fresno, California1 contribution
I recently went paragliding with Mark and it was absolutely incredible! He made me 100% comfortable and safe on and off land. He knew that this was my first time doing anything this exciting, so he gave me multiple words of encouragement whilst we were getting ready, and made me confident that I can do it! I’m extremely glad he did because it was an experience I will cherish forever! I would absolutely recommend flying with Elite Paragliding!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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