Official Take-Off Network on La Palma
All take-offs at a glance


Take-Off and Landing  Sites

GENERAL INFORMATION

Westside:
The Westside is the best-known area for flying, where international competitions are also held. It is the dryer side and often in lee. The Westside in also known for good flying conditions and thermal  developments, often lasting the whole day. The situation in lee requires special attention and meteorological knowledge. NB: Wind strengths may increase rapidly resulting in dangerous conditions! It’s always a good idea to talk with the local pilots or book the ParaGuide Service.

Eastside:
Dominated by the CTR of La Palma, the eastside is a good alternative with calmer eastern winds, especially in the morning before the sun is heats up. Well-known take-off is at the “Pico de las Nieves”.

Landing Site  Puerto Naos (official): 
W  17,908629     N 28,5844745

East of the beach promenade on the soccer field. Attention, thermals possible. With S Wind on the parking lot far away of obstacles. Approach on left!

Alternative Landing Sites:        Visit them before !

Charco Verde 
W 17,899024    N 28,572583
(Landing in the little bay)

El Remo
W 17,888568    N 28,5521906
(Attention telephone cable at restaurant 7)

Landing on the beach of Puerto Naos is not allowed. If landing on the official sites is not save (turbulences, many pilots, emergency), it might be better to risk a forfeit for a secure landing. Landing on the beach promenade is prohibited. Please do  also not walk with open gliders on the promenade.

You should pack your glider on the beach side of the promenade, leaving enough room for pedestrians (4mt at least). Put canopy sea side.

Take Offs

Start Nº 1: Puerto Naos
W  17,902177     N 28,586762
240 m. W-SW.  Turbulences with S and Nord wind. Parking above take-off.  Driving down to the take-off is not allowed.

Start Nº 2:  Campanarios
W  17,869102     N 28,580566
Privat  cars must be parked at the end of the road. Walk ~ 30 mins from here. 800/900 m. SW-NW Alternative landing site in Charco Verde.

Start Nº 3: Jedey 
W  17,883048     N 28,582477
650 m.  SW. W. Rarely used and might be overgrown. Not recommended for modern gliders due to sharp lava stones.

Start Nº 4: El Gallo (the 1.300)
W  17,848952     N 28,6165694
1300 m.  W-NW.  Alternative landing  site in the soccer field of San
Nicolas.  Before starting assure good wind conditions in Puerto Naos.

Start  Nº 5: Fire Tower  El Time
W  17,925362     N 28,691611
1100 m.  NW.  Turbulence with south and eastern winds. Landing site at the beach of Tazacorte. Attention, strong winds may blow out of the caldera. Might be thermally very active.

Start  Nº 6: Puntagorda                                
W  17,933593     N 28,7524074
1600 m. WNW. Landing  aside the Helicopter landing (W -17,994432; N28,7799857). Flight must be authorized by the mayor. Attention: minimum glide ratio of 7+ without wind.

Start  Nº 7: Barlovento Costa                      
W  17,793707     N 28,8385596
Temporary closed due to problems with the landlord.
250 m. N-NO. Landing „Fajana de Barlovento“  10m, (W -17,788627 N 28,8430799). Attention, changing winds. Minimum  glide ratio of 1:3 without wind.

Start Nº  8: Cumbre San Andres y Sauces   
W  17,834105    N 28,7512347
2.140 m. N - NE. Attention: forming of lower clouds is already in the early morning possible. Wind direction and intensity may change below the inversion. Take off with low inclination. Landing  site  Puerto Espindola 10m, (W -17.763525 N 28.811293). Glide ratio 1:5 without wind.

Start  Nº 9: Puntallana                                   
W 17.743856     N 28.745871
430 m. N, NE, E. only top-landing possible, landing on the lower fields not allowed!

Enjoy the Isla Bonita, La Palma and always happy landing!


INFORMATION AND RULES

Before your fist flight, please sign the guestbook in the office of Palmaclub. You will also get latest information there.

Paragliding in Spain requires a valid pilot licence and insurance; it is obligatory to fly with an approved emergency parachute and wearing a helmet.

Please respect traffic rules during flight and landing! The international rules are also valid here: if you have the cliff on the right, you have right of way.

The special conditions at the landing site in Puerto Naos require a change of the normal approach. The circuit should be flown high, reducing by flying 8s only before turning into the final approach. Consult graph in the office of Palmaclub.

Before launching you should check the conditions at the landing site (eg. by walkie-talkie). Pay attention to the appearance of the sea: if the waves are big or you see white crests, do not launch, or land immediately if you are already in the air.

Please take care of the lauch and landing sites. Some take offs are in natural protected areas. Take your rubbish away with you, even cigarette stubs!

Flying from, into and over the “Caldera de Taburiente” is strictly prohibited! In the natural reserve “Cumbre Vieja”, taking off is only allowed at the official launch sites! In order to not put our activities in danger, please respect those rules!

Take Off and Landing in Puerto Naos:
The Take Off in Puerto Naos is maintained by the PALMACLUB paragliding association. This includes the wind socks, rental of the area etc. The club requests a contribution of € 14. -- per pilot and week  or  € 35.-for  12 months. This goes towards maintenance expenses.

Please pay your contribution before first take off! Group leaders are responsible for their group. For inscription and further information step in our office in Puerto Naos, Calle  Juana Tabarez N°3.

Tandem flights and instruction flights (schools) are only allowed with consent of PALMACLUB. Please seek permission before flying!

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
All emergencies, Police, Guardia Civil: 112
(multilingual)

Javier López Redondo      610 695 750
Roger P. Frey                      638 809 917

Walkie-Talkie frequencies of Palmaclub:
PMR Channel 5/15        446.05625 MHz
2m                                    143.050        MHz

Live Windinformation: www.wunderground.com

Station Puerto Naos: ISPANIEN2, Tacande IKANARIS5


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