Puerto Naos Jedey
Birigoyo El Gallo El
Time Las Indias
Difficult or in bad shape
note, some take offs are not easy to reach and need 4 wheel driven
cars. I have indicated them with 4x4. Please do not drive to them
with normal cars!
Puerto Naos 200
center of the island. Start
is quite easy however, you should cope with backwards starting technique.
If there is good weather conditions to fly, you will normally find
somebody in Puerto Naos driving to the start at the cliff. Please
note, before using this private take off, you should show up in
the paragliding school in order to inscribe you and pay the weekly
fee. For any questions, ask the staff in the paragliding school,
Panaderia Alemana, Calle Juana Tabares N° 3, Puerto Naos.
With good thermics, you can discover west coast of the island. Many
pilots are also starting
at the cliff in order to fly up into the mountains.
line at the cliff N of the start. South wind creates lee turbulences
near the hotel, North wind creates turbulences at the cliff. Do
not start in north wind conditions.
1.2. Jedey 600 msl J
of sharp lava stones, therefore not my first recommendation. I even
once lost a cord while starting. Jedey was famous in the past. Now
with the better gliders this spot is not used anymore. Pilots prefer
the close buth higher Campanario. You are finding the hill Jedey
while driving the main street from El Paso to Fuencaliente at the
right hand side just after the village Jedey. There is a small parking
slot on the right side of the street. The vane on Jedey is a very
good wind indicater for the winds in the plain.
1.3. Campanario ca 900 msl 4x4 JJJ
starting spot in on appx. 900 msl in the mountains. There is a street
leaving left in Jedey. After many slopes, the asphalt turns into
a beton stripe. If you do not have a 4 wheel driven car, you have
to park here and walk up approx 20 min. Please note, it is not allowed
to drive up with a normal car. Take a look to my map
for further explanations. You may fly to El Remo or Puerto Naos.
view of the Campanaria
1.4. Birigoyo !CLOSED ! 1800 msl
Birigoyo was closed from the responsibles natural park rangers in
March 2006. Taking Off is strictly prohibited. Please respect this
to help us to prevent problems.
1.5. El Gallo oder 1300.er appx 1300 msl:
results of our negotiations, El Gallo is reopened again. You may
take off there.
spot in the pine forest. Flying to Puerto Naos or El Remo. Tactics
as above. Emergency landing spot is in San Nicolas, there is a huge
soccer ground. Take into consideration landing in the farmer ground
or lava is dangerous as the stones may be very big and sharp. If
there is no alternative, look out for a street without trafic.
1.6. El Time ca. 650 msl 4x4JJJ
spot at the hill above Time flying to Tazacorte. Drive up to el
Time and then appx. 300 meterf further north. When you see two palm
trees and a restaurant ad, turn sharp right and drive up ca 400
meters. You have to leave the car in a left curve and walk the rest
up. El Time is often a good alternative in Nordwind tendencies not
allowing to fly in Puerto Naos.
Be aware of rotors as you start in north west direction but there
may be thermic coming up from Tazacorte. Thermic is often rough.
Several power lines.
Torre del Time ca. 1150 msl,
on the main road from Los Llanos heading Tijarafe. Before entering
Tijarafe, in El Jesús follow Torre del Time (right drive).
spot is some meters below the Torre, heading NW.
is in Tazacorte beach, near the port. There are no emergency landing
spots but you are starting very high. Please have a look for the
many power lines in this region.
cliff of Torre del Time is steep and heading south. This is driving
thermal development and can, mixed with NW Wind, develope turbulences.
There is a possibility that the thermic development at the cliff
can produce a lee rotor at the start spot. Please look to the many
wind indicators at the start and check if they are not clear.
the Air check the wind flag directly at the cliff and fly into the
thermic with enough security hight.
1.8. Las Indias ca. 700 msl JJJ
have not flown there for at least 4 years. Therefore I can not comment
on the landing spot however, the startplace is very easy because
it is steep. You find it while driving the street on the Westside
south direction apx. 2 kilometers (one mile) before Fuencaliente
directly at the street. The start spot is visible while there are
little wind indicators. If no local pilot is with you with you,
take you time to inspect the landing spot in las Indias. The new
hotel princess has been build directly on the former landing place.
2.1. Conception ca 250 msl; CTR of airport, start
only with tower clearence ! J
steep starting spot 250 msl over the capital Santa Cruz. It is in
the CTR of SPC but I never heard anything about problems as the
planes are turning to the sea long before the capital. Just note,
that you should not fly higher than appx 100m over the starting
spot. Please do also not head south.
starting technique is a must as heavy wind and the angel of the
take off are not allowing errors. The flight over the capital is
very remarkable. I also had very nice flights there long after sunset.
Landing is at the beach bajamar in Sta. Cruz.