Tandem Flying Intro.

Paragliding is a non-motorized, foot-launched form of free flying with an inflatable lightweight wing. The aircraft has no rigid structure, the fabric canopy consists of many interconnected cells and is inflated by the air entering into them which gives it an aerodynamic shape. There is no jumping off cliffs, mountains or airplanes involved in paragliding, neither there is any pulling by boat. After the wing is inflated, the pilot takes a few steps down a slope and is lifted up in the air. The pilot then sits in a harness which is suspended from the wing by many lines. 

Anyone can experience paragliding by doing a tandem flight with an experienced and qualified instructor. The instructor pilot can fly with one passenger using a bigger tandem wing designed to carry two people with the passenger strapped in a separate harness in front of the pilot.

No two tandem flights are exactly the same, however this is what you can expect from your day. After you get to the meeting point, we drive or hike up to the flying location that is most suitable for the current weather conditions. There are a few excellent takeoff points, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy flying.

Once we are at the takeoff site we do a briefing during which we take you through the details of the flight and explain about the equipment and safety procedures. After a safety check, we’re ready to take off so we run a few steps down a gentle slope and it’s time to sit back and enjoy your flight. 

The safe  minimum weight is 15 kg and the maximum limit is 120 kg. This is determined by the certified weight ranges of the paragliding equipment we use. In terms of height, there are no official restrictions, you just need to be able to comfortably fit in the harness. We’ve never had a case in which a person who is within the safe weight limit hasn’t been comfortable with the harness.

There are hardly any age limits if you fit within the weight requirements and are in good shape. The oldest passenger we’ve had so far was nearly 90 years old! Kids as young as 5 can fly too, as long as it is clear that they want to.  A parent or a guardian must be present to look after them, participate in the briefing and be satisfied that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure the child’s safety. Any young people under the age of 18 need written parental consent to fly with us.

Fear of heights is very common but for most people the anxiety vanishes, the moment we are airborne. There won’t be any jumping off cliffs involved and when you are sitting comfortably and gliding in the sky, the feeling is very much like that of looking through an airplane window. If you’re already reading this, it means that flying is something you want to do. Let us know beforehand if there is anything that worries you and we will ensure that your experience is enjoyable and adjust the way we fly with you accordingly.

The whole experience will take a couple of hours, including meeting, preparing, instructions and the flight itself. We might need to change sites due to the weather, so it’s best to keep free a good part of the day or the whole day, if you want to have the best chance to get your flight. 

We aim for 10 – 15 minutes of flying time depending on the conditions, the wind strength and direction and of course on how the passenger feels and reacts to the experience. This is a very good duration for a paragliding flight, especially if it’s your first time doing it. Our aim is always to make it fun and enjoyable, so of course if we can spend more time in the air and you feel good about it, that’s what we do, but the duration is only one of the many factors that make a tandem flight a great experience.  

Statistically paragliding is quite safe as compared to other sports. Choosing when to fly has the greatest impact on everyone’s  safety when it comes to paragliding. Our instructors have all the necessary experience to judge the weather conditions and will only proceed with a flight if they are certain that safety will not be compromised.

We fly almost every day as long as weather condition is good. And flying site can be changed by the dry and wet season (Amihan and Habagat). Currently we fly in Cardona / Binangonan during Amihan, and Pililia Rizal during Habagat season.

Frequent Question and Answers

Flying is a heavenly adrenaline rush. No experience is necessary, your pilot will do all the hard work, you just need to run on take off then sit back and relax and enjoy the view, and don’t forget to smile for the camera. A paraglider is a free flying, foot launched aircraft. A tandem paraglider is specifically designed to carry two people. Seldom we fly 3 person in case of light weight, or with kids.The passenger is strapped into a harness in front of the experienced pilot. 

We have 3 flying sites near Manila. Carmona, San Mateo, and Binangonan.

Usually we fly in Carmona and Binangonan during amihan season(dry season). We fly in San Mateo during habagat season (wet season).

We providing GPS link such as (Waze, and Google Map). Click here.

The rate is different by the season. Usually it cost 2,500~4,000 pesos. You can book direct to us. Or You can use travel agency too. 
If you are not good in English, Please use your travel agency. So that you can get transportation and language services.

Current rate you can check it out on this link.

Paragliding is an extreme sport, but you are in good hands with our pilots. All tandem pilots are highly experienced certified by PPHGA(Philippines Paragliding Hanggliding Association) with insurance.

Our pilots will only fly in weather that is safe. If other pilots are flying but pilot does not feel it is safe to fly, he will not let his pilots fly, we would rather schedule you for another day. Safety is key.

Safety precautions include helmets, harnesses with back protection, reserve parachutes and careful pre-flight checks and pre-launch observation. You will be briefed before your flight, listen to your pilot, when you are told to run you must RUN, do not sit down.

Take offs and landings are safe and easy.
Your paragliding pilot will brief you on take off and landing procedures before your flight.
It is important that you trust your pilot and listen carefully to what he has to say.
Take off requires a few steps, once airborne you will be instructed to sit comfortably in your harness.
Landings are on a specific area of grass or beach sand and require that you stand up in the harness and take a few steps as you touch the ground.

Yes. We have weight limit. Basically we classify over weight in case more than 90Kg. However we accept upto 120Kg. But it depends on wind condition. We can have hard time to take off with heavy passenger without enough wind. Also we can charge extra over charge (500~1,000 pesos) because of most pilot don’t want to fly over weight condition because overweight can cause over speed and unstable balance.

We can arrange up to 5 pilots per group, so yes you and your loved one, friends or family can all fly at the same time. This does not mean that you will all be flying in the same paraglider, might sound like a stupid answer but we have been asked “how many people can fly in that thing at the same time”, it is a tandem paraglider which means two people.

Yes. We have weight limit. Basically we classify over weight in case more than 90Kg. However we accept upto 120Kg. But it depends on wind condition. We can have hard time to take off with heavy passenger without enough wind. Also we can charge extra over charge (500~1,000 pesos) because of most pilot don’t want to fly over weight condition because overweight can cause over speed and unstable balance.

Yes for groups of five people or more. Please inquire with us when you are making your booking. Please note that 5~10% discount and advance deposit is required for a group booking.

If you have paid in advance and we can’t fly due to weather conditions we will reschedule it. And no extra charge within 3 months. If things happened again, we happily refund all deposited amount on your request. 

We refund all amount as long as you cancel 48 hours ahead. And 50% within 24 hours. No refund if you cancel on the date. 


The best time to fly is often in the morning from 7~12am and 3~5pm. To give everyone the best chance to do the tandem flight it is important to be at the meeting point at the scheduled time with advance booking. Best to plan for a half day (morning). The actual flight takes 10-15 min. You can book a longer flight of 20-40 min for advance tandem flying course.

Expect hot and sunny weather. BRING ENOUGH WATER WITH YOU!
Polyester/trekking pants (shorts, not really recommended due to the sharp grasses). Any dry fit (or similar material) shirt for comfort. You can also wear leggings.
Sun protection: hat, sun block, shades, long sleeve jersey.
Outdoor shoes, trekking shoes, trail shoes or running shoes. SLIPPERS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
Toiletries: insect  repellant, alcohol, wipes.
Helmet: Will be provided, but if you prefer to use your own you can bring it with you.
Camera or video camera for souvenir shots; GoPro for a fee available.


Our passengers say

"wow nice naman, are they staying there in the Philippines I mean your instructor, from where country they are I want to meet them this coming summer on my vacation if I have enough time to fly. thanks and taker happy fly"
"I had an absolute blast doing a paragliding course with Extreme Air. Lisa is an excellent teacher with a great reputation, and managed to teach me this sport in a fun and safe manner. The training activities are exciting, and the location is very good. The views in the area are excellent. I can highly recommend the student accommodations. The amenities are quite basic, but the view from the mountain is gorgeous. "
Hall Read
"I did the three day paragliding course with Lisa and had a great time. Lisa is a great instructor and helped everyone learn at their own pace."
Quintin Angus
"I had the privilidge of doing the day course with Lisa and Marcio on the 19th Jan 2018. After my brother Alex attended the course in late December, I was keen to follow in his footsteps and the day certainly didn’t disappoint. I was lucky enough to experience two amazing tandem flights in the morning and then undertook some ground school training in the afternoon."
Jillie Tempest