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Kalivia - Mt Olympus
12 - 19 Sep 2015
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XC with Simon Kirsch – Moselglider
Olympic Wings offers an exclusive XC seminar with Simon Kirsch

& Moselglider Paragliding School Germany

from 12. to 19. September 2015 at Mount Olympus in Greece.

XC seminar topics

    ">Heaps of tips to help you climb fast and efficiently
  • Psychological techniques to help you perform at your best
  • In-depth guides to flying the flatlands and mountains
  • Advice to keep you safe while flying near clouds and terrain
  • Skills and tactics to help you fly bigger cross country distances
  • Straight-forward illustrations to help you maximize flying conditions
  • Simple explanations of diverse wind and thermal flow patterns and structures
  • Insights into paragliding design. What does the modern design features mean to the XC pilot


  • Introduction and establishment of pilot levels
  • Review of pilot equipment
  • Area briefing and weather
  • Daily tasks and group flights with radio
  • Daily debrief on individual and group basis
  • Final assessment and summary




The XC seminar is organized in cooperation with Moselglider Paragliding School from Germany.


About Simon

Simon is one of Germany’s best competition pilots, paragliding instructor and experienced XC pilot.

Normally top competition pilots need to fly with high risks for to be sucessful. But Simon considers his decisions in a calm way and waits patiently for his chances to be on the top without taking risks. These characteristics are the perfect base for the pilots in a XC seminar with Simon, so that they can fly further with fun and safety.




Mount Olympus is the highest mountain range in Greece with its highest peak Mytikas at 2.917 m. The south western area of the mountain has fantastic cross country and thermalling conditions. The large flatland area of Thessaly towards the south offers a big potential for open distance and triangle XC flights. A challenging flight is the cross country towards the Aegean Sea on the eastern side of Olympus with a beach landing.

The main take-off for the XC seminar is located on the western side of Mount Olympus, on top of the village Kalivia. It is called Tourtofolia and provides take-off directions towards west, south and east at a height of 1.250 m. Several paragliding and hanggliding competitions up to world cup level have been organized here already.

 Alternative take-offs nearby are KEOAX, Elassona, Kalipefki.

Contact Info

Olympic Wings

Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece


tel.: +30-23520-41741

Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980

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