Get Started
Login Sign Up Contact the organizer
Mt Olympus
04 - 11 Jun 2016
Paraglider Paraglider

Event info

XC seminar with Bruce Goldsmith

Olympic Wings offers an exclusive XC seminar with Bruce Goldsmith

from 04. to 11. June 2016 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

Info about Flying here

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.  

Competition schedule

  • 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 based on Bruce Goldsmith’s new book  “Fifty Ways to Fly Better”.  

Bruce Goldsmith Design will have their paraglider range available for demo flights during the XC seminar.  

BGD logo


Olympic Wings organizes the XC seminar at Mount Olympus and offers accommodation and all transfers during the flying days for the pilots taking part at the seminar.  

All necessary retrievals from XC flights are included in the transfers.  

The pilots accommodation is located in the area close to the flying site with short drives to the take-off.  


You can book the XC seminar together with your accommodation and transfers directly through Olympic Wings.  


For bookings and any further information please contact us.  


Contact Info

Olympic Wings

Paragliding Center & Paragliding Holidays in Greece


tel.: +30-23520-41741  

Stelios mobile: +30-6942215980    

Contact the organizer