|Welcome to our Cyprus Hang Gliding Web Site. If you're
planning to come to Cyprus and you wish to fly you should not be disappointed.
Unfortunately, there is not much information available on flying here as
very few people do it, so we have put together some information on the
sites that we fly the most often to give you an idea of what is available.
Our site guide is by no means complete. We cover a couple of sites
in the Limassol area and some in the hills inland between Paphos and Limassol,
but there are many more that can be used. Other sites can be found by asking
the local pilots.
Cyprus is a friendly place in which to fly and we have found almost no negative feelings towards pilots or flying here. To keep it that way we are particularly careful to respect their property, crops and animals and we ask that all those who come here to fly do so as well. Should primary landing fields have active crops on them there are always alternatives at the sites we mention here.
Vassos Pantelas pioneered flying on the Island and has written a site guide. He may also be available to show visiting pilots some of the sites with prior arrangement. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sotos Kristofordou has great knowledge of local sites and is a good contact for visiting pilots. He flies regularly and can show you many sites that we don't mention here. He may be contacted by telephone as follows: 09-606211
For those of you who are here and wish to contact the British Forces Hang Gliding/Paragliding Club the number is: (05) 276352. This is currently an answering machine which may not be checked for a couple of days, so be sure to give your name, location and a local phone number where you may be reached, as well as when you called, so they may respond. This may be a hit or miss kind of thing.
Finally, we would like to remind visiting pilots that flying here, as anywhere, can be very dangerous. The inland sites are not officially developed or operated and you fly at your own risk. Kourion is controlled by the SBA and membership in the BFHGC is required to fly there. They can then inform you of site rules and an information board has been installed at the site.
|Contact: Bill Hillman The Webmaster|