Paragliding Phuket

Sharing the passion for flying

At Paragliding Phuket, our top priority is the trust, safety, and personal comfort of our guests. We guarantee top quality and professional service, using high-quality equipment.

Dedicated to meet the specific needs of each passenger we are ensuring them to have the best possible flying experience!

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Customers reviews

What people say?

“I love to remember the flight with you, it is a memory I will never forget. I show up in my wheelchair, and you said no problem we're gonna get you up in the air. We saw the sunset and the full moon at the same time! You let me try to control the glider and I realized that I could also fly by myself. On the landing, I had tears in my eyes. Now I have my own paragliding license and about 100 solo flights. I am so grateful to you for introducing me to paragliding, now my dream came true! Thank you, Oliver
Jurgen
“I’ve wanted to try paragliding for a long time, finally I went to fly with Oliver last year. It was spectacular! Definitely one of the best activities I’ve done in Phuket, so much fun! If you are afraid of skydiving, this is perfect for you. Something that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.”
Harry

Who we are

Oliver Thurmann

Oliver is a professional paragliding pilot and instructor with 27 years of experience and over thousands of tandem flights. He is also a skydiver, hobby plane pilot, gliding plane pilot and kitesurfer – Adventure is his religion but safety is always his priority. 

He started paragliding at 15 years old and four years later became the youngest pilot at that time competing in the World Cup. Being an athlete for the Swedish National team took him around the world where he founded and opened 3 paragliding schools and clubs.

For the last 15 years Oliver has been living in Thailand, growing different businesses. Missing the direct experience of sharing the freedom of flying with others, he is now coming back to his real passion. Flying with Oliver is more than just a flight, don’t miss the chance to discover his secret to become one with the elements!

Dr. Prasert

Dr. Prasert is the President of Phuket Paragliding Club. He has been flying for more than 15 years. He loves to take care and serve others. Spending most of the time at his dentist clinic where he makes people smile. 

Doctor Prasert always keeps some of his scheduled time open for flying tandems in order to continue his mission: make people smile!

 

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Who we are

Oliver Thurmann

Oliver is a professional paragliding pilot and instructor with 27 years of experience and over thousands of tandem flights. He is also a skydiver, hobby plane pilot, gliding plane pilot and kitesurfer – Adventure is his religion but safety is always his priority. 

He started paragliding at 15 years old and four years later became the youngest pilot at that time competing in the World Cup. Being an athlete for the Swedish National team took him around the world where he founded and opened 3 paragliding schools and clubs.

For the last 15 years Oliver has been living in Thailand, growing different businesses. Missing the direct experience of sharing the freedom of flying with others, he is now coming back to his real passion. Flying with Oliver is more than just a flight, don’t miss the chance to discover his secret to become one with the elements!

Dr. Prasert

Dr. Prasert is the President of Phuket Paragliding Club. He has been flying for more than 15 years. He loves to take care and serve others. Spending most of the time at his dentist clinic where he makes people smile. 

Doctor Prasert always keeps some of his scheduled time open for flying tandems in order to continue his mission: make people smile!

 

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F.A.Q.

Most asked questions

Have you ever dream of flying free like a bird? First-timers often describe their flight as “breathtaking” and “spiritual,” saying that they fulfilled their dream of flying like a bird. Paragliding is flying in its simplest form, so it’s the closest you can get to this experience. People are often surprised by how comfortable they feel in the air and love how they feel “at one” with the elements.

Flying in smooth weather on a paraglider can be surprisingly calm and relaxing. If the idea of watching the sunset from a comfortable seat in the air, supported by the buoyant evening air, with perhaps an eagle joining you off your wing tip, appeals to you, then paragliding is for you.

Of course, if you want a more exciting flight, we can make it happen!

Paragliding is as safe as driving a car and safer than riding a bicycle. It is the safest way to fly. Of course it is an adventure sport, and as all outdoor activities it is very safe when practised correctly. Our main pilot Oliver has 27 years of experience and all his tandem flights have been completed safely with no injury. We use high quality equipment and always respect weather conditions. 

Your safety is our priority and if we have any concerns at all we won’t fly.

It is possible to fly if you’re scared of heights. If you can stay on a mountain then you can also fly. There is no “jump” off the hill. Instead, you are gently lifted off the ground, so you won’t get that plummeting feeling in your stomach. Flying paragliding is like sitting on a comfortable sofa where your eyes are looking at the horizon. Many people have braved a flight before and surprised themselves by loving every minute.

Your feet will be on the ground at the start and end of the flight, and once you are airborne you won’t be expected to do anything other than sit and relax! Your pilot will have full control of the wing at all times so if in any case you don’t feel comfortable you can let him know and he will bring you back to the ground.

Yes anyone from 20 kgs can fly a paragliding tandem. There is no age limit.  However, any passenger under 18 years old will need written consent from a parent or guardian.

No. When you go parasailing, you are towed behind a boat, attached to a parachute-style wing. Your direction is controlled by the boat, which you remain attached to, and you have no control over where you go.

Paragliding is free flight under a high-tech, ram-air airfoil, which the pilot uses to control the direction of flight and (to some extent) the speed. It’s much cooler, it is freedom of flying!

You take a few steps and off you go! There is no “jump” off the hill. Instead, you are gently lifted off the ground, so you won’t get that plummeting feeling in your stomach.

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Tandem Flights

Tandem Flights are a safe and great way to try out paragliding, you fly as a passenger with an experienced instructor. He takes care of everything and you can just relax! The style of flight is adapted to your preferences: smooth cruising to exciting loops, the choice is yours!

No previous experience is required.

* Flying time 20-30 minutes depends on weather conditions. If conditions allow it and the passenger feels comfortable, the flight can basically go on as long as the passenger wishes

Introduction Day: Paragliding lesson

Curious to learn how to fly by yourself? Join us for our Introduction Day where you will be able to experience in a safe and easy way how to inflate and dance with the glider above your head. Once comfortable with that, you will take your first weightless steps, flying in a controlled way a few meters above the ground. 

A great way to get into paragliding without committing to a full course. 

The Introduction Day also includes a Tandem Flight over Phuket beautiful landscapes and a delicious healthy picnic style lunch! All this recorded in the box and edited as a cool video for you to be able to share it with your friends and keep it as a memory.

Preferably 2 to 4 people.

Experienced Pilots Guided Tours

If you are an experienced pilot coming to visit Phuket we can help you discover the best spots. Contact us for more information.

Gift Cards

Looking for a memorable gift for your loved ones? Wherever they are scared of flying or adrenaline junkies, satisfaction guaranteed experience! We adapt the style of flight to each individual. From smooth cruising to exciting looping!

Contact us to order your gift card