A short biography of our Company
ParaglidingSpain is a sister company of Zero Gravity Parapente, a spanish company developed and aimed at foreign paragliding pilots. We are offering a new concept in adventure tourism for you to learn to fly whilst enjoying a paragliding holiday in southern Spain.
More than a decade of teaching paragliding is our guarantee…our instructors have thousands of hours of flight, a wealth of experience and some of them still compete at a high level in competition.
Our Paragliding School is recognized and approved by several aerial federations and associations: FAI (International Aerial Federation), RFAE (Spanish Aerial Federation), FEADA (Aerial Sports Andalucia Federation), APPI (Association of paragliding pilots & instructors) and the BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association).
Why Flying by Locals?
We are at Spain, and we are spanish guys in love with these mountains and proud of the place we live. Some foreign paragliding companies came to here later. But we don’t only know these mountains… we are part of them.
Of course, we know the flying sites and the sky, but we also know the best places to eat tapas, to drink the sweetest tinto de verano or to celebrate a fantastic flying day with an ice cold beer. Don’t just fly at Spain, Live Spain! We bring you closer to the Spanish culture, gastronomy and its people than ever.
Our team: Professional instructors
We have put together our knowledge and experience to build up a team a of professional paragliding instructors that provides an excellent service for our guests. We all come to work every day because we love what we do… and we love flying.
Jose. Chief Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 1991
At first he intended to be a civil engineer, and in fact he was, but not a very good one… but he was also a paragliding pilot fully motivated to become an Instructor. He spent a long time flying in competitions, and even he won some of them! One thing led to another and some years later this fortunate turn of events has lead him to have his own paragliding school and to work as a professional for over 15 years.
Javi. Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 2001
Javi loves surf, cats, and “bodybuilding”. But he is also a good cook! You must try his moroccan sweets or his cookies… but to be honest, his macrobiotic salad tastes bad. Fortunately he is a very good paragliding tandem pilot and the healthiest instructor that we have in our staff.
Pablo. Paragliding Instructor. Tandem & Acro Pilot. Flying since 2006
Pablo is the young boy of our crew… but this doesn’t mean that the other members are old guys at all… ok? He has a lot of toys, but his favourite is his paraglider (he loves to fly acro maneuvers). Other toys that he loves are an electric guitar & drums… so, his neighbours are very happy when he goes to fly.
Jose Javier. Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 1991
When Jose Javier is not being a jerk by forgetting to switch on his Go Pro camera during the paragliding tandem flights, eating salmorejo or speaking in any of his four languages, he enjoys travelling around the Mediterranean sea in his own sailing boat. On the other hand, he is one of the best paragliding instructor that we know and, because this, we love him.
An Amazing Experience
I've just completed the two week (para pro stages 1,2, 3) with José Ramon and the Zero Gravity team, and to put it simply, it was outstanding!! The level of expertise both in the theory lessons and the flight instruction is top notch. José's knowledge and 23 years of active flying provide an excellent platform for beginners. He is fully committed to making sure that each and every student, regardless of their level, gets as much soaring time, ground handling practice and individual advice and feedback. Both José and Pablo are always available and willing to help and improve your knowledge.
The gear provided by Zero Gravity was in immaculate condition and was very well maintained (gliders, harnesses etc).
The accommodation (especially the pool) was fantastic and all other logistics were well taken care of.
I can't recommend these guys enough. It was brilliant.
Professional, safe and Fun
Just back from a level 1 &2 course with Jose and Pablito. It was most enjoyable and a great place and people for your first introduction to Paragliding. Equipment was top class and all the instruction and tution was delivered in a way as to make it exciting and interesting. I would have no hesitation in recommending them
Killary Adventure Company
I always felt safe
In order to improve quickly, I decided to take all paragliding beginner courses and booked for two consecutive weeks (stages 1-3).
After two days of tandem flights and some ground handling exercises, I had my first solo flight from approx. 600 m a.b.s. It was one of most intense and impressive experiences in my life. On day five I was already able to soar for 45 min.
On my last day I could stay for 1,5 hrs in the air 400 m above the ridge, flying with a vulture to my right side and having an amazing 360° panorama view.
I came to the paragliding school "Zero Gravity" with high expectations. These have been exceeded by far. My heartfelt thanks to Jose, Pablo and Alberto for the professional care and training!
I always felt safe under your supervision and I will be back!
Berlin / Germany