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.
EXCELLENT PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE
Zero Gravity comes highly recommended by my paragliding instructor in UK! I've now enjoyed two brilliant paragliding holidays in Algodonales direct with Zero Gravity and have already booked my 3rd trip with them for later this year (2013). Jose, Bea and Javi (the instructors) provide an excellent, friendly and fun paragliding school where the weather has always been perfect for flying every day. Accommodation is great value for money and Jose provides all transport including to and from Malaga airport! Algodonales is a wonderful, beautiful, rural, sunny destination with great local food and plenty of Spanish cafes and bars to enjoy a couple of refreshing drinks after a great day out in the surrounding hills! I cant recommend Zero Gravity enough! Anyone frustrated by the English weather will find the perfect alternative with Zero Gravity where you can fly to your hearts content under the expert supervision of Jose and his team. I have learned more about paragliding in one week in Algodonales than a month of wet Sundays in UK. If you are looking for the perfect paragliding holiday then Zero Gravity is the place to be!
Had a really great time with Jose.
Originally went down for a week in early January 2012 but the weather was disappointing. Still managed to get 6 flights in only two half days! The instruction was clear and the instructor calm and confident. You just know that he has had hundreds of pilots through. I was a very nervous pilot when I went down and even though I had done a number of courses (paramotor courses) over the years I had very little confidence and very few flights. I went back to Jose in Feb 13 and had an absolute ball. The training is incremental with each lesson built on whats previously been learned but you dictate the pace. That was the trick for me. Jose used the Clemente paramotor which looks exactly like the H&E R120 that I own. I brought my own glider, an ITV Boxer but he has an appropriate selection of gliders for whatever your weight or skill level. I let him decide. My confidence grew, slowly at first, but over the two weeks it massively grew. I’v done more flying in the last month than I did in the last 10 years of trying, breaking props and disappointments. I have no hesitation in recommending ZeroGravity and Jose.
Another excellent week in Algo
This was our second year visiting Zero Gravity, and again had a great time. Jose and Bea hosted us superbly, and guided us expertly over our week. I would strongly recommend Zero Gravity for pilots of every level of experience, as all are treated with respect, and will get the most out of the great flying sites at Algo and the surrounding area.
We have already booked to return in 2014 - this time for a fortnight!