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ZERO GRAVITY PARAPENTE IS THE SPANISH LOCAL PARAGLIDING SCHOOL IN ALGODONALES.

ZERO GRAVITY PARAPENTE is the name of our company, and it is also the name of our Paragliding School in Algodonales (Spain).

Years ago, when Algodonales started to become a popular destination for paraglider pilots, especially during winter and autumn season, we thought that it could be a good idea to offer our services for them. So, we created PARAGLIDING SPAIN, our sister company.

Nowadays, we are an International Paragliding School and Flight Center which provides hundred of visitor pilots all they need to enjoy their holidays in Spain.

Why Flying by Locals?

We are in Spain, and we are Spanish guys in love with these mountains and proud of the place we live. Some foreign paragliding companies come to here only for the winter season, but we learned to fly here, we are made here, and we know our place.

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 where to celebrate a fantastic flying day with an ice cold beer.

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 clients. We all come to work every day because we love what we do… and we love flying.

Our Guarantee

Our paragliding school is recognized by several of the most importants aerial federations and associations, which means that we satisfy the necessary requirements to be memberships. This is the guarantee for our students and pilots that they are in good hands.

Our paragliding school belong to the Spanish Aerial Federation (RFAE), and it is recognized as an official paragliding school in Spain.
Of course, as members of RFAE, we are integrated in the International Aerial Federation, so we can provide internationally recognized rating cards (IPPI cards) to the PG Pilots.
We are members of the Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors. APPI is an international network of schools and flight centers all around the World. The APPI Educational System is one of the best and more complete.
Our school is recognized by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association(BHPA), which means that we satisfy all the necessary requirements for teaching and qualify students with the BHPA educational system.

Our Services

All that you need to enjoy your visit to Algodonales

Our school is located at the main central square of Algodonales, and we offer to our clients all that they need to enjoy their holidays.

  • Paragliding courses for beginners
  • Paragliding coaching for low air-time pilots
  • Guided Holidays for pilots
  • Cross Country Training Camps
  • Paragliding Tours
  • Dual Paragliding Flights
  • Paragliding Shop at Algodonales
  • Parachute Reserve re-pack service
  • Paragliding Workshops
  • Accommodation for pilots

We are dealers of different paragliding brands (Gin, Sol, Windtech, Axis, Sup Air,...) that we sell in our shop.

Our Team

  • Jose Ramon Perez

    Chief Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 1991. >> At first Jose was a civil engineer… but he was also a paragliding pilot fully motivated to become an Instructor. He spent a long time flying in competitions. One thing led to another and some years later this fortunate turn of events has to lead him to have his own paragliding Continue Reading

  • Javier Garcia

    Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 2001. >> Javi loves to surf, cats, and “bodybuilding”. But he is also good in the kitchen! 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 Andreu

    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? His favorite toy is a paraglider, but he also loves the electric guitar & drums… so, his neighbors are very happy when he goes flying.

  • Jose Javier Chavero

    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 dual flights, he enjoys sailing his boat. On the other hand, he is one of the best paragliding instructors that we know and, because of this, we love him.

  • Luisma

    Paragliding Instructor. Tandem Pilot. Flying since 1999. >> Luisma was one of our students and we did a good job teaching him to fly because some years later he has become in one of our instructors!

Testimonials

The best way to spend a week

Easily the best way to spend 2 weeks of your life I can imagine. Living in an awesome little town where the beer costs nothing, surrounded by new friends and the greatest invention of all Tapas! The instructors were amazing, the flying sites were so epic that we all had to keep pinching our selves to make sure we weren't actually asleep. I made a little video if you want to see what the flying is like. Can't recommend it enough!!!

https://vimeo.com/51380131

Nathan Root
Australia

Professional -great support & fun

Good organisation made sure we got in the air as much as possible -despite the wind! Some amazing flights left me wanting much more so will definitely be back.

Thanks Jose & Pablo for your dedication and patience
in trying to teach us to be birds.

Ciao for now

Nick

Nick Boyd

Amazing flying, extremely good instructors

After four years of break in paragliding I decided to start again by doing a beginner’s course with Zero Gravity in March 2017. Jose, Javi and Pablo are very good and competent instructors and their method for beginners to start early with tandem flights in combination with ground handling and solo flights in easy conditions is super motivating. I had a very good learning curve in just a few days – and always felt save with those guys! I enjoyed the way of Jose, Javi and Pablo in emphasizing the important – and safety relevant - points of paragliding together with the main point: paragliding is fun! The organisation of the trip starting with shuttle service to and from Malaga airport, the accommodation, theory and flying lessons, and dinners was perfect.
Algodonales is a nice village with super bars and restaurants – and the prices are low even for Spain! The surrounding area is picturesque with numerous flying spots for different wind and weather conditions. In summary, it was a super trip and I can just recommend to book a course with Zero Gravity.

Martin Huber

I will come back!

I have had the dream of learning to paraglide for along time. I decided to save time and do a complete EP & CP together and I found Zero Gravity. I was so lucky to have chosen them because Jose, Luisma and Pablo are fantastic pilots and brilliant instructors. I can’t thank them enough, they are very professional and taught myself and all the guys with me to a high level. We flew more than was required which I really appreciated. I have come away feeling confident in my awareness of safety and flying abilities. I will return next year to fly with you again.
Thanks
Simon

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!

Kurt
Berlin / Germany

Kurt Soelter

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