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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 2009. >> 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!

What the pople say

  •   Started to fly in this school. Great instructors. Planning to proceed my education with this school.

    thumb Leonid L
    9/22/2018

      My husband and I have just spent a brilliant two weeks with the fantastic Zero Gravity team doing our EP and CP qualifications, back to back. We could not recommend them highly enough, they have been absolutely amazing. All the team are extremely knowledgeable with...More

    thumb Rebecca M
    5/19/2018

      Back for the low airtime pilots course. Jose and the team really help you progress and develop your flying skills and pull out all the stops to get you airborne as much as possible. They work really hard so you have the best time. Highly...More

    thumb Rebecca M
    9/22/2018
  •   The week spent with Zero Gravity guys was not only super professional, safe and enjoyable, but also life changing experience. Can't wait for my next visit there! 🙂

    thumb TomasJus
    9/24/2018

      We had a great time flying with the zero gravity team. They were kind and professional. I definitely recommend this experience!

    thumb Louisdedecker
    8/11/2018

      Learned to fly here last fall, and plan to return for a flying holiday this fall. The instructors are great. Near perfect English, patient instruction, and great knowledge of the local flying sites. We flew every day of my two week course! Thanks for giving...More

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    8/15/2018
  •   The team of instructions are great! They are very helpful and do their best to get you to the best flying spots each day. (Did Low airtime pilot course)

    thumb Neil C
    5/05/2018

      Well, I am planning to go back to fly with Jose and his colleagues for the 3rd time now. That speaks for itself. The first time I was there I had little experience about 15 high altitude flights. I learned a lot from Jose. Before...More

    thumb Anneke N
    4/21/2018

      Like last 3 holidays with Zero Gravity I collected a big amount of flying-hours. José and his team realy do everything to get you airborn, even when conditions are poor. XC-camp was a succes, pushing us to leave the safety of the hill and guiding...More

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    4/22/2018
  •   Just completed Appi1&2(EP). Excellent teamwork(josé pablo luisma javi) with safe instruction. They were constantly aware of changing conditions and moved locations to ensure best training flights.Highly recommended. Booked for Appi3 pilot (CP) in June. Thanks guys, see you soon. MikeC

    thumb KapitanDimitri
    6/17/2018

      Great bunch of people at the school very friendly, helpful and hard working. Very professional site briefings and attentive around safety. You wont be disappointed if you choose these guys and they are all locals so great to support the local community you are in.

    thumb Rwh011
    9/05/2018

      I flew with Zero Gravity last year and the trip proved the perfect kick off to the new flying season. Jose and his team know the area very well and do their best to get you airborne even if that mean’s travelling beyond Algodonales to...More

    thumb Neil V
    4/23/2018
  •   Absolutely amazing experience with those guys. We had never done something similar before and it we had such a great time! The staff is very friendly and after a short briefing they‘ll take you up into the air to fly over the Spanish mountains and...More

    thumb Tony T
    8/28/2018

      ParaglidingSpain (Zero Gravity) consists of a group of Sky Jedi who teach, support and motivate all levels of paragliding pilots to achieve ones goals and beyond. Jose, Pablo, Luisma, Javi and Ivan- the force is with you!!!!!

    thumb elmo2be
    5/21/2018

      I flew with Zero Gravity last year and the trip proved the perfect kick off to the new flying season. Jose and his team know the area very well and do their best to get you airborne even if that mean’s travelling beyond Algodonales to...More

    thumb Neil V
    4/23/2018
  • review rating 5  My husband and I have just spent a brilliant two weeks with the fantastic Zero Gravity team doing our EP and CP qualifications, back to back. We could not recommend them highly enough, they have been absolutely amazing. All the team are extremely knowledgeable with many, many years experience of paragliding each, but they are also excellent teachers and make the complicated concepts of flight and meteorology accessible at an entry level; a combination of skills which is rare. The courses are a mixture of theory and practical sessions with tandem flights used in the early sessions which really builds confidence when you then take to the sky solo. Safety is given top priority with multiple kit and radio checks and the guys go the extra mile to find the best conditions for your level. We flew from five different sites during our two week stay, completing 14 solo flights each. Be prepared for long days (often starting at 8-9am, with a couple of hours for lunch, and finishing at 8-9pm if the conditions are right) - the focus is always on getting you in the air, safely. Our top tips for beginners would be to bring gloves, a wind proof and long trousers / long sleeved tops as you will get some scrapes and bruises and it can be chilly at the top of the mountains. Above all though, you will have a lot of fun and we both want to say a big THANK YOU to José, Pablo, Luisma, Javi & Ivan for a fantastic two weeks!

    thumb A Google User
    5/19/2018

    review rating 5  Un día genial. Fui con mi hijo de 17 años y quedamos enganchados. Los monitores controlan y saben lo que hacen. Un abrazo a todos y creo que haremos el curso intermedio.

    thumb A Google User
    8/04/2018

    review rating 5  Très professionnel. Le pilote s est etre Rassurant. Et le vol est magnifique avec vue sur zahara de la sierra et le lac.. En plus on vole avec les oiseaux...

    thumb A Google User
    8/12/2018
  • review rating 5  Just completed Appi1&2(EP). Excellent teamwork(josé pablo luisma javi) with safe instruction. They were constantly aware of changing conditions and moved locations to ensure best training flights.Highly recommended. Booked for Appi3 pilot (CP) in June. Thanks guys, see you soon. MikeC

    thumb A Google User
    5/19/2018

    review rating 5  Una experiencia para repetir! Monitores muy profesionales y un trato genial. El vuelo se hace muy ameno y seguro. Recomendadísimo!

    thumb Laura Pérez
    8/01/2018

    review rating 5  An absolutely fantastic group of men who did so much over and above what was expected to ensure our stay was so very rewarding and entertaining! I can't wait to visit again

    thumb A Google User
    8/31/2018

Two amazing trips!

My time with Jose and Beatriz in completing both the EP and CP course in Algodonales was fantastic. Their tuition has been central towards my progression and they have shown great patience and a huge depth of knowledge.

Algodonales is a stunning place and the school flies from a large selection of sites. During the two courses I was lucky enough to experience thermalling with eagles and buzzards and ridge soaring along what felt like endless dunes off the South Coast.

Unlike the unpredictable weather here in the UK, we completed a large number of flights during the courses owing to the stable conditions of the area.

I am now looking to book a Low Airtime Course with the school to further my learnings!!!

Matt Curgenven
United Kingdom

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

Forth Trip to Algo

I just completed my forth trip to Algodonales with Zero Gravity and it's been fantastic as always. Jose and Pablo were great hosts and I always learn a huge amount from them. I can't stop thinking about about my next trip with them in 2015!

Matt Curgenven

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