Flying info

Welcome, dear guest pilot!

We would like you to have the best, safe, and most joyful experience while flying in our beautiful Soča valley.
 
You are visiting us from all over the world because of the beautiful nature and perfect flying conditions. There is enough space for all of us, but we need to fly by specific rules:
 
– For using a take-off place, it is necessary to have a valid ticket!
– For your safety, make sure you read instructions for the use of take-off and the municipal ordinance before flying.
– Fly safe only under favorable conditions!
– Max. allowed altitude is 2900m AMSL.
– For taking off and landing, please use only official, marked places.
– *Organized flying outside registered take-off places is not allowed!
– Respect nature, animals, and plants.
– It is forbidden to drive or park on the grassland!
– Take all litter with you!
– Any breach of regulations is liable to a fine by DPL Posočje.
– Tandem flying is only allowed with agreement from the local club, the sole owner and organizer of the take-off Kobala. The pilot needs a signed agreement with paid fees. Failing to do so, the pilot will be subject to inspection and fees from CAA, police or local authorities.
– Use the official frequency at 147.800 Mhz
*Organized flying: PG/HG competitions, event organization, groups (5 or more pilots), and schooling.
 

All activities such as flying schools, competitions, gatherings, and other commercial activities must be coordinated with the paragliding club DPL Posočje. For further information, flight  announcements, complaints, and any other questions, we are available at the e-mail:kobala.info@gmail.com

SAFETY DIRECTIVE DV 01/12: Activities of foreign paraglider pilots in the Republic of Slovenia (Link to https://www.caa.si/upload/editor/file/fileeb81414bd2675b5.pdf)

1. Paraglider and hang glider pilots who are not nationals of the Republic of

Slovenia and who are not holders of a license issued by the competent
aviation authority of the Republic of Slovenia, who fly independently in
the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia shall hold, in addition to the
national license, which proves his or her competence to fly the aircraft,
an IPPI Card with a Safe/Para Pro Stage 4 or 5 rating issued by the
International Air Sports Federation (FAI), which proves international
competence of the pilot of an aircraft.
2. Flight instructors who are not nationals of the Republic of Slovenia and
who are holders of foreign paragliding and hang gliding instructor
the certificate shall obtain a special authorization and instructions from the
Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Slovenia to perform the activity
within the Slovene territory.
3. Paraglider and hang glider pilots who are holders of a foreign license, and
who are not holders of an IPPI Card with a Safe/Para Pro Stage 4 or 5
rating, or who are involved in training, shall fly under the supervision of a
flight instructor, as provided in Paragraph 2 of the Safety Directive.
4. Foreign pilots participating in cross-country flying competitions,
regardless of the organizer of the competition and the country organizing
the event, within the Slovene territory, shall hold a national licence and
have to comply with the requirements of the IPPI Safe/Para Pro Stage 5,

implied by Paragraph 1 of the Safety Directive.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY  –  CALL  112

When calling 112, state the following:
– What is YOUR NAME
– WHAT happened
– WHERE did it happen (location, GPS coordinates, altitude)
– WHEN did it happen
– Nature of INJURY
– Type of ASSISTANCE required
– WEATHER CONDITIONS at the scene of the accident
– What is the WING’S COLOUR
 
After calling, keep the phone near you so you can direct the rescue team and help them to arrive at the place of the accident faster.
 
Rescue services have priority!
Listen to the 147.800MHz frequency; the rescue team often informs pilots about the arrival of a rescue helicopter. If flying, clear the helicopter’s activity area.
 
Secure the zone:
– Put the gear well out of the helicopter’s downdraft.
– Clear the public from the zone.
– Don’t take off during the whole period the helicopter is operating in the zone.
 
In case of emergency, when you land on a tree or a cliff and are OK, first secure yourself. Don’t climb down alone if you are not entirely sure of yourself. Call 112! Even when there are no injuries, call 112. Say if your wing has been left in the area and indicate its color. Recover your wing as soon as possible, and again inform 112. Remember: a wing left unfolded for a while away from the take-off can cause many emergency calls. Avoid having the rescue services called out for a wing in the trees when you have already left the scene by your means.
 

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