Startplaces

Billing - Bir

Country: 
India
Acro over: 
Ground!
Height difference: 
900m
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Really great place in India, from Delhi aprox. 12 hours. Villages name is Bir, Mountain - Billing. Best time is October November. If you go earlier, thermals will be really strong and weather unstable(rain). Usually I stay aprox. 1 month, prices are really friendly(hotels, food, transfer, taxi and etc.).
As we know, this is on of the bestest XC place in the world, but if you know what you do, you also can practise a Acro. :) There is no water landing possible. Thermals are really great, in a good day you can fly ~6 hours.. Last year, all days in month was great. :)

Wijk aan Zee

Country: 
Netherlands
Acro over: 
Ground!
Height difference: 
30m
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Very Good place to learn how to use a speedglider, wingovers, swooping, helico-landings

Mjelle, Bodø

Country: 
Norway
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
180m
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A beautifull wild place up north.. Takeoff is just 180m asl or you can walk futher to about 300m. With good conditions you can thermal to about 7-800m easy!

Shellys beach, WA

Country: 
Australia
Acro over: 
Ground!
Height difference: 
90m

Not much height... normally you get about 200m height where the lift band goes all the way down to the beach.

Monte Tamaro

Country: 
Switzerland
Acro over: 
Ground!
Height difference: 
1 050m
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Mount Tamaro is good for training Acro in the morning. The Startplace is just 20meters away from the station. The landing field is about 50m away from the station. So you can do many flight's in a short time. There is no water.

Safety-Info's:
Take care of the valley-wind. After 12-13o'clock it can be strong and cause turbulences at the landing place. If you're already airborne and you notice that the wind is strong at the landing field, so you can fly to the south to Bironico. There is a big grass field beside the highway.

Villeneuve

Country: 
Switzerland
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
1 000m

The flying site of the legendary RedBull-Vertigo competition.
Access to the startplace is by car and is approximately 30-40 minutes long from Villeneuve.

Harissa

Country: 
Lebanon
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
650m
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Harissa is situated 26 km far from Beirut in Mount Lebanon. It’s accessible by car. From Jouneih, follow the serpentine road to the church of Harissa and then go further few kilometers. It’s better to go with the locals first.

Torrent

Country: 
Switzerland
Acro over: 
Ground!
Height difference: 
870m
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easy startplace, nice flight in swiss alps.

for the cable car see www.torrent.ch

Annecy

Country: 
France
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
600m

Around the well known lake Annecy I know 3 take off places. On the north of the lake there are two large start place with rug.

Krippenstein

Country: 
Austria
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
1 800m

2 different startplaces :

1) NE,N,NW : at 2109m, on top of mountain, easy to start, great to groundhandling/soaring, 5min. hiking from cableway

Walensee - Schrina

Country: 
Switzerland
Acro over: 
Water
Height difference: 
800m

The Schrina take-off is overlooking the beautiful Walensee in Eastern-Switzerland. There are many SIV trainings hosted here however the altitude over the water is really not that good!