- Posted April 13, 2012 by
Sarangani good site for paragliding
Paragliding in Sarangani
MAASIM, Sarangani (April 13, 2012) - A paraglider who is a member of Sarangani Paragliding Club circles the sky over Sarangani Bay Friday, April 13. The club supervises the Sarangani Bay Paragliding School which is located at SAFI Ranch 1 in barangay Seguil. The school offers tandem flights and training. For more information about paragliding in Sarangani, you may call 09426204950 and look for Chris Romano.
Sarangani offers sky sports paragliding
MAASIM, Sarangani (April 13, 2012) - Sky sports paragliding is now in Sarangani. This paraglider navigates the sky over Sarangani Bay in this photo taken airborne Friday, April 13. To those who want to enjoy this experience of a lifetime, you may call 09426204950 and look for Chris Romano of Sarangani Paragliding Club (SPC)
Touching down in Sarangani
MAASIM, Sarangani (April 13, 2012) - A paraglider prepares to touch down at the landing site in SAFI Ranch 1 in barangay Seguil after flying over Sarangani Bay Friday, April 13. Sarangani will host the 1st Paragliding Competition on May 18 in time with the Sarangani Bay Festival.
Sarangani is a good flying site for paragliding said Armand Dard, a French national and a visiting paragliding professional instructor.
"This is my second time in the Philippines and my first time in Sarangani. Last year I did some paragliding in Carmona, Cavite and also in Boracay but this place which I discovered one month ago is a better flight site,” Dard said.
The flying site is located at SAFI Ranch 1 in barangay Seguil, less than 30 minutes drive from General Santos City.
The flight site is overlooking Sarangani Bay.
“It has comfortable take off and landing sites,” Dard noted. “It also has big landing site comfortable for beginners and you can fly almost everyday."
Dard is conducting paragliding international standard trainings to members of the newly-formed Sarangani Paragliding Club.
“You ask what is the next big thing in Region 12, we are crossing our fingers -- but I believe in a heartbeat, it’s going to be Paragliding in Sarangani. It is definitely a #1forfun!” said Michelle Solon, chair of the Regional Tourism Council.
“Who said there is no wind around Sarangani Bay? On the contrary there is enough wind!” added Solon who has tried sky sports paragliding.
Joseph Oncada, vice president of Sarangani Paragliding Club said they started paragliding in September last year “and this is the newest sport in the country."
"To those who want to become pilots, or just want to experience flying in tandem, we offer training and tandem flights," Oncada said.
A short flight or a maximum of 10-minute flight would cost P2,300. “For a long flight or 15 to 20-minute flight, we charge 3,000 pesos" Oncada added.
Oncada said the Sarangani Paragliding Club will also have a paragliding accuracy competition on May 18 in time for Sarangani Bay Festival.