Imagine yourself as a bird. You spread your wings and take flight. Feel the currents of air rushing past your face. Feel the wind in your hair. Look out to the majestic mountains on the horizon. Look down to the turquoise water and sand beaches below. This is a thrill most earthbound humans never have a chance to experience.
Since 1999 we have been taking people to the top of Baba Dag to experience the thrill of flight. The eight full time pilots on our staff all have 10 to 15 years of experience and are Internationally Certified Tandem Pilots qualified to fly all over the world. All our pilots speak perfect English.
We will pick you up at your hotel in Fethiye, Calis Beach or Ovacik and take you to the top of Baba Dag, 6,500 feet above sea level. The 40 minute drive in the comfort and safety of our new modern truck is a safari in itself.
We fly five times a day. The first flight is at 08:30 a.m. The morning flight is the best chance for stunning photography as the air is very clear. You will be able to see more than 200 square km of beautiful scenery. We finish by 11 o’clock so you do not kill your entire day and you can plan other activities for the afternoon. Or, you can take another flight.
The second flight is at 11:00 a.m. This is the longest flight due to thermal activity. You take off from 6,500 feet and you have the opportunity of reaching 9,000 or 10,000 feet above sea level. But, of course, only if you want to. The flight lasts about 40 minutes.
The third flight is at 1:30 p.m. It is also a long flight due to very strong conditions. The weather is hazy and misty, which is not as good for photography, but it is an easy take off and an easy landing.
The fourth flight is at 3:30 p.m. The thermal activity is weaker, making for a smoother flight and it can be a bit hot in midsummer.
The last flight is at 5:45 p.m. We call it the “Sunset Flight”. The sun is low behind the island of Rhodes, making for some wonderful sunset photography and a pleasant smooth flight.
We will provide you with appropriate boots, helmet and a flying suit if the weather is cool. If you have your own boots, you can bring them with you. Our pilots (instructors) give you all necessary information about what to do and not to do. After the pilot briefing, you will feel comfortable and safe.
We usually try to fly side by side and close to each other (depending on weather conditions) so you can take pictures of your family and friends in the air.
You will want to bring your own camera, but if you prefer, our pilots can take your photo or shoot video, DVD or VCD for a small extra charge.