Kobala is an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.
Take off Kobala
Kobala is a popular paragliding and hang gliding take-off, as well as an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.
The best conditions for long cross-country flights are with a very weak general N or E wind. However, the western wind, more suitable for local flying, will normally predominate.
Description of take-off:
A very large, nicely maintained meadow on the pointed top of the forest-covered Kobala hill.
Two take-off directions are possible depending on the direction of the wind.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 10.86, E13° 46.76.
Suitable wind direction: E, SE, SW, W.
AMSL altitude: 1080 m.
Airspace: Allowed up to 2900 m AMSL.
Take-off difficulty level: Moderate.
Flying difficulty level: Moderate.
Suitable for beginners: Yes, but only in mild conditions.
Access: 13.6 km by car, right to the take-off area. Parataxi drives during the summer from landing place Tolmin to Kobala (around 11 a.m.).
Take-off Kobala is described in paragliding guide written by Oliver Guenay: Best Flying Sites of the Alps.
Landing place Tolmin
A big meadow located on the flatland by the Soča river.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 11.09, E13° 43.33.
AMSL altitude: 160 m.
Difficulty level: Easy.
As pilots, we are mindful of the environment and each other, follow regulations on the land as well as when flying, fly safely and only in suitable conditions, and leave no trace behind.
More detail and information on the flying areas described here, as well as other Slovenian take-offs, can be found in Paragliding [&] Hang Gliding Guide Book (www.bigopensky.com).
Remember to purchase a vignette.
Enjoy spectacular and safe flying!
112 – Emergency telephone number.
147.800 MHz – Official frequency for paragliding and hang gliding pilots in Slovenia (not for chatting).
Take-off and vignette management
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Paragliding with outstanding thermals and unforgettable panoramic views offers long cross-country flying above the Julian Alps.download