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Aeroclub Albania

Safe paragliding since 2008

Dajti Mountain, Tirana

Take-off: 1020m asl.
Landing: 190m asl
Flyable: All Year.
Max. Take-off hours: 10h-16h (May-September) and 11h-15h (October-April).
Best thermal hours: 12h-14h.
Flyable wind direction: from NW to SSW.
Best wind direction: W and WSW.
General wind direction: NW and WNW.
Quality of take-off place: 2/5.
Quality of landing place: 2/5.
Flying characteristics: generally turbulent. Suitable for Soaring and XC. Not a great site for beginners. Possible for Tandem (with a very good pilot).
Warning: with NW wind requires fast and precise take-off skills. Avoid take-off with NW wind more than 2m/s.

Shashica mount, Vlora. (Seaside)

Take-off: 680m asl.
Landing: 0m asl.
Flyable: All Year.
Max. Take-off hours: 10h-17h (May-September) and 10-16 (October-April).
Best flying hours: 12h-15h.
Flyable wind direction: from NNW to SSW.
Best wind direction: NW and W.
General wind direction: NW.
Quality of takeoff place: 4/5.
Quality of landing place: 4/5.
Flying characteristics: laminar wind and rarely turbulent. Suitable for Soaring. A great site for beginners, soaring and acro pilots. Great site also for Tandems.
Warning: no particular flying attention. Just be careful at landing, specially during warm season, the beach may be crowded.

Llogara pass. (Seaside)

Take-off: 880m asl.
Landing: 0m asl.
Flyable: All Year.
Max. Take-off hours: 10h-16h.
Best flying hours: 12h-14h.
Flyable wind direction: from WNW to SSE
Best wind direction: WSW and SW.
General wind direction: W.
Quality of take-off place: 3/5.
Quality of landing place: 5/5.
Flying characteristics: laminar wind and sometimes turbulent.
Suitable for Soaring and XC.
Suitable for beginners and Tandem flying.
Great for acro pilots.
Warning: after take-off, avoid do fly toward the right side (N and NW) or above the straight valley between take-off place and the higher mountain in the right.

Morava mount, Korçë. (Mountain)

Take-off: 1340m asl.
Landing: 920m asl.
Flyable: All year.
Max. Take-off hours: 10h-16h (May-September) and 11h-15h (October-April).
Best thermal hours: 12h-15h. Flyable wind direction: NNW to SSW.
Best wind direction: NW and W.
General wind direction: NW.
Quality of takeoff place: 3/5.
Quality of landing place: 4/5.
Flying characteristics: non turbulent, but strong thermals in summer. Suitable for Soaring and great for XC. Suitable for beginners and Tandem flying.
Warning: no particular flying attention. During warm season, the thermic activity may be fast and strong till 16h-17h.

Shpirag mount, Berat. (Mountain/Slope)

Take-off 1+2: 1170m asl.
Landing 1: 675m asl. (If flying against West)
Landing 2: 60m asl (If flying against East)
Flyable: All year.
Max. Take-off hours: 11h-18h (May-September) and 12h-15h (October-April).
Best thermal hours: 12h-15h. Flyable wind direction: NNW, NW, W, WSW, SSW, SSE, SE, E, NE, NNE.
Best wind direction: W, WNW, WSW, SE, E. General wind direction: NW, W (between 12h-17h) and E, SE (between 08h-12h)
Quality of takeoff place: 3/5. Quality of landing place: 4/5.
Flying characteristics: non turbulent, great thermals in summer and good in winter time. Suitable for Soaring and great for XC. Suitable for beginners and Tandem flying.
Warning: no particular flying attention. During warm season, the thermic activity may be fast and strong till 16h-17h.

Occasionally flying sites in Albania

– Tomorr mount, Poliçan. (Mountain) Takeoff: 1940m asl. Landing: 1470m asl. Flyable: from May to September. Suitable wind direction: from N to S. Best wind direction: NE. Strong thermal activity. Moderate windy in general. Great for XC and Soaring. Not for beginners. 3/5 Takeoff place but landing might be difficult in XC mode. – Cajup mount, Gjirokastër. (Mountain) Takeoff: 830m asl. Landing: 370m asl. Flyable: from May to September. Suitable wind direction: from WNW to SSW. Best wind direction: W. Strong thermals. Great for XC and Soaring. Suitable for beginners and tandem flying. 4/5 Takeoff place and many possibilities for normal landing in XC mode.