If you are into paragliding, you can find institutions to safely practice the sport at the districts around İzmir and Manisa, which is 45 minutes away from the city. In these institutions, you can learn about equipment, flight logic and aviation and have an enjoyable and safe flight after a theoretical and practical training.
One of the districts at which paragliding is professionally done is Ödemiş. Paragliding is done at the Ovacık Village, Hill A area between Bozdağ and Gölcük, 20 km away from Ödemiş on the way to Salihli.
The field which has a jumping area to the South is the most favorable one in the Aegean Area for competitions and long distance flights. The coordinates of the field is 38.18'03.00 'North, 28.02'42.00' East.
The take off runway is next to the Bozdağ- Ovacık Gendarmery Station. The runway is a natural grassy area. There is an 200 meter dirt road after the main asphalt road. While the jumps are viewed from the district, the jumpers can fly up to Denizli-Pamukkale.
The three take off runways at the Tire Güme Mountain are preferred by paragliders. There are 700,900,1100 meter take off runways on the mountain.
Organizations supporting flights
Mimar Kemalettin Cad. 1327 Sokak 2/1 Çankaya-İzmir
+90 232 445 52 88
There are beginner level paragliding, parawing, balloon and microlight (motorized paragliding, motorized parawing and ultralight) trainings at the Turkish Aeronautical Association light Aircrafts School.
Atatürk Caddesi No:222 1. Kordon Alsancak-İzmir
+90 232 404 04 44
The school which offers training in paragliding in İzmir is accredited by Turkish Aeronautical Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation).There are basic level training and development training for advanced level in the school.
+90 535 827 84 85
1. Anafartalar Mah. Cumhuriyet Cad. No 45/4 THK Apt.
(Next to the Officer's Club) Manisa Center
At the club which has intermediate and advanced level trainings, you can be trained on paragliding, parawing and other aircrafts and can also fly in company with professional pilots.
On the Manisa-Akhisar road, Tekeller Village Area-Manisa
+90 532 520 60 32
Manisa Aviation Community Sports Club is active in paragliding and paramotor branches. The club which also organizes aviation festivals continues its activities at the first amateur airport of Turkey in Manisa, 45 km away from İzmir. In the club, paragliding, paramotor and tandem (double flight) trainings are given, and flights are organized.