Active Edge

Advanced Courses & Trips


Our advanced courses and trips are intended for all pilots who want to practice new skills such as pilotage, thermalling and XC. All the courses are led by Dean Crosby, who will provide assistance, guiding and advice on improving your piloting skills. Dean has coached at all levels from beginners to the British team, and guides all pilots individually at a level which supports their progress.

Whether you’re a low airtime post CP pilot looking to fly in a supportive environment or an experienced pilot looking to improve whilst enjoying the social aspect of a group holiday, we have trips that are perfect for you. Active Edge usually runs trips in conjunction with local schools and guides. This means that we get the best local knowledge, optimising your flying experience and airtime. In addition, we get insider information on the best bars, restaurants, local activities and attractions.

If you have a group of pilots and a specific flying destination in mind, we can price and organise a holiday for you, providing Dean as an expert and guide to enhance your experience.

Latest Trips

In 2019 we will be running two tours to start with. Once these are full, we will consider running a third tour, in January, if there is sufficient demand. There will be a maximum of 7 pilots on each tour so please don’t leave it too late to confirm your booking.

If you have a group and want to arrange different dates we will try to accommodate you. Please contact ( to discuss the details.

This year we will be organising the tours a little differently from previous years. We are always looking for ways to improve the service that we provide and experience has shown that it’s not always wise to have such a detailed plan of the tours in advance. Even in Brazil, we sometimes have bad weather and the long-range weather forecast can be rather unreliable. We hope to visit two or three different sites on each tour, offering pilots some variety, but our priority will always be to maximise the flying time. Have a look at the individual site descriptions to get an idea of some of the places we usually visit.

The spectacular festival of the Brazilian Carnaval will be during the two-week period between these two tours, from 1 to 6 March. Why not combine one of our tours with some partying during Carnaval and have the holiday of a lifetime?

Pyrenees Hike & Fly 2012

Our adventure hoped to harness the pure spirit of Hike & Fly paragliding; that is, carrying a wing however far, to the next launch site with the promise that it will carry you in the air. The attempt saw two pilots who are also capable of long distance hiking tackle a much underestimated mountainous area; all within three weeks!

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Read the Blog about our trip here