Active Flight Paragliding

Active Flight Paragliding - Bright

Active Flight Paragliding - Bright
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Bob E
Melbourne, Australia319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Have been paragliding with Active Flight for many years. It’s a sport that I thoroughly enjoy but unable to participate on a regular basis due to where I reside. It’s a day’s journey for me to travel to Bright but the thrill of paragliding makes it well worthwhile. In the past Fred has been my instructor and taken me for a tandem flight but on the last occasion (16th April 2024) I Fred’s son Aaron was my instructor. I elected to take the extended fight that can last up to an hour, transpires it was an excellent choice as weather conditions were favorable and we achieved a flight lasting the hour and also a height or around 2,000 feet. The views of Bright (above Mystic Mountain) and the surrounding mountains are awe inspiring combine this feature with Aaron's very engaging personality and you could not want for a better way to enjoy your visit to Bright. Fred and Aaron backed by Fred’s wife Malin (edits and records a video of your flight) do there upmost to ensure you enjoy the experience in a safe and relaxed manner.
By way of comparison, I also skydive. Skydiving is a lot more expensive and you do not get to enjoy being under canopy for anywhere near as long, if conditions are favorable, may last for up to 4 ½ minutes.
To participate weight and minimum age limits apply. I am a senior male and find neither the takeoff or landing is taxing and would suggest that the sport caters for a very wide age range.
Written 1 May 2024
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Blackjack
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you’re thinking of a tandem paragliding flight when visiting Bright, go with Active Flight. Read all the earlier reviews, because everything written is true!! Nothing was too much trouble and Fred & Malin kept in contact to keep us informed about the weather conditions and ability to fly.
You’re in safe hands with a very experienced pilot. Fred made all of our group, ranging in ages from 10 through to 70+, feel comfortable and relaxed during each of the flights. Malin videoed each take off free of charge so all could have a visual memory of their flight.
Thank You Fred and Malin for providing this wonderful experience and making our visit to Bright so memorable.
Written 25 August 2022
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Sharon
Shellharbour, Australia129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
If you’ve ever looked up in the sky to watch birds fly and thought you’d like to do that, know you can! You just book in with Fred, Malin and their team! You will not be disappointed.
We chose to do the tandem thermal flight as we figured we would probably regret doing the basic flight. So glad we did! It was awesome riding the thermals and seeing Mount Bogong, Mount Buffalo and Mt Feathertop.
It was easy as to do the takeoff and landing. The guys certainly know how to look after their customers and check in with you all the time.
My daredevil youngest, who has a caste iron stomach, did some tricks with Lewis … icing on the cake of an already fantastic experience!
As someone suggested, I took a Kwells before flight and made sure to keep looking at the horizon when I felt a little queasy.
2 of my boys (18, 16 and 12) initially weren’t entirely sure if they were going to go. They were glad they did, having an absolute blast!
Allow extra time with your flight. We went up in 2 groups with the first group waiting up the top for 30-45minutes for weather conditions to be just right. We were happy to wait - better that than missing out on an awesome flight.
Be sure to check out the toilet up top with the best views of Bright - it was all part of the experience!
Malin took photos of takeoff and landing for all of us and we got a video of my flight.
So. What are you waiting for? Just do it!
Written 15 January 2022
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Bob E
Melbourne, Australia319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Third flight with Fred - Thermic Flight this time , we were fortunate in being able to launch in the morning with favorable weather that let us soar to heights that I have been to before . Being a Thermic flight we have plenty of time to engage in thermaling way above Mystic Mountain launch site and was able to enjoy views looking over Bright , North East towards Apex Lookout and Southeast towards Wandilgong. Although I have engaged in paragliding both as a solo pilot and tandem on numerous occasions in Australia and overseas, the Bright experience with Fred rates amongst the best. Fred who has been paragliding for many years always makes my flights with him memorable and the long journey to Bright well worth the effort. Make a tandem paragliding flight a highlight of your visit to Bright , guaranteed to be an awesome experience.
Written 16 April 2021
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Greg N
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
My wife & I took the thermic tandem paragliding flight which was an amazing experience. We rode the thermals soaring high above Bright with spectacular 360 degrees views. We felt we were in expert hands with Fred as 7 times Australian champion & his wife Malin who did a great job of making our experience so enjoyable and relaxed. We would highly recommend Active Flight to anyone considering paragliding in beautiful Bright.
Thanks Fred & Malin for providing a wonderful experience.
Written 18 March 2020
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Bob E
Melbourne, Australia319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Love this part of Victoria ,it has so much to offer but the paragliding tops the list . Fred is a first class pilot/ instructor and even though he must have made hundreds of flights he shares the same degree of enthusiasm with each tandem flyer and makes each flight exciting and shares the thrill of the flight. Soaring upwards on a thermal is an experience not to be missed and with the height comes panoramic views of Mt Buffalo , Falls Creek and Mt Hotham. Take off and landing is an easy process as long as detailed instructions are followed . The flight lasts for at least 30 minutes. If you can run a few meters you can do it . I am on the wrong side of 70 and have no difficulty. Fred is one of only a few operators who offer a free video of your experience and his partner does a superb job of putting it together for you . My on line version arrived the day after my flight - excellent service.
Written 4 April 2019
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Sam B
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
These guys were fantastic, I called them a week out to book and they kept in constant contact through the week, up until an hour before the glide, about the conditions and availability to fly. They did everything they could and got us in for a fantastic morning flight right on 9am!
Ultra professional and friendly and we could not recommend them enough!
Great experience!!!!!!
Written 26 January 2019
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Elaine B
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Just completed a tandem paraglide with Fred and it was awesome. They really know their stuff and you always felt like you were in the safest hands . The trip up to the starting point was lovely and the view from their alone was spectacular, it added to the excitement to see the majestic valley before we even took off. Already looking at getting a license course via active flight. Definitely an experience nobody will ever regret
Written 4 February 2018
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Maxi H
Mandurah, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Highly recommend the 30 min thermal flight with Fred to get you up to dizzying heights. How to be a bird wothout expending any energy! If you've always dreamt of flying like a bird, THIS is the way to do it! Magnificent views across fabulous mountain ranges of the Victorian Alps. Seeing Bogong, Feathertop, Hotham & Mt Buller covered in snow a special treat. You meet the crew at the landing ground below, get taken up to the take-off area (amazing view even from there) and get hooked up ready to go. Not a thing to be nervous about for this nervous nellie! Just a tiny run (more like a quick walk/jog) down the take-off area and you are up & away before you can say Jack Robinson! Then you sit back and enjoy the ride while Fred gives you a commentary of what you can see. And being a champion flyer, he knows how to outsmart any annoyed magpies, too! Landing so easy - feet down and walk onto the ground! Hoping to be back soon! Thanks, Fred & crew. Go Pro footage great! Options to take lessons as well.
Written 18 October 2017
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Montgomery T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Great tandem paragliding for two of us with Fred and his team in Bright. It was such a wonderful day, high in the sky, looking down over the mountains and the valley. We could see snow on the hills, and even as far away as Mt Kosciousko. Fantastic.
Written 6 October 2017
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