Paragliding Beijing

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Plan your Beijing tour ? If you are an enthusiast with a passion for paraglider flights, Beijing will not let you down. Since 1985, when the word paragliding was coined, this recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders has become more and more popular with the number of paragliding pilots and sites having been continuing to increase.

Beijing is the pioneer city in China developing paragliding flights and 1998 China’s first paragliding club was established in Beijing.

Beijing paragliding sites
At the time of my writing,  there are two major paragliding sites around Beijing – Mang Mountain in Changping District and Yudu Mountain in Yanqing County.

1. Mang Mountain in Changping District
Mang Mountain is located in Changping District, about 40km northeast of Beijing downtown. The undulating mountain Mang Mountain resembles a huge snake, hence the name of Mang Mountain and “Mang” literally means a boa constrictor in Chinese. Mang Mountain is quite famous in the paragliding flights.

The paraglide launching site is on the west hill top with a sea level over 600m high. The glide from the top down to the earth gives you a panoramic view of the surrounding scenic spots including the Mang Mountain Forest Park, The Ming Tombs Reservoir, Ming Tombs…

How to get there
Self drive: Drive along Jingchang Express and get off the exit 13C of Xiguan Exit in Changping, continue to drive in the direction of the Ming Tombs; Run past the seven-arch bridge and turn right; drive along the north route of the Ming Tombs Reservoir and you will get to the Mang Mountain.

Take public buses: Bus 643 from Andingmen or Bus 845 at Beijing West Railway Station, and get off the final stop – the Ming Tombs Reservoir and walk across the reservoir dam.

2. Yudu Mountain in Yanqing County
Yudu Mountain is located in Yanqing county, about 80km northeast of Beijing downtown. Yudu Mountain is a less traveled scenic area covered with thick forest. The highest point of Yudun Mountain has a sea-level of 860 meters with stunning views! It is a less known place in Beijing.

Yudu Mountain features the typical mountainous climate – strong wind and turbulence, which is good for taking off and maintaining longer flying time in the air. But under this mountainous climate, paragliding pilots need to have better skills of controlling paragliders. So Yudu Mountain paragliding is suitable for mid-level paragliding pilots.

How to get there
Self drive: Driving along Beijing Yanqing expressway, then get off at Yanqing Exit and drive on Jingzhang Highway; drive past the crossroad at Longqingxia and drive 2km on your right ride.

Take a bus: Take bus 919 at Deshengmen and get off at Yanqing Town, where you connect Bus 920 for Yudu Mountain.

from Super-Wing Paragliding Club

from Super-Wing Paragliding Club

Beijing paragliding clubs

There are two main paragliding clubs in Beijing – Flying Man Aviation Club and Super-wing paragligding Club.

Flying Man Aviation Club
This paragliding club was set up in late 1990s and is said to be the largest aviation sports club in China, It has a strict and comprehensive flight training center in Mang Mountain of Changping District, Beijing.
Web: www.flying-man.com/
Business Hours: 09:30 – 18:00 (Mon-Fri)
Tel: 010-68055114 / 010-62344230
Fax: 010-68052542
Add: Room 2263, 2nd floor, #1 AnDing Road, Olympic sports center stadium, ChaoYang District, Beijing, China 100029
地址: 北京市朝阳区安定路1号奥林匹克体育中心体育场看台二层南7门与南8门之间2263 邮编:100029

Superwing Paraglding Club
This paragliding club trains beginners in seven days. Training is usually on the weekends.
Prices: CNY3,000 or CNY500 for one tandem flight.
Add: Room D18, Rongshangju, No.02 Wudaokou, West Zhichun Road, Haidian, Beijing
北京市海淀区知春路西五道口2号荣上居D18室

Email:  superwing@sohu.com
FAX: 8610 – 64812411
TEL: 8610 – 52773142
TEL: 8610 – 86100194
CELL PHONE: 13601241119
ZIP code : 100190
Contact Person: Angel( tel: 0086 18511620562)
web: www.superwing.com.cn/

Any questions, just drop a line.

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16 Responses to “Paragliding Beijing”

  1. Lynn Evison says:

    Hi
    Do either of the schools offer a drive / retrive service for visiting pilots?
    Thanks

  2. admin says:

    Hello Lynn Evison,

    You may contact Beijing Flying Club name and its email is listed below:

    inquiry@flying-man.com

  3. Niki says:

    Hi,

    how much is a flight?

    Thanks

  4. admin says:

    Hello Niki,

    As far as I know, around RMB1500

  5. Ricardo says:

    Admin: You said between 10000 and RMB20000???
    That’s between $1,600 and $3,200 (dollars)
    That’s NUTS… Did you mean those figures or you got your numbers wrong????

  6. admin says:

    Hello Ricardo,

    Sorry, my answer is too general, a bit misleading.

    1. If just take a flight, the cost could be around RMB 1500, including primary training and insurance.
    2. If you would like to have both training and buy a paraglider from them, it will cost about RMB20000.

    The above is just for your reference.

  7. admin says:

    Hello manoj,

    Just walk from the Bund to the Nanjing Road Pedestrian street, where there are lots of department stores and shopping malls.

  8. Tamer says:

    Dear Admin,
    regarding Superwing Paraglding Club you said for one jump is between 3000 to 500 RMB thats a very wide range ! how much does it coast exactly

  9. A foreigner says:

    I’ve flewn in many places in the World in every continent since 8 years and the paragliding club in Mangshan is by far the worst club I’ve ever seen. The “instructors” and “club managers” are by far the most incompetent and unfriendly I’ve ever met. They have a sort of grudge against foreigners and for unexplained reasons they won’t let you fly at Mangshan. If you ask them why they don’t let you fly, they will tell you some reasons (“nobody can bring you to the mountain”, “it’s not the right time of the year”, “there is military training”, “no instructor available”, etc… and ofc “you don’t pay enough money”) but when you ask deeper, they are unable to provide you any clear explanation/official document/etc…

    Also many instructors/flying site managers there put money before safety and are totally incompetent. I’ve seen some of them in action on other sites (like Miaofengshan and Zhangfang), here is what I’ve seen: a student not yet trained for takeoff making his very first flight in middle afternoon spring (very turbulent conditions). He hit the slope very hard just after take off and ended up with broken ankle. Non experienced pilots doing a tandem as pilot (for example they don’t know how to approach the landing site). I’ve heard many very bad testimonies from pilots who learnt from the instructors (they tell them to run down the slope after having already failed the takeoff with the wing stuck in the brushes, their landing approach is crap, they are unexperienced/unquilified pilots, …).

    After living in Beijing during 6 months and being already back home, I’ll miss a lot from China but I’m very happy to be far away from those guys. 3 hours from Beijing there is Linzhou, reputed to be one of the best site in China. And by contrast the club and instructors there are very professional. If you are in Beijing and if you want to fly, stay away from the guys at Mangshan and go to Linzhou.

    If China wasn’t so corrupted and if there was a fair law system like in North America and Europe, all those clowns would already be in jail. Seriously they deserve no less.

  10. A foreigner says:

    Every foreigner I’ve met who tried to fly at Mangshan got refused.

    Besides the other pilots are really nice. I often flew to Miaofengshan, great wall, Linzhou and other sites with them and had really good times. I left China more than 1 year ago and I’m in the US now so my comments might be outdated but I’ve heard recently that it still didn’t change unfortunately…

  11. Domi says:

    Hi,
    I french pilot en tandem also since 12 years..
    I Will to coming in china for travel and working
    Someone can have information and contact with Chinese compagnie?
    Thanks
    Domi

  12. A foreigner says:

    Hi Domi,

    Where will you be in China? The advice everybody will tell you is don’t go to Beijing. Try instead to contact the Linzhou club, they are very professional, skilled and can speak good English.

  13. sally harris says:

    Hi there,
    I need to make a paragliding booking ASAP! However your email address is not available for either of the Paragliding Clubs. Unfortunately i am unable to call international numbers. Where can i find this?

    Also i have some queries regarding Paragliding for a tandem flight:
    Is there training required for a tandem flight? Considering you will have a professional with you.
    Are there any additional costs? e.g. insurance
    Thanks

  14. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Sally Harris,

    Yes, the article needs updating. We are trying to offer some information on Paragliding Beijing. But we don’t have any professionals in our team.

    You may try again the following contact information:

    Superwing Paraglding Club
    Email: superwing@sohu.com
    传 真 FAX: 8610 – 64812411
    电 话 TEL: 8610 – 52773142
    电 话 TEL: 8610 – 86100194
    手 机 CELL PHONE: 13601241119
    邮 编 ZIP code : 100190
    Contact Person: Angel( tel: 0086 18511620562)
    web: www.superwing.com.cn/ ( Chinese )

    Only for your reference!

  15. Surendhran Gopalan says:

    Hi,

    Could you please guide me of Paragliding sites and operators in Inner Mongolia. I am interested in a two week trip of only paragliding in that area.

    Thanks

  16. Daniel says:

    Dear Surendhran Gopalan,

    Thanks for your inquiry! But unfortunately we have no idea about the locations for Paragliding sites and operators in Inner Mongolia.

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