Pie de Chinche is located in El Cerrito mountains in Cordillera Occidental between Cali and Tulua. While flying you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Valle de Cauca fields surrounding river Cauca and it's numerous tributaries.
The launch ground is a spacious grassy slope. Connected by a dirt road.
Nearest landing - 1171 m ASL , N 3°37'25", W 76°11'40" (3.62375, 76.1947) While flying one must observe airspace restrictions of Cali and Tulua airports.
The tour - January 2nd to 12th of 2021
10 days of flight in the colorful Valle del Cauca, being the main venue of the tour the small town of Santa Helena. It is the ideal place to start not only because of its proximity to the Palmira international airport but also because of its topography and its well-defined but friendly thermals. The perfect warm-up to adapt to Valle del Cauca.
Then we will go north where we will visit the town of La Union, and in the following days the emblematic Roldanillo, the South American Mecca for Cross Country flights.
This tour is designed for intermediate pilots who are starting in thermal flight. But advanced pilots are also welcome, with smaller radius cylinders and pickups included anywhere in the valley, plus XC talks by national champions, we hope to provide a learning environment that is enriching for everyone.
We offer you in the package
Guidance with professional instructors.
Shuttle to the flying sites & retrieves.
Daily tasks and group review of the tracks.
Talks with top of the world instructors.
Tandem Flights. (optional at no additional cost)
Three meals a day and accommodation with private room and bathroom, pool and ammenities.
Colombian phone number with internet. (Unlocked phone required)
GPS live tracking, you just fly; We will be watching
We use an App on your phone which sends your GPS coordinates to the tracking website while you’re flying and we can see where you are at any moment. This is for your safety, to organize your retrieval after landing, and to review your flight every day.
What you need to be and to bring
For this tour, you must be a pilot rated leastways USHPA P2, IPPI 1, BHPA Club pilot, APPI Pilot, or equivalent, with a minimum of 25 hours, and totally autonomous for taking off, flying and landing. Bring your flight equipment, with reserve parachute, helmet, Walkie VHF 2m a vario (for XC) and unlocked mobile phone.
We provide a free airport transfer only from/to the Palmira airport on the set travel dates. We require a minimum of 3 people booked to run the shuttle. The shuttle service departs from Palmira airport on the arrival date.
How to get here
OUR ADDRESS: Siga La Vaca - Santa Helena, Colombia
If you cannot take our airport shuttle service then you can try another way to get here:
RENT A CAR: Hiring a car could be the best option and sometimes is cheaper than to take a bus. There are several Rental Car Companies in the airports which offer good prices.
TAXI: You can arrange a private taxi. The price from Aeropuerto Internacional Alfonso Bonilla Aragón is approx. 30 USD.
Book now! No cancellation fee up to 30 days before the starting date
Remember, the number of available places for this tour is limited! Book now and secure your reservation with a deposit (500 USD ) Look for flight tickets and make your other travel arrangements. Pay the remaining on your arrival. You may cancel your reservation up to 30 days prior to the starting date and we will refund you the deposit.