We are pleased to announce to our flying friends that we will be adding a new, and very special, flight area to our program for the next tour season. Thus we would have an alternative quite close to Lefkada that we could head to when the overall wind conditions are weak.
In order to test the beautiful flight area we invited a few pilots who took the opportunity to fly this great mountain and take a few photos and videos. The task to be tested was to take off from Mount Perganti, to reach Sereka westwards and to land on Pelekas on the coast.
For our project we chose a fairly stable day with a supraregional weak westerly wind. Around noon we met in Monastiraki and drove up to one of the radar systems with a great launch area in front of it! As soon as we reached the top the wind turbines were slowly turning to the west.
The first pilots thought it was an ideal time to start and already ventured out! Some climbed quickly to 2100m.
For our mission the pilots were to head to Serekas 5 km away from which it is easy to continue the cross country flight.
After an extensive flight they enjoyed a large landing area directly on the beach of Pelekas with a beach bar in front of it!
A great flight area which, however, should generally only be flown in weak wind conditions. To do this, you must not ignore the sea wind, which often picks up in the afternoon.
The ideal time for this excursion is between the end of September to the end of May. In summer it’s always too windy up there.
For this small task a pilot should have some thermal experience.