Coastal Soaring in Denmark
Unlike thermalling, coastal soaring takes place close to people, livestock and buildings. Space is limited by the length of the coastal ridge and there are usually other people using the top of the ridge and beach below.
This Code of Conduct is a set of simple rules to help pilots have fun, keep safe and to ensure everyone can enjoy the coastal ridge and surrounding areas. If it is your first-time coastal soaring in Denmark (even if you are part of a paragliding school or group) you should acquaint yourself with these rules.
Ask a local pilot
If you are unsure of the conditions, local regulations, private property status or where the best places to launch and land are, contact the local paragliding club for assistance. An overview of the Danish clubs can be found on our webpage.
Show Good Airmanship
Coastal ridges can be crowded with pilots of all different levels, respect this, it is not the place to be showing off.
Clean up after yourself
Remember to take good airmanship with you to the ground. Always clean up after yourself and take your rubbish with you at the end of the day.
Respect the rules
In Denmark, it is the Danish rules that apply to you when flying. You should read and understand the Danish rules and regulations before taking to the air, these can be found on our webpage.
Respect other people, property and livestock
Rarely will you find a coastal soaring site free of other people, property or livestock – show respect to earn respect.
Understand that not everyone likes to have a paraglider hovering near their house. Show consideration when coastal soaring in the vicinity of people’s houses – keep moving, be discrete, keeping radio chatter to a minimum, and never land or launch from someone’s private property without permission.
Fly within your abilities
Coastal soaring can be challenging especially for the novice. Be aware that sites vary in difficulty and conditions can change rapidly.
Check before you fly
Paragliders in the air doesn’t mean that you can fly there. Most Danish clubs have agreements with landowners, allowing them to use private property for parking, access, launching and landing. In Denmark you must acquire the owner’s permission to start and land from private property. If in doubt contact the local Danish club.