With its setting of high Julian Alps peaks, Kobarid's Stol is a paragliding pilot’s paradise.
Its over 20 km long panoramic ridge tops provide extraordinary opportunities for long cross-country flights and large-scale competitions.
As the highest takeoff in the Soca Valley, Kobariski Stol is often the only take-off above the inversion layer, providing opportunities for thermal flying.
The ideal conditions are with a very weak general N or NE wind for cross-country flights and a weak SW wind for local flying. With the general SW wind and thermals, the wind usually intensifies quickly.
Description of take-off:
A meadow in the middle of a vast, grassy mountain slope.
Suitable wind direction: SE, S, SW.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 16.36, E13° 28.39.
AMSL altitude: 1405 m.
Airspace: Allowed up to 2900 m AMSL.
Take-off difficulty level: Easy.
Flying difficulty level: Moderate to demanding (cross-country flights).
Suitable for beginners: Yes, but only in mild conditions.
Access: 27.6 km by car.
Landing place Kobarid:
A large meadow on the periphery of Kobarid.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 14.47, E13° 34.95.
AMSL altitude: 230 m.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Remember to purchase a vignette.
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More detail and information on the flying areas described here, as well as other Slovenian take-offs, can be found in Paragliding & Hang Gliding Guide Book www.bigopensky.com