Recreational Aviation

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Recreational Aviation is fun in Turkey
Recreational Aviation is fun in Turkey

Who is Go Fly XC?

Are you a recreational aviator? Go fly xc or go fly cross country is into recreational aviation. We enjoy everything from paragliders to ultra light rigs and parasailing. If you’d like to get from here to there in the air then www.goflyxc.com may be an interesting place for you. We have personal experience flying recreationally from the peaks of all the mountains along the Lycian Way. We’re interested in letting people know the ups and downs of flying cross country.

Recreational Aviation in Turkey

This summer we joined Escape paragliders at the top of Mt. Olympos (that’s not a typo there are several mountains named Olympus or Olympos around the formerly Hellenic regions of the Mediterranean). This Mt. Olympos is where Croesus‘ son fell prey to the tendrils of fate. His son came with a hunting party to save the people of this Lycian region from a horrible giant boar. Croesus’ son came along with the exiled son of Midas (from whence we get Midas’ golden touch) who had killed a man in his father’s kingdom and was forced to live among the Lycian people. Despite the warnings of the Oracle in Delphi Croesus let his son go and hunt this

This summer we joined Escape paragliders at the top of Mt. Olympos (that’s not a typo there are several mountains named Olympus or Olympos around the formerly Hellenic regions of the Mediterranean). This Mt. Olympos is where Croesus’ son fell prey to the tendrils of fate. His son came with a hunting party to save the people of this Lycian region from a horrible giant boar. Croesus’ son came along with the exiled son of Midas (from whence we get Midas’ golden touch) who had killed a man in his father’s kingdom and was forced to live among the Lycian people. Despite the warnings of the Oracle in Delphi Croesus let his son go and hunt this boar, and Midas’ son “accidentally” killed him with a spear in the midst of attacking the boar.

So, the history lesson has nothing to do with the flight over the city of Phaselis and the Mediterranean except to whet your appetite while you consider a wonderful paragliding experience. You can catch thermals with some of the best paragliders in the world. This is one of the few locations in the world where paragliding instructors make a good living ferrying holiday fliers from the summit of a 7,800-foot mountain to the beach of the Mediterranean Sea. Thermals can take you up another 2,000 feet on a good day and you can fly for almost an hour as you approach the beach near Phaselis and the ancient Roman ruins.

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