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Last update : Feb 24th 2010
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    Height : 793 m.
    GR : 3.4
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GPS coordinates : take off : 45°46'47" (45.7798)N; 9°30'35" (9.5099)E - Elevation : 1215 m.
landing : 45°45'29" (45.7582)N; 9°29'38" (9.49395)E - Elevation : 422 m.
Take off : Two slopes, one facing sw and the other one facing se.
Landing : The official landing is not very big, it is ok for paragliders but it is small for hang gliders. There are bigger fields close to the official landing.
Going there : Takeoff: Close to the old cable car station in Valcava. A five minutes walk from the village. The village can be reached by car. The local club has a shuttle service at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 (the last only in summertime) from the landing zone.

Landing: The location name is Perlupario, close to Caprino Bergamasco. Follow the sings to 'Risto Grill Latterraggio' which is right on the landing field.
Comments : Very good site for xc flight, this is a good spot for people willing to learn xc. You can fly 10km along the ridge befor having to make the first transition.
The landing field is not visible from the takeoff, you have to fly aroud 'Pizzo Pec' (see picture).
The first thermal is right in front of the takeoff, over the small pit 'cavetta' (see picture).
The flight is beautiful, mountains up to 2400mt (grigna), lakes, hills, flatlands, ...
Flights of hundreds of km have been performed taking off from Valcava.
Weather hazards : The site is not very good with wind from west or east. Becomes dangerous when these winds get stronger.
Flight regulation : na.
People to contact : Orobica Volo libero
Parking : Takeoff parking gps : 45.7844 N, 9.5115 E
at landing : there are signs pointing to the parking for paragliders
Landing parking gps : 45.7589 N, 9.4928 E
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Tourism  : Bergamo, Lecco, Milan, lots of beautiful mountains.
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the landing area
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the take off area
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looking towards the landing from the takeoff
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 gps logs of flights from Valcava
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Take off : 45.7798 N; 9.5099 E
Landing : 45.7582 N; 9.49395 E
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takeoff : Valcava (45.7784; 9.50772), 0.23 km from this takeoff
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