This is a trip/site report for Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia
Maninjau is for sure one of the most beautiful places for paragliding in the region of South East Asia. Flying there ranges from soaring, over thermal flying and also some good XC flying along the edges of the big caldera in which this site is situated. Having a stunning view over lake Maninjau, rice terraces in all different colors as well as towards the Indian ocean in the background makes this place a great site to relax.
The take-off is nice, big and can be reached easily by car. The landing zone might be a bit challenging situated between paddy fields, fish ponds and the lake, but it is for sure big enough for pilots having some experience.
When we are not flying, it’s peaceful just resting in Tanjung Raya – Take a refreshing morning swim in pristine water, be pampered with local delicacies in restaurants overlooking the lake or pamper yourself with the delightful natural hot spring to ease those knotted muscles.
Suitability: Advanced pilots and beginners with some experience. However, the landing zone is very small and one needs to be very accurate while landing at the designated landing zone.
Best Wind Direction: SW
Best Season: May and June
Distance to Singapore: Around 1 hour by plane, then 3.5 hours from Padang (Airport).
Position on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pKfIQ
Paragliding Earth Information: http://www.paraglidingearth.com/pgearth/index.php?site=13597
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