At Rânca and in the areas surrounding the touristic area airstreams favors paragliding. Păpuşa, Măgura and Cerbul Peaks are just some of the locations used by paragliding amateurs.
Paraglider is an aircraft made out of textile material, similar to parachute-wing. Unlike parachutes, when inflated with air, paraglider takes the form of an aerodynamic profile capable of providing lift. Performance paragliders can glide quite large distances.
The pilot hangs suspended under paraglider canopy in a special harness. Both forward speed and direction are controlled through two orders.
Taking off can be done by running on a slope or through towing with special with special devices. If the wind speed is big enough you can take off without running. Paragliding isn’t designed to jump from the plane.
Paragliding is very simple and can be learned by anyone. To patiently cross by the instruction steps, to choose the appropriate equipment according with the pilot weight and experience and a proper evaluation of atmospheric conditions are a guarantee for a safe flight.
The area is recognized throughout the country, tourists gathering from hundreds of miles in Gorj County. The area reveals a special landscape, which imposes through greatness.