is a popular paragliding and hang gliding take-off, as well as an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.
Safety is No. 1
Make sure that you do not put those around you or the environment in danger trough any of your actions.
In the air respect the rules of flight
In the air, certain rules must be observerd.
Before flying prepare yourself
Check the weather forecast for the day and the projected weather conditions. Check the wind on the local automatic wind stations (AWS). Compare the current weather situation with the forecast and act accordingly. Consult the locals.
On the ground be fair
Keep in mind that you are only a guest here, paying respectful attention to the locals and the natural world. As a visitor, please respect the local rules.
1.5.2013 Kobala office schedule has changed, it's now open from 10. to 16. o'clock. In other news, Adrenalin paragliding club has a new weather station mounted at Matajur take-off, you can get weather information by calling +386 70/607-777. They also report that road to Stol is now cleared of snow and open.
Welcome to Soča valley
Kobala center is now open. Schedule has changed, if the weather is good it's open from 10. to 16. o'clock every day. The price for united permits for Kobarid and Tolmin region have not changed and are:
- daily ticket 4 EUR - tree days ticket 11 EUR - ten days ticket 20 EUR - season ticket 35 EUR
We wish you a lot of nice flights and safe landings.
Kobala take off latest news (april)
The road between Stador and parking place at take off is now open. Take off is equipped with wind socket and the automatic weather station, you can view the data on our website in AWS KOBALA menu and on the display in front of Kobala center. Here are some pics from last weekend working campaign.
From 4. to 18. of january 19. world hang gliding championship was held in Forbes, Australia. Over 100 pilots from 23 countries took part in this competition. Slovenia was represented by Primož Gričar and member of DPL Posočje Matjaž Klemenčič. Congratulations to both of them on their performance.
You can read more about how Matjaž did in this championship on his blog.
Automatic weather station (AWS) Kobala has been removed from the launch site as of december. The station is no longer transmitting live data so the data has been removed from our web page.