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The Offer of towing in Norway is varying. The economy means we have few operational possibilities. We have a high level of expertise but unfortunately scattered on few people. Below is a collection of assosiations with executives offering towing and courses with:

 

  • Towing boat
  • Scooter towing
  • Other devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Norway

Drammen and Omegn Paragliding Association offers towing with towing boat of PG / SPG / HG and tandem PG / HG. The boat is a Buster XL (aluminum) with Suzuki DF 140 BHP and hydraulic payout winch. The boat was converted into towing boat by Jan Nilsen. Towing hight max 1300 m (SPG 500 m). The boat is carried around on demand, with daily operations in Asker, Oslo Fjord.

Courses: OTP, OTH, SIV, APG, D-BAG, TP, Winch Operator

Contact: Iver Heier (private owner), Telephone: (+47) 996 35 397

Website: www.opptrekk.no, Facebook: opptrekk.no and tandemparagliding

 

Oslo and Omegn Hangglider association offers towing with two 125cc scooter winches with 1500 m line, max 600 m. Used around Oslo (only HG courses).

Courses: OTH, HG

Contact: Steinar Sverd Johnsen, Telephone: (+47) 922 41 329

 

Lier Hangglider Association offers towing with ??cc scooter winch (HG courses only), max ??? m.

Courses: OTH, HG

Contact: Øyvind Ellefsen, Telephone: (+47) 932 20 688

 

Hvittingfoss Airsport Association offers towing with Honda 500cc scooter winch for PG/HG, tandem PG/HG, max 700 m. Converted to scooter winch by Jan Henrik Eriksen. The winch is mobile and can be transported if necessary. Used mainly in winter in area around Hvittingfoss.

Courses: OTP, OTH, HG

Contact: Reidar Berntsen, Phone: (+47) 916 67 553

 

Hedemarken Airsport Association offers towing with 125cc Vespa scooter winch PG/HG, max 600 m. The winch is transported when needed. Used mainly in winter around Brumundal and Mjøsa.

Courses: OTP, OTH, HG

Contact: Erik Bergseter / Arne Strandlie, Telephone: (+47) 922 84 296/952 31 234

 

SportWing Hang and Paragliding Association offers scooter winch with Honda 125cc, max 600 m. The winch is transported when needed. Used locally for courses.

Courses: OTH, HG

Contact: Bjørn Nyfløtt, Telephone: (+47) 977 35 812

 

Southern Norway

Sørlandets Paragliding Association offers towing with towing boat of PG/HG, tandem PG/HG. The boat is of plastic with 150HP, is converted by Magne Helvig equipped with hydraulic payout winch, max 1300 m. The boat is located in Bygland, Byglandsfjorden.

Courses: OTP, SIV, APG, D-BAG, TP

Contact: Ole-Jørgen Løvland / Amun Løvland (private owners), Telephone: (+47) 950 76 349

 

Jæren Hang & Paragliding Association offers towing with 125cc scooter winch of PG/HG, max 600 m. The winch is transported when needed. Used on Jæren in Rogaland.

Courses: OTP, OTH, HG

Contact: Jostein H. Reinsnos, Telephone: (+47) 975 60 226

 

Western Norway

Voss Hang & Paragliding Association offers towing with tow boat of PG/SPG/HG and tandem PG/HG.

The boat (plastic) are made by Jan Nilsen and is equipped with hydraulic payout winch, max 1300 m. The boat is transported when needed, but is located in Voss, Vossavangen.

Courses: OTP, OTH, SIV, APG, D-BAG, TP, Winch Operator

Contact: Einar Såkvitne - (private owner), Telephone: (+47) 913 74 972

 

Fjordane Airsport Association offers towing with towin boat of PG and PG tandem.

The boat, Draco (plastic) with Suzuki DF 140HP is rebuilt by Per-Arne Kvalsvik and is equipped with hydraulic payout winch, max 900moh. The boat is in Florø.

Courses: OTP, SIV,

Contact: Per-Arne Kvalsvik - (private owner), Telephone: (+47) 979 60 908

Facebook: Paraglide Florø

 

Gulen Airsport Association offers towing with towing boat of PG during 2015. The boat (plastic) is under construction by the owners, has 140HP outboard motor and a hydraulic payout winch, max 1100moh. The boat will be used locally in Gulen, Sognefjord and north towards Bergen.

Courses: None 2015

Contact: Kim Daniel Haugsvær - (private partner), Telephone: (+47) 414 24 523

 

Northern Norway

Lofoten & Vesterålen Paragliding Association offers towing with tow boat of PG and PG tandem. The boat is a 25 foot Rib with Evinrude 250 HP and has a mobile / portable hydraulic winch which also is used in a car in competitions etc. Customization made by owner. Max 1400 m. The boat is located at Sortland in Vesterålen based on facilitated takeof on Bø Fjordcamp.

Courses: OTP, SIV,

Contact: Fred Arne Fredriksen - (private owner), Telephone: (+47) 994 35 000

 

Svalbard

Longyearbyen Airsport Team has a 2,2l diesel hydraulic fixed winch. The winch has not been used in a few years and is not operational at the present time, and the airsport team is not active. The Winch is built into a trailer and is mobile. Max 1400 m.

Courses: None (formerly PG, OTP)

Contact: Idar Brendmoe - Phone: (+47) 901 02 131

 

 

Updated April 2015

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