Lower Rhine Air Sports
In the region of the Lower Rhine there are 2 international airports, as well as numerous smaller sport airports. These offer sports pilots a runway.
Furthermore, sports airfields offer a diverse program for guests. So you can book at many sports airfields sightseeing flights or experience a glider flight. Another alternative to get up in the air is ballooning.
You can also parachute jump or paraglider in tandem flight to view the Lower Rhine from above! Other modern aircraft also take you up into the air.
Skydiving is one of the many sports that you can practice on the Lower Rhine. But before you can get out of an airplane at a height of several thousand meters, there are a few requirements.
This is how skydivers should be in good health. After all, in the first phase of the parachute jump you race towards the earth at a high speed and this of course places the body under extreme stress.
In Germany, however, the experience of single skydiving is only reserved for jumpers with a valid license. All others who want to experience free fall must resort to the so-called tandem jumps.
Parachute & tandem jump provider on the Lower Rhine:
Start: Flugplatz Niershorst, Grefrath am Niederrhein
Paragliding erfüllt den Wunsch der Menschen, fliegen zu können. Auch wenn es relativ einfach aussieht, ist es nicht so einfach, sich von der Thermik in die Luft bringen zu lassen.
Before you can do a flight , you also need a license in Germany and most European countries. You can acquire these by completing training in one of the flight schools in Germany. For those who want to experience the feeling of floating through the air, a so-called tandem flight is ideal.
Paragliding flight areas in the region of the Lower Rhine:
An der Halde Norddeutschland
Vockrather Acker / Schleppgelände Holzheim:
To experience the silence above the clouds is one of the most beautiful experiences for many sport aviators. But before you can pilot a sports plane yourself, there are a few requirements. To fly a motorized sports airplane with a maximum of 4 people, at least the Private Pilot License (PPL-A) is required, which can be obtained at numerous flight schools on the Lower Rhine. If you don’t want to steer yourself, but just want to get a taste of aviation, or want to experience a sightseeing flight over the Lower Rhine, you can take a guest flight or sightseeing flight with experienced pilots from various sports airfields on the Lower Rhine.
Gliding without a motor above the clouds, that is how gliding is summed up in a few words. But before you can pilot a glider yourself, there are a few requirements. The necessary training as a glider pilot, which includes practical flying as well as theoretical lessons, takes about 2 years. You can do this in numerous gliding clubs or in flight schools. If you don’t want to wait that long, or just want to get a taste of aviation, you can start a sightseeing flight with experienced pilots from a wide variety of sports airports on the Lower Rhine.
In the region of the Lower Rhine there are not only 2 international airports, but also numerous smaller sport airports. These are often run by clubs and offer a runway to their members as well as other sport aviators.
Furthermore sports airfields offer a diverse program for guests. So you can book at many sports airfields sightseeing flights or experience parachute jumps.
Krefeld , Flugplatz Egelsberg:
Address: Lilienthalweg 10, 47802 Krefeld-Traar, Germany
Grefrath, Flugplatz Niershorst
Address: Niershorst, 47929 Grefrath, Germany
Hünxe , Flugplatz Schwarze Heide
Address: Schwarze Heide 35, 46569 Hünxe, Germany
Kamp-Lintfort: Flugplatz Saalhoff
Address: Alpener Straße 39, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
Wesel: Flugplatz Wesel
Adresse: Römerwardt, 46462 Wesel, Germany
Grevenbroich, Segelflugplatz Auf der Gustorfer Höhe
Address: Gustorfer Höhe, Grevenbroich
Whether you want to experience a sightseeing flight in a sports airplane, in a helicopter, a hot air balloon, an ultralight aircraft or in a glider, diverse tours are offered in the region of the Lower Rhine.
So-called guest flights with private pilots offer an alternative to commercial sightseeing flights. Ask a flight club in your area which options are available.
A selection of providers for sightseeing flights & flights over the region of the Lower Rhine:
Rundflüge mit dem Luftsportverein Goch
Gyrocopter Rundflug in Wesel
Flughafenbesichtigung Düsseldorf aus dem Gyrocopter
Ju 52 Rundflüge
Helikopterflug Niederrhein von MG
The Lower Rhine has a 2000 km long, well-signposted network of cycle paths. You can rent bikes on many places.
The region of the Lower Rhine offers a variety of opportunities to make leisure time entertaining, cultural or sporty.