We are pleased about your interest in the offer of Gleitschirmschule Engelberg GmbH. Paragliding is considered a safe sport and is therefore not considered a risk sport by Swiss accident insurers. This makes the personal responsibility of each pilot all the greater. With the acceptance of your booking at the Gleitschirmschule Engelberg GmbH a contract between you and the Gleitschirmschule Engelberg GmbH comes into being. These general terms and conditions form an integral part of this contract. We ask you to study them carefully.

General information
The flying school offers hang gliding training and further training courses, as well as flying trips according to the latest standards. By registering, the participant assures that he/she is physically and mentally healthy and that there are no illness-related reasons that would preclude his/her suitability for participation. They undertake to strictly follow the instructions of the flight instructors and course leaders. No one is forced or obliged to take off. If a participant feels unsafe or unwell, they must report this to the launch manager or flight instructor. Return transportation from the launch site is always guaranteed. Participants are responsible for their own footwear and suitable clothing. The taster course / a training day can be postponed, canceled or interrupted at short notice (e.g. for meteorological reasons).

Young people under the age of 18 require the signature of their legal representative.

Tandem flights
The vouchers are valid for 1 year (date of issue on voucher). The flight duration cannot be guaranteed. In the interest of safety, the tandem pilot can postpone or cancel a passenger flight at any time (e.g. due to weather conditions). The pilot's instructions must always be followed.

The prices are in Swiss francs. Prices are subject to change without notice. Issued vouchers will not be taken back.

Terms of payment
The courses, trips and further training must be paid prior to the start of the offer. Payments not made on time entitle the Flugschule Engelberg GmbH to refuse the services or to withdraw from the contract. After the 2nd reminder, a reminder fee of CHF 50 will be charged as well as default interest of 7% from the due date.
Payment for delivered goods is to be settled net within 10 days after receipt of the invoice by bank transfer. Flugschule Engelberg GmbH reserves the right to deliver by cash on delivery or advance payment.

Installment payments may be made by arrangement. Administration costs of CHF 120.– will be charged.

Training: In principle, the concluded contract can be terminated by either party at any time. No course fees will be refunded.

Material: Once used material cannot be taken back. However, there is the possibility to give material in down payment. The corresponding agreements are to be negotiated individually between you and Gleitschirmschule Engelberg GmbH.

Travel: The cancellation costs are as follows:
Any air ticket costs must be paid by the participant and the remaining costs shall be:
- 60 to 30 days before departure: 25% of the package price
- 29 to 15 days before departure: 50% of the package price
- 14 to 0 days before departure: 100% of the package price
Cancellations made before the start of the cancellation periods will be subject to a one-off handling fee of CHF 100.- per person. Within the cancellation periods, the above cancellation fees apply. Cancellation cost insurance is strongly recommended. The participant shall be responsible for the validity of his/her paraglider pilot ratings. The participant shall be responsible for the airworthiness of his/her flight equipment. The participant shall conduct all self-piloted paraglider flights on his/her own responsibility.

Insurance and damage to flight school equipment
The aircraft of the flight school are insured for aviation liability on a flat-rate basis. If a student uses his or her own flight equipment, his or her own valid aviation liability insurance is compulsory (private liability insurance is not sufficient!). Damage to school and test equipment caused by the Customer's own fault shall be fully borne by the Customer.

Accident insurance is always the responsibility of the participant.

Exclusion of liability
The flight school or the flight instructor and their assistants reject any contractual or non-contractual liability for all damages that may arise in connection with a flight, within the limits of the law.

This means that the flight school or the flight instructor and their assistants are only liable if they have acted with unlawful intent or gross negligence. With your signature you accept the conditions of use including the liability waiver as part of the contract. Swiss law applies with the corresponding place of jurisdiction.

Applicable law, place of jurisdiction
Swiss law shall apply. Place of performance and jurisdiction for both parties is Sarnen, Obwalden.

6390 Engelberg, Stand Dezember 2023