Director geral

Name: Sérgio Caldeira

Date of Birth: April 7, 1968

Place of Birth: Bombarral, District of Leiria

Mobile: +351 92 676 01 72

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Rua António Aleixo, 261 – 1° Esq
2890-309 São Francisco
Alcochete – Portugal

Pilot licence: PRT71957

Academic formation

  • Degree in Anthropology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2007 – 2010.
  • Postgraduate in Anthropology, Nature, Conservation and Biodiversity, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2011

Free flight sport training



  • Level 1 paragliding pilot course


  • Level 2 Paragliding Pilot Course (formerly Level 4 Course)
  • 12 Thermal Flight Internships taught by the Wind School
    • Serra da Estrela (Azinha/Vale de Amoreia, Linhares da Beira), Larouco, Algodonales, Castelo de Vide, Mirandela, Serra de Aires e Candeiros, Algarve, Costa Vicentina, Pedro Bernardo, Piedrahita, Oludeniz (Turquia).


  • Flight Incident Simulation Internship in Turkey (Oludeinz/Babadag).
    • Test of frontal colapses, asymmetrical colapses, parachuting, B’s bands, Spirals.


  • Pilot’s license endorsement, tandem pilot
  • Hundreds of tandem flights carried out to date.


  • Instructor course taught by FPVL

2014 to present

  • Paragliding instructor. Theoretical and practical training of students at different levels: level I, level II and two-seater pilots. Several stages of thermal flight in mountain and XC.
    • Hundreds of accumulated flight hours.
    • Hundreds of accumulated instructional hours.

flight experience

Voo de praia/falésia
  • Arrábida, costa Alentejana, Algarve, Nazaré, Bicas/Meco/Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra, Fonte da Telha, Santa Rita, Aguda, praia Azul e Praia Grande.
Experiência de voo de montanha
  • Azinha/Vale de Amoreira, Linhares da Beira, Larouco, Castelo de Vide, Mirandela, Serra de Aire e Candeiros, Alcaria Ruíva e Algodonales, Piedrahita.
    • Several long-distance flights in XC (cross country) in different locations (Castelo de Vide, Azinha, Linhares da Beira, Mirandela).

Technical direction

Name: Jose Carlos Santos Cardoso

Date of Birth: 05-27-1977

Birthplace: Lisbon

Mobile: +351 913187917

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Quinta Belmonte, CCI 8604 Penteado, 2860-307 – Moita

Pilot License: PRT71583

Academic formation

  • Degree in Sport Sciences – Mention Sport Management by the Faculty of Human Motricity, 1998 – 2002.
  • Work Project carried out in marketing area (design of a sponsorship booklet).
  • 3 Years of vocational training in sport, in supplementary education (10th, 11th and 12th year), with a final average of 13 points
Complementary courses
  • Professional Training Course for Initial Pedagogical Training of Trainers, with a workload of 92 hours.
  • Professional Training Course for Adventure Sports Activity Animators, with a workload of 376 hours.
  • Paragliding Instructor Course – National Instructor Title – Qualification obtained by the Portuguese Free Flight Federation.


Sports Experience in Adventure Sports

Regular paraglider pilot (cliff, thermal and tandem) since January 2004


Professional Experience Adventure Sports

  • From April 2004 to August 2020 Paragliding Assistant and Instructor, Sports Manager, Administrative and Monitor / Technician of Adventure and Nature Activities – Mountaineering, Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, Canoeing, Canorafting, Rafting.
  • Since September 2020 Paragliding Instructor and Technical Director of the UonAir Paragliding School.
  • Design, Organization and management of several events (leisure and competition) and internships at national and international level, in the modality of paragliding, highlighting among them:
  • National Paragliding Championship, between 2006 and 2019 continuously.
  • 2 XC World Series Cross Country events, in Portugal
  • 1 PGAWC competition – Paragliding World Precision World Cup
  • 7 Paragliding World Cups, held in Portugal (PWC – Paragliding World Cup) between 2010 and 2019
  • European Paragliding Championship in Montalegre – Portugal, 2018.
  • Several internships and flight departures from 2006 to 2019 continuously, between different countries, such as Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, or Germany.

Technical assistance

Name: Luiz Carlos de Oliveira Santos

Date of birth: 03-02-1973

Place of birth: Brasil

Mobile: +351 911801973

E-mail: [email protected]

 Residence: Rua padre Sena de Freitas nº24 2ºdto; penha de França, Lisboa

Pilot license: PRT72907

Academic formation

  • Mechanical Engineering
    Thermodynamics ▪ Electricity and Electronic, Pneumatic, Hydraulics
    Design and Projects
    Metrology, quality control
    Projects, inspections and maintenance in the area of mechanics, industrial and structural
    Mechanical Engineer
    1988 / 1991

    Good service techniques, group dynamics, consumer rules and laws
    professional improvement
    Quality of customer service
Complementary courses
  • Level 1 paragliding pilot course -2021
  • Level 2 pilot course – 2022
  • Free flight equipment maintenance technician: parachute opening and folding (round and rogallo)
  • General check of paragliding wings.