2019 Flying Weeks



Paragliding and Hang Gliding in Provence 2019.

Rachael on Ozone Atom over the Ecrins picture by Bob DruryThe area around Laragne is perfect for pilots of all levels, from those first early flights and big top to bottoms to 100km plus cross countries. We provide the back up to allow pilots of all levels to concentrate on and get as much out of their flying as possible whilst here on holiday.

We are flexible with meal times, start times and finish times and won't let your evening meal get in the way of your flying, we know a pilot's priorities!

In addition to providing accomodation and full support for flying holidays run by flying schools, clubs and for groups of appropriately qualified and experienced pilots, from our Gite at the foot of Laragne Chabre, we also provide specific B&B weeks for individual visiting pilots at certain times, we do not however provide pilot training ourselves.
Please note weeks generally run Saturday pm to Saturday am.

These free flying weeks do not include tuition or fly guiding except where stated.

Weekly programmes are flexible depending on pilot requirements to include;

  1. Training at Buc Sederon'DIY' weeks - with Bed and Breakfast, whereby we provide accommodation, breakfast and morning weather briefings to pilots staying at Rebinelle.
  2. 'Retrieve' weeks - with Bed and Breakfast, transport to sites, take offs, retrieve, relaunches, evening flying, weather briefings, and all transport including to the pub. Airport pick up (Saturdays only) available at extra cost otherwise free pick up from Sisteron, Digne or Laragne train & bus stations. Basically, all you need to concentrate on is flying as far as possible with no worries about getting home - we'll come and get you.

The above weeks are aimed at qualified and experienced pilots who are happy to fly in alpine thermic conditions. All pilots should have a 2m radio, recently packed reserve and vario/GPS in addition to their normal flying gear.

Dates and Courses


For 2019 training courses, group/school flying holiday and free flying weeks are as follows

All these holidays may be available to free flyers - please ask;

Chris and Judy briefing on Laragne

Training Courses are run at Allez-up in conjunction with approved and registered schools and clubs.

Flying Holidays are aimed at qualified pilots who wish to fly the local area based at Allez-up, we will provide weather and site information and transport to sites in the area. Dates are flexible and the calender will be updated as dates are fixed.

 

2019 Provisional;

  • April 23rd - Sussex Paragliding - training/intro to mountains week
  • April 27th - Sussex Paragliding - training/intro to mountains week provisional
  • May 11th - Escape XC - XC1 week - www.escapexc.com
  • May 18th - Escape XC - XC2 week - www.escapexc.com
  • June 8th - Sussex Paragliding - XC week with Jess Cox
  • Sept 21st - Sussex Paragliding -XC week and mountain intro
  • Sept 28th - Sussex Paragliding - training/intro to mountains week TBC

Additionally we may have a couple of flying weeks available for individuals and small groups who wish to fly the area independantly but with retrieve organised. Please contact us direct.

 

GROUP FLYING HOLIDAYS

For larger groups of friends, clubs or schools services can be tailored to meet the requirements of the school or organiser to include any or all of the following in addition to B&B in our quality accommodation with pool - contact us for prices;

  • Airport pickup and return from/to Marseille.
  • Local weather and site information.
  • Shuttle service to and from sites including between landing and take-off,
  • Retrieves for XC pilots and courses.
  • Evening meals by arrangement.
  • Transport to alternative activities on non-flyable days.
  • Local information and booking service.
  • Itinerant weeks or visits to other more distant sites.
Launching at St Vincent

The local area and standard of our accommodation, with large pool, make this an ideal base for groups which include non-flying partners.

Group size is up to 12 plus instructors with special rates for instructors based on group size.

Getting set to take off at Aspres

Weather conditions, local meteorology and topography mean this area of the southern alps is one of the best areas for improving your flying and for mixed ability groups.

High over Dormillouse