Paragliding Holidays - Flights from Annecy
Paragliding holiday flights by clients at Maison du Moulin B&B. Why not join them?
For those with Google earth A Lark - John English - Richard Barber - May2006
A Google Earth view of Andrew's week
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Like many of Irwyn's paragliding clients I went back for another visit in 2004. Having had a great time on an XC course in 2003 I brought a few of my friends with me this time to keep me company and take photos of me while I was flying.The aim of the trip, for me, was to put into practice what I have learned in the previous years course.
Irwyn acted as guide providing a weather briefing over breakfast and advice on selection of sites and routes to suit our mixed ability group. We were transported to take off, advised of local conditions and had a flying guide we could contact by radio in the air.
On a typical day our low air time pilot would take off early before the thermic activity got started and have a nice top to bottom flight. Later in the day he would return to take off for a thermic flight as the air was settling down in the early evening. The XC team would wait unit other people were showing it was easy to stay up around the take off area.
On my first full flying day we took off from Montmin with
a task set of heading across the lake and South with an ultimate goal
of trying to cross the valley from Dent d'Arclusaz. I knew the route from
the 2003 XC course year so navigation was easy, but my previous experience
ran out half way
This time I caught a climb in the middle of the valley and
4h 45m after take off I found myself in Theys having flown more than 30k
after the valley crossing. Tired I phoned Irwyn on landing and he kindly
came to retrieve me from the bar where I was celebrating having added
50% to my longest previous
In a week in Annecy I flew for about 300k during 22h in the air which compares very favorably to 148k total in 11 XC flights in UK in the same year.
This is a Google Earth rendering of my weeks flying
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