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  • Alps XC / St Hilaire festival (TBA) 11th Sept-18th Sep 2021


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    Guided XC Week In Savoie - French Alps, Annecy, Bauges, Aravais region

    This Guided week in the French Alps is open to qualified pilots with at least 30 hrs experience (preferably more) to Introduce you to the delights of XC and thermal flying in this magnificent region.

    Too many years have passed since Axis regularly ran trips here, and we have put that right. The last two trips in June were enormously successful, with lots of XC Kms and big fun had. This is unquestionably one of the best places in the world to fly XC. Not only is the flying great, the conditions are often a little more mellowin in September, and the scenery is stunning, 

    The Course will be run by Steve Millson and Chris White, possibly assisted by Craig Jenkins, a local and hugely experienced commercial tandem and xc pilot.

    Between us, we have a wealth of experience in the area and know all the best places to fly and how to stay away from the crowds.if the conditions are good, this place is amazing.

    All aspects of mountain flying will be covered, with some thermal guidance on radio for those who need it, route planning, transitions, local weather, valley winds, convergences, and other technical aspects of XC mountain flying.

    The accommodation is the lovely chalet-les-vernets (see pics); close to Albertville and many of the sites we want to access. The chalet sleeps 12  It is a nice chalet, not luxurious, basic, comfortable. Breakfast inc

    It may be possible to collect a group from Lyon Airport,( Price TBA) if the flight times fit. If not, we can collect you from the train station. There are trains to Albertville from the Lyon Airport or Geneva airport is 2hrs. Local transport to and from sites will be via our minibus.

    If you are booking the week before in Laragne we will offer a transfer by minibus to the Alps.

    Please e mail us via the contact us page to arrange for a deposit payment.

     St Hilaire Festival 2021

    We are hoping to combine this trip with the famous free flying festival. If you have never been this festival is a must experience. The 20 festival was cancelled due to covid, and so we are hoping that we catch some of it this year. The dates have not yet been confirmed. 

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    The dates for the festival are TBA and depending on the weather and what the group would like to do we will spend either 1 or 2 days at the festival.

    Transport will be provided from the self catering chalet,  We may have to add an extra nights accomodation to allow for the festival on the saturday or sunday. again TBA at this stage.

    You will need :

    Paraglider & Reserve

    2mtr band radios for this trip ( we have some to hire if need be)

    Vario (ideally with GPS) or mobile phone with GPS and tracker app

    Travel Insurance to cover paragliding rescue and repatriation.

    • Model: XC 6 St Hilaire Festival
    • 9 Units in Stock

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    This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 October, 2015.