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French Alps XC 24th June - 1st July 2017

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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 10 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 at their best in June, and the scenery is stunning, with some snow still on the high peaks.

I will be running a small course here in conjunction with Craig Jenkins (30 years living in the region, and 25 years as Pro Tandem pilot and XC pilot) We may also join forces with Rob Chisholm (free flight Brighton).

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. I have had trips here where novice pilots under 10 hrs have completed 60km XC flights, 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 and is self-catering to keep costs down, (or we can eat out locally) It is a nice chalet, not luxurious, basic, comfortable.

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.

 




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