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Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette

Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette74310 Les Houches

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Good to know
  • Flight to Mont Blanc country brochure  
  • Flights and take off forbidden in Mont-Blanc side in July and August
  • Plan on appropriate summer and winter equipment (gloves, good shoes, jacket, pants).
  • Flying free means flying with respect for the environment, respecting the air space and its rules, and respecting others.
  • Flight possible throughout the Chamonix Valley!
  • Year-round activity!
  •  - © Morgane Raylat

Practice : paragliding
Orientation : south
Observations/dangers: take off necessarily on the crest, Les Houches side because the limit of the nature reserve of Carlaveyron.


DescriptionFlight conditions: best by the end of the morning / beginning of the afternoon.

Dangers / Difficulties:
- Inflating the glider is often awkward as the launch is on a camber & the slope drops away quickly causing a small rotor on the ground where the glider is prepared.
- The aerology of the site is somewhat unusual in the thermodynamic conditions.
- The whole site is at the limit of a large rotor generated by the plateau of Coupeau (situated to the right of take off) – avoid this zone. To the left of take off the Western shoulder of the Merlet animal park offers good soaring conditions.

Level: confirmed to cross pilot.

Landing: Cachat's gravel. Be careful! Very technical landing: the gravel is not always free for landing due to the works going on there. Next to the Arve torrent.

Specific rules: avoid flying above the animal park in order to not disturb the animals and avoid any conflicts with the owners.
Prices
Free of charge.
Opening times
All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
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