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Cross country flying – Laragne

10-17 September 2022

 

Is it for you?

Laragne is on the edge of the Southern Alps, giving it a consistent and reliable climate for learning to fly XC. You’re ready to go on your first XC or have already started going XC.

 

About the trip

Pilots come back to Laragne year after year to build on the XC skills. During the week we’ll introduce you to the local weather patterns, lead you through the planning process we use in our route setting, clock up as many XC kilometres as possible and have fun doing it!

Tasks will be set according to the conditions, your goals and ability. For those starting their XC career, 25-50km flights are most usual, while longer flights are not unusual for the more experienced groups.

Laragne is in the pre-Alps. There is plenty of opportunity to learn about flying distance in the mountains without the strong valley winds, narrow valleys and difficult landings of the big mountains.

 

Trip schedule

We’ll arrive at the accommodation on Saturday afternoon in plenty of time to get set up ready to fly on Sunday morning.

We usually have a debrief of the previous day’s flying after breakfast, followed by a weather and route briefing. On a normal day, we have an XC flight in the afternoon and an evening flight, before going out for dinner.

 

Flights

We fly in and out Marseille airport, usually on the morning Easyjet flight from Gatwick.

 

Accommodation

We’ll be staying at a beautiful gite surrounded by orchards in the Provencal countryside, with an outdoor pool and a landing field nearby.

Rooms are usually shared with one other pilot.

Breakfast is included and a packed lunch is available at an extra cost.

 

Cost

£1,070

 

The trip cost includes

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation, based on two sharing
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport to take-off (excluding chair lifts) and all retrieves
  • Coaching and guiding.

 

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