Intro to the Alps
23-30 September 2023
Is it for you?
Laragne is on the edge of the Southern Alps, giving it a consistent and reliable climate. With big wide valleys and a reliable climate it’s a great place to build confidence and airtime. This trip is mainly aimed at newer or rusty pilots.
About the trip
Pilots come back to Laragne year after year. During the week our focus is to get you as much airtime as possible while building an understanding of flying in the mountains. We’ll help you make the journey from your first 360s to reaching cloudbase.
For those who are getting the hang of thermalling, it’s even possible to get your first XC flights.
We’ll arrive at the accommodation on Saturday afternoon in plenty of time to get set up ready to fly on Sunday morning.
On a normal day, we’ll have a weather briefing after breakfast, before heading out to the hill. With the typical weather patterns we often get to fly two different sites in a day. Many people’s highlight is the magical evenings at Buc where we get to fly in calm lift (restitution) until sunset, before going out for dinner or heading home for a barbeque in the gites large outside eating area.
We fly in and out Marseille airport, usually on the morning Easyjet flight from Gatwick.
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.
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.