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Laragne XC 4

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Laragne XC 4

Availability : Fully Booked


Laragne is a fabulously versatile place to fly catering for pilots of all levels of experience.


We have been running XC courses and Ozone sponsored competions (Chabre Open) in this area for well over a decade.

Laragne has reliable conditions, and is suitable for all levels of pilot, mainly due to it's huge choice of take off sites, well established infrastructure, infinite array of potential routes and tasks, breath taking scenery and local hospitality.

The conditions in the south of France in May are normally gentle and it must be one of the best ways to start the season and dust off the cobwebs in relaxed and beautiful surroundings with some great flying potential.

On these trips we will be concentrating on airtime and relaxation so we will visit some great sites and have multiple take offs each day to maximise potential.

There are plenty of other activities in this area such as climbing, paddlesport, walking, mountain biking etc. for partners or if we do get any down time.

This is without doubt my favourite place in the world to fly.


Additional Info

Location Laragne area, south of France
Guide / Instructor

The course will be run by Chris White.

Course Fee Details The course fees of £575 includes guiding fees, mountain transport and retrieves.

We will be staying at the Laragne Monteglin campsite, and have booked their comfort mobile-homes for our group of pilots on a triple sharing basis. Addon price for booking a place will be £200

Flights & Transfers

The plan is for students to fly into Marseilles International airport, arriving on Saturday 19th August. Marseilles is served by many of the low cost airlines throughout the year.

At the end of the week, you can book a flight out of Marseilles, departing late that evening, or spend the evening in Aix en Provence and get a flight on Sunday.

Others choose to drive. (Laragne is a 12-14 hour drive from Calais, with motorway class roads almost all the way).

Or you can travel by train from the UK, which is often cheaper and easier than flying. We will be picking up and dropping off pilots from Aix en Provence TGV station on the way to or from the airport.

Please note, we will not be doing airport transfers for this course.

Site details and weather updates

We assume that you will arrive with a functional paraglider, harness and reserve parachute (we are happy to check it for you) You will also need;

  • vario/alti vario (ideally with GPS).
  • 2m radio ( these can be hired from us at £25 per week)
  • Medical repatriation insurance and E111 card, GPS (is advised but not essential)
  • Warm clothing/flying suit (we often have cloudbase above 3,000m which can be cold, even in July and August)

Please ensure that you have filled in and understood our acceptance of risk form on our website. Local maps are readily available at local shops.

Flight Logs

Click here to look at the classic routes flown by our team around Laragne

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The world renowned pilot, Jocky Sanderson, leads a squadron of experienced instructors and guides who provide coaching on courses all over the world.

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Check out the classic routes regularly flown by our team during various XC courses, from superb flying sites in France, India, Colombia, Australia & UK

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If you want to go on a guided flying trip, in any part of the world, write to us. Based on your group size and duration, we will provide a completely tailor-made solution, with a world-class guide and retrieves.

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