Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette

in Les Houches

Practice : paragliding Orientation : South Observations / Dangers : take off imperatively on the crest, on the Les Houches side because it borders the Carlaveyron natural reserve.

Flight conditions: flight site from late morning to late afternoon. Conditions of thermodynamic breezes and restitution.

- Often delicate inflation: takeoff in slope.
Slope break quite frank generating a small roll on the flat where we spread the canopy.
- Particular aerology in the thermodynamic of the valley wind.
- The takeoff is at the limit of the roll generated by the Coupeau plateau on the right at the takeoff exit: avoid this area. Excellent performance
dynamic on the left at the takeoff exit on the west shoulder of the Merlet park.

Level: confirmed pilot to cross.

Landing: gravel pit at Cachat. Caution! Very technical landing: the gravel pit is not always free of space due to the work being done there. Proximity of the Arve torrent.

Specific regulations: avoid flying over the animal park, in order to respect the animals and to avoid conflicts with the owners.

Starting point altitude
Free of charge.
Opening dates
All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette

74310 Les Houches

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