Take off from Plan de l'Aiguille

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

FFVL registered site. Direction : West & North East Ability : supervised beginner to XC pilot.

Flight conditions :
The site works from the beginning of the afternoon to evening. Thermal breezes and thermodynamic conditions or light Westerly winds.

Dangers / Difficulties :
Once thermal conditions have become established, good launch technique is required as the wind can be strong. High tension electricity cables to the left of launch. Cable car cables to the right of launch & further away to the left for the second stage of the cable car. The launch has been remodelled (2007), please respect any signposted instructions so that the grass may grow on the new take off.

Ability : supervised beginner to XC pilot.

Landing field : bois du Bouchet. The landing field is not visible from launch. Be sure to visit the landing before going to take off. In winter landing field is avilable at Bois du Bouchet hand glider landing field.

Variations :
during the winter, it's possible to launch to the North east by walking two mins lower to the foot of the small gondola pylon. The take off is almost flat and requires good technique. Do not use this launch if the wind is sustained as you are launching into an inclosed valley that can generate turbulence. This launch is very technical/dangerous once the snow has melted as there are many boulders.

Specific rules :
Forbidden to launch or overfly in July & August by ministerial order

Starting point altitude
2231m
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/01 to 30/06, daily.

From 01/09 to 31/12, daily.

Subject to favorable weather.
Location
Take off from Plan de l'Aiguille
Plan de l'Aiguille
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Vol libre au Pays du Mont Blanc

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