Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014

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Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014

Postby Laragne Diary » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:49 pm

Hi !
This information has come to me recently and could be of interest to any experienced tow pilots.
Pascal Lanser, the organizer, speaks and writes fluent English.
Maybe see you out here this year !
Mark


Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014
New ! This year aerotows will be available from Aspres sur Buech airfield where there is no take off and landing fee.
And for those who want to fly big XC triangle, the first thermal of the day on the ridge of the Aiguille de Serres is closer than from Serres – La Bâtie airfield. Jacques will « brief » you on the best XC routes in the french Alps
http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/pa ... Id=1436593
http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/pa ... Id=2447554
http://www.xcontest.org/2013/world/en/pilots/detail:jac
Are welcome :
- flexwing, rigidwing & ultralight glider pilots (FAI class 1, 2, & 5),
- with a good practise level in aerotow (we do not provide training for that purpose),
- and a third-party insurance covering aerial accidents valid in France.
Net costs: 25€ for standard aerotow till 600m, 15€ for short aerotow till downwind leg for landing training.
Also new this year: training for class FAI 2 Ultra Light Gliders (Swiftlight, Archeoptérix)
1) Training in twin seater glider ASK 13 with a flight instructor from Aspres gliding club (still a project, to be confirmed end of March)
2) Then, after this training is completed, first solo flights in Swiftlight or Archeopterix radio guided from the ground, as it is commonly practised in hanggliding or paragliding.
When ? from April till August except from June 21st till July 5th
Let us know when you wish to come, time period will be validated only when there are enough pilots to cover the costs of the tow pilot.
Contact : +33 953 873 520, mobile +33 676 739 376
Accomodation on the airfield:
Camping:
http://www.aerofly.fr/pages/hebergement ... mping.html
Ferme Auberge du Chevalet :
http://www.lechevalet.com/
and in the area:
http://www.montagne-en-provence.com/
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Re: Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014

Postby skyhigh123 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:01 pm

I am definitely interested in this though it's a bit early to make a definite date commitment at the moment. I really enjoyed the aerotowing we did from Aspres the summer before last (See https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=zkEBrSb_cqk )

I will be back in France from the end of March, travelling back to Montesquiou the long way round, via Germany where I will be picking up my renovated VR. I will be flying in the Pyrenees in the spring but it would be good to get over to the Alps at some point in the summer and to fly with some forum members. I am very flexible regarding time so if anyone is planning to go for this, please let me know.

Thanks for the information, Mark, and I hope to see you later this year,

Tony
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Re: Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014

Postby Randombloke » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:33 pm

Might be worth asking what the tow aircraft is, it might be Pegasus France's Quantum 912, in which case BHPA insurance might not cover you unless you are in compliance with Mark Dale's new list for what can tow what.

Can't see the video without a sign in.....
SteveU
AIR Atos, Avian Amour, Gin Carrera Plus and Pegasus Quantum.
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Re: Aerotow in the southern French Alps - 2014

Postby skyhigh123 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:48 pm

A point I had not considered-the type of tug- though in my case I'm a member of the FFVL and have insurance via them. I doubt if they have similar restrictions but I will check. The French groups with whom I have aerotowed have all used Air Creation trikes.

As for the video, a search on Youtube for "Aerotow Aspres VR" should take you to it.
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