|Adventure Tour – Grand Bornand|
Grand Bornand, France
High above this beautiful alpine village is “Le Lachat de Chatillion” With a wonderful view of the high alps, this large grassy takeoff is an ideal place get acquainted with high alpine flying. Located roughly 1000 meters above Grand Bornand, this site is easily accessed via gondola, and chairlift in July and August. Pilots enjoy clearing their gliders and launching from this perfect sloping takeoff, which generally faces directly into the wind. Takeoff is easy and a house thermal generally lifts right in front of the launch, getting you off to a high start.
Once you’ve reached altitude, you’ll have the entire Aravis and Bargy mountain ranges to explore, and is a perfect place to begin a big cross-country triangle. Once again, there are many classic flight paths to attempt. As you fly you’ll have a view of the majestic Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.
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