Why us and when to visit
CFI Terry has been flying paragliders since 1988, he pioneered Himalayan flying in the 1990's and has operated regular trips to the Everest region since then. Bear Grylls and Discovery Channel chose Alpine Paragliding Centre to provide the advanced Paragliding training to the team for their program "Mission Everest" - Terry was invited to join the team for the epic flight and the eventual success of the expedition was in no small part due to his local knowledge and expertise.
Alpine Paragliding are leaders in the field and their thirst for new and interesting places to fly has led them to Mexico, Equador, Kyrgrzstan, Morocco, Norway, Tibet and South Africa as well as most of the European flying areas. Their flying and teaching experience is wide ranging and deep. We probably fly furtherand more often than any other operator because of the normally excellent conditions found here in the sunny south of France. Several CPs (ParaPro level 3's) have flown 30 km or more
as their first ever XC from Laragne and more experienced pilots have flown over
100 km whilst on courses. You can too but if you dont go you'll never know.
Almost any time is good! We spend
much of the year here so you can visit between end of January and October. Even
in winter no other region in Europe can offer such great paragliding potential.