TOPO-GUIDE of free flight sites in France :: Northwest


This is the first collection of topo-guides listing all the official free flight sites in France, in 4 volumes with over 600 sites!
From dynamic seaside flights on the Brittany coast to cross-country flying on the plains, this guide describes the 141 sites in the north-western quarter of France. Unless you prefer turquoise waters and tropical forests, then head for the 23 sites in the overseas departments...

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In this guide, the North West quarter : (03), Ardennes (08), Aube (10), Calvados (14), Cher (18), Côte-d'Or (21), Côtes d'Armor (22), Creuse (23), Eure (27), Finistère (29), Ille-et-Vilaine (35), Loire (42), Maine-et-Loire (49), Manche (50), Marne (51), Haute-Marne (52), Morbihan (56) Nièvre (58), Oise (60), Orne (61), Pas-de-Calais (62), Saône-et-Loire (71), Seine-Maritime (76), Yvelines (78), Somme (80), Haute-Vienne (87), Yonne (89), Guadeloupe (971), Martinique (972), Guyana (973), Reunion (974), Mayotte (976).

For each site, a detailed map of take-offs and landings, the level, type of flight, access, orientation, altitude difference, GPS coordinates, as well as instructions and advice.

Practice A table summarising the orientation of the decos and the favourable or unfavourable winds, as well as all the information you need to choose the right site: aerology, restrictions, good local maps, cross-country routes, etc.

Author: Sylvain Grandferry

Grounded by a light breeze? Do you want to pass your Brevet de Pilote? Here's everything you need to revise and improve your paragliding theory! For beginners, the Free Flight Manual or Introduction to paragliding will give you the basics on aerology, mechaflight and regulations. They will also prepare you for the various pilot licence exams. Specific books on weather will be added to your observations. We've selected them for their accessibility, so you won't be bored by the emagrames, we promise! Many competitive pilots, adventurers and poets have also written down their adventures, revealed their tips and shared their experience with you in exciting and technical books about their most beautiful cross-country paragliding flights. The adventurers will find their happiness with guidebooks A comprehensive guide to almost every flying site in France and beyond! Orientation to the wind, access routes, local tips, a mine of useful information to prepare your future trips... Because books are also useful for travelling, they will be invaluable allies in your paragliding progress.

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