Aire de décollage de Plaine-Joux
The Plaine-Joux site is ranked among the most beautiful in the world! Facing Mont-Blanc, it enjoys ideal conditions for discovering and practicing free flight all year round.
The Plaine-Joux site, accessible by car, is very popular with the general public who never tire of admiring the ballet of multicolored sails. Located on a south-facing plateau, facing Mont-Blanc, the aerological conditions are very favourable. The take-off area has been specially designed to accommodate pilots in wheelchairs, it is also one of the only approved sites for hang-gliding in Haute-Savoie.
GPS coordinates: N 45° 56' 58'' - E 006° 44'22''
Elevation: 760 m
Flight conditions: flights all year round, thermals in the afternoon.
Facilities: FFVL information panel, a webcam gives views of the take-off on the site www.passy-mont-blanc.com, windsock, preparation of the sails at the back of the take-off area in case of crowds .
Dangers/difficulties: often very busy site, attention to flight priorities, flight not recommended in strong westerly winds.
Level: supervised beginner to cross country.
Landings: Passy-Chedde and Passy-Marlioz
Specific regulations: the entire cliff to the north, from Pointe de Platé to the east, is classified as a Nature Reserve. Overflight is prohibited at less than 300m above ground. Compulsory landing at Marlioz for deltas.
Observations/dangers: favorable conditions with winds from the slope, flying over forests and scree. Deltas must land at Marlioz.
|Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024