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Aire de décollage de Plaine-Joux


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Plaine Joux
74190 Passy

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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''
Orientation: South
Altitude: 1360m
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, 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.

Location details

  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • In the mountains
  • Resort center
  • GR route within 1 km


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open





  • Public toilets
  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking


  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Catering

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