June 2017: Tandem Paragliding, Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Telephone or text message: 0033610282077 or Fly Chamonix e.mail
(If possible please e.mail us so that we can send you detailed information, we always aim to reply the same day but are often busy flying during the daytime)

Weather
Spring is here, the weather is generally warm, clear & sunny in the mornings but sometimes cloudy / raining in the afternoons, consequently we fly in the mornings.


Brevent / Planpraz 2000m
Available during the summer season (10th June to 17th September)
We fly high above Chamonix with superb views of the Europe’s highest mountain: the Mont Blanc and also the biggest icefall in Europe: the glacier des Bossons

Flights at 9h,10h,11h,12h each day.
1000m vertical descent, ax 20 mins flight time.
Cost: 110 Euros plus lift ticket (14 Euros)

The Brevent site, with its two take off areas offers the most reliable flying conditions and thus the best likelihood of being able to fly, it is usually better to fly earlier in the mornings.

Plan de l’Aiguille 2300m
Not available July or August (flight forbidden due to mountain rescue helicopter activity)
A superb site allowing beautiful flights towards and often over the Bossons glacier, nestling under the snow capped high peaks of Mt Blanc and offering a rugged “natural ” ambiance to the flight. The latter part of the flight is over the pine forest and then overflying the town of Chamonix before landing close to the town centre.
Flights times:

Flight times: 12h,13h.
1300m vertical descent, ax 20 – 25 mins flight time.
Cost: 120 Euros plus lift ticket (16 Euros)

Les Grands Montets
Available 24th June – 10th September.
An incredible flight that allows us to fly alongside the rugged high altitude peaks & spires such as les Drus and the 4100m Aiguille Verte, cruising above the vast Mer de Glace (sea of ice) glacier whilst viewing the distant 4000m Grand Jorasses & the Italian border. As the launch is on a snowy glacier, albeit a rather benign one, we employ a mountain guide (included in the price of the flight) so that we can traverse the glacier without risk. Undoubtedly one of the most dramatic lift served flights in the French Alps, I can still vividly recall every detail of my first flight here some 24 years ago !
As we may need to run quickly in snow at take off you need to be reasonably athletic for this flight. Weight restrictions apply: between 45kg – 90kg. Above 90kg you must be particularly athletic.
Flights at 13h each day.
2000m vertical descent, ax 30 – 45 mins flight time depending upon weather conditions.
Cost: 180 Euros plus lift ticket (24 Euros)

Aiguille du Midi 3842m
Available from 17th December until 1st July
Probably THE most dramatic lift served flight in the whole of the French Alps and often cited by enthusiastic solo pilots as one of the most dramatic flights in the world! A miniature expedition using crampons & with a mountain guide to access the launch area followed by a smooth aerial journey amidst the snow & ice adorned high alpine peaks and glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif.
Not for the faint hearted !
Due to the exposed access, this flight is only accessible to sporty people or those who have already paraglided or have some climbing / crampon experience !
Due to the high altitude we need good fortune with the weather and it is best to have several days allowing for postponement.
Flights early morning each day.
2700m vertical descent, 30 – 40 mins flight time depending upon weather conditions.
(Whole event time around two hours thirty). Cost: 280 Euros plus lift ticket , mountain guide services included.


Gift Vouchers
Offering a tandem flight as a gift is quick , easy and flexible.
Use the payment button below and we will e.mail you a gift voucher, that you may personalise, within a few hours of receiving payment.
Recipients should then reserve a time & date for the flight within one year.
We recommend Planpraz (Brevent), it is an ideal first flight and is the most reliable site.
If you are interested in other flights or have any questions please contact us.
Gift vouchers are not refundable, they are valid for one year from the date of payment.
If poor weather prevents us flying within the year, we will postpone to a mutually acceptable date even if it is outside of the twelve months.
The voucher becomes invalid if no initial reservation is made within the twelve month period.
Lift tickets are not included as prices vary depending upon the season.

What to wear
You will need warm clothing: a windproof jacket & fleece or pullover top & walking boots & light gloves. We can lend (no charge) you suitable footwear, gloves etc. if forewarned. Sunglasses are optional and a camera is essential! (Aiguille du Midi flight requires extra clothing & specific footwear).

See the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more general information.

See the “Tandem Sites in Detail” page for more information on all our flights .

See the “Video – Tandem Flight” page to get a better idea of how we fly.



Enquiries and bookings:
Contact us by e.mail Fly Chamonix e.mail
(If possible, please e.mail us so that we can send you detailed information, we always aim to reply the same day)

Telephone or text message: 0033 6 10 28 20 77

Booking is quick and easy. Individuals only pay after the flight, no lengthy & complicated forms to complete and no need to create an account etc.

See the “Online availability & Reservations” page.

We look forward to flying with you.

Sean

24 years paragliding in the Chamonix Valley


Vols Biplace / Tandem Flights