Tips for take-off:
Take-off can be gusty later in the day. In summer it's recommended to launch between 10am & 12.30 noon.
Many pilots use the Planpraz take-off for cross country flights heading out of the Chamonix valley.
Take the Planpraz telecabine up to the mid station. Follow the wide trail behind the station for 50m. The take-off is easily found (wind ribbons on left of path). South facing launch under the cable car lines which can look threatening but are easily avoided.
Many schools and clubs fly here and take-off can be busy in the summer months. It's a popular tandem flight spot. When you head out under the cable car lines, you can easily find the regular "house" thermal.
Cross Country Flights From Planpraz
Chamonix - Argentiere - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Varan - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Plaine Joux -Chamonix.
Chamonix - Emosson.
Chamonix - Annecy - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Albertville - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Avoriaz.
Chamonix - Emosson - Cluses.
Chamonix - Verbier.
Chamonix - Sion.
Many other variations can be and have been achieved from Planpraz.
Planpraz Gondola / Brevent Cable Car:
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 13 18