27 2019
Sisteron 2019



Flt Lt Luke Dale








04200 Vaumeilh, France
Sisteron 2019

Open to all members of the RAFGSA, RNGSA & AGA

The mission is to execute a mountain gliding expedition to Sisteron, French Alps.
Aims of the Expedition are to:

  • Develop the leadership and personal qualities of expedition personnel.
  • Provide advanced flying training and instruction for glider pilots, including those inexperienced in mountain gliding, in the challenging conditions encountered in the Alps.
  • Extend the knowledge and experience gained by pilots on previous mountain flying expeditions.
  • Train mountain-experienced RAFGSA instructors to allow the safe and effective supervision and running of future Service mountain gliding expeditions.
  • Raise the standards of airmanship and flying skills to further contribute to flight safety across the RAFGSA and the RAF.
  • To provide an opportunity for pilots to gain advanced awards as laid down by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).
  • To allow suitably qualified pilots to address the UK 2-Seater records, if conditions permit, in terms of height, speed and cross-country distances.

Planned Fleet:

  • Duo Discus x 5
  • Discus 2CT
  • Ventus 2CT
  • DG505 (Possibly)
  • ASK-21 (Possibly)

Total personal contribution is expected to be £400-500*

*Final figure will depend on how much flying you do!
On average, pilots can expect to gain 35 flying hours during the exped.

  Expedition Application