A fantastic final day to end the exped with wave climbs up to 16,000ft. After totalling the stats we have managed to achieve 345 flying hours and a combined height gain of 965,000ft using the max altitude of each flight. Highlights include AM Phil Sturley (Ret’d), ex RAFGSA president, managing to reach the summit of Mt Blanc in his ASH26e glider and numerous trips for our students into the Briancon valley to view the turrets on Mont Chaberton. Only one day was lost due to bad weather making this one of the most successful expeditions to the French Alps in recent Read More
Nearly a week into the exped and we’ve flown every day so far! The exped CFI has declared the first Saturday as a stand down day to allow the majority to rest and recuperate, giving opportunity to tour the land-out fields that scatter the surrounding valleys. New personnel join us today and tomorrow, whilst some leave to return back to home units. A quick summary of hours and kms flown so far shows we’re having one of the most productive expeds in recent memory. Multiple pilots have been soaring up the Maurienne and round via Grenoble with wave Read More
The tri-service expedition, Parcours Combattants, has arrived in Sisteron, France. The group of 30 individuals will be spending the next 2 weeks mountain soaring across the Southern Alps. More updates to follow…
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