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Paragliding Gavarnie

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Flying in Gavarnie Gèdre

Presentation

Flying in Gavarnie Gèdre

Presentation:
Historic Gavarnie: cradle of the Pyrenees, world heritage of U.N.E.C.O, the glacial circus excellence.

It is an amphitheater surrounded by vertical walls delimited by a barrier of peaks of more than 3000 m.
There is not enough word to qualify this site so much it inspired generations of mountaineer of any style.
Climbers, hikers, skiers, botanists, geologists, artists mingle in front of the grandiose landscape.
In the past, paragliders were present on Gavarnie but practices that were not respectful of the site (proximity to the National Park, horses on the way to the circus etc ...) led the town to take a decree prohibiting any practice of free flight.

Today, the club "Pailhères Volantes", one of the oldest paragliding club of the Pyrenees and in collaboration with:
- the commune of Gavarnie,
- the General Council of Hautes-Pyrénées,
- the Fédération Française de Vol Libre and the Comité Départemental de Vol Libre,
- the Pyrenees National Park,
Open and allow the regulated practice of free flight on the municipal territory of Gavarnie.

Gavarnie sensitive site:
The flight site is subject to very strict regulations applied to our practice.

The site is under surveillance and offenders can be verbalized.

To allow important and necessary information, the flight is authorized to all pilots under conditions to register with the "Gîte Oxygène" and to remove a numbered badge as well as a fascicule of information on the zones of flight.
The sustainability of our flight sites is everyone's business and we thank you for respecting and enforcing the regulations so that we can continue to fly on our exceptional sites.

Trey Matthias
Guide de Haute Montagne
Président du club

Flying in Gavarnie Gèdre

CONSTRAINTS & OBLIGATIONS

Flying in Gavarnie Gèdre: rules

Today, the club "Pailhères Volantes", one of the oldest paragliding club of the Pyrenees and in collaboration with:
- the commune of Gavarnie,
- the General Council of Hautes-Pyrénées,
- the Fédération Française de Vol Libre and the Comité Départemental de Vol Libre,
- the Pyrenees National Park,
Open and allow the regulated practice of free flight on the municipal territory of Gavarnie.

Gavarnie sensitive site:
The flight site is subject to very strict regulations applied to our practice.

The site is under surveillance and offenders can be verbalized.

To allow important and necessary information, the flight is authorized to all pilots under conditions to register with the "Gîte Oxygène" and to remove a numbered badge as well as a fascicule of information on the zones of flight.
The sustainability of our flight sites is everyone's business and we thank you for respecting and enforcing the regulations so that we can continue to fly on our exceptional sites.
Trey Matthias
Guide de Haute Montagne
Président du club

Rules:

REMINDER/ 5 HOTSPOTS TO KEEP IN MIND:
Take off and landing are required on defined locations.
Not to frighten horses, don’t fly over their way at less than +1000ft (ground level).
Strictly comply with regulations and limits of the National Park.
Flight is prohibited within the Secugnat nesting area.
In case of helicopter presence, comply with safety distances.

Reminder :

5 hotspots to keep in mind :
- HELICOPTER BASE
- HORSES ON THE WAY TOWARDS CIRQUE DE GAVARNIE
- PROXIMITY OF PYRENEES NATIONAL PARK
- BIRDS NESTING IN SECUGNAT AREA
- POSSIBLE DIFFICULT AIR CONDITIONS (gusty valley breeze)

Do not hesitate to contact us on the form below

"Les Pailhères Volantes" will answer you

Christophe welcomes you to the Gîte Hostel Oxygène in the village of Gavarnie.
It will issue you your badge and the information sheet.
TEL: Gîte Oxygène : +33 5 62 92 48 23

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