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AIR Tarentaise – Paragliding school

Do you dream of discovering a new activity and learning how to fly? Are you looking to improve so you can fly solo? Do you need guidance to master your glider? Or do you just want to train safely?

Air Tarentaise, Paragliding School, takes you along the various stages of your project and offers a wide range of services to meet your demands.

Our school is based at Landry in Savoie, near Albertville, Chambéry, and the Annecy area, which gives us fast access to all the take-off areas of the valley.

The Tarentaise Valley is an area protected by the high massifs and allows flying almost every day, far from overcrowded sites. Over 30 take offs are accessible at the foot of the ski resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, and La Plagne, with possibility of flying over 2,000m from the ground!

A member of the French Federation for Free Flight (FFVL) and certified as Free Flight French School (EFVL), Air Tarentaise offers technical guidance all year long to guarantee a regular hobby, monitored learning, and acquiring a solid aeronautical culture.

You are just starting out or want to continue to progress, we offer you this formula =

10 days of training + 2 days free

This training cycle should be able to bring you to a level of “Initial Certificate” or “Pilot Certificate” depending on your starting level.

That is to say, being able to fly in calm conditions on sites known for theInitial Certificate,discovering active piloting and being able to manage the balance of the sail.
And for the Pilot License, fly on any type of site, choose your site according to the conditions of the day and fly independently in ascending conditions.

It’s up to you to choose the pace you want, to complete the 12 days of training in our courses

 

Reservation:

you choose at the end of your first internship if you wish to join this formula

Level:

from any level of training

Price:
Training PACK Initial certificate: €1160

* 5-day introductory course
* 5-day progression towards autonomy course
* 2 FREE days in a progression towards autonomy weekend training

Pilot license training PACK: €1,250

* 5-day progression course towards autonomy
* Advanced training course thermal training 5 days or weekend

* 2 days FREE in an internship thermal improvement during the weekend

The courses are not necessarily consecutive, remember to register for each of the chosen courses. This training can be carried out over several weekends or during the week.

L’OBJECTIF :

Start learning to fly a paraglider on the ground and makeyour first major solo flights.

PRODUCT OF THE WEEKLY INTERNSHIP:
  • Welcome to school, briefing, student or year license.

Preparation of material and explanation of the week’s program according to the level of the participants and the weather conditions of the week.

First slope school session: Discovery of the equipment and carrying out your first attempt at inflating the paraglider. “The construction of the aircraft.” Explanations of the different maneuvers for successful takeoff, demonstrations and scenarios.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (flight mechanics). Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Second slope school session: Improvement and correction of your attempts to inflate the paraglider. “The construction of the aircraft.” Carrying out your first piloted races and safety exercises.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (meteorology and breeze patterns). Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Third school slope session: Confirmation of actions to validate takeoff the next day. First step towards sustentation “your feet leave the ground with small flights less than a meter from the ground”

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (flight plan, radio use, use of the reserve parachute, harness installation and execution of the next day’s exercises on a gantry). Definition of the objectives of the next day with individual consultation on the decision to fly alone or in an educational tandem.

  • First major flights: Multiplication of different basic maneuvers (45, 90, 180 and 360° turns) and automation of gestures.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions. Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Large flights: Multiplication of different basic maneuvers (45, 90, 180 and 360° turns), discovery of the speed range, emergency indicator handle and automation of gestures.

Return to school, storage of equipment and debriefing of the week, objectives and areas of work, filling out the training booklet with theoretical contributions.

 

LEVEL:

Beginner

FRAME:

2 instructors for flight sessions.

PRICES:

Week: Low season: €580 – Mid season: €600 – High season: €690

4D weekend:  Low season: €464 Mid season: €480 – High season: €552

!!! GOOD PLAN !!! ADVANTAGEOUS PRICE WITH THE TRAINING PACK

Initial certificate training pack (initiation course + progression towards autonomy course + 2 free days) = 1160 €

THE OBJECTIVE:

Start learning to fly a paraglider on the ground and makeyour first major solo flights. But the philosophy is different from the classic initiation course becausewe will get up early for the first big flights and will walk to reach a summit to fly back down. The altitude difference is between 1000 and 1500 meters with 3 to 4 hours of morning walking, a good level of walking is required.

PRODUCT OF THE WEEKLY INTERNSHIP:
  • Welcome to school, briefing, student or year license.

Preparation of material and explanation of the week’s program according to the level of the participants and the weather conditions of the week.

First slope school session: Discovery of the equipment and carrying out your first attempt at inflating the paraglider. “The construction of the aircraft.” Explanations of the different maneuvers for successful takeoff, demonstrations and scenarios.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (flight mechanics). Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Second slope school session: Improvement and correction of your attempts to inflate the paraglider. “The construction of the aircraft.” Carrying out your first piloted races and safety exercises.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (meteorology and breeze patterns). Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Third school slope session: Confirmation of actions to validate takeoff the next day. First step towards sustentation “your feet leave the ground with small flights less than a meter from the ground”

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (flight plan, radio use, use of the reserve parachute, harness installation and execution of the next day’s exercises on a gantry). Definition of the objectives of the next day with individual consultation on the decision to fly alone or in an educational tandem. Choice of the summit and the approach hike the next day.

  • Morning hike with a mid-mountain guide and first big flight: Multiplication of different basic maneuvers (45, 90, 180 and 360° turns) and automation of gestures. Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions. Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.
  • Morning hike with a medium mountain guide and second long flight: Multiplication of the different basic maneuvers (45, 90, 180 and 360° turns), discovery of the speed range, emergency indicator handle and automation of gestures.

Return to school, storage of equipment and debriefing of the week, objectives and areas of work, filling out the training booklet with theoretical contributions.

 

LEVEL:

Beginner

FRAME:

2 instructors for flight sessions + a mid-mountain guide for the approach hike

PRICES:

Week: Low season: €580 – Mid season: €600 – High season: €690

4D weekend:  Low season: €464 Mid season: €480 – High season: €552

!!! GOOD PLAN !!! ADVANTAGEOUS PRICE WITH THE TRAINING PACK

Initial certificate training pack (initiation course + progression towards autonomy course + 2 free days) = 1160 €

THE OBJECTIVE:
  • Strengthen your first automatisms. Repetition of the different phases of flight and learning specific techniques will complete your skills.
  • Adaptation of your technique to different situations in order to prepare for the first thermal flights
  • Autonomy on known sites, in calm air, validated by the initial patent
PRODUCT OF THE WEEKLY INTERNSHIP:
  • Welcome to school, briefing, student or year license.

Preparation of material and explanation of the week’s program according to the level of the participants and the weather conditions of the week.

School slope session: Verification and confirmation of technical actions and to validate takeoff the next day. Refresher training and technical contributions Teaching sail side inflation according to your comfort level.

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (flight plan, radio use, use of the reserve parachute, harness installation and execution of the next day’s exercises on a gantry). Definition of the objectives of the the following day.

  • Grand flights: Exercises: Multiplication of different basic maneuvers and learning of piloting techniques to master your wing in space in order to exploit a rising air mass. (ears, accelerator, 360 panoramic on axis, turn with external hand reading, 8 Swiss, slow snake, fast snake, roll in the harness, cadenced turn, pitch, dynamic turn, etc…)

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributions. Definition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy
  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy
  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy

Return to school, storage of equipment and debriefing of the week, objectives and areas of work, filling out the training booklet with theoretical contributions.

 

LEVEL:

Introductory course or pilot who has not flown for a while.

FRAME:

2 instructors for flight sessions.

PRICES:

Week: Low season: €580 – Mid season: €600 – High season: €690

2D weekend: Low season: €232 – Mid season: €240 – High season: €276

Evening flight extra: €40

!!! GOOD PLAN !!! ADVANTAGEOUS PRICE WITH THE TRAINING PACK

Initial certificate training pack (initiation course + progression towards autonomy course + 2 free days) = €1160

OR

Pilot license training pack (progression coursetowards autonomy + thermal improvement course + 2 free days ) = €1250

THE OBJECTIVE:
  • Understand the essential theoretical points on the movements of your paraglider in thermal flight to have the right movement
  • Adaptation of your technique to different situations in order to prepare for the first thermal flights
  • Exploiting air mass to stay aloft
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK INTERNSHIP:
  • Welcome to school, briefing, student or year license.

Preparation of material and explanation of the week’s program according to the level of the participants and the weather conditions of the week.

School slope session: Verification and confirmation of technical actions and to validate takeoff the next day. Refresher training and technical contributions Teaching sail side inflation according to your comfort level.
Return to school, storage of equipment and debriefing of the week, objectives and areas of work, filling out the training booklet with theoretical contributions.

 

LEVEL:

Progression course or pilot wishing to improve his thermal technique.

This course is also suitable for people who only fly a few times a year and wish to be supervised

FRAME:

2 instructors for flight sessions.

PRICES:

Week: Low season: €620 – Mid season: €670 – High season: €720

Weekend: Low season: €248 – Mid season: €268 – High season: €290

Evening flights INCLUDED

!!! GOOD PLAN !!! ADVANTAGEOUS PRICE WITH THE TRAINING PACK

Pilot license training pack (progression towards autonomy course + thermal improvement course + 2 free days) = €1,250

  • Welcome to school, briefing, student or year license.

Preparation of material and explanation of the week’s program according to the level of the participants and the weather conditions of the week.

School slope session: Verification and confirmation of technical actions and to validate takeoff the next day. Refresher training and technical contributions Teaching sail side inflation according to your comfort level.

Return to school anddebriefing of the session with theoretical contributions (e.g. pendulum mechanics in thermal flight and pilot action, wing speed range and management of closures, thermal research areas to anticipate , the major exchanges in the air mass (Frontology, depression and anticyclones, etc.).Definition of the objectives for the next day.

  • Large flights: Morning exercises: Multiplication of different basic maneuvers and learning of piloting techniques to master your wing in space in order to exploit a rising air mass. (ears, accelerator, 360 panoramic on axis, turn with external hand reading, 8 Swiss, slow snake, fast snake, roll in the harness, cadenced turn, pitch, dynamic turn, etc.).

Afternoon or evening exercises: implementation using an ascending mass: THERMAL!

Return to school and debriefing of the session with theoretical contributionsDefinition of objectives and exercises for the next day.

  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy
  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy
  • Grand flights: Exercises and discovery of new sites to promote autonomy

Return to school, storage of equipment and debriefing of the week, objectives and areas of work, filling out the training booklet with theoretical contributions.

 

LEVEL:

Progression course or pilot wishing to improve his thermal technique.

This course is also suitable for people who only fly a few times a year and wish to be supervised

FRAME:

2 instructors for flight sessions.

PRICES:

Week: Low season: €620 – Mid season: €670 – High season: €720

Weekend: Low season: €248 – Mid season: €268 – High season: €290

Evening flights INCLUDED

!!! GOOD PLAN !!! ADVANTAGEOUS PRICE WITH THE TRAINING PACK

Pilot license training pack (progression towards autonomy course + thermal improvement course + 2 free days) = €1,250

REGISTRATION AND RESERVATION OF COURSES

Buy your internship online.
Subscription to air liability insurance and the FFVL license will be done on the day of reception (Licenses and insurance information)

ATTENTION: The execution of the services depends on the assessment of the weather conditions by the instructors and is maintained from four people registered.
For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone.

Challenges

From 130€

Make even more progress!

Plans to make faster progress!

Goal:

Take on the Air Tarentaise challenges: the goal is to go even further towards flying solo.
Our Air Tarentaise challenges guarantee a fast and efficient learning, by giving you the tools to be more independent.

How it works :

Meeting at the school, session preparation, briefing and group decision on the day’s program according to the level of the students and weather conditions of the day.

Due to pedagogic reasons, challenges are for a limited number of participants.

Challenge rates

Registration and booking of challenges

Buy your course online
You must hold a certificate indicating a non contraindication for paragliding from the beginning of the course (certificat type).
Registration for the aeronautical third-party insurance and FFVL license will be done onthe first day (License and insurance information)

WARNING: Activities will depend on the assessment of weather conditions by the instructors and will take place with a minimum of 4 students. Sessions will be confirmed or cancelled 48h in advance.
Cancellations by students should be made 8 jours before the session, otherwise it will be billed. Thanks for understanding. For any additional information, please contact us by email or telephone.

Material shop school

Our equipment used in school is constantly on sale.

Take the opportunity to equip yourself at a lower cost! For new equipment, please contact us.