Friday, 11 July 2008
French Alps - July 2008
I’ve been really keen to do the ‘out and return’ cross country flight from Chamonix to Annecy via ‘La chaîne des Aravis’, it's an obvious 40km mountain chain connecting the two regions. It looks to be a spectacular flight and it's on my must do list. So I popped over to France for a few days to see if I could attempt it and also get used to my new glider an Axis Vega-II. Unfortunately the meteo wind together with a low cloud base made for difficult cross country flying, so I was forced to be happy just to poodle about locally in each region.
I managed to get over 11 hours of flying on my new wing in just three days and I’ve definitely fallen in love with her. She climbs really well, has nice flat turns, great sink rate and a good glide; what more could you ask? I guess I’ll have to leave the Chamonix to Annecy run for another time ...