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Fayence (83) (map)
is known throughout Europe (and perhaps further)
as a sailplane center.
Located about 25 km west of Grasse (or 35 km from Cannes),
Fayence is easy to get to.
The surrounding countryside includes open fields good for afternoon thermals
and plenty of hills.
St. Auban (04)
The 1997 World Gliding Championships was held here, on the Durance river, just below Volonne and Chàteau-Arnoux (map).
on our Links-Sports page you'll also find a Web page for the Aérodrome de Chàteau-Arnoux-Saint Auban, the French Gliding Federation (FFVV) and other related sites.
GPS (GNSS) in Competition Gliding
Soaring Well Beyond ... to New Zealand
The 1995 World Gliding Championships were held at Omarama, New Zealand.
ULMs (Ultra-Light Motor aircraft)
can be found along the coast, with float versions to take you for trips out over the water.
- Séranon 06
- Fly Azur
- A ULM school, is located half way between Castellane (25 km)
and St. Vallier (27 km)
on the Route Napoleon.
- Carcès 83 (map)
- Association Aérovar-U.L.M.
- Ecole de pilotage - Vols d'initiation (Piloting School, Beginners' Flights)
- Route de Lorgue
- tel: (33) 494 73 84 00 (day); 94 60 10 75 (night)