||Here in the Pyrenees, April was an extraordinary month for free flying. There have been 12 declared flights of more than 100 kms since the start of the season, 3 of which were more than 150 kms.
The high point of the month was on Monday 18th when Pierre Remy recorded a flight of 172 kms under a borrowed Boom 6 departing from the Val d’Azun. He first headed west towards the Aspe valley before returning east to the Val d’Aran (a Spanish valley on the French side of the Pyrenees) before finally landing in Luchon.
Manu Bonte with a Kailash Bivouac passed the 100 km mark that he had previously only come close to. Again departing from the Val d’Azun he completed a triangle over Bedous (Aspe Valley), the Granquet summit above Salles-Argeles, the Pic Yeous above Saligos before return to land in Aucun, which one must say, is much more likely to get you home for dinner than landing in Luchon!
This is a great opportunity to salute those pilots who are multiplying flights with the Kailash and the Kailash Bivouac : Laurent Soleil, Frédéric Bernard, Jean Michel Allemand, Bernard Rivory, Gilles Hugon and others…
To see the GPS tracking of some of these flights look here :
All this encourages us to apply ourselves to the development of the future...