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Annecy Trip - Day 7

Still not epic weather


The weather forecast for the next few days was for light showers and some cloud cover. This is not the best conditions for good flying so we resigned ourselves to the fact that today would only produce sled runs. The first flight of the day was a straigh run from launch to landing, with some strong winds at the bottom. Later in the afternoon Irwyn's nieces. They have been interailing around Europe. Irwyn persuaded Becky to try a tandem flight with him.

Irwyn runs through the do's and don'ts of a tandem launch with his nieces

Irwyn Jehu with his neices - Maison du Moulin, Annecy


We all trundled up the hill. The view was spectacular in the evening light.

Hangglider launch ramp - Col de la Forclaz, Annecy


Since we did not take the 'navette' there was a short walk up.

Paraglider pilots making their way to launch - Annecy


Jason was first to get his equipment ready

Jason Andrews preparing to launch his Firebird Z-one


Andy was more interested in playing with his phone.

Andy Brazier - Col de la Forclaz, Annecy


Since it was August 1st, Irwyn decided to pinch and punch the launch supervisor. I think it he was a bit confused.

Irwyn Jehu talks to the safety guy at launch - Col de la Forclaz, Annecy


Jason was soon off into smooth evening air.

Jason Andrews launching his paraglider from Col de la Forclaz, Annecy


He was maintaining height over the lake, but not gaining anything.

Jason Andrews searchng for lift over Annecy


Jason Andrews making an evening descent


Jenny was next to go. She found some weak lift out in front of take off and was working it to gain height.

Jenny finding lift in the evening air


Once Jenny was off it was time for Irwyn to take Becky on her first ever flight.

Irwyn Jehu sets up for a tandem, forward launch with his neice, Becky


It was a great take off.

Irwyn Jehu launching with his neice, Becky - Annecy


They were soon hunting for Jenny's magic lift out in front of the launch.



Laura was next off the mat. Andy went next.



Then it was my turn. Andy got some lift and managed to stay up in it. I did not and slowly descended through the smooth, bouyant evening air. Laura was floating around below, trying to find some magic lift.



Last off the mat was 'flinty' with his huge orange tandem wing. Last to land was Andy, who had the enviable problem of not being able to get down. The magic lift was working well.









`Mark




Andy Brazier landing next to Mark Andrews - Maison du Moulin, Annecy





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