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Packing for Annecy - 23rd July 2005 - View the entire paragliding news archive
After months of waiting it has rolled around to July and I will be setting off for the UK and then Annecy over the next three days.

Having flown there on three separate trips I am keen to explore the area, do a bit more XC flying and see find some of the less obvious flying sites in the region.

Today has been a flurry of last minute packing, checking and double checking that I have all the essentials:- passport, tickets, credit card etc.

I just know I will forget something really important. Fortunately the wing is already in the UK so I can't forget that, but I will need to pick it up after its service. I haven't seen my beloved wing for 15 months and have been flying Andre Zeman's powered paragliding equipment for that time. It will be nice to see the old girl again. The harness has been restitched to fix a torn strap that failed during a spiral dive and the reserve parachute has been repacked. I have the loan of a 2m radio and an alti-vario so I hope to be doing some decent flights this time.

A brief hunt on the web found some rather useful links to site guides for the region as well as the rules and regulations for the more popular sites. Google made a reasonable job of translation for me. I am hoping to bump into some friendly more experienced English speaking pilots. It is always nice to get a local to point out the local site for you. Unfortunately Annecy can get a tad packed in the summer months and sometimes tempers flare as people jocky for position on the launch mat.

In case you are wondering the best resources I found were all located or linked to from the para2000 website.

Happy flying folks. No news from me for two weeks now. I'll be sure to post up some NEW pretty pictures and videos as soon as I return.

Mark Andrews

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