Paragliding trip to France with Paramania

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A group of Paramania Club Pilots took a trip to Gourdon in France. Most of us flying out on EasyJet on the 19th September 1999. We stayed in a hotel at either Pont-du-Loup or le Bar-s-Loup. We flew at above Gourdon, and also did some late evening top to bottoms at Roquebrune landing on the beach.

The weather could have been better, seemingly to cloud over the tops of the hills everyday. We were guided and advised by Jon Sheppard.


View from the hotel at
View from the hotel
Briefing, where to land and not to land
Briefing, where to land and not to land
Briefing, where to land and not to land
Briefing, where to land and not to land
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Various views down the valley
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Vern and Lynda Middleton
Vern and Lynda Middleton
Paul Oakly packing up
Paul Oakly packing up
Steve Pugh-Jones packing up
Steve Pugh-Jones packing up
Huw Traylor packing up
Huw Traylor packing up
Vern and Lynda
Vern and Lynda
Lynda
Lynda
Steve Blasdale, Hugh Traylor and Lynda Middleton above Gaudoin
Steve Blasdale, Hugh Traylor and Lynda Middleton above Gaudoin
Steve Pugh-Jones, Adrienne Wilson, Steve Blasdale, Lee Holman, Paul Oakly, Lynda and Vern Middleton
Steve Pugh-Jones, Adrienne Wilson, Steve Blasdale, Lee Holman, Paul Oakly, Lynda and Vern Middleton
In the bath at the hotel, Steve Blasdale, Vern Middleton, Mark Wilson, Adrienne Wilson, Huw Traylor, Steve Pugh-Jones, Lee Holman, Paul Oakly, Lynda Middleton
In the bath at the hotel, Steve Blasdale, Vern Middleton, Mark Wilson, Adrienne Wilson, Huw Traylor, Steve Pugh-Jones, Lee Holman, Paul Oakly, Lynda Middleton
At the beach after the flight down Roq Bruin
At the beach after the flight down Roq Bruin
Team photo in the hotel
Team photo in the hote
Steve and Steve above Roquebrune
Steve and Steve above Roquebrune
Steve Blasdale about to take off at Gourdon
Steve Blasdale about to take off at Gourdon
Steve Blasdale about to take off at Gourdon
Steve Blasdale about to take off at Gourdo
Steve Pugh-Jones foot over Roquebrune
Steve Pugh-Jones foot over Roquebrune
View from take off point at Roquebrune
View from take off point at Roquebrune
View from take off point at Gourdon
View from take off point at Gourdon
View from take off point at Gourdon
View from take off point at Gourdon
View from take off point at Gourdon
View from take off point at Gourdon
Landing beach at Roquebrune
Landing beach at Roquebrune
Team photo at a bar, Tony in the picture as well.
Team photo at a bar, Tony in the picture as well.
A walk up rest, or waiting for the cloud to go
A walk up rest, or waiting for the cloud to go
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Team photo, Steve Pugh-Jones, Vern Middleton, Steve Blasdale, Paul Oakly, Huw Traylor, Lynda Middleton, Lee Holman
Team photo, Steve Pugh-Jones, Vern Middleton, Steve Blasdale, Paul Oakly, Huw Traylor, Lynda Middleton, Lee Holman

Pictures by Steve Blasdale, Jon Sheppard and Steve Pugh-Jones