I have compiled some lists of the best paragliding flights from Le Chalvet, St Andre les Alpes from the analysis of more than 7000 gps flight tracks.

Why? Well its always helpful and inspiring to see what the top guns are managing to do, when they flew, what route decisions they choose, what heights they made, which were the longest glides, where did they find the lift etc. Understanding this helps us improve our own route choices and saves an enourmous amount of time and possible risks of a trial by error approach.

So here it is and not suprisingly the local boys steal the show!

Bon Vol

Nigel

Chalvet Top 10 Flights By Points

Rank Date Length KM Points Route Type Pilot Links
1 08/04/2017 213.89 299.45 FAI Triangle Louis GERIN-JEAN Flight Link
2 14/08/2016 189.12 264.77 FAI Triangle Louis GERIN-JEAN Flight Link
3 21/05/2016 188.36 263.71 FAI Triangle Antoine GERIN-JEAN Flight Link
4 05/05/2014 249.81 249.81 Turnpoint Louis GERIN-JEAN Flight Link
5 18/04/2011 207.19 248.63 Flat Triangle Anders Baerheim Flight Link
6 14/08/2016 176.98 247.77 FAI Triangle Bertrand CHOL Flight Link
7 29/06/2015 175.71 245.99 FAI Triangle Francois RICHARD Flight Link
8 01/06/2015 173.26 242.57 FAI Triangle Antoine GERIN-JEAN Flight Link
9 02/09/2016 173.13 242.38 FAI Triangle Francois RICHARD Flight Link
10 26/08/2013 173.06 242.29 FAI Triangle Guillaume CHATAIN Flight Link

Best FAI Triangle

FAI Triangle
Pilot Louis Gerin-Jean
KMS 213.89
Points 299.45
Time 7h06m
Speed 30.2
Wing Ozone Enzo 2
Route Chalvet - Saint Vincent sur Jabron - Pic Morgan - Saint Andre les Alpes
Link Flight Link

 

Best Flat Triangle

Flat Triangle
Pilot Anders Baerheim
KMS 207.19
Points 248.63
Time 7h28m
Speed 28.04
Wing Ozone Mantra
Route Chalvet - Pointe de Serre - Le Banc du Peyron - St Julien - Saint Andre les Alpes
Link Flight Link

 

Best Turnpoint

Turnpoint Flight
Pilot Louis Gerin-Jean
KMS 249.81
Points 249.81
Time 7h30m
Speed 33.3
Wing Ozone Enzo 2
Route

Chalvet - Pic de Morgan - Grenoble - Passy

 

Link Flight Link

 

Top 50 Pilots - Sum Of Best Six Flights

The following table is based on the sum of each pilots best six flights by points using data from 2001 to April 2017.

The links are for the pilots best flight and it may give us more mortal pilots the chance to find inspiring flights, a little more within our reach and with more varied route choices than the absolute record breaking flights. Oh and it was the only way I could get myself on the list!

So if you are coming to St Andre les Alpes and are looking for some inspiration, click on the links below and have an explore of what has been done before.

 

Top 50 Pilot Sum Points Best 6 Flights Best Flight - Points Link
1 Louis GERIN-JEAN 1435.78 299.45 Flight Link
2 Francois RICHARD 1399.03 245.99 Flight Link
3 Benoit MOREL 1261.11 208.43 Flight Link
4 Ghislain DOUVILLE-DE-FRANSSU 1255.48 217.11 Flight Link
5 Antoine GERIN-JEAN 1209.25 263.71 Flight Link
6 Laurent GAUVIN 1133.47 210.66 Flight Link
7 Guillaume CHATAIN 1088.81 242.29 Flight Link
8 Denis CHOURAQUI 1049.45 212.73 Flight Link
9 Marcos DOS SANTOS CHAGAS 1047.96 188.44 Flight Link
10 Pascal SALVI 990.73 171.04 Flight Link
11 Jean-paul TIXERONT 971.99 165.94 Flight Link
12 Melanie HERMAN 968.6 185.69 Flight Link
13 Luc ARMANT 951.28 190.32 Flight Link
14 Jean OCANA 949.59 183.45 Flight Link
15 Nigel Cooper 918.35 176.51 Flight Link
16 Tom PAYNE 916.05 160.92 Flight Link
17 Laurence VIARD 915.2 190.8 Flight Link
18 Pierre-francis BAUD-BLAIN 902.87 190.11 Flight Link
19 Olivier RODDE 902.57 193.04 Flight Link
20 Guy PARAT 896.74 166.4 Flight Link
21 Tom REMI 878.92 179.29 Flight Link
22 Gerard VIOLA 876.85 161.19 Flight Link
23 Dieter Tanner 874.99 154.13 Flight Link
24 Eric DUMAZERT 856.91 163.8 Flight Link
25 Bruno DIJOLS 855.88 161.88 Flight Link
26 Paul MOREAU 853.02 146.59 Flight Link
27 Gilles JACQUELINE 835.84 150.7 Flight Link
28 Christian TARDIEU 831.58 185.69 Flight Link
29 Yves BERNARD 829.13 160.85 Flight Link
30 Jakub ÄŒernoch 822.92 145.43 Flight Link
31 Benoit OUTTERS 822.38 173.54 Flight Link
32 Joel Bonvin 821.57 137.88 Flight Link
33 Serge RENIER 812.81 146.14 Flight Link
34 Eric LEMONNIER 793.6 145.69 Flight Link
35 Jacques GIBERT 793.14 144.38 Flight Link
36 Catherine Bartholdi 765.03 136.54 Flight Link
37 Arnaud CHIRI 756.97 144.76 Flight Link
38 Marc Fontaine 753.32 136.36 Flight Link
39 Marie-christine LABOURDETTE 733.69 141.07 Flight Link
40 Brian STEELE 724.23 138.25 Flight Link
41 Jean Michel ALLEMAND 712.2 145.55 Flight Link
42 Victor BERCHET 704.62 142.32 Flight Link
43 Johan LE-REGUIER 681.43 160.46 Flight Link
44 Roman Gabriel 661.5 135.26 Flight Link
45 Werner Messerschmidt 625.16 147.84 Flight Link
46 Hervae Guidetti 617.53 136.79 Flight Link
47 Alain BARRAU 615.47 145.94 Flight Link
48 Robert Smits 593.52 124.82 Flight Link
49 Michel Duding 570.33 122.92 Flight Link
50 Herve LE GAC 542.75 160.86 Flight Link

A note on the data

This is a St Andre les Alpes focussed analysis so only concerns flights starting from Chlavet South or Chalvet West. Data comes from 7068 online track logs submitted to the following online competition sites

Between the different leagues there are different scoring systems. So all flights have been levelled to the following multipliers:

  • FAI Triangles x 1.4
  • Flat Triangles x 1.2
  • Turnpoint Flights x 1

Remember this is only based on available online data, and its is focussed on launches from Chalvet (other epic flights passing the region begin at launches further south e.g. Col de Bleine) so longer flights may exist.

Feel free to leave any comments or update me on any errors.


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