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PULs belong to the "Gliders" category.
Between categories, the order of highest to lowest priority is (refer RAC1 3.3.2): Free Balloons, GLIDERS, Dirigible Balloons, Powered Aircrafts. Ie: The Free Balloons have priority upon any other aircraft, then come the Gliders, Then the Dirigible, ...
Within the "Gliders" category (Sailplanes, Paragliders, hang-gliders, ....), standard flight priorities occur (see here-under).
FFVL wants to highlight that priority is one thing, courtesy and common sense are others. Each of them must be kept in mind.

The following airspaces are NOT ALLOWED to PUL:
- Any Airspace classified A, B, C, D
- Any Prohibited spaces, notified by the letter P on aeronautical maps
- Any Reglemented spaces if Active, notified by the letter R on aeronautical maps
- Any space surrounding controled aerodromes
PUL flight is allowed in E (controlled) and G (uncontrolled) class airspaces but the following restrictions apply:
- No flight without visibility: flying in clouds is dangerous and forbidden
- No flight too close to cloud base, to allow collision avoidance
- No night flight
- No flight above 3450m except in authorised spaces in Alps or Pyrénées.
Pilot has to check for specific or temporary information (NOTAMs).
Please report to site boards and ask local pilots.

Beware: Only schools whose manager has paid his annual membership fee, are shown below.

APPI flight schools and flight centers:

misty fly five stars Flight school (40)
le par un, 56870 BADEN
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Mathieu Abrard (10005)
- misty fly is five stars APPI school with 2 french instructors moving around the world!! we provide almost all the APPI courses from open sky to professional level. contact us for more information, specially where we are!! (...)

Latroube Adventures two stars Flight school (20)
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE (10006)
- Latroube Adventures is an APPI flight school. We provide tandem flights, personal courses, professional courses and expeditions, worldwide. We can speak English, French, Spanish in order to make you feel as clear and (...)

Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent two stars Flight school (18)
Zone Artisanale de Perroix, 74290 Annecy / Talloires
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions - Equipment rental - Equipment repair
Manager: David Eyraud (10171)
- Le bonheur est dans le ciel...! Bienvenue chez Les Passagers du Vent ... Depuis + de 20 ans, + qu'une école, + qu'un magasin... une Passion! Les Passagers du Vent, c'est une expérience unique...! Vols biplace avec nos pilotes (...)

Parapente Planete two stars Flight school (78)
659 route du Pontet, 74300 ARACHES LA FRASSE
Website: www.parapente-planete.com
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Michel Rudolf (10684)
- Paragliding School in French north Alps, near Geneve. Basic and advanced courses, tandem flights. Open all year long

Flyinfrog five stars Flight school (50)
1 rue lalanne, 65260 Soulom
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Manu Bonte (10914)

Flying Karlis two stars Flight school (301)
Chemin Saumane, 05700 Serres
Website: www.flyingkarlis.com
Services: Courses - Expeditions -
Manager: Kārlis Jaunpetrovičs (11804)

Bruce Goldsmith Instruction two stars Flight school (156)
11 Allee des Chenes, 06520 Magagnosc
Website: www.flybgd.com
Services: Tandem flights - Equipment rental -
Manager: Bruce Goldsmith (13011)
- Personal instruction by Bruce Goldsmith

Changer d'air Parapente three stars Flight school (228)
8C Le Meneu, 35550 PIPRIAC
Website: www.changerdairparapente.com
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Emmanuel Denecker (15337)
- Ecole de parapente basée en Bretagne Séjours itinérant Stages Initiation Voyages à thèmes

Go2Fly two stars Flight school (274)
29 Impasse Pres du Veau, 73110 Rotherens
Website: www.go2fly.fr
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Alex Ciuhandu (15891)
- SIV, Cross, Tandem qualifications, Romanian expeditions

Parapente-mexico (255)
56 rue jean pain, 38600 Fontaine
Website: parapente-mexico.com
Services: Courses - Tandem flights - Expeditions -
Manager: Olivier Cotasson (16360)
- Whether you like to live the experience of a lifetime by flying in tandem, learn how to fly, brush up your paragliding skills with a certified FFVL and APPI instructor, or being toured around the French Alps (North and (...)


Barèges 65120, 65120 Bareges
Activities : Paragliding
- Fly in one of the most beautiful valley in Pyrénées, take off from Tourmalet pass and Pic du midi de Bigore. Enjoy your trip in the highest mountains of Pyrénées !!!

Colimacon 800
97436 St Leu
Activities : Paragliding
- The best site of REUNION ISLAND

Passy, Plaine- Joux
74190 Plaine-Joux
Activities : Paragliding
- A very beautiful flying site in face of the mont Blanc, perfect to learn , also nice for cross country, take of at 1300m of high, you can go up by car. Landing pricipal: Chedde. It's flying a lot of time, eaven when there is (...)

Les Carroz d'Arâches
La Kédeuse, 74300 ARACHES LA FRASSE
Activities : Paragliding
- Good flying site, good soaring possibilities, cross-country flights after 14h from april to september A lot of tandem flights activity in july-august

les Carroz d arraches
74300 Les Carroz
Activities : Paragliding
- Au Sommet des pistes des Carroz d'Arraches, le decollage a 1800m est orienté ouest nord ouest, ideal pour du soaring paisible site peu frequenté, possibilité de monter en telecabine depuis les Carroz d'Arraches( telecabine de la (...)

Couraduque - Val d'Azun
Col de Couraduque, 65400 Aucun
Activities : Paragliding
- Col de Couraduque Takeoff

Saint Hilaire
38660 Saint Hilaire
Activities : Paragliding
- Come and fly on the iconic flying site of the legendary "coupe icare". East-facing site : Ideal for XC.

La Sambuy
Sambuyparapente,Le Vargnoz d112, 74210 FAVERGES SEYTHENEX
Activities : Paragliding
- Beautifull spot at 1800m in face of Annecy Lake . Go up with car and the chairlift after in the resort. Landing on the Valley of Tamié. Very nice spot for departure of crosscountry. Sambuyparapente propose you XC courses. go (...)