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One Day In Charmey

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One Day In Charmey

A nice flying day in Charmey, Fribourg, Switzerland on the 29th of May 2011. Only in the last flight I managed to grab some great thermals but then it was all good.

Cast: Peter Donker

Maybe Not The Right Conditions

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Maybe Not The Right Conditions

We spent an afternoon at Chaumont Sud (NE, Switzerland) with a wind that was just not perfect. Here are some clips from others as I renounced.

Cast: Peter Donker

Between The Balloons at Château d’Oex

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Between The Balloons at Château d'Oex

30 January 2011 and the last weekend of the annual balloon festival of Château d’Oex. This film is a compilation of footage of 3 pilots as we slowly glide past these giants of the sky.

Cast: Peter Donker, Olivier Wenger and Stefano Majocchi

Winterlaken

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Winterlaken

Very strong Easterly winds at altitude kept us away from our original destination the 23rd of January 2011. Instead we opted to head to « paragliders’ paradise » Interlaken. Not expecting much from a January flight we were surprised by the lively air. My first flight lasted for 40 mins and would have lasted longer had my gloves been better (it was bitterly cold that day). So all in all a great day in a great place.

Cast: Peter Donker

Rochers de Naye

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Rochers de Naye

Almost an hour it takes by train to get from Montreux to Rochers de Naye above it. One of those splendid Swiss tourist rides of which there are so many. There is a small ski resort at the top of the ride. But we were there for a different reason, nl. paragliding. The launch slope was pretty challenging, notably due to the fact that it was steep and partly covered in snow. One of our group had a pretty terrible mishap at launch and was lucky to escape unscathed. That rattled me a little bit, I have to admit.
Anyway, the 20 minute flight down to Villeneuve is well worth it. We were a little hampered by a developing cloud layer, but in the end it proved to be very thin and dispersed. Enjoy the ride.

Cast: Peter Donker

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Para Style

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Para Style

Suchet, Jura, Switzerland. We get to the top and the wind is just too strong. Still, quite a few try (and some do) take off. I resort to using my GoPro to film some of these take-offs. Enjoy this compilation.

Cast: Peter Donker

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