Best Flying Sites of the ALPS by Oliver Guenay

It's the complete guidebook for hang gliding and paragliding.

  • The best 110 flying sites
  • Over 500 alternatives
  • Illustrated maps
  • GPS coordinates
  • Launch and Landings
  • Expert flying guidance
  • Useful current info
  • Alternative activities

 

It's essential reading for anyone who dreams of taking this great flying adventure.

Reviews

World-renowned hang glider pilot Davis Straub says:

“This is an incredible guide book to flying in the Alps (not all of Europe, as it doesn't include Montecucco, for example). A guide to all the launches and landing zones. What the flying is like, what to watch out for, where to go on cross country flights, how to get there, where to meet up, the weather sites, nearby flying sites, where to stay, where to eat.

It is a beautiful book (a real reason for books at all), with glossy pages, great type, and gorgeous pictures. Also includes ads for local businesses at the sites. This is very helpful.

It is paraglider pilot oriented, but there is plenty if information for hang glider pilots. Plenty of cautions about flying at Fiesch, which is great to see as it shows that the author was interested in telling the truth.

This is a book that any pilots who want to fly in the Alps must have. It is available in PDF (with all the links) and stripped down eBook versions also.”

Ed Ewing, Cross County Mag:

“An Alpine classic is available in English for the first time. Is this the book you've been looking for all your free-flying life? In a word, yes.

Best Flying Sites of the Alps does what it says on the cover by selecting 110 main sites, plus 500 alternatives and presenting them in a clear, professional, uncluttered way.

Hallelujah! It is written by German paraglider pilot Oliver Guenay and published by Greg Hamerton.

The book looks great. It's hardback, 300pages, stitched together (no nasty glue-binding to collapse leaving a sheaf of loose pages) well printed with good colours and beautiful photographs.

If you are like me you will want the proper book for your shelf. It is a genuine must-have for anyone flying the Alps.”

Laszlo BARTAL, Hungary:
“This book is a compulsory part of my flying equipment. It comes handy at planning flying trips since it tells you the exact whereabouts and things that can be recorded only by real local experience. The site parameters described are so detailed that by reading it I feel like I've already flown there.”

Markus Pöhlmann:
“Excellent work - one of the best (and best looking) books on the topic I've ever read!”

Matthew Smith:
“Bloody amazingly! Firstly I am in no way affiliated with the author etc. This book is a must buy for any free flyer heading to the alps. Clear concise site descriptions with very relent content. Wish I had this before my last visit. Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to create such a wonderful resource.”

Roberto Alberti, Italy:
“I like this book because it covers such a big area that gives me the feeling of endless possibility of flying according to weather, time, flying style etc. This book should be in every pilot's shelf to be read and consulted every time one wants to visit a new site or just wants to dream about it. I love it.”

Klaus Martin, France:
“Guenay's new flight guide of the alps is really great. I've got the old one a couple of years ago and it was already a great job. But this edition is still much better, nice pics, condensed information, clear choices among all the existing site instead of being too exhaustive… Perfect!”

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£26.95 DELUXE EDITION
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A quick visual tour of the ALPS book

Best Flying Sites of the Alps - Map of sites

Flying site page detail

Best flying sites of the Alps book: Map detail page

Best Flying Sites of the Alps includes detailed information and guidance

Professional layout with many photos to help you visualise the sites

Best Flying Sites of the Alps has introductions to each flying site

The Alps book is packed with beautiful photos on high quality art paper

Best Flying Sites of the Alps is a hardcover book with thread-sewn binding