Aspres sur Buech – Site Guide

Site Information


Aspres sur Buech is a beautiful hang gliding site in France that offers panoramic views of the Alps and the Provence. The site has a launch area at the top of a mountain plateau, accessible by a paved road. The launch is suitable for all levels of pilots, as it has a large grassy field and gentle slopes. The site is managed by the local club ADPUL, which organizes events and competitions throughout the year, including the FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship in 2022. The site is also open to paragliders and ultralights.

Location and Directions

The site is located in the Hautes-Alpes department, about 30 km south of Gap. To get to Aspres sur Buech, take the A51 motorway from Marseille or Grenoble and exit at La Saulce. Follow the signs for Veynes and then Aspres sur Buech. The launch area is about 4 km from the village, on the D1075 road. The GPS coordinates of the launch are 44.5400° N, 5.7000° E.

Flying Conditions and Restrictions

The launch faces south and works best with winds from SE to SW at less than 15 km/h. The landing zone is the same as the take off field, but it can also be done in other fields nearby. Pilots need to have a radio and a helmet, and follow the club rules and regulations. The site is also used by aerotow and electric self-launch systems, so pilots need to be aware of the air traffic.

Best Times to Fly and Visit

The site is open year-round, but the best flying conditions are in spring and summer, when the weather is warm and the thermals are strong. The site can also be flown in autumn and winter, but the road may be closed due to snow or ice. The site is popular among local and visiting pilots, so it can get crowded on weekends and holidays.

More Information

For more information about Aspres sur Buech, you can visit the ADPUL website at or contact them at +33 6 81 22 90 39. You can also check out the reviews and photos of other pilots who have flown there on

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