Rhone, Vaucluse and Gard
Touristic flight 1 hour
Take off from Nîmes-Courbessac airfield, and flight to join the Saint Roman Abbey. Hermits and benedictins lived there at the end of the 5th century, and the 7th century. Then, the abbey became a school for the smarter children.
You will fly over The "Saint Michel de Frigolet" abbey, built in 12th century, and the cities of Beaucaire and Tarascon.
You will discover the beautiful city of Avignon, and its medieval buildings : "Le Pont d'Avignon", "Le Palais des Papes" et "La Tour Philippe le Bel".
Then, you will fly for reach "Les Georges du Gardon". A wild and awesome landscape will be facing you : between impressive cliffs, you will discover the Gardon. This river begins from the Cevennes to the Rhône River, 127 km further.
Continue your journey to the famous "Pont du Gard". This three levels bridge, built in the 1st century, allow to the Nîmes acqueduct to go over the river.
You will finish you journey by an overview of the ruins of Rocquencourt Catsle, (almost fully destroyed during the World War II), and an overview of automobile circuit of Ledenon.
After a one hour flight, you will come back to your starting point.
You need to know
- You need to arrive 30mn before the flight for the boarding formalities
- You will be asked for a proof of identity before the flight
- All of our operators have a certification
- For your safety reasons, weather conditions can postpone your flight
You'll fly on Robinson R22
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Description of the helicopter :
The Robinson R22 is a light civilian helicopter, 2 seater, designed in 1973 and produced by the company Robinson Helicopter since 1979. Equipped with an air-cooled 4-cylinder air-cooled 124 horsepower Lycoming horizontally mounted engine (O-360-J2A on the Beta II), it stands out for its low running costs and is therefore very popular with the school. although its steering is considered particularly difficult because of the low inertia resulting from a two-bladed rotor and a low-power engine. Its empty weight is 400 kg, for a maximum takeoff weight of 635 kg, its cruising speed is about 177 km / h. A few years after its release, the Robinson R22 gave birth to a more spacious and powerful machine, the Robinson R44, with a 245 hp 6-cylinder piston engine that can carry four people. In 2008, 179 R22 were delivered.