Georges du Gardon flight
Take off from Nîmes-Courbessac airfield, and fly over the Provencal Garrigue.
Then, you will reach the 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 before flowing into the Rhône river, 127 km further. You will overfly the Saint Privat Castle, built in the 9th Century, on the foundations of a Gallo-Roman villa. Many kings and queens lived there.
Continue your journey to the famous Pont du Gard. This three levels bridge, built in the 1st century AD, allows to the Nîmes acqueduct to go over the river.
Near to you, you will see a stone quarry, where the stones used to build the bride come from.
You will finish your journey by an overview of the ruins of Rocquencourt Catsle, almost fully destroyed during World War II.
After an overview of the automobile Cicruit of Ledenon, you will come back to your starting point.
You need to know
- € 24.50 registred fee to be paid per person
- 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
Number of seat
Cruising speed :
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.