Flying Planet Paragliders
Located just minutes from Merthyr & Mynidd Meio take offs, our bed & breakfast and bunk house facility are now up and running in South Wales, this facility offers you the opportunity to test fly all Flying Planet paragliders, free transport to sites and also the use of mountain bikes and kyaks should it be unflyable. All Flying Planets range will be available for test at the centre. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this facility should contact Flying Planet UK by either telephone or email to make arrangements.
Flying Planet, was started by Michel Le Blanc in 1996/7. Michel is one of the pioneers of modern paraglider design having designed his first wing the ASTERION way back in 1986. It was Michel who designed the wings on which early British Records were set by pioneering pilots Robbie Whittal and Michel Carnet.
Flying Planet is an associate company of Parachutes De France, probably the largest parachute manufacturer in the world. All Flying Planet gliders are manufactured under strict quality control at the Parachutes De France factory in Mauritius.
Headed by Michel, the team at Flying Planet include Alex Gignoux an excellent pilot involved in both design and marketing, test pilots Joel Favre and Oliver Loiodice a member of the French team since '96. Flying Planet also have a competition and aero team which includes David Eyraud, Stephane Loisy, Denis Verchere, Fabrice Brun, Joban Thierriaz and Frank Vandermacle. All well known names on the French Paragliding scene.
Our B & B located between major take off sites allows you to always be in the action from the early morning. Every day package includes 2 flights along our 5 km path to the landing strips, room for the evening, and breakfast. Also included is free transport to town. So please book your room and your paragliding adventure today!