Aerotowing

Aerotowing by ADPUL

ADPUL provides daily aerotowing for ultralight gliders, from Aspres sur Buech airfield in the southern french Alps.

For which type of ultralight gliders? FAI class 2 & 4, and during some limited periods also flexwing & rigidwing (we have a “dolly”);
When? Rather late morning, when the first thermals are starting, to early start XC, and to avoid too turbulent aerotows: in the afternoon, mountain flying conditions may prohibit aerotowing;
For whom? Individual pilot or small group (for big groups, please contact us, so as we can orgnanize the continuous full day availability of a tow pilot during all the stay)
Cost?
– aerotow by trike: 25€ for a standard aerotow (till the first good thermal)

– aerotow by 3 axes controled UL: pending on the provider (expect  around 30€)

Requirements:
– being well trained for aerotowing in turbulent conditions especially for flexwing pilots (no training provided, unless a possible organized training course for this special purpose);
– being a member of ADPUL (subscription 25€);
– having a 5M€ third part liability insurance for your flying activity, valid in France, including aerotow, or FFVL membership (may be subscribed via ADPUL)

How to proceed:
– if you are not yet a member of our association, fill the membership application form,
– register by filling out the form in page Fly in Aspres / with ADPUL;
before starting to fly:
– membership subscription must be paid,
– instructions about the airfield and aerotowing procedures must be known, and the pilot must make a commitment to fly to these rules,
– aerotows must be paid (Unimplemented aerotows refund at the end of the stay);