"Les Ailes du Mont Blanc", is a team associating teachers of more than 20 years of experience with highly motivated younger ones!

We all share the same passion : making you discover the world of the birds, and teaching you how to fly...

We'll fly with you in tandem or teach you paragliding or speedriding in the best conditions of success, safety and pleasure.

Claire Mercuriot, president of the school. BPJEPS teacher.

Passionnate with teaching paragliding, Claire is also competing in acro paragliding. She joined the acrobatic french team in 2016... representing France with a gold medal by nation at the last world championships in Annecy in 2016, and a 6th place in women ranking.

Claire is a pilot in Icaro team. You can have a look on her videos.

Laetitia Mescoff, accountant of the school.  BPJEPS teacher

Laetitia is a migration bird, she has been flying in lots of places of the Alpes and anywhere in the world, which gave her a solid experience.

This curiosity towards different places of flying made her as a very completed instructor with a high level of adaptation to different public very close to your envy, your motivation and your capacity.

Laetitia has got her own brand of paragliding and climbing clothes : Et en + c'est vrai!

Jérémy Picq, secretary of the school.  BPJEPS teacher, ski instructor

The calm assurance of Jérémy, who also teach ski since his is a teenager, will make your first flight so simple ... that only the pleasure will explosed in yourself when you will leave the earth... 


Sandie Cochepain, technical director of the school.  BEES Parapente 1st degree in 1994DEJEPS. FFVL qualifications : training course piloting, speedriding, mini voile and hand'icare (flying with wheelchair)

Paragliding World champion 1997 FAI   &   European Champion 1998 FAI, World champion 1999 PWCA & Champion of France 1995, 1999, 2000, on 2001
Member of the French team from 1994 till 2001. Test pilot acpuls for the FFVL from 1995 till 2005.  Pro Pilot for Ozone.   Sandie has also a partnerships with Sun & Color Foods.        

Pilot of experience (10 years of high-level competition, fly since 1989 and teaches since 1992), Norman fallen in love with Chamonix, but also big traveler, having taught within the prestigious equip "Stages Vallençant", Sandie created Les Ailes du Mont-Blanc in 2001. She made the school grow being the technical director until 2015. She will teach you with passion the techniques and secrets of a sport which changed her life.                     Download Sandie's press book.  

Yohan Esteve.  BEES Parapente 1st degree in 2004.    FFVL Qualification: UCC speedriding

Yohan learned to fly with his father. Very young test pilot, practising in all play grounds of the free flying, Yohan practices all the disciplins of free flying, acrobatic, distance, hight mountain flight .... due to his discovering of the free fall and of the speed riding  in 2006, he is a very completed teacher.

Yohan has got the passion to teach with a very strong patience. He will give all his energy for your progression in security and for your pleasure.

Medhi Bidault     BPJEPS teacher, mountain guide, ski instructor.  

Medhi work with his father at "la maison des guides de Vallorcine", and at the ESF ski school.

He is a brilliant, self-taught paraglider, he became a complete, so relevant pilot in acrobatics as in cross... He also practises the speed riding, the paralpinism, the hike & fly...

Medhi is an ambassador of the paragliding to Vallorcine, with the support of his family, of the Mayor and the support of " Ski Rock ".

Jake. Our secretary

Fluent english and french speaking, Jake is a beginner in paragliding, but a professionnal to welcome you at our office and to help you to choose a flight or a course, with the help of his puppy Sebra.



All our instructor have got a professional third part liability insurance.

Label FFVL (Ecole Française de vol libre) EFVLN° 03940 agreement French Free Flying school

  Our instructors have signed up the different contracts of quality engagment with FFVL (teaching paragliding, tandem, speed riding, speed flying) EFVL and pro tandem pilots. They respect the FFVL rules. You could participate to the quality research (in french)  of  FFVL.

Syndicat local declared in the youth and sport ministery.  Third part liability insurance: "assurance groupement sportif FFVL".

About Les Ailes du Mont Blanc

The school is powered by Claire Mercuriot, Voltige French Champion, Laetitia Mescoff, Jérémy Picq, Sandie Cochepain, paragliding World Champion, and others... (read more)

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Les Ailes du Mont Blanc
Clos du Savoy (by the ClubMed)
74400 Chamonix
Chamonix Mont Blanc - France

+33 (0)6 20 46 55 57

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