"Les Ailes du Mont Blanc", is a team associating teachers with over 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  also competes 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 for the Icaro team. You can take a look at her videos.

Laetitia Mescoff, school accountant .  BPJEPS teacher

Laetitia is a migration bird, she has been flying in many locations accross the Alpes and everywhere in the world, which has given her a solid experience.

This curiosity towards different flying locations has made her  a very complete instructor with a high level of adaptation to different profils 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 nature of Jérémy, who has also been teaching skiing since he was a teenager, will make your first flight so simple and easygoing ... all you have to do is sit back and relax ounce your feet leave the ground... 


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  for the FFVL from 1995 till 2005.  Pro Pilot for Ozone.   Sandie also has  a partnership with Sun & Color Foods.        

An experienced pilote (10 years of high-level competition, flying since 1989 and teaches since 1992), A big traveler, and having taught within the prestigious  "Stages Vallençant" team, Sandie created Les Ailes du Mont-Blanc in 2001. She made the school grow over the years as technical director until 2015. She will teach you  the techniques and secrets of a sport which changed her life with passion.                     Download Sandie's press book.  

Medhi Bidault     BPJEPS teacher, mountain guide, ski instructor.  

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

He is a brilliant, self-taught paraglider, who has since become a highly talented and relevant pilot in acrobatics and cross country flying... He also practises  speed riding, paralpinism, hike & fly...

Medhi is  paragliding ambassador  in Vallorcine, with the support of his family, of the Mayor and the support of " Skiroc ".

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 guide you in choosing a flight or a course, with the help of his puppy Sebra. ( now no longer a puppy...)



All our instructors have  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 run by Jérémy Picq and Sandie Cochepain, paragliding World Champion, and many other qualified paragliding pilots... (read more)

Get in touch

Les Ailes du Mont Blanc
Clos du Savoy (behind Hotel / Restaurant La Foulie Douce)
74400 Chamonix
Chamonix Mont Blanc - France

+33 (0)6 20 46 55 57

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