The Aérosculpture association offers the public an introduction to fly with the Aéroplume, inside the Écausseville’s airship hangar, in Normandy, thereby reviving the site’s historic vocation, dedicated to aerostation.
Erected between 1917 and 1919, for the French Navy airships assigned to coastal surveillance, this impressive building is the last of its kind, in the world! It is built on 5 hectares of greenery, bordered by a stream, at the heart of the Cotentin peninsula within the Regional Natural Park of the Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands. White storks are living here and in the spring, one also sees the blooms of bee orchids...
Inside the hangar, between the elements of the structure, a wide corridor of 150 meters length, 24 meters width and 30 meters height allows the flight of 2 or 3 Aéroplumes.
▸ You’ve booked your flight or after seeing other people fly, you wanna give it a try: come to the caravan, it’s our office.
▸ Our instructors first ask you for your weight and then assist you making yourself comfortable into the harness, suspended under the Aéroplume. Imagine that you dream that you fly: it’s the same in the Aéroplume, lying on your stomach, arms stretched and head forwards.
▸ You get into the Aéroplume dressed as you have arrived, no special suits required. One might take off his shoes eventually. No special physical shape required.
▸ We ballast or unballast you so that you weigh exactly 0 kg.
Due to the helium inside the balloon, you are in equilibrium now, floating in the air.
Some indications and then and you’re able to take off.
▸ Your instructor goes with you throughout the flight.
Aéroplume flights at the Écausseville airship hangar take place during French school holidays of spring/Easter, summer and autumn/All Saints(1).
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., reservation recommended.
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€ 60 per flight, per person (single price).
Safe activity accessible to all, from 7 years old and up to 80 kg(2). One must know his weight when booking.
Duration 30 minutes: about 20 minutes of actual flight, 10 minutes for the pilot’s installation into the harness, the adjustments, the ballast and the flight guidelines.
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for flights between these periods. For groups and groups outside these periods, please contact us.
Over time, and depending on weather conditions, the load carried by an Aéroplume can change and decrease. For pilots whose weight is close to the limit, please check with us in advance. One must know his weight when booking.
Aerostatic experimental activity, supported and conducted by the Aérosculpture association
. On the occasion of your flight, we thank you for your patience and your understanding.