Balloons, Flying & Gliding Schools & Clubs

Aeroclub des Deux-Sevres
The Niort aerodrome, on the site of a former air force base, has 2 flying clubs ideal for enjoying flying or gliding.
CVVT (Centre de Vol a Voile Thouarsais).
Flying and gliding club. Lessons for beginners and up. Accomodation, advice, demonstrations of trick flying. Based in Thouars, northern Deux Sevres, ask for the aerodrome on the D37 between Thouars and St Jouin de Marnes.
Centre Ecole Regional de Parachutisme
Located at the Aerodrome, 36300 Leblanc. Parachuting seeing a beautiful landscape. Skydiving, free fly, training room, 2 kinds of modern aircrafts. Website in English.
Montgolfiere du Bocage
Balloonists based at La Gondromiere, Cerizay (79) offering flights across the Marais Poitivin.
Aero Club Angouleme-Brie-Champniers
Gliding with high technology gliders: Bijaves, Cirrus, Pegase, Mariane, Squale, Javelot. Also training and team sport. At the Aerodrome of Brie-Champniers, Champniers (16).
Eirl Porge Couhe
Leisure business situated in Couhe (86), offering training and introductory flights on board ultralight planes. Contact Nicholas Porge.
On Top Ecole de Parachutisme
Parachute school for athletes or novices. Contact On Top at Aerodrome de Thouars, Rte de Poitiers, Thouars (79).
Aero-Club du Poitou
Gliding and hang-gliding at the Aerodrome, Rue du S/Lt Collard, Aeroport de Poitiers, Biard (86).
Aero Club of Chauvigny
Planes, gliders, training and pilot licences, since 1945 at the Aero Club in Chauvigny.
Nouvel Air Microlights
Fly in a quiet and attractive area with all types of microlights. Training center, sales and maintenance, aerial photography and club house. Contact Antoine Demellier for more details at the aerodrome of Couhe. Mobile: 06 87 34 46 10
Sarl Heli Logistique
Buying, selling and rental of aircraft. Also available for a variety of aerial jobs. Contact owner, Daniell Foreman, at 30 rue Alsace Lorraine, Poitiers (86).
Aero Club of Pons
Training on a variety gliders: Super Javelot, Bijave, Pegase, Astir, Mariane 2. Based in Avy, Pons (17).
Couleurs du Ciel
Sales, rental and repairs of kites, kite surfs, flysurfs and accessories at 10 bd de la Grandiere, Royan (17). They also have a flysurf school. Contact them for details or see the website.
Aero Club of Cognac
Aero Club owns several planes (DR 315 and DR 400) and gliders. Training classes for private pilot licence are possible. At the aviation base south of the town of Cognac.
Aero Club Loudunais
Parachuting, solo and tandem jumps at the Aerodrome in Veniers, Bellevue, Loudun (86).