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EICEPS-Frétoy le château

Average Rating: 5.00
5.00 out of 5 based on 3 user reviews

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Aérodrome de Frétoy le château
Frétoy le château - France, 60640

03 44 43 68 39  (3185 Hits)

Last Updated: 2005-02-02
pilatus PC6 B2H4 A27

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

AFF: 1000 EUR
Tandem: 210 EUR
Video: 90 EUR
Jump Ticket: 22 EUR to 14000 ft



  • Covered Packing Area
  • Coaches
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Two hangars in the middle of nowhere

EICEPS-Frétoy le château Rated 5 by: elreg on 2011-12-24

Pros: Efficient, family spirit, great vibes, fine week-end spot, the closest to Paris
Cons: Small joint, a bit lost, not many people turn up when weather is marginal

Fretoy is a very friendly paraclub, pretty good at getting you in the air provided weather is OK. When the weather is so-so, they have problems filling the plane for a try. That is true of many joints, of course... When the weather is fine, then they are quite good at doing about 20 Pilatus-loads in a day.
The accomodation is austere but intimate: basic wooden huts for 2 or 3 and a central bungalow for amenities.
The club house is run by a bunch of volunteers who get sandwiches on order for midday and generally organise a bbq or other nice food for those who stay over Saturday night. I have often seen crowds of 30 to 50 and raucous parties. Which means that Sunday morning is not always very efficient, unfortunately.
The DZ is just out of the hangars, it is quite small but has a tuffet. No problem for beginners, though, because of the fields all around.
Rates are on the lower side of the French scale.
I recommend for leisure jumping with friendly people, probably not for a team preparing for the World Meet.

(Review ID:6961)

A great place to spend the weekend

EICEPS-Frétoy le château Rated 5 by: Fly_Nat on 2010-10-25

Pros: Aircraft, Nice people, great instructors, safety minded
Cons: Weather.. clouds and wind can be a problem

The hangar is big and really close to the plane. The landing area is a decent size with enough places for the sky god or the newbie to land. The local staff is always available and full of goodwill. On top of that, there are always nice & friendly people to fly with.

Last but not least: good vibes and crazy after jump parties.

I highly recommend it!

(Review ID:6079)

small and wooden

EICEPS-Frétoy le château Rated 5 by: rem on 2005-02-02

Pros: lot's of swoopers, she's not in sugar...
Cons: maybe too many tandems...

small road to come in, but nice grass and speed pilot in the right plane, the swoop pond is too short, the precision tuffet is better, be careful the packing area is realy hard, dont forget your pacmats.
(Review ID:2066)