Our volunteer members

Our volunteer members

A large organization like ours could not be run properly without the help of numerous volunteers. We shall try to introduce some of them to you, hoping not to forget anybody.


The Board of Directors:

noel faucheux president
michele cartry vice presidente
Michèle CARTRY
jacques balayn secretaire general
Jacques BALAYN
Secrétaire général
jean-claude megret
Jean-Claude MEGRET
gerard herbaud
Membre du CA
paul janssens
Membre du CA
jacques legalland
Membre du CA
francis mignot membre ca
Membre du CA
gilles navas
Gilles NAVAS
Membre du CA
jacques-marie pradie
Jacques-Marie PRADIE
Membre du CA
philippe rapp
Philippe RAPP
Membre du CA
Olivier Hurstel
Membre du CA





Together with:


alain pouletAlain Poulet : This famous and insatiable pilot and flight instructor ( soaring-, powered aircraft- and mountain-instructor ) is available almost around the clock to take care of us, modest pilots! Don’t fear to ask him any advice you need. He is most probably the most experienced pilot flying in the Alps.

daniele grosjeanDaniel Grosjean : Always ready to lend a helping hand! He can be found in the workshop all through the winter season, acting with the maintenance team. He deals with the “Flarms” and is in charge of the “Netcup”. We can always call him to show a newcomer around or give him his “air baptism”, if he is not already flying solo or with a friend.

jean-pierre desserpritJean-Pierre Desserprit : if Alain is overlooking us when we fly, Jean-Pierre rules over the workshop computer, trying to understand the tricky regulations and making sure that all technical notes are correctly applied. He is a valuable member of the maintenance team, acting together with the mechanics.

ValérieValérie Yeghiayan : Likes flowers! To her, we owe the lovely plantings in the front of the club house and office. But since she cannot be here every day, it would be nice from you to think to give them some water from time to time.
Valérie works also at the Office, when the staff is on holiday.

jean moreauJean Moreau : A "new "instructor in Vinon. He has formerly flown from Orléans and the Montagne Noire. This enthusiastic pilot acts sometimes as Chief Flying Instructor, but he can also fly the club tow planes, when the runway is overcrowded.

François LucasFrançois Lucas : After being an instructor in the  National Soaring Center of  Saint-Auban, he carried on his carrier as an airline pilot with Air France. Now, he is back to basic training, acting as a volunteer in Vinon. Always pleased to fly and teach, his passion for our sport remains intact.

jean moreauFlorian Wnuck : Between his work, a 16 month little daughter, and a few flights over the Alps, Florian as found a little time to translate our website (and other documents) into German.

JohonnyJohnny Pouzol : After being a member of the permanent staff for several years, he spends now most of his time in the workshop, re-coating the gliders in the winter season. Now retired, he would like to set up a team of pilots who would soon take over the job. Mind the call!

Francis Wehrung Francis Wehrung : He is our electronics wizard. He has been in charge of the maintenance of the radios, batteries and other sophisticated systems for years. If you want to please him, well! Just take care of the club material.

Michel CharpentierMichel Charpentier : A reference in matters of weather forecast, he has no match to decipher a sounding and announce a bright flying day. He is also instructor, tow pilot and Chairman of the Association of Users of the Airfield, and always ready to help when you call him.

Roland Morozeau Roland Morozeau : Always available and smiling, he can always lend a helping hand. He acts as instructor and tow pilot, organizes displays of gliders for promotion in the region but above all, he has the most incredible collection of T-shirts you will ever see!

jose maryJosé Mari : When the club (or maybe yourself) need a specific part, e.g a wingtip wheel or a campsite portico, ask José: he will be pleased to help. He is always ready to find a solution to his friends’ little problems!

Klaus Klaus  Brückner : You will find him in the workshop. Although he doesn’t speak much, don’t fear to ask him any advice, as he is a specialist of home-built aircraft..

Denis BulDenis Burckel : An airline pilot still in activity, Bul is in charge of safety problems, and teaches young tow pilots (most of them would-be airline pilots). He is also delighted to fly a Duo-Discus or an Ash-25 for long cross-country flights.

Denis LoupiasDenis Loupias : Waxing and polishing glider wings during the winter season was his main business and we all wish him to recover soon to see him back at Vinon, first to fly and, why not, to spend a little time in the workshop….

yann forestierYann Forestier : Together with Jacques-Marie Pradié and Michou Cartry, he is in charge of the maintenance of the parachutes. He is a very busy man : his work, acting as a crew member for his wife Anne, who happens to be a worldchampion, their two kids, their Ash25 and the parachutes…

christophe luquetChristophe Luquet : He is an enthusiast of computer science. Always working hard to fix up all the defects that may happen on the airfield Internet, which is not an easy task. Since we seem to be at “the end of the word”, as soon as someone downloads something of a significant size, the whole campsite is deprived of Wi-Fi and Christophe is still looking for a proper solution.

Philippe VillainPhilippe Villain : Full-time instructor in spring and summer, volunteer the rest of the year, Philippe loves to be flying in the air. He also practices powered flight with our “cousins” of Manosque-Vinon Aero-Club. Last summer, he obtained his tow pilot qualification.


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