Taking off from Pau and Oloron-Sainte-Marie, hot air balloons provide a memorable platform from which to view the Pyrenees
Gliding is possible from an aerodrome near Jaca.
Accous, just 15 minutes from Lescun, is a major center for parapente. Several operators offer introductory tandem flights as well as courses for solo flying.
Taking off from Pau, complete a tandem skydive in view of the mountains from 4000 metres. Aviation enthusiasts will be interested to know that the jumps are undertaken from a Pilatus Porter, the legendary high altitude, short take off and landing (STOL) light aircraft.