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Dec
11
Mon
LanzaXCamp: HG clinic in Lanzarote
Dec 11 2017 – Feb 24 2018 all-day

LanzaXCamp 2017/18

The LanzaXCamp winter training camps are being run again between December 2017 and February 2018. They offer coaching for experienced hang glider pilots, who get to learn from one of the best: Tom Weissenberger.

The hang gliding clinics include:

Personal coaching, and the latest topless glider gear to improve flying skills, glider control and average speed.  But mainly to increase and push the personal comfort zone.

LanzaXCamps run for six days, starting on Mondays between 11 December 2017 and 24 February 2018.

Tom Weissenberger is on Facebook.

Jan
9
Tue
PWC Superfinal 2017, Colombia
Jan 9 – Jan 21 all-day

The 2017 PWC tour’s Superfinal takes place from 9 January 2018 in the super-friendly Roldanillo, Colombia.

PWCA.org

Jan
14
Sun
Corryong PG Open 2018
Jan 14 – Jan 21 all-day

Fly Mt Ellliot, one of Australia’s best alpine flying sites, from 14-21 January 2018 in the Corryong Paragliding Open.

Corryong is located just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia, close to where the very first Australian Paragliding Nationals were hosted in Thredbo in 1990.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

Jan
22
Mon
Winter Outdoor Mix, Vars, France, 2018
Jan 22 – Jan 28 all-day
Winter Outdoor Mix, Vars, France, 2018 @ Vars | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France

The ski station of Vars in southern France is hosting Outdoor Mix festival from 22-28 January 2018. It blends pumping music with a range of sports in the snow, from skiing, snowboarding and paragliding to the less traditional snow kayaking and mountain biking. Fun is guaranteed!

www.facebook.com/outdoormixfest/

Jan
27
Sat
Manilla XC Camp 2018 (PG)
Jan 27 – Feb 3 all-day
Manilla XC Camp 2018 (PG) @ Manilla | New South Wales | Australia

The Manilla XC Camp 2018 is a FREE event for pilots of all levels. It will be held at Mt Borah, Manilla, from 27 January – 3 February 2018. 

“Come for as many days as you like, fly XC as far as you can, fly with and learn from some of the best XC pilots. No pressure, no worries… just fly”.

Flight distances are scored using the online system of your choice, or your straight-line Open Distance from your GPS – nice and easy. You just write your distance on the score sheet.

Organisers say many pilots achieve personal bests every year. In 2015 and 2017 pilots flew over 300km and many novices flew PBs over 100km in easy, safe conditions.

Mt Borah has 4 huge astro-turfed launches for nearly all wind directions and easy landings, and was developed for the World Championships in 2007.

Daily XC weather briefings are given by byGodfrey Wenness, plus there will be tips and trick sessions, campfire discussions, regular day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (Fun, Sport, XC and Comp). Pilots with open Class gliders are welcome to attend but will not be scored.

Pilots need to have a VHF Airband radio endorsement to allow them to fly through  CAR166 airport zones.

More information at flymanilla.com

Photo: Paragliding map

Jan
28
Sun
New Zealand PG Open 2018
Jan 28 – Feb 4 all-day

The New Zealand PG Open will be held from 28 January – 4 February 2018.

The competition is to be held in the mountains surrounding Wanaka. Expect everything… lakes, glaciers, open valleys, steep mountains, native forest, extreme wilderness. The diversity is what makes flying in Wanaka so special.

Airtribune.com

Feb
2
Fri
CIVL Plenary 2018 @ Porto
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

The 2018 FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission (CIVL) Plenary Meeting will take place in Porto, Portugal on 3 & 4 February 2018.

Schedule
1 February: Asian Nations & Committees Open Meetings
2 February: Committees and Working Groups Open Meetings
3 February: Plenary Meeting
4 February: Plenary Meeting

Info and agenda: www.fai.org/page/civl-meetings

European Paraglider Convention 2018 @ Europa Park
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

European Paraglider Convention 2018

From 2 to 4 February 2018, the first ever European Paraglider Convention will take place in 2,000m² of exhibition halls at the Europapark in Rust, Germany.

Despite its title, the EPC is aimed at hang glider and PPG pilots as well as paragliders. It will comprise a huge trade show, plus lectures and training events and the event will occupy more than 2,000m² of exhibition space.

epc.aero

Nepal Open 2018, Pokhara, Nepal
Feb 2 – Feb 9 all-day
Nepal Open 2018, Pokhara, Nepal @ Pokhara | Western Development Region | Nepal

The 1st Asian Continental Paragliding Association Tour and 18th Nepal Open Paragliding Championship 2018 will take place in Pokhara from 4-9 February 2018.

Information and registration here.

 

 

Feb
10
Sat
Bright Open 2018 (PG)
Feb 10 – Feb 16 all-day

The Bright Open, is a 7 day XC paragliding competition which will run from 10-16 February, 2018. This competition is HGFA AAA and FAI Cat 2

Organisers say:

We are based around the Mystic Flight Park in Bright which has hosted numerous national and international competitions including PWC event.

For pilot selection the top 50 from the previous season’s Aussie ladder will be invited to pay first.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

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