What’s On

Your free-flying calendar

Sep
16
Sun
Santa Cruz Flats Race (HG) @ Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort
Sep 16 – Sep 22 all-day
Santa Cruz Flats Race (HG) @ Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort | Casa Grande | Arizona | United States

After a year off, the Santa Cruz Flats race is back in 2018. Run by Jamie Sheldon, organisers say:

“We’re baaaaack!

Yes! After a year off, we’re coming back to the Francisco Grande for another week of fun in the  desert.  Come join us again!

Because our tug resources are limited, we are only allowing a maximum of 50 pilots, so you might want to register early.”

You can register at AirTribune by clicking here.

santacruzflatsrace.blogspot.com

Sep
20
Thu
Coupe Icare 2018 @ St Hilaire du Touvet
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day

The 45th Coupe Icare takes palce 20-23 September 2018. Expect up to 100,000 visitors, thousands of paraglider and paramotor pilots, plus a huge film festival.

All the info: www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html

Coupe-Icare-2018

Sep
27
Thu
Altitude with Attitude: Rainbow Beach Fly-In
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day

Altitude with Attitude is a series of fly-ins, organised by Kirsten Seeto for female pilots in Australia rated PG2 or above.

The Rainbow Beach fly-in is a three-day fly-in for up to nine participants. Organisers say,

“We will use any non-flyable times to talk about instruments and weather forecasting tools, so bring your instruments and questions with you!”

The entry fee includes food and accommodation.

Check the Altitude with Attitude website for more information.

Oct
4
Thu
Wills Wing demo days, Texas, USA @ Cowboy Up
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
Oct
6
Sat
4807 Flying Light
Oct 6 – Oct 10 all-day

4807 Flying Light poster

The Saint-Gervais paragliding club host this festival dedicated to everything lightweight. It’s an opportunity to see and try the latest lightweight kit from a range of manufacturers.

Hike-and-fly group excusrsions are arranged, with a range of options to suit different tastes and abilities, so you can borrow kit and test it out.

stgervais.vollibre.free.fr

Autumn Cheese Cup (hike-and-fly mini-race)
Oct 6 all-day

CheeseCup poster

The Cheese Cup is a mini-hike-and-fly competition based at Talloires on the shores of lake Annecy in France.

The cup (and a whole load of cheese) is won by the pilot with the highest cumulative score from the three one-day competitions.

The autumn competition dates are 8 September, 6 October and 20 October.

More information and registration on cheesecuphikeandfly.wordpress.com

Canungra Cup 2018
Oct 6 – Oct 13 all-day

Canungra Cup

Canungra, in Australia’s Gold Coast region, has several grassy take-offs covering all wind directions, located on 500m high tree-covered mountain ridges.

The Beechmont launch during the dry summer months can produce early thermals even at 7am. This results in long XC flights. The records are 325 km for a paraglider and 519 km for a hang glider.

One round of the Cup will count towards a pilot’s WPRS score.

The entry fee of AUS$480 includes a full retrieve, excursions and transport system including airport transfers.

Details and registration on Airtribune.

 

Oct
14
Sun
Argentinean Paragliding Championships 2018
Oct 14 – Oct 20 all-day

Argentinean Paragliding Championships 2018

The 2018 Argentinean Paragliding Championships will take place at La Rioja from 14-20 October.

Organisers say you can expect excellent thermal conditions, and enjoy the newly transformed 500m² launch, complete with synthetic grass.

Register at Airtribune.com

Oct
20
Sat
Autumn Cheese Cup (hike-and-fly mini-race)
Oct 20 all-day

CheeseCup poster

The Cheese Cup is a mini-hike-and-fly competition based at Talloires on the shores of lake Annecy in France.

The cup (and a whole load of cheese) is won by the pilot with the highest cumulative score from the three one-day competitions.

The autumn competition dates are 8 September, 6 October and 20 October.

More information and registration on cheesecuphikeandfly.wordpress.com

Pre Paragliding World Cup, La Réunion
Oct 20 – Oct 26 all-day

La Reunion

The island of La Réunion is to host a pre-Paragliding World Cup event, from 20-26 October 2018.

More information at pwca.org

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