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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.


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.

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.


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.



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

Panchgani Open, India (PG), 2018
Feb 12 – Feb 18 all-day
Panchgani Open, India (PG), 2018 @ Panchgani | Maharashtra | India

The Panchgani Open takes place in the Maharashtra province of India from 2-18 February 2018.

Organisers say its aims are “to bring pilots from around the world together to share their love of competition flying”.

It is open to 100 pilots, with Nicky Moss as meet director.

More information and registration on Airtribune.com


El Peñón Classic 2018 Classic Race 2018 (HG)
Feb 17 – Feb 24 all-day
El Peñón Classic 2018 Classic Race 2018 (HG) @ Valle de Bravo | State of Mexico | Mexico

The 6th annual El Peñón Classic sports class HG race takes place from 17-24 February 2018, in the thermal heaven that is Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Two practice days will be followed by five competition days, with tasks typically in the region of 40k-65km.

More information and registration on Airtribune.com.

PWC Bright, Australia, 2018
Feb 17 – Feb 24 all-day

PWC Bright 2018

Bright, Australia, hosts the first round of the 2018 Paragliding World Cup series from 17-24 February 2018.

HQ will be the Alpine Community Center in Bright township, and organisers say the majority of competition activities will based around the Mystic Flight Park in Bright, with a flight arena covering Ovens and Keiwa region.

Entry to the competition is via  the PWCA pilot registration and entry system and subject to places allocated by the PWCA. Pilots are invited to complete the registration process at PWCA.org. Competitor Places will be allocated from 17th December 2017, in accordance with PWCA Pilot Ranking.

This competition  will provide transport to launch and retrieve services for all competition pilots and accredited personnel. No unofficial vehicles will be permitted at launch on these sites.


Roldanillo Open 2018 (PG), Colombia
Feb 21 – Feb 27 all-day
Roldanillo Open 2018 (PG), Colombia @ Roldanillo | Valle del Cauca | Colombia

Edited on 9 Feb 2017, following notification from the FAI that the original competition with the same name, that was set to be held from 10-17 February, does not have FAI cat 2 status. The Roldanillo Open that runs from 21-27 February does have FAI cat 2 status. 

The new dates for the The Roldanillo Open, Colombia, are 21-27 February 2018.

The competition is organized by Bernardo Medina Sastre, and registration is on Airtribune.com.


Paragliding Winter Cup 2018, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Feb 23 – Feb 28 all-day
Paragliding Winter Cup 2018, Nova Gorica, Slovenia @ Nova Gorica | Nova Gorica | Slovenia

The Winter Cup is held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia from 23-28 February 2018. The competition has FAI cat 2 status.

If fewer than three tasks are validated on the original dates, the competition will continue during its reserve dates of 2-7 March.

There are places for 110 pilots, and a reduced early entry fee of €125 for the first 80 pilots to register (thereafter the fee will be €135). There is a €20 discount for pilots under the age of 28.

Entry fee payments
Reserve your place at the event with pre-payment! The rest you will pay at your arrival to Nova Gorica or in days before the event.


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