The 2019 Panchgani Open is a Pre-Paragliding World Cup, as well as the Indian Nationals.
Panchgani is close to Mumbai, in the Western Ghats, and offers stunning XC flying across tablelands and lakes.
GSM trackers are provided to participants, who must all have AirTribune’s app installed on a smartphone for live tracking.
The NSW State Titles foot-launch hang gliding XC competition takes in Manilla from 17-23 February 2019.
“The comp attracts the best of the best from Australia and around the world, so is the ideal site for up-and-coming pilots to learn from those at the top of their game. It is also the ideal comp for newer pilots wishing to fly big air and fly big flights.”
HQ is the Royal Hotel, Manilla.
Altitude with Attitude run a series of fly-ins for female pilots in Australia.
The Dubbo fly-in is a towing event for up to seven participants. Organisers say,
“We will be in the tow paddock from mid morning till late afternoon. Breakfast will be briefing time, dinner will be debrief. We will start and finish in Dubbo but where we fly will be up to the weather-gods!”
The entry fee is to be confirmed, but will include meals. You will be sleeping under the stars!
Check the Altitude with Attitude website for more information.
Wings out West 2019 is Australia’s only ground-tow paragliding competition which takes place from 13-17 March 2019 in the central NSW flatlands.
A small, select gathering of just 35 pilots will be able to compete, and at the time of writing there is only one place left!
The Cross Country 101 Clinic is a mentoring competition for hang glider pilots that takes place in Groveland, Florida in March 2019.
Organisers say it is a perfect opportunity to learn cross-country skills and stretch your cross-country experience, as well as a great warm-up to the 2019 Green Swamp Sport Klassic, which takes place the following week.
Advanced pilot mentors will be on hand to help small groups of pilots. Evening get-togethers to go over the day’s experience are all part of the event, and you can expect flight-instrument lessons and lessons on weather forecasting.
To tae part, pilots need to have a Hang 2 rating with aerotow sign-off. (Aerotow practice and sign-off is available before and during the event).
Helpful instructions: http://ozreport.com/2019crosscountry101helpful.php
The entry fee of $200 includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee. In addition there will be an aerotow fee, likely in the region of $30 per tow.
“The weather turns soarable in February/March in Florida and Willowtree Park is a great place for cross-country flying”, say organisers of the Green Swamp Sport Klassic.
Sponsored by Wills Wing and hosted by The Oz Report, the GSSK is a mentored competition specifically intended for newer pilots or experienced pilots that are looking to get into flying hang gliding competitions.
Registration is on Airtribune.
Dalby is on the Darling Downs, 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane. Organisers say, “It is the central hub of a vast cotton and sorghum growing district which provides ideal soaring conditions with an excellent road network that facilitates easy pick-ups”.
Competition headquarters is at the Dalby Aerodrome, where the Dalby Hang Gliding Club has a secure hanger as its home base.
Pilots need an intermediate/advanced rating to take part in the competition. There are places for 50 pilots, and the entry fee includes all towing fees.
The Quest Air Nationals flatland competition will take place in Florida from 14-19 April 2019. This Week 1 event is also a pre-Worlds round.
The competition has Open, Sport, Women’s, Swift, and Rigid wing classes, and Flymaster trackers will be provided for live tracking,
It is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned, which means USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.
Register at Airtribune.com
This is the second week of Quest Air Nationals hang gliding flatlands competition.
As with week one, there will be live tracking (Flymaster trackers provided) and the competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned, so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.