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.
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.
The Stubai Cup takes place every year and this year’s theme is Flying Flower Power. “Love is in the air!”, say its organisers.
The three-day event combines an open-air trade show in the landing field, testival, aerial displays and a prize draw. Chrigel Maurer will be giving a not-to-be-missed presentation on the Friday evening so get there in time for that.
Pilot briefings and weather reports will be given daily in the school, and shuttles will run from the landing field to the lifts. Pilots can then free-fly over the snowy arena before landing back at the event site.
All registered pilots are automatically entered in the Fun Cup, whose prizes include an EN-A paraglider.
The Green Swamp Sports Klassic hang gliding competition takes place in Groveland, Florida from 18-24 March 2018.
It’s a sports-class only hang gliding competition, with experienced pilots mentoring those with less experience. It is run by the Oz Report, who write:
“We are very excited about this competition (as well as the huge Quest Air National Series coming in April). Moyes, Icaro and Wills will all be represented among the mentors. We’ll get to show off the changes happening at the Quest Air Soaring Center (Wilotree Park).
Sport Class competition provides an entry point for newer hang glider pilots who wish to improve their cross-country flying skills and who would like to get a taste of hang gliding competition. Competition has become very complex and this is a great opportunity to get help to learn the many aspects of competition”.
Explore this remarkable Caribbean island and combine it with a unique flying trip. The Cuban Nationals take place in Guisa, Granma, in the south east of the country. The area is the best place to fly paragliders in Cuba.
The 2018 Kwahu Paragliding Festival is a flagship event for the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana and is now in its 13th year. This year the event will take place in the Odwianuma Mountains from 30 March to 2 April 2018. Flying fee is GHC250.
The take off site is being expanded and the festival is expected to attract “thousands of people from far and near, and will include paragliding, funfairs and entertainment.”
Wills Wing Wallaby 2018 Demo Days and Fly-In will be held Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 April. There will be a party and dinner on the Saturday night.
Wills Wing say:
“The Wills Wing demo trailer will be stocked with a full fleet of the new laminate Falcon 4s, Sport 2s, U2s and T2s. Come on out, fly and check out the latest gliders, see some old friends and help us mark the occasion!“