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Dec
29
Sat
Forbes Flatlands 2019 @ Bill Moyes International Airport
Dec 29 2018 – Jan 5 2019 all-day

Forbes Flatlands 2019

Forbes Flatlands 2019 takes place from 28 December 2018. There are Open, Women and Sport classes, and the competition is FAI cat. 2.

The program of events is:

Registration – 28 December 2018
Welcome night: Friday 28 December 2018
Practice flying: Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 2018
1st competition day: Saturday 29 December 2018
8th (last) Competition day: Saturday 5 January 2019
Presentation: Saturday 5 January 2019

Early bird entry fee is $300, rising to $450 for the latest payers.

forbesflatlands.com

Jan
26
Sat
New Zealand Hang Gliding Nationals 2019
Jan 26 – Feb 2 all-day
New Zealand Hang Gliding Nationals 2019 @ Canterbury | New Zealand

The 41st New Zealand Hang Gliding Nationals take place at Mount Murchison, South Island, from 26th January – 2 February 2019.

The FAI cat 2 competition has Open and Sport Class categories.

Organisers say, “Fantastic mountain flying here in New Zealand so come to our National Champs and hone your skills prior to the 2019 Worlds!”

Registration and more information at nzhgnats.blogspot.com

Feb
17
Sun
2019 NSW State HG Titles
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day

NSW State Titles Manilla

The NSW State Titles foot-launch hang gliding XC competition takes in Manilla from 17-23 February 2019.

Organisers say,

“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.

wow.asn.au

Mar
16
Sat
Cross Country 101 Clinic (HG)
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day

Cross Country 101 ClinicThe 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.

Airtribune.com

Mar
23
Sat
Green Swamp Sport Klassic 2019
Mar 23 – Mar 30 all-day

Green Swamp Sport Klassic 2019

“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.

Apr
7
Sun
Dalby Big Air 2019
Apr 7 – Apr 13 all-day

Dalby Big Air 2019The Dalby Big Air is a friendly hang gliding competition, which aims to introduce hang glider pilots to the excellent year-round flying conditions this area of Queensland offers.

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.

dalbybigair.com

Apr
13
Sat
Quest Air Nationals / Pre-Worlds – week 1 (HG)
Apr 13 – Apr 20 all-day

Quest Air nationals and pre-Worlds week 1

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

Apr
20
Sat
Quest Air Nationals – week 2 (HG)
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Quest Air Nationals 2019 week 2

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.

Airtribune.com

Apr
25
Thu
Spring Meeting – Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy 2019 (HG)
Apr 25 – May 1 all-day

Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy 2019The 2019 edition of the Spring Meeting – Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy, is the third edition.

The FAI category 2 competition takes place in Meduno, north-east Italy, in an area well known to European pilots.

There will be Class 1, Class 5 and Sports Class categories.

Airtribune.com

Jun
7
Fri
Erzgebirge Cup 2019
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

Class 5 hang gliderThe Erzgebirge Cup is an XC competition for Class 5 (rigid) hang gliders. It will be held at Hartenstein, Germany from 6-10 June 2019.

There will be a training day and registration on 6 June, and then three task days, with a fourth as a reserve day, to be used if there have not been two valid tasks.

dhv.de

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