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PWC Superfinal 2017, Colombia
Jan 9 – Jan 21 all-day

The 2017 PWC tour’s Superfinal takes place from 9 January 2018 in the super-friendly Roldanillo, Colombia.


Corryong PG Open 2018
Jan 14 – Jan 21 all-day

Fly Mt Ellliot, one of Australia’s best alpine flying sites, from 14-21 January 2018 in the Corryong Paragliding Open.

Corryong is located just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia, close to where the very first Australian Paragliding Nationals were hosted in Thredbo in 1990.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

Manilla XC Camp 2018 (PG)
Jan 27 – Feb 3 all-day
Manilla XC Camp 2018 (PG) @ Manilla | New South Wales | Australia

The Manilla XC Camp 2018 is a FREE event for pilots of all levels. It will be held at Mt Borah, Manilla, from 27 January – 3 February 2018. 

“Come for as many days as you like, fly XC as far as you can, fly with and learn from some of the best XC pilots. No pressure, no worries… just fly”.

Flight distances are scored using the online system of your choice, or your straight-line Open Distance from your GPS – nice and easy. You just write your distance on the score sheet.

Organisers say many pilots achieve personal bests every year. In 2015 and 2017 pilots flew over 300km and many novices flew PBs over 100km in easy, safe conditions.

Mt Borah has 4 huge astro-turfed launches for nearly all wind directions and easy landings, and was developed for the World Championships in 2007.

Daily XC weather briefings are given by byGodfrey Wenness, plus there will be tips and trick sessions, campfire discussions, regular day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (Fun, Sport, XC and Comp). Pilots with open Class gliders are welcome to attend but will not be scored.

Pilots need to have a VHF Airband radio endorsement to allow them to fly through  CAR166 airport zones.

More information at flymanilla.com

Photo: Paragliding map

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

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

Roldanillo Open 2018 (PG), Colombia
Feb 10 – Feb 17 all-day
Roldanillo Open 2018 (PG), Colombia @ Roldanillo | Valle del Cauca | Colombia

The Roldanillo Open, Colombia, will take place from 10-17 February 2018.

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

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