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Mar
7
Sat
4th FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championship
Mar 7 – Mar 14 all-day
4th FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championship @ Baixo Guandu | State of Espírito Santo | Brazil

The 4th FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championship / Brazil Open will take place in Baixo Guandú from 7-14 March 2020, hosted by Hipoxia Adventure Sports.

 

Mar
24
Tue
X-Berg Challenge 2020
Mar 24 – Mar 29 all-day
X-Berg Challenge 2020 @ Mokhotlong | Lesotho

The eighth edition of the X-Berg Challenge will take place from 24-29 March 2020 with Extreme (three-day) and Mini (two-day) versions.

Paraglider pilots race mountain bikers and runners around turnpoints in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa / Lesotho. The route distance depends which way you go, and typically only 10% of competitors make it to the finish of the Extreme Challenge.

2019’s Extreme winner was mountain biker Jon Kirkman who finished in 24 hours and 43 minutes; second in were biker team Justin Armstrong and Peter Joughin, a day later.

Between Heaven and Earth, who organise the event, are offering complete travel packages from Johannesburg International Airport to the 2020 X-Berg Challenge event, along with return transport, accommodation and add-on travel packages including trips to game reserves, Cape Town and Wilderness retreat.

 xbergchallenge.com

Jun
13
Sat
Airtour 2020
Jun 13 – Jun 21 all-day
Airtour 2020 @ Saint-Hilaire | Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | France

The dates for the 2020 Airtour, Saint Hilaire’s seven-day hike-and-fly race, have been set: 13-21 June 2020.

It will be the seventh edition of the tour. The route is likely to be some 300km long, starting from Saint Hilaire, the exact details to be disclosed nearer the time.

Facebook.com/@sthil’airtour/airtour.fr

Jun
19
Fri
Mondiale Air Paramotor 2020
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
Mondiale Air Paramotor 2020

One of the world’s biggest paramotor fly-ins, the Mondiale Air Paramotor, will take place 19-21 June 2019 in Blois, France.

Close to Paris, the fly-in is expected to attract hundreds of paramotor pilots from across Europe and further afield.

The Mondiale takes place every two years.

www.mondialairparamoteur.com

Jun
21
Sun
X-Pyr 2020
Jun 21 – Jun 27 all-day
X-Pyr 2020 @ Hondarribia | Basque Country | Spain

2020 is an X-Pyr year! The fifth edition of the hike-and-fly race across the Pyrenees starts on 21 June 2020.

If you’d like to be among the pilots selected to race 500km across the Pyrenees from west to east, you’ll need to submit a pre-application on x-pyr.com by 31 December 2019.

Jul
19
Sun
16th FAI European Paragliding Championship
Jul 19 – Jul 31 all-day
16th FAI European Paragliding Championship @ Niš | Serbia

The 16th FAI European Paragliding Championship are to take place in Nish, Serbia, from 19-31 July 2020.

Event website

Aug
2
Sun
Pan American HG Championships
Aug 2 – Aug 14 all-day

First Pan-American Championships 2020

The first FAI Pan-American Championships and 2020 Pan-Americans are to be held at Big Spring, Texas from 2-14 August 2020.

The site is renowned for big tasks, smooth thermals, unrestricted landing areas, easy retrieval on multiple roads and consistent cu’s. The air-conditioned head quarters, hangar for setup, free water and ice cream will make life so much easier and more pleasant!

The comp will be live tracked, with Flymaster trackers provided.

The Championships are a USHPA and CIVL sanctioned Category 1 competition; USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.

The Pan-Americans are Category 2 sanctioned; USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.

More on Facebook and Airtribune

Aug
6
Thu
3rd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship
Aug 6 – Aug 14 all-day
3rd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship @ Trasaghis | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

The World Paragliding Acro Championships will be held in Trasaghis, Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy in August 2020.

Up to 60 top-tier acro pilots will take part, launching from 1,180m, above the ‘3 Communi’ lake. More on the event website from early 2020: vololiberofriuli.it

 

Jul
18
Sun
23rd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship
Jul 18 – Jul 31 all-day

23rd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship

The 23rd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship are to be held in Krushevo, Macedonia from 18-31 July 2021.

FAI.org

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