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Jan
20
Sun
Flow Corryong Open 2019
Jan 20 – Jan 26 all-day

The Flow Corryong Open 2019 is held at Mount Elliot, “one of the best alpine flying sites in Australia” and just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.

Organisers add, “The valley system makes the flying spectacular and the retrieves easy and quick”.

85 pilots maximum and no open0class wings allowed.

Airtribune.com

Jan
26
Sat
British PG Open Colombia
Jan 26 – Feb 2 all-day

RoldanilloThe first of two rounds that make up the 2019 British Paragliding Championships, the Roldanillo event takes place from 26 January to 2 February 2019.

Airtribune.compgcomps.org.uk

 

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
12
Tue
Panchgani Paragliding Open 2019 (Pre PWC and Indian Nationals)
Feb 12 – Feb 17 all-day
Panchgani Paragliding Open 2019 (Pre PWC and Indian Nationals) @ Panchgani | Maharashtra | India

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.

Airtribune.com

 

Feb
16
Sat
Paraguy Open 2019 (HG)
Feb 16 – Feb 23 all-day
Paraguy Open 2019 (HG) @ Paraguari | Paraguarí Department | Paraguay

The Paraguy Open takes place in Paraguay from 16-23 February 2019.

Details on Airtribune.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
13
Wed
Wings Out West 2019
Mar 13 – Mar 17 all-day

Wings Out West 2019

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!

Airtribune.com

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
19
Tue
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018
Mar 19 – Mar 30 all-day
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018 @ Baixo Guandu | Espírito Santo | Brazil

The Paragliding World Cup Superfinal takes place in Baixo Guandu, Brazil from 19-30 March 2019.

Photo: midias.gazetaonline.com.br

pwca.org

Mar
20
Wed
Aeros Winter Race 2019 (HG)
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day
Aeros Winter Race 2019 (HG) @ Vipava | Ajdovščina | Slovenia

The Aeros Winter Race takes place in the Vipava valley, Slovenia from 20-24 March 2019, with 27 March – 1 April as reserve dates.

There are only 60 places and these fill very fast. Details and registration at awr.aeros.com.ua

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