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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

May
1
Wed
Flow Mosel Open 2019
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Flow Mosel Open 2019The 10th Flow Mosel Open will take place from 1-4 May 2019.

Several take-offs are available to the competition, all of them located above the Moselle river. Some of the launches are quite small, so the competition is limited to 85 pilots.

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Pedro Bernardo hang gliding open
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Pedro Bernardo Open 2019

Pedro Bernardo near Ávila in Spain hosts this hang gliding competition from 1-4 May 2019.

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

More information here

May
18
Sat
X-Lakes Challenge 2019 @ Escape Flight Park
May 18 – May 19 all-day
The X-Lakes Challenge, 18-19 May 2019. Photo: Pat Holmes

The X-Lakes Challenge, 18-19 May 2019. Photo: Pat Holmes

Bag as many Wainwrights (peaks over 1,000ft in England’s Lake District National Park) as possible in under 32 hours, by foot or by paraglider.

Hike-and-fly rules – you carry your kit, or it carries you. All athletes must stop at night. They can choose to bivy with their kit where they finished up, or book a hotel in town (any transport allowed to get there and back) and return to the spot they stopped at, to restart the next day.

All the rules and sign-up form here.

May
25
Sat
Canadian HG Nationals
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day

Canadian HG Nationals

The Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals will be held from 25 May – 1 June 2019 at Kamloops.

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.

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Gruyere Fly 2019
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Gruyere Fly 2019 @ Gruyères | Fribourg | Switzerland

This three-day hike-and-fly competition starts and ends at the Gruyère Château.

Competitors have to complete a course around turnpoints, laid out in a figure-eight. If they complete the circuit before the time is up, they can go round again.

There are two categories: ‘Compétiteur’ is standard hike-and-fly competition rules – only your feet or your wing can be used for transport and the mandatory kit must be carried; the Mobilité douce” category offers a gentler approach, where public transport including ski-lifts can be used to help get pilots to take-offs. Between 9pm and 6am is rest time.

Pilots don’t need an FAI sporting licence, but IPPI level 4 or above is required.

gruyerefly.ch

Jun
8
Sat
Bornes to Fly 2019
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

Bornes To Fly 2019

Annecy’s hike-and-fly competition, Bornes to Fly is now in its seventh edition. It runs from 8-10 June 2019.

It’s a three-day hike-and-fly competition with two bivouacs in nature (or beds in hotels, as you like). The exact route will be announced on departure day, but it will be between 100km and 250km in distance, around turnpoints in the beautiful landscape of France’s Haute Savoie, starting at Talloires beach on the shores of Annecy lake.

The route will be set where the weather dictates, and could encompass the Aravis, Bauges, Beaufort, Chablais or Mont Blanc massifs.

Athletes will carry trackers so home spectators can follow their progress. Night-time rests are obligatory.
Jun
13
Thu
Red Bull X-Alps 2019
Jun 13 – Jun 23 all-day
Red Bull X-Alps 2019 @ Salzburg | Salzburg | Austria

2019 is a Red Bull X-Alps Year! The ninth edition kicks off with the Prologue on 13 June, when all athletes race around a course, aiming to win one of three available extra night passes.

The race itself starts on 16 June. 32 athletes will be taking part, including five-times winner Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) and Romanian running man Toma Coconea who hasn’t missed a single race. Fourteen of the athletes to line up at the start are rookies, including the two female participants, Kinga Mastalerz (NZL2) and Dominika Kasieczko (POL).

The exact route for the 2019 event will be announced in March, and thousands will be following the athletes’ progress day and night via the live tracking and media updates.

redbullxalps.com

 

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