What’s On

Your free-flying calendar

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

Feb
24
Sun
El Penon Classic Race
Feb 24 – Mar 2 all-day

El Peñon Classic Race 2019

The sixth annual El Peñón Classic Race is back again in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, starting 24 February 2019.

There will be two practice days followed by five competition days, with tasks ranging from around 40km to 65km.

Organisers say:

For those who haven’t visited this magical spot, incredibly, every day is flyable, offering plentiful thermals and convergence lift. Valle itself is a gorgeous little lakeside town with plenty of activities, and top notch restaurants and bars to enjoy a victory mezcal, or recharge after a long day of flying”.

Airtribune.com
www.facebook.com/vuelolibremexico

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

X-Berg Challenge 2019
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day

X-Berg Challenge 2019

The X-Berg Challenge is a fun and very flexible race. You can choose your discipline between paragliding, running and mountain biking, or mix it up, and plan your own route between the turnpoints.

Extreme 3-day race 20-24 March 2019
140 km (as the crow flies)
If mountain biking you can expect to cover 310km to 340km (depending on your route-finding!) and 10,000m elevation gain.

Mini 2-day race 21-24 March 2019
40km (as the crow flies)
If mountain biking you can expect to cover 105km to 115km and 3,200m elevation gain.

xbergchallenge.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
18
Thu
Montegrappa Trophy 2019
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

Montegrappa Trophy 2019

The Montegrappa Trophy competition takes place at Borso del Grappa in north-east Italy over the Easter weekend, 18-22 April 2019.

There are places for up to 150 pilots in the competition, which is also a round of the Italian Nationals 2019. Alongside the competition is a season-opening trade show – come and see the current lines of some of the industry’s biggest names.

More details at Trofeomontegrappa.it and Airtribune.

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

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Print edition

  • Published since 1988
  • The highest production values
  • Gorgeous photography
  • Perfect-bound, collectors’ issues
  • Ten times a year each issue is airmailed to you

Digital edition

  • Read offline on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • The same content as the printed magazine
  • Delivered through award-winning Zinio software

Print and digital

  • Read the digital issues on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • Keep the print magazines on your coffee table!
  • Ten times a year, each issue is airmailed to you and sent via Zinio
News and special offers. No spam ever
SIGN ME UP