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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
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
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.

The event can be followed via the live commentary and tracking on the Paragliding World Cup website, or on the PWCA app, which now has photos and a ‘follow’ button.

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

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.

Mar
30
Sat
Paragliding Academy Testival 2019 @ Hündlebahn
Mar 30 all-day
Paragliding Academy Testival 2019 @ Hündlebahn | Oberstaufen | Bavaria | Germany

German flight school Paragliding Academy will be holding a one-day testival on 30 March 2019 at the Hündlebahn in Oberstaufen.

They will have test equipment available from Ozone, BGD, Woody Valley and Advance.

paragliding-academy.com

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.

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