Supair and Piment d’Elles, who promote women’s paragliding, are hosting a friendly competition at Annecy in the French Alps in May 2020.
The dates to note are 9-15 May, and the week will comprise a six-day competition with Open, Sports, Women’s, Leisure and Rookie categories.
A ‘competition village’ will be set up in La Nublière campsite in Doussard (competitors get a 10% discount at the campsite), and as well as the flying there will be a mid-week dinner, a conference and a beach party.
There are prizes for the competition winners as well as a prize draw. Registration opens on 15 December 2019 at Airtribune.com.
The Belgian Paragliding Open 2020 will take place in Laragne-Monteglin, southern France, from 30 May – 5 June 2020.
Organised by Potes en Ciel and the Belgian Free Flying Federation, registration opens in January 2020. There are a total of 140 places available: 90 for Belgian nationals, 15 for VIPS and 35 for overseas pilots. Details and registration at Airtribune.com
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.
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.
The 15th Ozone Chabre Open will take place from 4-10 July 2019 (which is a week later than initially advertised – it’s been moved to avoid the Tour de France which passes through the week before).
The fun and friendly week-long competition is for EN-C and below gliders, and is meet-directed by Jocky Sanderson. It’s an educational comp with briefings, debriefs, talks and social events as well as the flying, and it’s always oversubscribed.
Registration opens on 19 January 2019. It’s first-come-first-served but with an element of manual selection too, explained on the event website and below:
Our aim is to ensure a good balance of entries across the classes, while prioritising, where possible, team entries. Entry will still largely be on a ‘first registered, first in’ basis, but within certain criteria.
There will be quotas on:
Number of Rookies
Number of women
Numbers of Fun, Recreation and Sport class gliders
Plus: A number of ‘wild cards’ allocated by the organisers for sponsors and to complete teams.
Fancy flying in Uzbekistan? Local pilots there are working hard to promote the sport in their country, and invite experienced overseas pilots to take part in the Chimgan Air Battle, 22-27 July 2020.
The paragliding competition will be in mountainous terrain in the Mount Chimgan (3,309 m) area, using high take-offs (Chimgan at 1,900m is accessed by ski lifts, and Changi, 1,600m, an hour’s truck ride away). The area is known as Uzbek Switzerland, and Chimgan is a ski resort with plenty of accommodation options.
The entry fee is just $50, and in addition to the competition organisers plan to organise cultural trips to nearby Samarkand or Bukhara for visiting pilots.
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