What’s On

Your free-flying calendar

Aug
18
Sat
PWC Sopot, Bulgaria, 2018
Aug 18 – Aug 25 all-day
PWC Sopot, Bulgaria, 2018 @ Sopot | Plovdiv Province | Bulgaria

The fourth competition of the 2018 Paragliding World Cup tour takes place in Sopot, Bulgaria from 18-25 August 2018.

Photo: sateam2013.blogspot.fr

pwca.org

Aug
19
Sun
Dutch Hang Gliding Open 2018
Aug 19 – Aug 25 all-day

Dutch Open 2018The Dutch Open takes place in Laragne-Monteglin in the French Alps from 19-25 August 2018. 

The event is open to hang glider classes 1 (including Sport class) and 5. Information and registration on Airtribune.

Aug
21
Tue
Azores Paragliding Festival 2018
Aug 21 – Aug 25 all-day
Azores Paragliding Festival 2018 @ Azores | Portugal

The 24th Azores paragliding festival takes place from 21-25 August 2018 on the Portuguese island of Sao Miguel.

Run by the Federação Portuguesa de Voo Livre (FPVL)

See the event’s Facebook page for more information.

 

Aug
24
Fri
Sonchaux Acro Show 2018
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day
Aug
26
Sun
British National Hang Gliding Championships 2018
Aug 26 – Sep 1 all-day

British Hang Gliding Nationals 2018The British National Hang Gliding Championships take place in Laragne, southern France, from 26 August – 1 September 2018.

nats.bhgcomps.uk

Sep
1
Sat
Paraglide, bike, run: Aerothlon Canada
Sep 1 all-day
Paraglide, bike, run: Aerothlon Canada @ Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

Calling paraglider pilots, runners and mountain bikers – an Aerothlon will be taking place in Pemberton, Canada, on 1st September 2018.

Aerothlon is a three-discipline event for paraglider pilots, mountain bikers and runners. It can be entered as a team relay (three team members, one sport each); an individual event (one person does all three activities); or a tandem duo (one runner, one biker, who fly together on tandem).

Online registration is open at Raceroster.com

aerothlon.com

Sep
2
Sun
BGD Weightless, Slovenia, 2018
Sep 2 – Sep 8 all-day
BGD Weightless, Slovenia, 2018 @ Tolmin | Tolmin | Slovenia

BGD’s Weightless is a friendly, FAI cat 2 competition based on weight classes. 2018’s will be the first annual event, and it will be held in Tolmin, Slovenia from 2-8 September.

Up to now flying heavy has always been an advantage. This has resulted in heavy equipment and ballast for competitions. BGD would like to change all this and encourage people to fly with light equipment. Women and Men will not be separated as the weight classes will help to even up the sexes.

The BGD weightless is aimed at up-and-coming pilots looking to improve their cross country, competition experience or just enjoy a unique experience hanging out with some of the best pilots in the world. Hosted in a relaxed environment, the first event will be held in Slovenia in the famous beautiful Soca Valley.

The event is particularly suited to leisure pilots that have flown some small XCs (20km+) and have flown in one or two fun competitions, but it will not exclude more advanced pilots, who will also benefit from participation. Two-liners will not be allowed to participate and the focus will be on the B and C classes, without excluding the As and Ds.

The classes will be Overall, Sport and Leisure. Within each class there will be weight catagories of <80kg, <90kg, <110kg and >110kg.

Prizes, lectures, coaching and fun is guaranteed throughout.

HQ will be Camp Gabrje, and the preferred goal field will be just a few metres from HQ and the bar.

The event is organised by BGD and meet director Brett Janaway. Pilots can register on Airtribune

BGD-weightless.org

 

Sep
3
Mon
US East Coast Paragliding Nationals
Sep 3 – Sep 8 all-day

East Coast Paragliding Nationals 2018The United States Paragliding Nationals takes place from 3-8 September 2018.

It’s a race-to-goal format, with 80-100 pilots racing around the Sequatchie Valley of Tennessee, and the results affect US national rankings and the US World Team selection.

The event is run by Flying Camp.

Sep
8
Sat
Autumn Cheese Cup (hike-and-fly mini-race)
Sep 8 all-day

CheeseCup poster

The Cheese Cup is a mini-hike-and-fly competition based at Talloires on the shores of lake Annecy in France.

The Cup is won by the pilot with the highest cumulative score from the three one-day competitions.

The autumn competition dates are 8 September, 6 October and 20 October.

More information and registration on cheesecuphikeandfly.wordpress.com

Mega Festival del Aire, Argentina @ San Pedro Airport
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Mega Festival del Aire, Argentina @ San Pedro Airport | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Argentina

This Argentinean festival celebrates all things free-flight. This year it takes place from 8-9 September, at San Pedro airport northeast of Buenos Aires.

The festival’s goal is to promote the sport among non-flyers, and there are lots of airshows including PPG acro, skydiving, paramotoring, paragliding and hang gliding, free-flight biplanes and hot air balloons. The site is a flatland location so pilots should be tow qualified to fly.

The festival was born in 2016 and the first edition saw 14,000 visitors. 160 pilots took to the skies, and 180kg of food were collected to be donated locally. In 2017 the number of visitors rose to 20,000 people, with twice as many pilots and twice the weight of food donations collected.

More on the event’s Facebook page.

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