The 10th Annual Serdivan Festival and Accuracy Comp takes place in Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey from 21-26 August 2015.
10TH ANNIVERSARY BASH!!!
TEN YEARS OF FUN—PILOTS FROM TEN COUNTRIES NEEDED—BRING FLAGS!!!
The Bogazici Paragliding Club of Istanbul will once again host its annual International Paragliding and Accuracy Festival in Serdivan, Sakarya from 21 to 25 August 2014. This year, however, is our monumental TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
The cost remains the same as last year at Euros 120 per pilot. A non-flying guest or family member in the same room as the pilot is only Euro 60. The fee includes transport from central Istanbul to the Festival on 21 August, room, food, transport and retrieves from the accuracy target landing field to the hill, an elegant awards dinner, concerts, games, family entertainment, Bus return to Istanbul Airports on 26 August and more!
For the accuracy contest, 1st prize will be a new wing from our major sponsor NOVA! Other prizes awarded previously were Braueniger Discount Certificates for alti-varios, harnesses, Charly helmets, boots, and more. The more pilots we get, the more prizes we can award!
ALSO—If you want a REAL challenge—Two years ago, our Kyrgyz friends ‘proved’ an out-and-back XC route–something we may do for fun and for practicing thermals this year.
The fun doesn’t stop with the flying, though. The Mayor of Serdivan, with the regional governor’s support and in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, will most likely put on another four nights of SERIOUS hilltop party that are simply amazing! In previous years, Japanese lantern balloons, a concert, dancing, and more were enjoyed and all 6 days were included in the price! You only need to bring souvenir and “other-than-soft-drink-beverage” money!
What level/How many hours do I need to enter? This festival is geared toward those who would like to take their first step into the world of accuracy competitions in a fun, friendly, no-stress, international atmosphere OR those who are beginning thermalling and who want to improve their skills and techniques in reliable, safe conditions (I was up for over 5 hours on one flight and had numerous height gains–my best to 1477m!). It is a fully-supported, family-friendly, and SAFE competition with some really terrific people and masses of enjoyment!
AND…Once, again, Bogazici Paragliding wants to attract even more clubs and flying friends from Europe and beyond, and wants to encourage those nearing their IPPI ParaPro 3 ratings (UK Club Pilot-equivalent) to attend and complete their course in safe, reliable, and fun conditions with their instructor.
SO…Muhammed Sirali, CFI and Festival Coordinator, has decided that ANY NON-COMPETING CFI/INSTRUCTOR, ACCOMPANYING AND TRAINING AT LEAST TWO PAYING STUDENTS, ATTENDS FOR FREE! (The instructor can, of course, fly during the festival, but would not be eligible for the Accuracy Competition prizes.)
How Do You Sign Up??
If the thought of a fun, safe international accuracy competition and reliable thermalling practice with low stress, friendly people, and terrific, sunny weather appeals to you, OR if you have any questions on the details, then send an e-mail to: (English/Russian/Polish/German) Bob Hand OR to this address OR for Turkish/Farsi/Turkic Languages to Muhammed Sirali Get in touch and we’ll give you more details and answer any questions you may have.
The 2018 FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission (CIVL) Plenary Meeting will take place in Porto, Portugal on 3 & 4 February 2018.
1 February: Asian Nations & Committees Open Meetings
2 February: Committees and Working Groups Open Meetings
3 February: Plenary Meeting
4 February: Plenary Meeting
Info and agenda: www.fai.org/page/civl-meetings
The flying site is situated in the north of Portugal with high mountains and open valleys, surrounded by vast plains to several directions. The place is perfect and secure for cross-country flights. “Good for 100km triangles”, organisers say!