What’s On

Your free-flying calendar

Aug
16
Sun
Trans Balkan hike & fly, Bulgaria
Aug 16 – Aug 22 all-day

Hike and fly race across the Bulgarian mountains from 15-22 August 2015.

More information on the Trans Balkan 2015 website. Register here:

 

Jun
4
Sat
11th annual Lumby Air Races (HG) @ Freedom Flight Park
Jun 4 – Jun 11 all-day

The Lumby Air Races take place at BC, Canada, every year. The event is aimed at intermediate and upwards hang glider pilots and this year the dates to note are 4-11 June.

This is our main Annual L.A.F. Fundraiser that helps support our non profit society. Funds will be used to support our goals, safety and flying site improvements and maintenance.

This will be a relaxed, fun, social and educational event for intermediate and higher rated pilots with HPAC mebership / insurance.

Tasks will be pilot pre determined 10k, 25k, 50k and 100k closed circuit triangle racing. GPS required for online scoring. Pilots meetings 10am daily.

Entry Fees – $50.00 – includes GPS seminars, racing strategy workshops, welcome pilots BBQ and social mixer June 4th.  There will be cash prizes and sponsor prizes

Contact Randy for more info, or see the event website,

Jul
3
Sun
Canadian National HG Championships
Jul 3 – Jul 9 all-day

The 2016 Canadian National Hang Gilding Championships will take place at Golden, British Colombia, from 3-9 July.

Events will be staged from the Golden Echo Adventure Ranch (GEAR) in Nicholson BC, with tasks being flown from the launch at Mount 7.

Organisers say:

If you’ve never flown Mount 7 or the Columbia valley, this is an opportunity to hang out with some very friendly pilots, take in some breathtaking scenery and experience some epic flying.

Check out the Facebook page for the event, which has a nice video of hang gliding at Golden, shot in 2014, and you can register for the event on Airtribune.com

 

Aug
23
Tue
Balkans Aerobattle
Aug 23 – Aug 28 all-day

Balkans aerobattleThe Aerobattle is an FAI cat 2 paragliding cross-country competition that takes place in Zlatitsa, Bulgaria, from 23-28 August 2016.

More information here.

Aug
12
Sat
Lakeside Event, Canada
Aug 12 all-day

This year’s is the 41st annual Lakeside Event fly-in, Canada’s longest running light aviation meet.

Organisers say:

This fly-in is great fun for spectators and pilots alike. Hang gliders and Paragliders take off from Mt. Swansea and descend to targets on James Chabot beach and in the water beside the Lakeside Pub on beautiful Lake Windermere. Not a pilot? Come watch! Relax on the beach, participate in beachside gatherings, parties and general fun! The Columbia Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Society welcomes you!

Lakesideevent.com

May
18
Fri
2018 Yamaska Open / Canadian Nationals (HG)
May 18 – May 22 all-day

Yamaska Open 2018
The Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals / Yamaska open will be held at Mt. Yamaska, “during the long weekend of Victoria Day, at the best of spring”.

The FAI cat. 2 competition has Open and Sports class categories, and can welcome up to 30 pilots. It is HPAC and CIVL sanctioned and WPRS points will be awarded.

May 18 will be check-in and practice day, with 19-21 as flying days and 22nd as a reserve day.

The competition fees do not include rides to launch, or retrieve. (It will be easy to arrange for both)

Further info at hpac.caaqvl.qc.cacvly.cadvl.ca

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

May
17
Fri
Yamaska Open (HG)
May 17 – May 20 all-day

Yamaska Open

The Yamaska Open 2019 will be held at Mt Yamaska, Quebec, during the long weekend of Victoria Day, 17-20 May 2019. There will be both open and sport class categories.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

May
25
Sat
Canadian HG Nationals
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day

Canadian HG Nationals

The Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals will be held from 25 May – 1 June 2019 at Kamloops.

Airtribune.com

Jul
26
Fri
The Willi XC Challenge
Jul 26 – Aug 4 all-day

The Willi XC Challenge

The Willi XC Challenge is an annual hang gliding and paragliding competition that takes place at Mount 7 in Golden, BC. In 2019 it will be held from 26 July – 4 August.

With The Lookout on Mount 7 in Golden, BC as the launch point, the competition focuses on Open-Distance XC and Out-and-Return flights at one of the premier XC sites in North America.  This is your best, safest and most fun opportunity to fly big distance in the mountains.

Don’t let the word “competition” deter you.  The key word for this meet is “fun”. While the experienced pilots will (as usual) want to pit their skills against their peers, it’s all done in the spirit of good fun in a relatively low-stress environment.  For the intermediate and veteran pilots out there, there’s a chance to build your XC chops at a big mountain, big air site.  This is also an excellent opportunity for low air time pilots to gain some XC experience and learn from more seasoned pilots.  You’re welcome even if you just want to hang out at launch, watch what more experienced pilots do, then take a sledder at the end of the day.  In fact, our intent is to reward you for doing just that – safely and well.  This event is a great opportunity to learn and build your confidence in a friendly atmosphere.

thewillixc.com

facebook.com/TheWilliXCChallenge

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