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Aug
5
Sun
Big Spring Nationals 2018 (HG) @ McMahon Wrinkle Airport
Aug 5 – Aug 11 all-day
Big Spring Nationals 2018 (HG) @ McMahon Wrinkle Airport | Big Spring | Texas | United States

If you come to Texas in August for the 16th Big Spring National Series you can expect big Tasks, smooth thermals, unrestricted landing areas and easy retrieval.

In addition, consistent 1pm cumulus development, air-conditioned HQ and free water and ice cream are in store. Organisers say, “We usually fly big distances every day at Big Spring so be prepared physically.” You have been warned!

Airtribune.com

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
16
Sun
Santa Cruz Flats Race (HG) @ Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort
Sep 16 – Sep 22 all-day
Santa Cruz Flats Race (HG) @ Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort | Casa Grande | Arizona | United States

After a year off, the Santa Cruz Flats race is back in 2018. Run by Jamie Sheldon, organisers say:

“We’re baaaaack!

Yes! After a year off, we’re coming back to the Francisco Grande for another week of fun in the  desert.  Come join us again!

Because our tug resources are limited, we are only allowing a maximum of 50 pilots, so you might want to register early.”

You can register at AirTribune by clicking here.

santacruzflatsrace.blogspot.com

Oct
4
Thu
Wills Wing demo days, Texas, USA @ Cowboy Up
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
Mar
16
Sat
Cross Country 101 Clinic (HG)
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day

Cross Country 101 ClinicThe Cross Country 101 Clinic is a mentoring competition for hang glider pilots that takes place in Groveland, Florida in March 2019.

Organisers say it is a perfect opportunity to learn cross-country skills and stretch your cross-country experience, as well as a great warm-up to the 2019 Green Swamp Sport Klassic, which takes place the following week.

Advanced pilot mentors will be on hand to help small groups of pilots. Evening get-togethers to go over the day’s experience are all part of the event, and you can expect flight-instrument lessons and lessons on weather forecasting.

To tae part, pilots need to have a Hang 2 rating with aerotow sign-off. (Aerotow practice and sign-off is available before and during the event).

Helpful instructions: http://ozreport.com/2019crosscountry101helpful.php

The entry fee of $200 includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee. In addition there will be an aerotow fee, likely in the region of $30 per tow.

Airtribune.com

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.

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
20
Sat
Quest Air Nationals – week 2 (HG)
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Quest Air Nationals 2019 week 2

This is the second week of Quest Air Nationals hang gliding flatlands competition.

As with week one, there will be live tracking (Flymaster trackers provided) and the competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned, so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.

Airtribune.com

Jul
7
Sun
US Paragliding Open
Jul 7 – Jul 13 all-day

US PG Open

The US Paragliding Open will take place in Chelan from 7-13 July 2019. It is an FAI cat 2 and USHPA sanctioned XC competition, with Open, Sports and Women’s classes.

More on Airtribune.com

 

Aug
10
Sat
Big Spring Nationals 2019 (pre Pan-Americans)
Aug 10 – Aug 17 all-day

Big Spring Nationals 2019The 17th Big Spring Nationals takes place at Big Spring, Texas from 10-17 August 2019.

The site of the 2007 World Hang Gliding Championship, organisers say Big Spring is “the finest cross-country hang gliding competition site in the World”.

They say you can expect big tasks, smooth thermals, unrestricted landing areas, easy retrieval and consistent cu’s at 1pm!

Classes are Swifts, Rigids, Women’s, Sport and Open.

Register at Airtribune.com

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