The third edition of the Fassa Sky Expo will take place in Campitello di Fassa in the Italian Dolomites from 30 September until 2 October 2016.
There, free-flight aficionados will be able to see and test the latest paragliders and hang-gliders and associated equipment from some of the top names in the industry, using the Rodella cablecar to access launch.
More at icarusfassa.it
The DHV is organising a second edition of their Hang Gliding Meeting from 1 to 3 October 2016 in Buching near the Tegelberg, Germany.
Pilots will have the opportunity to look at the latest gliders and accessories and discuss the newest developments in safety and training.
For three days the DHV want to bring together pilots from across the international hang gliding scene and show and discuss new ideas to promote hang gliding.
Program of Events:
Saturday 1 October 2016
Freeflying from Tegelberg, Buchenberg and with Aerotowing
Hangliding-Beginner-Training in the afternoon for interested people
8pm: Lecture about modern flight technology with Peter Cröniger
Sunday 2 October 2016
10am: Official opening
Display of hangliders, components and accessories, with demonstrations and air show (together with World Champions like Tim Grabowski, Alex Ploner, …..pilots from the German national teams and other top pilots)
Testival and Info presentations.
Flying from Tegelberg and Buchenberg and with Aerotowing
8pm: Information-Evening and Party for all pilots and their guests.
Monday 3 October 2016
Display of hangliders, components and accessories, with demonstrations and air Show (together with World Champions like Tim Grabowski, Alex Ploner, ….pilots from the German national teams and other top pilots)
Testival and Info presentations.
Flying from Tegelberg and Buchenberg and Aerotowing
Join Gavin McClurg in Bristol, England, for a special talk and screening of ‘North of Known’, the new paragliding adventure film documenting Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner as they attempt a full, unsupported traverse of the remote Alaska Range by foot and paraglider.
The team faces endless extreme weather, starvation, grizzly bears, uncrossable rivers and countless glaciers in one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable mountain ranges.
After 37 days Gavin McClurg completed the expedition solo and became the first person to traverse the Alaska Range by paraglider fulfilling a dream he’d been chasing for six years.
Gavin will be in Bristol for one night only. Join him as he tells the story of the expedition, watch the film, and hear firsthand about his adventures in Alaska and beyond. He is as inspiring and entertaining as they come.
Gavin is a former US Paragliding Champion, a record holder, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2015, a Red Bull X-Alps athlete and a prolific writer and podcaster.
50% of the ticket proceeds will go to the Free Flight Foundation.
The 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship and 14th FAI Women World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship will be held on 6-19 August, 2017 in Brasília, Brazil.
The events are organized by Confederação Brasileira de Voo Livre, on behalf of the Confederação de Aerodesporto do Brasil.
The 2017 European Paramotor Championships will be held at Prerov in the Czech Republic from 19-26 August 2017.
The FAI cat. 1 event will include the following disciplines:
RPF 1 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo)
RPF 2 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons)
RPL 1 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo)
RPL 2 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons)
The Stubai Cup takes place every year and this year’s theme is Flying Flower Power. “Love is in the air!”, say its organisers.
The three-day event combines an open-air trade show in the landing field, testival, aerial displays and a prize draw. Chrigel Maurer will be giving a not-to-be-missed presentation on the Friday evening so get there in time for that.
Pilot briefings and weather reports will be given daily in the school, and shuttles will run from the landing field to the lifts. Pilots can then free-fly over the snowy arena before landing back at the event site.
All registered pilots are automatically entered in the Fun Cup, whose prizes include an EN-A paraglider.
“We invite all interested private pilots, team pilots and partners to interact with the UP team, test UP products and celebrate.
The exact event schedule will be announced when we have a reliable weather forecast. Events include:
Presentation of the UP MERU and UP Ascent4 by UP developer Franta Pavlousek
Lecture about the Himalayan Adventure Trip by UP-Teampilot and adventurer Boxi
Guided Hike & Fly by Boxi
Musical background at the landing field by UP-DJ Kilian
Of course we will have all UP glider models available in sufficient numbers for extensive on-site testing.
The entire UP Team is looking forward to a social weekend and lots of fun flying together.
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31030 Borso del Grappa TV
Replacement date incase of bad weather: 24th & 25th March 2018″
The Pre-World Cup PG Accuracy India 2018 is the 5th Accuracy event being organised by PAI and the first CAT 2 being held at the Shelar site in Kamshet, Maharashtra, India. In addition it is the 1st Pre PG Accuracy World Cup to be held in India.
Shelar is one of the few flying sites in peninsular India to host a nesting site of the globally threatened Indian Vulture ( Gyps indicus) . As you fly your task, you may find them observing you calmly from their perch or they may join you on a glide. Keep an eye out for other large raptors too such as Short Toed Snake Eagle, Montague’s harrier, Peregrine Falcon and Common Buzzards.