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Mar
20
Mon
Raid du Soleil: Tunisian paramotor adventure
Mar 20 – Mar 26 all-day
Raid du Soleil: Tunisian paramotor adventure @ Tunisia

Paramoteur Tunisie are running a paramotor adventure tour in Tunisia in March 2017. 

A mixture of exploration and relaxation, with a lot of flying, the tour takes in the sights of Tunisia, with flights above long, sandy beaches, the Tunisian desert, Chot El Jerid salt lake and the sand dunes of Douz.

The tour is divided into six day-stages, Tunis-Hammamet, Hammamet-Tozeur, Tozeur-Douz, Douz-Ksar Ghilane, Ksar Ghilane-Sousse, Sousse-Tunis.

The price of €1499 per person includes flights from France with Transavia, and motor transport. Pilots outside of France should contact Tarek Basly to discuss.

Full details of the itinerary here (in French).

paramoteur.tn

 

Apr
6
Thu
Gavin McClurg’s North of Known @ The Station
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.

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Jun
15
Thu
777 FlyFurther Training Camp
Jun 15 – Jun 22 all-day

XTC paragliding and 777 are running a cross-country training camp in the Julian Alps, Slovenia from 15-22 June 2017.

Nicole Fedele, Pat Dower and Brett Janaway will be the coaches on the course, with input from 777’s design team. they intend to make it an annual event.

the six-day camp costs 420€ which includes transport, retrieves, live tracking, talks, debriefs, and a T-shirt, and it is open to pilots of all abilities, with routes of different levels being set each day, and a coach flying each of them alongside participating pilots.

During the event there will be a prize draw with a 777 glider as top prize!

flyfurther.org

Jun
30
Fri
Rwanda Paramotor Tour
Jun 30 – Jul 15 all-day

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Join Belgian PPG instructor Alain Gillot and Jean-Michel Hausman on a PPG tour of Rwanda, starting on 30 June 2017.

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Email Alain or Jean-Michel for details.

Sep
14
Thu
The North Face Mountain Festival
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day

The North Face Mountain festival is a celebration of all kinds of mountain sports, including paragliding.

The festival invites participants to camp at the foot of the Eiger with like-minded mountain-sports lovers, and try their hand at new sports plus celebrate the ones they already love. There are athlete talks and live music too.

Climb walls, hike and run breathtaking alpine trails as well as learning new skills from adventure photography to cooking up a wilderness feast, all whilst enjoying a newfound sense of belonging.

The event is for over-18s only. Tickets cost €249 and include many of the activities, plus breakfasts and dinners. They can be bought from The North Face Mountain Festival website.

Dec
2
Sat
Zapotiltic AT&T Paragliding Pre-World Cup @ Mexico
Dec 2 – Dec 9 all-day

Paragliding in Jalisco

Go fly Mexico that isn’t Valle de Bravo. Provisional Pre-PWC status granted, for this Cat 2 XC comp.

Dec
10
Sun
South African Pre-PWC 2017 @ Porterville
Dec 10 – Dec 16 all-day
Take off at Porterville. Photo: Jacques van Zyl

Take off at Porterville. Photo: Jacques van Zyl

The Kaapse Buitepos Club and Cape Nomads will host the 2017 South African Pre-PWC Porterville Paragliding Open, an FAI sanctioned CAT2 event.

The seven day event will run from 10-16 December 2017, with no rest days. 9 December will be an official practice day; 8 December will be an unofficial practice day.

Porterville is known as Africa’s premier summer flying and XC competition site and has hosted several South African Nationals, two Pre-PWC’s (2011 & 2012) and a PWC (2013).

More info at www.livetrack24.com/events/2017SAPrePWC/en

Mar
2
Fri
Stubai Cup 2018
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Stubai Cup 2018 @ Neustift im Stubaital | Tyrol | Austria

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.

Parafly.at

 

Mar
17
Sat
UP Season Opener, Bassano
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

UP 2018 Season Opener BassanoOn March 17th and 18th 2018, UP will be hosting a season-opening event in Bassano Del Grappa, for pilots to meet the team and test their wing range.

“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.

Where?

Via Caose, 20
31030 Borso del Grappa TV
Italy

Replacement date incase of bad weather: 24th & 25th March 2018″

up-paragliders.com

May
10
Thu
Pre-PWC Passy, France, 2018
May 10 – May 13 all-day
Pre-PWC Passy, France, 2018 @ Passy | Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | France

The club Mont Blanc Vol Libre are hosting a Pre-PWC round at Passy Plaine-Joux from 10-13 May 2017.

Photo: cmbvl.fr

pwca.org

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