What’s On

Your free-flying calendar

Jul
1
Sat
Natural Games / Air Race 2017
Jul 1 all-day

The Natural Games is back again for 2017, combining music with a whole host of sports including paragliding, climbing, kayaking, high-lining and many others.

The three-day hike and fly ‘Air Race’ is just one element of the festival. To take part in that, you can enter here.

This year you can tune in to the live Dailmotion broadcasts which will start at 6pm on 1st July.


[EN DIRECT] Le Live des Natural Games… par TrekTVofficiel

Jul
29
Sat
Pitroux Summer Camp
Jul 29 – Aug 15 all-day

Pitroux Summer Camp

Pilots are invited to the Pitroux Summer Camp at Mirebeau in west-central France, where activities take place daily from 10am until late.

There is free camping, BBQs and music, and pilots of all levels are welcome, as well as non-pilots. Tandem flights will be possible and there are plenty of other activities in the Poitiers area to keep everyone happy.

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.

Sep
21
Thu
Coupe Icare 2017
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

Coupe Icare 2017 poster

Every September for the last 43 years, the Chartreuse region of France has hosted the Coupe Icare flying festival. This year will make it 44, and the dates to note are Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24th.

This finale to the 2017 European season promises all the fun and packed schedule of previous events, with a huge trade show (Cross Country magazine will be there), fancy-dress fly-in, air displays, paramotor racing, film festival, food tent, street theatre, kids’ activities and a whole lot more.

Bring the family and come along for a four-day social and all-things-flying binge.

coupe-icare.org

Jan
22
Mon
Winter Outdoor Mix, Vars, France, 2018
Jan 22 – Jan 28 all-day
Winter Outdoor Mix, Vars, France, 2018 @ Vars | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France

The ski station of Vars in southern France is hosting Outdoor Mix festival from 22-28 January 2018. It blends pumping music with a range of sports in the snow, from skiing, snowboarding and paragliding to the less traditional snow kayaking and mountain biking. Fun is guaranteed!

www.facebook.com/outdoormixfest/

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

Mar
30
Fri
Ghana Paragliding Festival 2018 @ Kwahu
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

Ghana Paragliding Festival

The 2018 Kwahu Paragliding Festival is a flagship event for the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana and is now in its 13th year. This year the event will take place in the Odwianuma Mountains from 30 March to 2 April 2018. Flying fee is GHC250.

The take off site is being expanded and the festival is expected to attract “thousands of people from far and near, and will include paragliding, funfairs and entertainment.”

News story

Apr
28
Sat
XXIV El Hierro International Paragliding Festival @ El Hierro
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day

Join some of the world’s top acro pilots and 130 others on the beautiful island of El Hierro, known for its non-stop consistent conditions where you can fly all day.

Expect acro shows, paramotor acro displays, fun accuracy comps, lots and lots of airtime – plus non-stop fiesta in the evening.

El-Hierro-Paragliding-Festival-2018-SQUARE-850

May
18
Fri
Outdoormix Festival 2018
May 18 – May 21 all-day

Outdoormix Festival 2018Celebrating music, extreme sports and the Great outdoors, the Outdoormix festival 2018 will be held over the long weekend of 18-21 May at Embrun, France. 

Sports you can find out more about or take part in include paragliding, kayaking, slacklining, stand-up paddle boarding, long boarding, climbing, yoga and kitesurfing.

Each evening of 18th, 19th and 20th May there will be a concert, with four bands or artists each night.

More details and tickets here.

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