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Feb
12
Tue
Panchgani Paragliding Open 2019 (Pre PWC and Indian Nationals)
Feb 12 – Feb 17 all-day
Panchgani Paragliding Open 2019 (Pre PWC and Indian Nationals) @ Panchgani | Maharashtra | India

The 2019 Panchgani Open is a Pre-Paragliding World Cup, as well as the Indian Nationals.

Panchgani is close to Mumbai, in the Western Ghats, and offers stunning XC flying across tablelands and lakes.

GSM trackers are provided to participants, who must all have AirTribune’s app installed on a smartphone for live tracking.

Airtribune.com

 

Feb
16
Sat
Paraguy Open 2019 (HG)
Feb 16 – Feb 23 all-day
Paraguy Open 2019 (HG) @ Paraguari | Paraguarí Department | Paraguay

The Paraguy Open takes place in Paraguay from 16-23 February 2019.

Details on Airtribune.com

Feb
17
Sun
2019 NSW State HG Titles
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day

NSW State Titles Manilla

The NSW State Titles foot-launch hang gliding XC competition takes in Manilla from 17-23 February 2019.

Organisers say,

“The comp attracts the best of the best from Australia and around the world, so is the ideal site for up-and-coming pilots to learn from those at the top of their game. It is also the ideal comp for newer pilots wishing to fly big air and fly big flights.”

HQ is the Royal Hotel, Manilla.

wow.asn.au

Mar
8
Fri
Altitude with Attitude: Dubbo tow fly-in
Mar 8 – Mar 11 all-day

Altitude with Attitude: DubboAltitude with Attitude run a series of fly-ins for female pilots in Australia.

The Dubbo fly-in is a towing event for up to seven participants. Organisers say,

“We will be in the tow paddock from mid morning till late afternoon. Breakfast will be briefing time, dinner will be debrief. We will start and finish in Dubbo but where we fly will be up to the weather-gods!”

The entry fee is to be confirmed, but will include meals. You will be sleeping under the stars!

Check the Altitude with Attitude website for more information.

Mar
13
Wed
Wings Out West 2019
Mar 13 – Mar 17 all-day

Wings Out West 2019

Wings out West 2019 is Australia’s only ground-tow paragliding competition which takes place from 13-17 March 2019 in the central NSW flatlands.

A small, select gathering of just 35 pilots will be able to compete, and at the time of writing there is only one place left!

Airtribune.com

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
19
Tue
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018
Mar 19 – Mar 30 all-day
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018 @ Baixo Guandu | Espírito Santo | Brazil

The Paragliding World Cup Superfinal takes place in Baixo Guandu, Brazil from 19-30 March 2019.

The event can be followed via the live commentary and tracking on the Paragliding World Cup website, or on the PWCA app, which now has photos and a ‘follow’ button.

Photo: midias.gazetaonline.com.br

pwca.org

Mar
20
Wed
Aeros Winter Race 2019 (HG)
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day
Aeros Winter Race 2019 (HG) @ Vipava | Ajdovščina | Slovenia

The Aeros Winter Race takes place in the Vipava valley, Slovenia from 20-24 March 2019, with 27 March – 1 April as reserve dates.

There are only 60 places and these fill very fast. Details and registration at awr.aeros.com.ua

X-Berg Challenge 2019
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day

X-Berg Challenge 2019

The X-Berg Challenge is a fun and very flexible race. You can choose your discipline between paragliding, running and mountain biking, or mix it up, and plan your own route between the turnpoints.

Extreme 3-day race 20-24 March 2019
140 km (as the crow flies)
If mountain biking you can expect to cover 310km to 340km (depending on your route-finding!) and 10,000m elevation gain.

Mini 2-day race 21-24 March 2019
40km (as the crow flies)
If mountain biking you can expect to cover 105km to 115km and 3,200m elevation gain.

xbergchallenge.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.

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