The fourth Dragon Hike and Fly will be held on the weekend of 9-10 May with a fallback weekend of 30-31 May 2020.
There will be prizes and an end of event BBQ. The entry fee will be £50 and extra party tickets are available for supporters and friends for £10.
The event will be based out of the Crickhowell area and the nominal race distance will be approximately 100km.
Pilots should be BHPA Pilot rated, and have BHPA membership or suitable alternative insurance cover.
This year’s race is kindly supported by Air Design who are providing some of our prizes and handy windsocks for some of the likely flying spots.
Team Evol is the UK supplier of Air Design products, which include outstanding hike and fly wings including the EN B Rise 3, EN C Volt 3, and EN D Hero as well as the ground breaking Susi 3 mini wing, the smallest certified hike and fly wing in the world!
Any questions about the event can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gruyère Fly is a weekend-long hike-and-fly event that takes place in the Fribourg area of Switzerland over the last weekend in May.
It’s open to “suitably experienced” pilots with IPPI 4 or 5 qualifications who are at ease with flying unknown terrain. You can choose your level and enter in Compétiteur or Mobilité douce categories. The latter allows the use of public transport including ski lifts. Assistance is allowed for either category, but not compulsory.
The Eigertour is a high-level hike-and-fly competition that takes place in the Bernese Alps, starting at Grindelwald.
It’s a four-day event with Challenge (100-200km via 14-18 turnpoints) and Pro (180-300km via 12-22 turnpoints) categories. The latter is reserved for very experienced pilots – think X-Alps competitors and factory test pilots. Participants are vetted before being accepted for either category.
It’s unsupported – mountain refuges are used for turnpoints and overnight stops, which makes for sociable evenings and a convivial atmosphere.
Vercofly is a four-day hike-and-fly event that takes place in the Swiss Alps, using mountain refuges as turnpoints and night-stops meaning there is no need for assistants.
It’s run by Twistair school and the competition arena is the Anniviers and Hérens valleys, with the finish at Twistair’s base in Vercorin.