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Oct
4
Thu
Wills Wing demo days, Texas, USA @ Cowboy Up
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
Nov
1
Thu
Canoa Open 2018, Ecuador
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Canoa Open 2018

The Canoa Open takes place from 1-3 November 2018. More information and registration for the FAI cat 2 competition on Airtribune.

Dec
29
Sat
Forbes Flatlands 2019 @ Bill Moyes International Airport
Dec 29 2018 – Jan 5 2019 all-day

Forbes Flatlands 2019

Forbes Flatlands 2019 takes place from 28 December 2018. There are Open, Women and Sport classes, and the competition is FAI cat. 2.

The program of events is:

Registration – 28 December 2018
Welcome night: Friday 28 December 2018
Practice flying: Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 2018
1st competition day: Saturday 29 December 2018
8th (last) Competition day: Saturday 5 January 2019
Presentation: Saturday 5 January 2019

Early bird entry fee is $300, rising to $450 for the latest payers.

forbesflatlands.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

Apr
7
Sun
Dalby Big Air 2019
Apr 7 – Apr 13 all-day

Dalby Big Air 2019The Dalby Big Air is a friendly hang gliding competition, which aims to introduce hang glider pilots to the excellent year-round flying conditions this area of Queensland offers.

Dalby is on the Darling Downs, 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane. Organisers say, “It is the central hub of a vast cotton and sorghum growing district which provides ideal soaring conditions with an excellent road network that facilitates easy pick-ups”.

Competition headquarters is at the Dalby Aerodrome, where the Dalby Hang Gliding Club has a secure hanger as its home base.

Pilots need an intermediate/advanced rating to take part in the competition. There are places for 50 pilots, and the entry fee includes all towing fees.

dalbybigair.com

Oct
5
Sat
Canungra Hang Gliding Classic 2019
Oct 5 – Oct 12 all-day

Canungra Hang Gliding Classic 2019

The first hang gliding competition of the Australian calendar, the Canungra Classic is an eight-day, FAI cat. 2 competition. It starts on 5 October 2019.

Organisers say:

It will be an opportunity for aspiring competition pilots to fly with Australia and New Zealand’s best pilots. Overseas pilots are most welcome and will be rewarded with the opportunity of flying one of Australia’s challenging and premier hang gliding sites“.

Take-off is Mount Tamborine. The entry fee is AUS$300 plus AUS$30 site fee for non-members. Pilots must hold at least temporary membership to the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia.

Airtribune.com

Nov
1
Fri
Canoa Open 2019
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Canoa Open 2019

Racing hang gliders along the Pacific coastline in Ecuador in constant sea breezes with fabulous views – that’s the Canoa Open!

The competition has been on the calendar for an incredible 24 years. Take-off is a pilot-owned launch site called The Nest, at 165m and pilots reach heights of up to around 600m. It’s all about low-to-the-ground speed flying. There’s no airspace to worry about and you can land on the beach.

Airtribune.com

Jan
4
Sat
Forbes Flatlands 2020
Jan 4 – Jan 11 all-day
Forbes Flatlands 2020 @ Forbes | New South Wales | Australia

The 2020 Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championship 2020 takes place at the Bill Moyes International Airport at the beginning of January.

A practice day on 3 January will be followed by eight competition days starting 4 January.

Launch is by aerotow (the aerotow is organised by Mr Bill Moyes himself), so pilots must be aerotow qualified and bring their own tow release and bridle. HGFA membership is compulsory.

The entry fee is $350 before 7 November, $400 before 7 December, $450 at registration. An aerotow feee of $450 covers unlimited tows and 10 days’ club and site fees.

Register at forbesflatlands.com

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