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Jan
6
Sun
XC Sky Race 2018, Mexico
Jan 6 – Jan 12 all-day

XC Sky Race

This is the second edition of this “new kind of XC paragliding competition”, where pilots choose their own course and fly as far as they can on whatever glider they have. A handicap scoring system takes glider level into account.

The comp is the brainchild of Marko Hrgetic, who wanted to promote competition flying where pilots’ real XC skills are tested, and where it is not the pilot on the hottest wing who takes the shortest line, who wins.

Pilots fly in teams and are scored individually as well as contributing to their team’s score. Scoring takes into account distance flown and average speed, weighted by glider category. (The formula is explained on the competition rules page, here).

Live trackers are provided by the organisation, and there will be lectures in the evenings.

xcskyrace.com

 

Jan
12
Sat
Bright Open 2019 @ Mystic Flight Park
Jan 12 – Jan 18 all-day

Bright Open 2019

The Bright Open is a 7-day cross-country paragliding competition that will be held from 12-18 January 2019.

The competition is HGFA AAA and FAI Cat 2, and open to all pilots with a minimum of an Australia PG4 rating or equivalent.

airtribune.com

 

Jan
20
Sun
Flow Corryong Open 2019
Jan 20 – Jan 26 all-day

The Flow Corryong Open 2019 is held at Mount Elliot, “one of the best alpine flying sites in Australia” and just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.

Organisers add, “The valley system makes the flying spectacular and the retrieves easy and quick”.

85 pilots maximum and no open0class wings allowed.

Airtribune.com

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

 

Mar
5
Tue
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018
Mar 5 – Mar 16 all-day
Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2018 @ Baixo Guandu | Espírito Santo | Brazil

The Paragliding World Cup Superfinal takes place in Baixo Guandu, Brazil from 5-16 March 2019.

Photo: midias.gazetaonline.com.br

pwca.org

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
30
Sat
Paragliding Academy Testival 2019 @ Hündlebahn
Mar 30 all-day
Paragliding Academy Testival 2019 @ Hündlebahn | Oberstaufen | Bavaria | Germany

German flight school Paragliding Academy will be holding a one-day testival on 30 March 2019 at the Hündlebahn in Oberstaufen.

They will have test equipment available from Ozone, BGD, Woody Valley and Advance.

paragliding-academy.com

May
1
Wed
Flow Mosel Open 2019
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Flow Mosel Open 2019The 10th Flow Mosel Open will take place from 1-4 May 2019.

Several take-offs are available to the competition, all of them located above the Moselle river. Some of the launches are quite small, so the competition is limited to 85 pilots.

moselfalken.de / Airtribune.com

Jun
19
Wed
Iceland PG Open 2019
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

Iceland PG Open 2019If you’ve ever fancied exploring the rugged and beautiful Icelandic landscape by air, the Iceland PG Open, which takes place from 19-23 June 2019, could be the ideal time to do it.

Registration is through Airtribune. The competition has a limit of 50 pilots, and Icelanic nationals have priority over the first 30 places until 15 March.

HQ is the campsite at Arnes, about 100km east of Reykjavik. You will need a car to get there.

Airtribune.com 

 

Jun
29
Sat
Ozone Chabre Open 2019
Jun 29 – Jul 5 all-day

Ozone Chabre Open 2018This low-stress, friendly competition is now in its 14th year. It will take place during the first week of July, and makes use of several take-offs in the vicinity of Laragne-Montéglin in southern France.

This year the competition will be open to sport class wings and below – no EN-Ds allowed! Jocky Sanderson will be meet director again.

Scoring will be in Fun, Recreation and Sport classes, defined by wing aspect ratio (see flylaragne.com for more details) with a strong emphasis on team flying. Pilots are encouraged to form mixed-ability and mixed wing-class teams of four pilots.

A full programme of events – social and educational – will be planned around the flying.

Pilots flying Ozone wings get a €20 reduction of the entry fee.

Registration opens on 20 January 2019 at 6pm GMT. Pilots need to register early, and are encouraged to register in teams of four.

flylaragne.com

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