Babadag mountain, Turkey has been improved for free-flyers ahead of Air Games in October

Babadag launch, Oludeniz, Turkey

Babadag launch, Oludeniz, Turkey

The Turkish free-flying paradise of Oludeniz and Babadag mountain, where the 2010 Oludeniz Air Games will take place this October, have been getting ready to host the autumn’s big event.

The road to launch has been widened and resurfaced, and the 1700m take-off gravelled. There is a new cafe with breathtaking views, and a live broadcasting system is up and running, The higher, 1960 m, take-off is still a work-in-progress, but will be ready soon.

Owners think the paragliding venue is now worthy of such an international flying event.

Olu Deniz Air Games 2010 poster

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2 Responses to “Babadag mountain, Turkey has been improved for free-flyers ahead of Air Games in October”

  1. Iain Clarke
    June 18, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Brilliant. I wish I was back there instead of stuck in bloody Tasmania with a leg still broken two years after the crash!
    It will be interesting to see if the surface will survive winter as it can rain A LOT up there! Not to mention the snow.
    My mates tell me astoturf is on the way, and 1900m will get the same treatment soon.
    Ali Atarod reckons it is brilliant!

  2. June 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Amazing — Maybe the tram to the top will be the next improvement! 😉

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