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Warren Windsports are hosting another Tasmania Drifter Tour – an “Epic hang gliding adventure to fly Tasmania’s coastal mountains, sand dunes, and inland XC sites”.
Besides reaching flying milestones, this Tasmanian adventure is aimed at offering a trip of lifetime, with the mission of touring into some scenic and rugged areas with the 4×4, loaded up with friends.
In between flying, we’ll take the chance to explore Hobart, Mt. Wellington, or one of the many pristine bays.
- 9-day tour
- Accommodation, breakfast and lunch included in price ($2750 AUD)
- No wincludes Bruny Island! We’re looking to pioneer some dune flying on Bruny Island
- More Mt Wellington options! Dates will be outside the Hobart Regatta (which will free up the landing zone for Mt. Wellington)
- Warren Windsports team pilot, Rohan Taylor, will also be on board as a driver and team pilot.
Only six spaces available. Contact Warren Windsports for more info.
The National Paragliding Competition of New Zealand will take place from 26 February – 4 March 201 at Auckland.
This is the only round in the 2016/17 season, and the results from this round will determine the NZ National Paragliding Champion.
This competition is open to qualified NZHGPA member paraglider pilots.
The X-Berg Challenge pits paragliders, trail runners and mountain bikers against each other, over a 100-150km course in the Drakensberg, South Africa.
The 2017 event takes place from 1-5 March 2017, with places for up to 45 athletes, who can enter either solo or in teams; multi-discipline (paragliding, trail running and mountain biking) or just via one of the three.
Plenty of paragliding’s best-known manufacturers will be in attandance at the Stubai Cup 2017, the Stubai Valley’s season-opening fly-in, trade show and testival.
Take the cable car to launch and land in the middle of the trade show. Mark the weekend in your diary and we’ll see you there!
Paramoteur Tunisie are running a paramotor adventure tour in Tunisia in March 2017.
A mixture of exploration and relaxation, with a lot of flying, the tour takes in the sights of Tunisia, with flights above long, sandy beaches, the Tunisian desert, Chot El Jerid salt lake and the sand dunes of Douz.
The tour is divided into six day-stages, Tunis-Hammamet, Hammamet-Tozeur, Tozeur-Douz, Douz-Ksar Ghilane, Ksar Ghilane-Sousse, Sousse-Tunis.
The price of €1499 per person includes flights from France with Transavia, and motor transport. Pilots outside of France should contact Tarek Basly to discuss.
Full details of the itinerary here (in French).
The Green Swamp Sport Klassic is a mentored, sports-class only hang gliding competition that takes place at Quest Air, Florida, in March.
It’s organised by The Oz Report’s Davis Straub, and costs just $25 to enter (plus $25 entry to enter the Quest Air Cross Country comp).
Details on airtribune.com
The fifth annual Svanstein Paramotor meet takes place in the Tornedalen valley, above the arctic circle in northern Sweden.
The Dalby Big Air is a friendly hang gliding competition, aimed to introduce pilots to the excellent year-round flying the area offers.
Competition headquarters is at the Dalby Aerodrome, 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane, where the Dalby Hang Gliding Club has a secure hangar as it’s home base.
Competitors need to have an intermediate/advanced rating with aerotow endorsement, and HGFA membership (temporary membership is available for overseas pilots), plus a GPS.
The AUS $500 entry fee includes the famous Dalby Big Air T-Shirt, hat, presentation dinner and all aerotow fees for competition days, including practice day. Competition places are capped at 50 pilots, so get in early!
A $75 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Registrations close at midnight on Saturday 11th March, 2017.
The Midwest 2017 is an FAI cat 2 hang glider (tow-launch) race-to-goal competition. It takes place at Whitewater, from 4-10 June 2017.
There are four classes:
Class 1 Open
Class 1 Sport
Registration Open: December 10, 2016
Registration Closed: May 20, 2017
Pilot requirements: H3, AT, XC.
Register at Airtribune.com
More info Midwest2017.com
The ‘Mondial Air Paramoteur’ event will take place from 23-25 June 2017, at Blois-le-Breuil aerodrome in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.
The event wil be a huge trade show of all things paramotor plus flying, demonstrations, food stands, second-hand gear for sale and more.
The event attracts pilots of paramotors, paragliders, hang gliders and powered hang gliders as well as non-pilots and their families. There will be plenty of non-flying entertainment and children are very well catered for.
The many North Wales free-flying sites are within easy driving distance from the festival, and powered flying takes place from a huge field next to the festival site.
The entertainment will include fire breathing, circus acrobats, and Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd tribute bands. Saturday night is ’80s night, so bring your leg warmers and shoulder pads!
Organisers say the camping fields will be open from the weekend before the festival starts (June 24) so you can arrive early, grab the best pitch and enjoy what Wales has to offer.
parafest.co.uk will be up in January 2017.
The Ozone Chabre Open takes place from 1-7 July 2017, at Laragne-Monteglin in southern France.
Registration opens at flylaragne.com at 18.00 GMT (that’s 19.00 central European time) on Sunday 19th February.
Physical registration will start Friday evening 30th June, with a practice task on Saturday 1st July. Pioneers of the friendly, stress-free paragliding cross country competition, our emphasis is on safe, achievable tasks and the event is aimed at competent and experienced pilots not yet established on the competition circuit. Above all, it will be fun!
Sponsored by Ozone, the event will include briefings, de-briefings, parties and prizes as well as great flying in a fantastic area.
The Belgian Paragliding Open will take place in le Grand Bornand, France, from 2-8 July 2017.
If you are interested in a nice competition offering serious XC tasks coupled with the ‘Belgian spirit’ (those who attended previous editions know what I mean), save the date!
One training task on Sunday and six competition tasks from Monday till Saturday are planned. The take-off, Mont Lachat, is ideally situated along the XC highways of the Haute Savoie (Aravis and Bargy ranges). The playground will stretch from the Cluses valley in the north to the end of the Bauges mountain ranges in the south.
The meet director is Pierre Naville, who will be assisted by Joel Favre and others, together combining an unrivalled local knowledge of the area. Expect some serious flying….and some serious ‘Belgian afters’!
Registration opens on 17 December, 21.00 CET.