Calendar of Events

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To include an event here please email news@xcmag.com with the details.

Also check the Paragliding World Cup calendar and the FAI and CIVL calendar.

Mar
20
Mon
Raid du Soleil: Tunisian paramotor adventure
Mar 20 – Mar 26 all-day
Raid du Soleil: Tunisian paramotor adventure @ Tunisia

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).

paramoteur.tn

 

Mar
26
Sun
Green Swamp Sport Klassik (US, HG)
Mar 26 – Apr 1 all-day

Green Swamp Sport Klassic

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

Mar
30
Thu
Svanstein Paramotor Meet
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

The fifth annual Svanstein Paramotor meet takes place in the Tornedalen valley, above the arctic circle in northern Sweden.

https://www.facebook.com/Svanstein-Paramotormeet-1561348344108540/

Apr
6
Thu
Gavin McClurg’s North of Known @ The Station
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gavin-McClurg-602-320

Join Gavin McClurg in Bristol, England, for a special talk and screening of ‘North of Known’, the new paragliding adventure film documenting Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner as they attempt a full, unsupported traverse of the remote Alaska Range by foot and paraglider.

The team faces endless extreme weather, starvation, grizzly bears, uncrossable rivers and countless glaciers in one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable mountain ranges.

After 37 days Gavin McClurg completed the expedition solo and became the first person to traverse the Alaska Range by paraglider fulfilling a dream he’d been chasing for six years.

Gavin will be in Bristol for one night only. Join him as he tells the story of the expedition, watch the film, and hear firsthand about his adventures in Alaska and beyond. He is as inspiring and entertaining as they come.

Gavin is a former US Paragliding Champion, a record holder, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2015, a Red Bull X-Alps athlete and a prolific writer and podcaster.

50% of the ticket proceeds will go to the Free Flight Foundation.

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Apr
9
Sun
Dalby Big Air 2017 (HG) @ Dalby aerodrome
Apr 9 – Apr 15 all-day

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.

Registration here.

Pre-Pan Americano de Parapente, Brazil
Apr 9 – Apr 15 all-day

This is the first leg of the Brazilian Paragliding Championships 2017,

hipoxia.com.br/panamericano2017

Apr
13
Thu
Trofeo Monte Grappa, Italy (PG)
Apr 13 – Apr 17 all-day

Northern Italy’s early-season cat 2 comp mixes flatland and mountain flying, and kicks off the paraglider XC season in style.

Trofeomontegrappa.it

Apr
15
Sat
Liberty Duck XC Air Race (PPG)
Apr 15 all-day

French paramotor school Liberty Duck are organising a PPG comp next Easter. It will be a 250km race from their base at Fréjus on the south coast, with fuel stops at Signes, Meyrargues and Moustiers.

libertyduck-paramotor.com

Apr
16
Sun
Quest Air Open and Reopen, Florida
Apr 16 – May 3 all-day

Quest Air Open and Reopen is a race-to-goal hang glider comp in Florida, described on AirTribune as “Pretty much like the Quest Air Open for the last two years, except for the below”:

  • No USHPA fee ($100)
  • No USHPA NTSS points
  • No USHPA event insurance ($250)
  • No CIVL sanctioning fee ($300)
  • No WPRS points
  • No pre-paid dinners ($1,000-$2,000). Pilots are welcome to organize their own using the Quest Air kitchen and local restaurants
  • No trophies, just fun ($400)
  • No prize money, no big entry fees ($3,000)
  • No meet director, pilot organized ($1,000-$2,000)
  • No safety director, pilot organized safety committee
  • No meet organizer, just us pilots here ($1,000-$2,000)

Just towing, retrieval and camping fees.

Live Tracking

Race to goal scoring.

The fee for each competition will be $25 per week plus the cross country season fee of $25, for a total of $75 if you do both comps.

Details on Airtribune

Apr
24
Mon
Dutch HG Open 2017
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day

The Dutch Hang Gliding Open for Class 1 and Class 5 hang gliders will take place at Greifenburg, Austria from 24-29 April 2017.

Register at Airtribune

 

 

May
6
Sat
Bordairrace Chiemsee/Kampenwand
May 6 – May 7 all-day

The first of the 2017 Bordairline events, which have been re-named Bordairrace, takes place at Kampenwand, Germany on 6-7 May 2017.

A reminder of the Bordairline rules:

The start takes place on the day of the race at 8 am. Pilots can travel by foot or paraglider, and the aim is to get as far as possible from the starting point and be able to get back again before 5pm the next day – an elapsed time of 33 hours.  At least 20% of the route must be flown. Failure to make it back to the finish line before 5pm, or failure to fly at least 20% of the route, will result in penalties.

This year for the first time there will be separate prizes for ladies and rookies.

There are some great prizes to be won, including paragliders, harnesses, instruments and reserves.

Non-flying companions will be able to join in on guided walking tours, and there will be Nova wings available to test fly.

Bordairrace.com

May
25
Thu
Super Paragliding Testival 2017 @ Koessen
May 25 – May 28 all-day

 

Super Paragliding Testival 2017

 

A huge testival where you can test-fly all the gear you want. See www.fly-koessen.at

May
28
Sun
Dolomiti SuperFly: hike-and-fly race
May 28 – Jun 3 all-day

Dolomiti Superfly routeDolomiti Superfly is a new hike-and-fly comp, which will see 40 athletes running and paragliding around a 272km circuit in the spectacular Dolomites.

The Red Bull X-Alps-esque competition starts in Levico on 28 May, and will see 40 teams on the start line.

More info on dolomitisuperfly.com and facebook.com/dolomitisuperfly/

Jun
3
Sat
Danish Hang Gliding Open
Jun 3 – Jun 10 all-day

The Danish Hang Gliding Open will be held in Fasterholt, Denmark, from 3-10 June 2017. The Cat. 2 comp is for Class 1 (flexwings) and Class 5 (rigid). It will also be the country’s national championships.

Airtribune.com

Jun
4
Sun
Midwest 2017, USA (HG)
Jun 4 – Jun 10 all-day

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
Class 2
Class 5
Registration Open: December 10, 2016
Registration Closed: May 20, 2017
Pilot requirements: H3, AT, XC.

Register at Airtribune.com

More info Midwest2017.com

Jun
23
Fri
Bordairrace, Dachstein
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

The second of the 2017 Bordairline events, which have been re-named Bordairrace, takes place at Dachstein, Austria on 23-24 June 2017.

A reminder of the Bordairline rules:

The start takes place on the day of the race at 8 am. Pilots can travel by foot or paraglider, and the aim is to get as far as possible from the starting point and be able to get back again before 5pm the next day – an elapsed time of 33 hours.  At least 20% of the route must be flown. Failure to make it back to the finish line before 5pm, or failure to fly at least 20% of the route, will result in penalties. 

This year for the first time there will be separate prizes for ladies and rookies.

There are some great prizes to be won, including paragliders, harnesses, instruments and reserves.

Non-flying companions will be able to join in on guided walking tours, and there will be Nova wings available to test fly.

Bordairrace.com

Mondial Air Paramoteur 2017
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

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.

mondialairparamoteur.com

Jun
30
Fri
Parafest 2017, UK
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

Parafest logoThe UK’s third Parafest will take place from 30 June – 2 July 2017 at Caerwys, on the North Wales coast.

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.

facebook.com/parafestuk

parafest.co.uk will be up in January 2017.

Rwanda Paramotor Tour
Jun 30 – Jul 15 all-day

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Join Belgian PPG instructor Alain Gillot and Jean-Michel Hausman on a PPG tour of Rwanda, starting on 30 June 2017.

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Email Alain or Jean-Michel for details.

Jul
1
Sat
Ozone Chabre Open 2017
Jul 1 – Jul 7 all-day

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.

Organisers say:

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.

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