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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.
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
The fourth edition will take place from 25-28 May 2017 at the sites of Saint Andre-les-Alpes, Col de Bleyne and Lachens in southern France.
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 2017 Spanish hang gliding nationals will be held in Arangoiti, northern Spain from 1-8 July (July 1 is training day).
Organisers say, “This is a classical spot for competitions located in north of Spain, which has hosted several Nationals (1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2014) and one Pre-european (2013).”
More information and registration on Airtribune.
Every September for the last 43 years, the Chartreuse region of France has hosted the Coupe Icare flying festival. This year will make it 44, and the dates to note are Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24th.
This finale to the 2017 European season promises all the fun and packed schedule of previous events, with a huge trade show (Cross Country magazine will be there), fancy-dress fly-in, air displays, paramotor racing, film festival, food tent, street theatre, kids’ activities and a whole lot more.
Bring the family and come along for a four-day social and all-things-flying binge.
From 2 to 4 February 2018, the first ever European Paraglider Convention will take place in 2,000m² of exhibition halls at the Europapark in Rust, Germany.
Despite its title, the EPC is aimed at hang glider and PPG pilots as well as paragliders. It will comprise a huge trade show, plus lectures and training events and the event will occupy more than 2,000m² of exhibition space.