Calendar of Events

Click an event to see its expanded entry.

To include an event here please email with the details.

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

Spanish HG Nationals 2017
Jul 1 – Jul 8 all-day

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.


Krushevo HG Open 2017
Jul 8 – Jul 15 all-day

The traditional Krushevo HG Open will be held on July 8-15, 2017. It will also be considered as the test event for the 20th European Hang Gliding Class 1 and 8th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championships that will take place on the same site in 2018. 80 pilot places maximum.

Pre-European Hang Gliding Championships (class 1)
Jul 8 – Jul 15 all-day

The Pre-Event for Class 1 European Hang Gliding Championship will take place in Krushevo, Macedonia from 8-15 July 2017.

The 20th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 championship will be 5-17 August 2018.

More info here.



5th International Ager Open (HG)
Jul 16 – Jul 22 all-day

Ager HG Open 2017

The 5th International Àger HG Open takes place from 16-22 July 2017.

The FAI cat. 2 event can accept a maximum of 120 pilots.

Italian HG Open 2017
Jul 22 – Jul 27 all-day
FAI Class 2 World Championship 2017, Aspres sur Buech @ Aspres sur Buech
Jul 24 – Aug 6 all-day
FAI Class 2 World Championship 2017, Aspres sur Buech @ Aspres sur Buech | Aspres-sur-Buëch | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France

Join Jacques Bott and an elite band of Class 2 hang glider pilots in the southern French Alps for a competition that promises to see you flying 300k triangles through spectacular terrain.

World HG Class 5 / European HG Class 1 Championship 2017
Aug 5 – Aug 17 all-day

The 8th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship, along with the 20th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship are to be held in Krushevo, Macedonia from 5-17 August 2018.

The FAI say that a practice event will be run for both classes on July 8 to 15, 2017, but that this practice event is not formally a test event (as authorised by CIVL Bureau – no steward will be sent). It will have a Category 2 event status and will be widely open to pilots of all nationalities.

World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship
Aug 6 – Aug 19 all-day

The 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship and 14th FAI Women World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship will be held on 6-19 August, 2017 in Brasília, Brazil.

The events are organized by Confederação Brasileira de Voo Livre, on behalf of the Confederação de Aerodesporto do Brasil.

Lakeside Event, Canada
Aug 12 all-day

This year’s is the 41st annual Lakeside Event fly-in, Canada’s longest running light aviation meet.

Organisers say:

This fly-in is great fun for spectators and pilots alike. Hang gliders and Paragliders take off from Mt. Swansea and descend to targets on James Chabot beach and in the water beside the Lakeside Pub on beautiful Lake Windermere. Not a pilot? Come watch! Relax on the beach, participate in beachside gatherings, parties and general fun! The Columbia Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Society welcomes you!

Coupe Icare 2017
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

Coupe Icare 2017 poster

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.

Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2018 @ Forbes
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 all-day

Flying at Forbes

Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2018

Come join us at Forbes for another great week of awesome cross country flying. Whether you are new to competition or a seasoned pilot, you’ll be sure to have the time of your life!

Organiser: Moyes and Sydney Hang Gliding Club

Classified: FAI Cat 2, HGFA: AAA Open Class, A Sport Class

When: Practice flying Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December 2017

Competition Dates: Friday 29 December 2017 through to Friday 5 January 2018

Where: Forbes, NSW, Australia

Headquarters: Forbes Rugby Club

European Paraglider Convention 2018 @ Europa Park
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

European Paraglider Convention 2018

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.

European Hang Gliding Championships 2018
Aug 5 – Aug 17 all-day

CIVL has announced that Krushevo, Macedonia, will host the 20th FAI European Hang gliding Class 1 championship from August 5 till 17, 2018.

More info here


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