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.

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.

Dutch HG Open 2017
Sep 9 – Sep 15 all-day

The new dates for the 2017 Dutch Hang Gliding Open to be held in Greifenburg are 9-15 September 2017.

(The competition was postponed in May because of an unfavourable weather forecast).

Organisers say:

“If you would like good flying, great atmosphere and a late season comp, then don’t hesitate and register yourself”.

Check-in is on Saturday 9th September, first task is Sunday 10th.

More information and registration at

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.

2017 Canungra Hang Gliding Classic
Oct 7 – Oct 14 all-day

Canungra Hang Gliding Classic 2017

The first comp on the Australian hang gliding calendar for the 2017-2018 season is the Canungra Hang Gliding Classic, which takes place from 7-14 October 2017.

FAI cat-2 sanctioned, organisers say it will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points.

Register on Airtribune

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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