Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:20
Day 4 started with a rain. So at team leaders briefing the day was cancelled. To cheer up the pilots the organizer arranged for a sightseeing trip to Red Flag Canal. Pilots were happy and enjoied the tour, including the slide down the mountain. Better weather forecast tomorrow.
The results are accessible at the orgainzers web at http://www.soaring.org.cn/s/champions/3faiapc/news_results/index.html
Many local pilots post their pictures at this web http://www.paracn.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=37877&;extra=page%3D1
And more here http://www.superwing.com.cn/bbs/read.php?tid-5377.html
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:14
Day 3 started with a team leaded meeting as always. The weather forcast was not good, strong wind expected. Pilots went to takeoff and got ready. The window open was delayed two times because of wind at takeoff. Then the day was cancelled.
The picture shows some pilots do never fly alone.
The FAI officials used the opprotunity to have a pilots meeting. Dennis Pagen the Steward and Agust Gudmundsson the Jury President discussed many issues related to Safety, flying and tracklogs, where to get information on rules and events (and more) at the FAI web pages, including information on Continental records. This was very well received by the pilots.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:03
Task 2 in the 3rd Asian Paragliding was 65 km in very good conditions. All the pilots took off in 24 minutes. There were 36 pilots in goal, which is more than half of the 64 pilots competing. The winner of the task was Mishanin Yury from Russia (non Asian) and second was Kuremoto Youshiki from Japan.
There was a midair collision close to takeoff, where two pilots wings were entagled. Both pilots threw their reserve parachutes and landed together (entangled) in trees safely without any injury.
Sunday, 27 May 2012 10:23
Task 1 was set to be 53km. The day was very fine and 19 pilots made goal and one was 240m short of goal.
Sunday, 27 May 2012 09:54
The training task was defined short for 23.6 km to finish in time for opening ceremony. Many pilots took off and some had problems and cravats because of wind and turbulence close to takeoff. Finally the task was cancelled as wind picked up and many pilots could not takeoff.
An opening ceremony was at a school close to the HQ and all the children had prepared our arrival and stood in lines in the ceremony.
Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:41
The 3rd Asians Paragliding Championship is starting in Linzhou China.
There are about 70 pilots attending the competition, as this is Asian championship the majority of pilots are Asian but there are also some individuals from other countries
Pilots are lining up for registration today and tonight the Safety Briefing will be at the HQ hotel in Linzhou.
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:20
Friday, 27 April 2012 11:36
Entry registration for the following two FAI Category 1 Championships is now open. Please make sure that your national selectors/teamleaders are aware of the registration procedures, and go to the organiser websites and register their intention to compete in these events. They are:
- 18th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship.
The registration website is here.
- 19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship.
The registration website is here.
Monday, 02 April 2012 18:12
Saturday, 10 March 2012 12:51
The local regulations for the 12th FAI European Paragliding Championship in Saint-André-les-Alpes (France) have been published at
Friday, 09 March 2012 11:40
In the wake of Piedrahita, the Task Force report and a general concern for competition safety, several proposals regarding competition formats and structures were presented to the 2012 Jiao-Xi Plenary. The Paragliding Competition Subcommittee underlined the complexity of the topic. The PG Subcommittee recommended setting up a Competition Structure Working Group (CSWG) in order to analyse the pros and cons of the various proposals that were on the Plenary agenda, and to define a longer term strategy. The aim is to make recommendations for proposals to the 2013 Plenary.
Having in mind that a Category 1 championship must be a “safe, fair and satisfying contest”, the CSWG will explore the following avenues:
The CSWG will take into account:
The CSWG includes: