The World Air Games Test Events for Hang Gliding and Paragliding were successfully held on 18 and 19 August at Avigliana (ITA). Athletes invited to this two-day test event competed in four spectacular disciplines : Hang Gliding Speed Run, Hang Gliding Aerobatics, Paragliding Accuracy and Paragliding Aerobatics (Solo and Syncro).
Two competition days provided valuable experience of the flight conditions over the "Lago Grande" and around Avigliana. One of the most exciting part of each competition round was the landing on the platform located on the lake, just in front of the public. (Photos : Paragliding / Hang Gliding). A series of test competitions is being conducted throughout 2008 (Schedule) to gain experience of the World Air Games 2009 competition rules and technical infrastructure. The next test competition (Microlights) will take place on 27 and 28 September at the Torino Aeritalia Airport.
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