Bright Paragliding Open
The Bright Paragliding Open is an 7 day XC paragliding competition, running from 14 thru 20 January, 2017
We are based around the Mystic Flight Park in Bright. We may also use sites including Gundowring (4wd access only) and the Buckland Ridge.
This competition is HGFA AAA and FAI Cat 2 sanctioned with WPRS and up to 450 Australian ladder points available per day.
Early bird entry fee is $230, register here
Transport and retrieve
This competition does not provide transport and retrieve for all pilots.
We often use the Gundowring launch which is 4 wheel drive access only.
Do not depend on the organisation for transport
The organisation has a limited number of place available for transport and retrieve
Organise your place in advance, details here
VHF radio operator endorsement
A VHF radio operator endorsement is required.
Your endorsement assures the organisation that you are properly aware of your responsibilities when flying in certain types of airspace.
We are very likely to task thru such airspace
Ensure you have your VHF endorsement before the competition
Do not depend on the organisation to provide you with one
Each morning we replay the interesting track logs from the previous days’s task and invite those pilots to talk thru the strategy and key points of their flights
Members of the Australian squad will be invited to give a presentation on various topics including active “glider management”, “extending XC beyond the comfort zone” and “pushing out’