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It is with great enthusiasm that we receive the honor of hosting the 17th FAI World Paragliding Championship. Loma Bola, the classic takeoff from the north of Argentina, will be the world spot in November 2021 and the entire local flight community is committed to having a great event.

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Flying site

Loma Bola is a mountain sports center, focused primarily on paragliders. Over 20 years of experience, we are pioneers in this activity, that it allows us to invite the public to a unique experience, enjoy guided flights and outdoor activities.

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  • 0 Pilots Confirmed
  • 308 Pilots total registered
  • 450 EUR Entry fee
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  • 150 Pilots max allowed
  • 52 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 1
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 25/06 00:00 (America/Argentina/Tucuman)
  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 🚁

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 🚁

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
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    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters

Event info

It is with great enthusiasm that we receive the honor of hosting the 17th FAI World Paragliding Championship. Loma Bola, the classic takeoff from the north of Argentina, will be the world spot in November 2021 and the entire local flight community is committed to having a great event.
At such a particular time, we are looking forward to the coming months with optimism and we are sure that we will have an excellent championship and that we will be able to receive the best paragliding pilots in the world in the best way.
Welcome to Argentina, welcome to the 17th World Paragliding Championship.

Flying site

Loma Bola is a mountain sports center, focused primarily on paragliders. Over 20 years of experience, we are pioneers in this activity, that it allows us to invite the public to a unique experience, enjoy guided flights and outdoor activities.
Loma Bola is considered an ideal launch because of its location and excellent climatic conditions that allow flying all year with great confidence. Many flight schools operate there and it also hosts a lot of national and international events.
Loma Bola is a Nature Reserve Adventures in paragliding which ranks first as activities for their benefits of location, accessibility and flight conditions throughout the year made the site one of the best centers in the world flight.
We flew every day that the weather permits, our takeoff that features great amenities such as bar, parking, bathrooms, Internet access, etc. The local club ¨Los Caranchos¨ develop all the activities there. Located on San Javier Hills 4 km away from The Christ over the road to Villa Nougues a touristic center.

The exclusion area International Airport is about 10 km east of the launch, on the plain. This is not a requirement for achieving good work north and south as it flies over the mountains normally and in the case of raised sleeves south, the pilot will experience different landscapes, from the Yungas forest on the mountain, through citrus and strawberry plantations to large tracts of sugar cane. The whole area in which the work has raised many safe and very near access routes or locations that make an easy target rescue landings.

Loma Bola Take off - 1350 m ASL (-26.82263, -65.36873) 26º49’21.48’’ S – 65º22’07.41’’ W
The takeoff in Loma Bola has enough space for 5 - 6 pilots take off simultaneously. The entire surface has a very comfortable lawn sloping to cancel a takeoff at the last minute without consequences. It has a height of 800 mts and spring ceilings of about 1200 m above takeoff are achieved. Prevailing winds 5 to 18 km / h are from the South - Southeast and usually at this time of year fly between cumulus that guide the way.

Selection and entry fee

The maximum number of pilots in the championship is 150.
The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC is 15 including 2 of the same gender.
The maximum number of pilots constituting a national team is 4 including 3 of the same gender.

Eligibility to compete
As per Section 7A 2.2.2, except that except that pilot’s eligibility is checked during the 41 months before the reference date, iso 24. the ranking reference date defining qualification criteria, nation priority table and allocation is July 2021 ranking published on August 1, 2021

Exceptions to pilot qualification requirements
As per Section 7A.
Exemption to pilot qualification requirements will be given only under exceptional circumstances.


The Entry fee will be:
€450 per pilot.
€220 per team Leader or assistant.
Team Leaders who are also pilots in the competition will pay only the pilot entry fee.

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.

    Experience summary required
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

Refund policy
In the event of a pilot withdrawing from the competition before August 31, a full refund will be offered, less €40 for administration costs.
Withdrawing received after this date will not be eligible for a refund except if the withdrawal is linked to the Covid-19 pandemic or at organisers’ discretion in any other case.
If, at any time, a pilot withdraws and is replaced by another from the same country, there is no charge

Prize fund and scoring categories

General schedule

The practice days are open to all competing pilots.
Pilots have to register before October 1 on the organiser website. http://www.lomabola.com.ar/fai-world-paragliding-championship/

A Pratice Fee of €45 will be paid cash for the 3 days. The Pratice Fee includes transportation to take-off, live-trackers, assistance at take-off, retrieve, lunch packs (?), on-site emergency rescue and first aid medical service.
If a practice day is cancelled, €15 will be reimbursed cash.
The Meet Director or his assistant will brief on specific flying areas, but no task will be set. Retrieval will take place according to a predetermined time, axis and/or location.
Use of the organisers’ live-trackers is mandatory.

The Meet Director or his assistant will brief on specific flying areas, but no task will be set.
Retrieval will take place according to a predetermined time, axis and/or location.
Use of the organisers’ Live Trackers is mandatory.


October 28 to 30
9:00 a.m. Weather briefing
9:30 a.m Transportation to take-off. Live-trackers pick-up
6 p.m. Deadline for the return of Live-trackers to the HQ

Championships days

October 31
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration
4 p.m. Team Leaders’ Briefing
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mandatory Safety Briefing
7 p.m. Opening Ceremony
8 p.m. Welcome Dinner

November 1
Official Training Day

November 2 to 12
Contest Flying Days

October 13
10 a.m. Prize & Closing Ceremony

The hours are subject to change.
Any changes before the start of the competition will be posted on the website or/and will be communicated in an appropriate way.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the pilots’ briefing. They will be posted on the official board at headquarters or sent to all pilots (SMS, email, Telegram).

Daily schedule

Typical schedule on training and competition days
8:15 a.m. Headquarters open 8:30 a.m. Team Leaders’ Briefing
9:15 a.m. Task and Safety Committee meetings
9:45 a.m. Transportation to take off 11:30 a.m. Pilots’ briefing
12 p.m. Take-off window opens
3 p.m. Scoring office opens
8 p.m. Deadline for returning live-trackers
9:00 p.m. Provisional results The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the website.

Accommodation and Activities

OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS – Howard Johnson Hotel Yerba Buena

Av. Aconquija 1136 (4107) Yerba Buena, Tucumán
0381-43175000 / 4256370
reservas@hjyerbabuena.com.ar

www.hjyerbabuena.com

How to get here

Av. Aconquija 1136 (4107) Yerba Buena, Tucumán
0381-43175000 / 4256370
reservas@hjyerbabuena.com.ar

www.hjyerbabuena.com

Av. Aconquija 1136, T4107 Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina
Yerba Buena Argentina

Plane

To get to San Miguel de Tucuman from Ezeiza International Airport you can take a taxi or a bus to the city of Buenos Aires and then go to the Retiro bus terminal or take a flight at the Jorge Newbery airport to San Miguel de Tucuman.
Ezeiza International Airport "Ministro Pistarini"
Lt. Highway. General Ricchieri Km 33.5 - (B1802EZE) Buenos Aires.
Phone: (54 11) 5480 2500

Jorge Newbery Airport
Av Rafael Obliged S / n, 1425 Buenos Aires
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Phone: 011 5480-2500

Benjamin Matienzo International Airport
Gallo Delfin S / N, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Phone: 0381 426-5072

Bus

Bus Station of Tucumán
Av JB Terán 250, San Miguel de Tucuman - Tucuman

Taxi

In San Miguel de Tucuman.
If you will arrive by land to the Bus Station of Tucumán where you can take a taxi to the HQ for about $120 AR (US $86).
If you took a plane, arrive at the Benjamin Matienzo International Airport. There you can take a taxi to the HQ with a value of about $250 Argentines (US $17).

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Organizers

Aconquija Club de Vuelo y Aventura
Sierra de San Javier, 4 Km. from Cristo on the road to Villa Nougués
S 26º 49,333´ – W 65º 22,080´.
Loma Bola Vuelo y Aventura
Sierra de San Javier, 4 Km. from Cristo on the road to Villa Nougués
S 26º 49,333´ – W 65º 22,080´.
Matias Fortini
Event Organizer
Sergio Bujazha
Meet Director
Gonzalo Campo
Managing partner of Loma Bola

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