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2018 Geochang + VFC Financial Paragliding Open event welcomes pilots to Geochang...

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Flying site

Geochang Gam-Ak mountain is a peak about 925 m ASL, located in middle-south area of South Korea. The surrounding mountains are about 600 - 800 meters ASL, the floor of the flat is 200 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round.

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How to get here

Geochang is located in the South of Korea.

Event info

2018 Geochang + VFC Financial Paragliding Open event welcomes pilots to Geochang.

Flying site

Geochang Gam-Ak mountain is a peak about 925 m ASL, located in middle-south area of South Korea. The surrounding mountains are about 600 - 800 meters ASL, the floor of the flat is 200 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round. But the best season for flying are spring & autumn. At this time the elevation keeps 1000m~2000m, average temperature between 15 to 25 °C.
Geochang GamAk mountain is a famous paragliding place in Korea offering good conditions even for beginner-pilots. The usual flights are made above Geochang city and along the ridge of mountains. Can make route for any directions. Thermal strength in up to 5 m/s. Usual best hours to start is about 12:00. Thermals begin at about 11 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. The conditions are good for flying - no strong winds in this region.
The longest flights made from there exceed 100 km. And the pilots managed to climb as high as 3000 meters ASL. This place has already host a number of paragliding events: Korea Open League
2012, 2013, 2014

Take-off - 888 ASL (52S 402940.87E, 3939789.42N)
The launch ground is located in 8 km from the nearest town and can be reached by taxi or bus. It takes 30 minutes to get there. The slope descend is about 20 degrees. It is concrete covered. The take off ground allows 2 simultaneous launches. Top landing is difficult, but possible.

Landing - 400 ASL (52S 402158.11E 3937656.66N)
Ground is covered with grass. The landing is located in 5 km to the city, near the road.

Organizers

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee: 120 USD 120,000원 120 EUR
Foreign pilots shall contact the organizers to participate.
Write to p0jong@naver.com to discuss participation and get payment details.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Top 5 pilots in Overall.
Top 3 pilots in Women.

General schedule

Thursday, November 8, 2018
17:30 - 20:30- Registration and Waypoint download

Friday, November 9, 2018
Contest flying days

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Contest flying days

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Contest flying days
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

There are more than 10 hotels in Geochang.

How to get here

Geochang is located in the South of Korea.

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Plane

The nearest airport is Sacheon Jin ju, South Korea. There are local flights that connect Incheon Seoul International Airport. It takes 55 min to fly to Sacheon from Seoul. Local carriers Asiana, Korean Air.

Bus

You can also come by bus from Seoul. Choose a bus to Anui Mueon from Nambu Bus terminal and in Anui Mueon change for a bus to Geochang.
Web http://www.odsay.com/

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