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2019 PWC Gochnag Korea. welcomes pilots to Gochang.
This eight days event is organized by Korea paragliding association & Paragliding WorldCup association.

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Local Regulations.

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Flying site

Takeoff Gochang Bangjang mountain is a peak about 610 m ASL, located in south-west area of Korea. Its facing West-sea and there are mountains to east side, the floor of the flat is 60 - 80 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round.

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How to get here

Incheon Internation airport (INC) or Busan Gimhae International Airport (PUS) can be used.

Event info

2019 PWC Gochnag Korea. welcomes pilots to Gochang.
This eight days event is organized by Korea paragliding association & Paragliding WorldCup association.

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Local Regulations.

PWC rule will apply. There are no other local regulations.


* PRIZES

1. OVERALL

1st ~ 10th : total 12,500,000 KRW


2. WOMAN

1st to 3rd : total 2,200,000 KRW

Flying site

Takeoff Gochang Bangjang mountain is a peak about 610 m ASL, located in south-west area of Korea. Its facing West-sea and there are mountains to east side, the floor of the flat is 60 - 80 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round.
The elevation keeps 1200~1800 m, average temperature between 12 to 22 °C.
Gochang Bangjang mountain is a famous for paragliding place and MTB in Korea offering good conditions even for beginner-pilots. The usual flights are made crossing valley and along the ridge of Naejang (National park-700 m ASL) mountain. Can make route to north, east, south directions.
Thermal strength in up to 4 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 2500 meters ASL.
This place has already host a number of paragliding events: Korea Open League 2010,2011,2012,2013, Korea Open Championship 2014.

Take-off - 610 ASL (52S 294721E, 3925213N)
The launch ground is located in 3 km from the nearest town and can be reached by taxi or bus. It takes 25 minutes to get there.
The slope descend is about 15 degrees, it is concrete road. The take off ground allows 2 simultaneous launches. Top landing is difficult, but possible.

Landing - 80 ASL (52S 293440E, 3923384N)
Ground is covered with grass. The landing is located in 1 km to the city, near the road.

Organizers

Korea paragliding association.
Korea paragliding association.
Youngjong Park
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Selection and entry fee

This will be handled by PWCA.

Prize fund and scoring categories


1. OVERALL

1st ~ 10th : total 12,500,000 KRW


2. WOMAN

1st to 3rd : total 2,200,000 KRW

General schedule


Friday, 04 - OCT - Arrival, Registration 15h-17h @ HQ
Friday, 04 - OCT - Briefing 17h-18h @ HQ
Saturday, 05 OCT - First competition day
Sunday, 06 OCT - Competition day
Monday, 07 OCT - Competition day
Tuesday, 08 OCT - Competition day
Wednesday, 09 OCT - Competition day
Thursday, 10 OCT - Competition day
Friday, 11 OCT - Last competition day and prize-giving ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Transport from Hotel to HQ
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Briefing on the take off
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Gochang is located in southern of South Korea.
There are more than 20 hotels in Gochang.

How to get here

Incheon Internation airport (INC) or Busan Gimhae International Airport (PUS) can be used.

289 Wolam-ri, Gochang-eup, Kochang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Gochang KR

Plane

The nearest airport is Gwangju, South Korea. There are local flights that connect Incheon Seoul International Airport. It takes 50 min to fly to Gwangju from Seoul. Local carriers Asiana, Korean Air.

Bus

From Gwangju airport take a but to Yeaonggwang and from there change for an Yong-Kwang -Go-Chang-Si-Wo-Bus which will bring you to Gochang. It will take you 3 hours to get there.

Car

Gochang is located in between two major highways (toll pay roads) SeoHaean Express Way (N15) and leads to Seoul directly and Honam Express way (N25) that joins Gyoenbu Express way (N1). Thus it can be easily reached from any part of the country.

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