11th edition of Aeros Winter Race. Aeros Winter Race 2023 is one of the greatest hang gliding competitions with great tradition and normally excellent flying conditions in this part of Europe...Expand page for more details
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Registration will open on
28/01 12:00 (Europe/Ljubljana)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
There will be daily lunch packs for pilots
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
- Overall Class 1
- Overall Class 5
- Local Regulations Aeros Winter Race 2023
- Addendum to the Local Regulation Aeros Winter Race 2023
- Addendum 2 to the Local Regulation AWR 2023
- CTR Ajdovscina
11th edition of Aeros Winter Race. Aeros Winter Race 2023 is one of the greatest hang gliding competitions with great tradition and normally excellent flying conditions in this part of Europe
Selection and entry fee
Transport to take-off: 40 EUR (Capacity will be communicated later. In principle, it will be available)
Retrieval: 40 EUR (Capacity will be communicated later. In principle, it will be available)
Pilots who have prepaid will have priority over available transport spaces.
Aeros reserves the right to personally invite some pilots of their choice in addition to the max number of confirmed pilots, according to their judgment to raise the quality level of the competition.
Important: to ensure participation in the competition is mandatory to pay part of the entry fee, 50 EUR when registering on the pilot list on this website.
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
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)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release 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.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
Prize fund and scoring categories
Medals and other practical prizes:
Medals for top 3 - class 1
Medals for top 3 - class 5
21st March: Registration (17:00 - 20:00 hour)
22nd – 25th March: competition days
25th March evening: closing ceremony
25th March: competition day and closing ceremony
In case of reserve date:
26th March: competition days and closing ceremony (only if comp is not valid yet on march 25th)
9:00 updates or exceptions to the daily schedule are published on the website
10:00 published info about the day's take-off place
10:30 official transport leaves to take-off
12:30: pilots briefing on the take-off
17:00: last landing
17:00 - 19:00: Report back and data downloads
19:30: unofficial results
Accommodation and Activities
Please contact TIC Ajdovščina or TIC Vipava for accommodation and activities.
How to get here
Gostilna picerija Anja, Budanje 3c, 5271 Vipava
Aeros Winter Race 2023 Competition Report
After a three-year break, we finally got the green light to organise the Aeros winter race again. For the first time this year, we also allowed rigid-wing (Class 5) pilots to compete, which added to the variety of events in the Vipava Valley.
The 11th edition of the Aeros Winter Race took place from March 22nd to 24th, 2023. The competition is renowned for its great tradition and excellent flying conditions in this part of Europe.
On the first day of the competition, 61 pilots gathered at the start for a 102 km task. However, flying had to be cautious due to the weather, with only seven pilots reaching the Trstelj turn point and three reaching the goal.
On the second day, pilots were limited to Ajdovščina due to weather concerns, but the actual weather turned out to be better than expected, allowing most pilots to reach their goals.
On the third day, strong winds posed challenges for the pilots, but they persevered, and most competitors made it to the goal with no accidents occurring.
Throughout the competition, pilots demonstrated excellent safety and fair play. Also worth mentioning were the exceptional average speeds achieved by the competitors on the third day. Marco Laurenzi flew his glider (Aeros Combat GT) at an average speed of 78.8 km/h over a 66 km long task, an absolute record for the Aeros Winter Race!
The competition concluded with a closing ceremony on the evening of March 24th. Overall, the Aeros Winter Race 2023 proved successful and exciting, with pilots showcasing their skill and sportsmanship under challenging weather conditions. As a result, the organisers and participants can reflect on a memorable competition that pushed the limits of hang gliding and set new records for future events.
The Aeros company from Ukraine has always helped us with the organisation and practical prizes. However, due to the difficult situation they find themselves in, this year, we decided to help them. For this purpose, the organisers have donated the excess funds from the race to them. We also invite others who want to help the company to contribute at:
IBAN: DE80 1001 0010 0936 6691 36
Stay tuned for future updates on the Aeros Winter Race, and congratulations to all the participants for their achievements in this year's competition!
Overall Class 1
- Christian Ciech (323)
- Primoz Gricar (301)
- Gerd Dönhuber (343)
Overall Class 5
- Christopher Friedl (326)
- Claudio Deflorian (327)
- Marzio Digiusto (373)