The Belgian Ardenne Paragliding Open is a flatland competition spread over 6 weekends. We will be using the foot-launched hill takeoffs of the beautiful Ardennes in the south of Belgium and the north of France.View more
The Belgian Ardenne Paragliding Open is a flatland competition spread over 6 weekends. We will be using the foot-launched hill takeoffs of the beautiful Ardennes in the south of Belgium and the north of France. The weekends are:
BAPO 1: 23/24 March
BAPO 2: 27/28 April
BAPO 3: 11/12 May
BAPO 4: 22/23 June
BAPO 5: 31/1 August/Sept:
BAPO 6: 28/29 Sept
Every weekend will be a separate FAI Cat 2 competition. When the competition sells out completely, we expect between 30 and 40 points for the winner if we can fit 2 tasks in. There is no need to participate in all weekends, pilots can participate as it fits their agenda. For every weekend we keep 10 day tickets which can be obtained from one week before the event with the Meet Director.
In case of bad weather, we will cancel the weekend on thursday or friday evening before the weekend.
Retrieve is not foreseen by default, but we will facilitate retrieve by fellow competitors through a whatsapp group, and, as much as possible we will take hotspots of public transportation as goals for the tasks with the possibility to return to take off by train or bus. The belgium Ardennes are well served by the Belgian railroad, the most dense rail network in the world!
No airspace infringement will be allowed during the competition, and we will provide you with correct OpenAir files.
Scoring will be done after the event, and offline. All participants will be required to send in their IGC track file via email before monday 20h00.
TEL/FAX: 015 32 18 20
Selection and entry fee
First come, first served, based on the registration order in Airtribune.
You want to subscribe for the entire event:
45 euro for the entire competition (6 weekends). With a full year subscription will get our exclusive t-shirt.
You want to participate on a per task/per weekend base:
You show up before the briefing in the morning after having warned beforehand via email or sms the meet director. Cost: 10 euro per day, 20 euro for the weekend, can be paid cash in the morning.
Payment must be done by bank transfer to the federation:
IBAN: BE41 3100 9022 1810
BIC: BBRU BEBB
SWIFT code: BBRU BEBB 200
There will be no refunds in case of cancellations.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Saturday evening 20h00: Announcement of site sunday (latest)
10h30 Briefing on take off
11h00 Window Open (tentative)
18h00 Window Closed (tentative)
By default all taks will be scored as elapsed time races. If conditions allow, we will try to set a Race to Goal task.
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