Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Chabre Open 2022! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, an FAI Category 2 competition (pending CIVL sanction), and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
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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 will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
There will be an organised party during or after the event
There will be live music or a DJ at the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Chabre Open 2022! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, an FAI Category 2 competition (pending CIVL sanction), and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries. Registration is now open.
The competition will be based at Camping de Monteglin, in Laragne, France, and we expect to fly from Montagne de Chabre most days. There will be competitions for Class 1 (flexwing hang gliders), Class 1 Sport and Class 5 (rigid wing hang gliders).
Check back here from time to time as details are added.
Selection and entry fee
Eligibility to compete in the Sports Class is BHPA Pilot Rating
Eligibility to complete in the Chabre Open is minimum BHPA Pilot rating and for non UK Participants National Rating Card and IPPI Card Stage 5 (Senior Pilot)
The entry fee is 165 GBP, payable by PayPal via Airtribune (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)
FAI IPPI Card
The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence
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 liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
There will be no refund for pilots who cancel from July 7th 2022 onwards.
If the competition is cancelled due to Covid-19 situation, the entire registration fee will be refunded.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Mandatory Safety Briefing: 7/8/2022 0900 Briefing tent @campintmonteglin
Contest flying days: 7/8/2022 - 13/8/2022
Prize-giving: 13/8/2022 Time TBC
Competition Social: TBC
The hours are subject to change. Any changes before the start of the competition will be posted on the website. After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2022
1100: Task and Safety Committee meetings
1145: Pilot briefing /Task briefing
TBC: Take-off window opens:
TBC: Scoring office opens
2200: 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.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2022
Accommodation and Activities
Hotels, rentals, bed and breakfasts etc. are abundant in the Laragne area.
If you are camping, we strongly recommend Camping de Monteglin, where you can camp, park your caravan or hire a mobile home. The competition will be based here, the party and prize giving will be hosted here, and we will aim to set goal here most days as well. Mobile homes can be booked for a minimum of a week starting on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday. Please see https://camping-monteglin.com/en/.
This is the busiest time of the year for the campsite. The owner recommends booking early.
How to get here
Kufra District, Libya
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom