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The Monte Cucco International Trophy is a high level competition that every year takes place in Monte Cucco, where in 2008 and 2011 took place the Class 2 and Class 1 Worlds...

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The particular relief features of the Alta Valle del Chiascio and the mountain ridges of the Monte Cucco Massif, as well as the absence of serious obstacles to obstruct the alternating Atlantic and Balkan air currents, make the Park an ideal location to practice free-flying and, especially, hang-gliding.

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HQ is located at the Ostello del Volo - Villa Scirca, 06028 Sigillo PG.

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Event info

The Monte Cucco International Trophy is a high level competition that every year takes place in Monte Cucco, where in 2008 and 2011 took place the Class 2 and Class 1 Worlds.

Flying site

The particular relief features of the Alta Valle del Chiascio and the mountain ridges of the Monte Cucco Massif, as well as the absence of serious obstacles to obstruct the alternating Atlantic and Balkan air currents, make the Park an ideal location to practice free-flying and, especially, hang-gliding.

These positive climatic and geographical characteristics greatly simplify the processes of take-off and landing, making Monte Cucco an ideal location both for beginners learning the sport and for high-level experts. The Pian di Monte and the Sella di Culumeo in the Val di Ranco are amongst the few places where take-off and landing are possible in the same flight. Val di Ranco, Pian di Monte and La Pianaccia are the classic take-off points in the area: one of them is always suitable for take-off at any given time, whatever the prevailing wind conditions.

Monte Cucco is one of the few locations where high-level free-flying competitions, both national and international, are regularly held. Sigillo is the only municipality in Italy to have hosted a total of 7 out of 21 of the Open hang-gliding championships. It is in this district that an international competition named “Il Trofeo Monte Cucco” (Monte Cucco Trophy) is regularly staged, attracting numerous overseas participants.

A similarly popular event is the CAMPIONATI MONDIALI DI DELTAPLANO (World Hang-gliding Championships), which were first held in 1999. Down in the valley there are companies specializing in hang-gliding training, and skilled local instructors offer residential and week-end courses. The activities of both hang-gliding and paragliding are managed and promoted by the Centro Volo Libero "Monte Cucco" (Monte Cucco Free Flight Centre) which is based at the Università del Volo Libero (University of Free Flight) in Villa Scirca.

Organizers

Aero Club Lega Piloti
Aero Club Lega Piloti
Volo Libero Monte Cucco
Volo Libero Monte Cucco

Selection and entry fee

Registration fee is € 120,00(+10€ for the Flymaster tracker) to be payed at the HQ during registration.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
As required by Italian NAC and by FAI / CIVL, the following requirement are mandatory:
- National pilot Licence
- FAI Licence – Class O
- Receipt of Entry Fee payment
- Third-Party Insurance
Note: All documents must be valid.

The entry fee includes:
- Event's T-shirt
- Complimentary dinner
- Packed Lunch each competition day
- Medical emergency service
- Prize-giving ceremony

Only if not held any valid task, 50% of the registration fee will be returned to each confirmed pilot.

The organization will not provide any transport to TO or retrieve service.
If requested, organizers can get in touch pilots with some local shuttle drivers who could provide this service for a fee. The pilots who want to use this service must notify the organization at least 15 days before the start of the Trophy.

Prize fund and scoring categories

- 1° Class 1 OPEN
- 2° Class 1 OPEN
- 3° Class 1 OPEN

- 1° Class 5 (only if there are at least 5 participants)

- 1° Sport Class (only if there are at least 5 participants)


To withdraw the prize, pilots have to be present at the Prize-giving Ceremony.
No proxy will be accepted.
Undelivered awards will remain to the organisation.

General schedule

Friday, August 10
Pilots can register @ the HQ at the Ostello del Volo in Villa Scirca - 06028 Sigillo PG, from 09.00 to 12.00.

13:00 Weather briefing @ TO
From 13.05: Unofficial training day - free flight

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Saturday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 14:
Contest flying days

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Tuesday, August 14
21:00 Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

Friday, August 10
09.00 - 12.00: Pilots registration @HQ
13.05: Unofficial training day - free flight

Saturday, August 11 - Monday, August 13
10:00 - Pilots briefing @ HQ
11:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
20:30 - Provisional results

Tuesday, August 14
10:00 - Pilots briefing @ HQ
11:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
20:30 - Provisional results
21:00 - Dinner and Prize-giving ceremony

Accommodation and Activities

https://www.vololiberomontecucco.it/vlmc/index.php/it/info/dove-dormire-sleep

How to get here

by Car
From Rome: SS n.3 Flaminia (Roma - Rimini)
From Ancona: SS n.76 della Val d'Esino
From Perugia: SS n.318 (new speedway Perugia - Valfabbrica) up to Branca di Gubbio and then SS 298 Pian d'Assino
from Cesena: E45 (speedway Ravenna - Orte) up to Montecorona and then SS 298 Pian d'Assino.

by Train + Bus
Fossato di Vico - Gubbio
Train line ROMA - ANCONA

Bus:
From Fossato di Vico train station:
ROMA - URBINO bus line to Gubbio/Gualdo Tadino: APM (S.p.A) Perugia Tel. 075/5731707
Taxi Service: Bensi Giannangelo - Tel. 075/919202

by Plane
Airports:
Falconara Marittima (Ancona) - Tel. 071/28271
S. Egidio (Perugia) - Tel. 075/592141

06028 Sigillo PG, Italia
Sigillo IT

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