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Event info

Tennessee Paragliding Open aka HURRICANE OPEN is an annual xc race to goal paragliding competition held in the Sequatchie Valley of TN, a famous location for Hang Gliding comps back in the 90's and a WORLD CLASS flying location.

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Flying site

JUSTFLY-SVS Flight Parks,
Whitwell, TENNESSEE, USA.
Henson Gap, TENNESSEE, USA.
Keel Mountain, ALABAMA, USA...

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  • 38 Pilots Confirmed
  • 38 Pilots total registered
  • 350 USD Entry fee
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  • 150 Pilots max allowed
  • 9 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 01/03 14:58 (US/Central)
  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • 🚁

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 🚁

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 🚁

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Where is it

35 mins from Chattanooga Tennessee to the west over the plateau and into the Sequatchie Valley.

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Event info

Tennessee Paragliding Open aka HURRICANE OPEN is an annual xc race to goal paragliding competition held in the Sequatchie Valley of TN, a famous location for Hang Gliding comps back in the 90's and a WORLD CLASS flying location. Launch elevation is 2000ft with the valley floor at 750ft along the 100k long and 12k wide valley system. The generous gentle conditions over green grassy farm fields is an excellent race arena. At JUSTFLYSVS Flight Parks we are able to fly in any wind direction, with top landing space and lots of generous LZ's around.

Flying site

JUSTFLY-SVS Flight Parks,
Whitwell, TENNESSEE, USA.
Henson Gap, TENNESSEE, USA.
Keel Mountain, ALABAMA, USA

Selection and entry fee

$350
Selection determined by date of payment received and initial sign up

Documents required at registration

  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application 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.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds handled upon request and after determination by event managment.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Open
Sport
Women

General schedule

09/04 Practice Day & Opening Ceremony
09/05 1st Day
09/06 2nd Day
09/07 3rd Day
09/08 4th Day
09/09 5th Dy
09/10 6th Day
09/11 Final day & 9/11 fire work tribute

Daily schedule

8:00 Transport to launch from LZ
9:00 Task & Safety COmmittee Meetings
10:00 Pilot's briefing / pervious task / Task definition
11:00 window open
17:00 task closed
22:00 provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Barnhouse & Camping onsite @ Flying Camp

Castle’s Grocery & Motel - Whitwell, TN
+14236586542

Mountain Inn & Suites - Dunlap, TN
+14239492184
http://www.mountaininnandsuites.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/MBRBD8Pe2snprbPA8

Big Al’s Inn - Dunlap, TN
+14239498422
https://big-als-inn.business.site/

http://www.randrrvcampground.com/ - North of Dunlap
+17045621182

Coops Creek RV - Downtown Dunlap.
+14239493483

A Tennessee Dude & Guest House
http://www.tnhorsevacation.com/
+14235544677

Accommodations
Free Camping with limited facilities & Camping with deluxe facilities, Tents, hostel bunk bed rentals or private rooms & apts. all for rent on site from Flying Camp. Near by airbnb, hotels in Dunlap, Whitwell & Chattanooga.

Bunk House and Apartments at launch
https://www.flying.camp/accommodations/

Next door to us is the Tennessee Tree Toppers club that has camping, an Aframe, covered BBQ, shower and bath house…annual membership is $150 monthly membership available also.

Dee Nash has a room private cabin to rent # 423-605-0227. It's like a Hotel room cabin. Can’t say what it all entails, but it is directly across from TTT and our Henson Gap launch site.


ISOLATED & STERILE ★ Luxury Cabin Nestled In Woods - Whitwell Tennessee. Offered through Air BnB


;Signal Mountain Retreat - Signal Mountain Tennessee offered through Air Bnb


Secluded, amazing artesian home in beautiful Coppingers Cove - outdoor paradise 20 minutes from Whitwell Launch/HQ

Unit C | River Gorge Condo - 10 Minutes to Downtown Chattanooga 30 minutes from launches. Along the Tennessee River.


Log Cabin in the Clouds with a Million Dollar View - Private - Clean & Safe! quick and easy access to both launch sites.

Hawk Haven Hideaway - Dunlap Tn. Looking across the valley towards JustFly-SVS Henson Gap and only about 30 minutes to JustFly-SVS Whitwell.


Peaceful retreat on 45 acre farm. 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage, sleeps 7. Close to all the activity and nestled near the Prentice-Cooper State Park. Quick easy access to Chattanooga and all of the competition venues.


Unit H | Cozy Mountain Hideaway! 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4. Close to everything and along the scenic Tennessee River.


Tennessee's Grand Canyon! 10 Min From Downtown Chattanooga! Waterfront Condo With River And Mountain Views! Free Pontoon Boat Rides. 1 bedroom, sleeps 4. 45 minute access competition venues.


A Tennessee Dude & Guest House

Many Hotels and motels are available in the area

Castle’s Grocery & Motel - Whitwell, TN +1 (423) 658-6542

Mountain Inn & Suites - Dunlap, TN +1(423) 949-2184
http://www.mountaininnandsuites.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/MBRBD8Pe2snprbPA8

Big Al’s Inn - Dunlap, TN +1 (423( 949-8422


Activities
Additional Activities include but are not limited to; Caving, Mtn Biking, rock climbing, river floating, kayaking, swimming,...

Savage Gulf Natural Area Savage Gulf is 15,590-acre natural area located in Grundy and Sequatchie Counties. Carved like a giant crowfoot into the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau, it is one of Tennessee's most scenic wilderness areas. Its sheer sandstone cliffs and rugged canyons provide extraordinary views.

Fiery Gizzard Trail The Fiery Gizzard Trail runs from Tracy City, Tennessee to Foster Falls in Marion County, Tennessee. It is renowned for its beauty and diversity, cited by Backpacker magazine as one of the top 25 hiking trails in the United States.

Caving Tennessee has some of the most amazing caving in the country. We have experts that are also pilots and can provide guided tours if we have unflyable days.

Climbing Many great climbing area a short distance from the magic valley.

How to get here

Whitwell, TN is located in the Sequatchie Valley of TN 35 mins west from Chattanooga.

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Whitwell United States

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Church Of Thermal Ascension

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Tasks and results

Task 2

06 Sep, 2021

38.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

07 Sep, 2021

38.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

08 Sep, 2021

31.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

10 Sep, 2021

97.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

11 Sep, 2021

30.3 km — Race to goal

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