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.Expand page for more details
JUSTFLY-SVS Flight Parks,
Whitwell, TENNESSEE, USA.
Henson Gap, TENNESSEE, USA.
Keel Mountain, ALABAMA, USA...
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Registration will open on
01/04 06:00 (US/Central)
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.
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
Ballast on takeoff
There will be ballast water available at launch
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
There will be an organised party during or after the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Prize funds and scoring categories
- Ritter Lavengood
- Dave Hanning
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.
Selection and entry fee
Selection determined by date of payment received and initial sign up.
Comp Fee includes Annual Flight Park Pass.
friends and family
cash is king
Documents required at registration
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
before August 1st 100% refund.
After August 1st Cancellations and refunds handled upon request and after determination by event management.
Spots can be shifted with approval from comp committee
Prize fund and scoring categories
08/28 1st task Day
08/29 2nd task Day
08/30 3rd task Day
08/31 4th task Day
09/01 5th task Dy
09/02 6th task Day
09/03 Final task Day
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
free Camping onsite @ Flying Camp Henson Gap w/ shower house, Kitchen and WIFI (this is HQ)
Free Camping at Whitwell - Primitive facilities.
Castle’s Grocery & Motel - Whitwell, TN
Mountain Inn & Suites - Dunlap, TN
http://www.randrrvcampground.com/ - North of Dunlap
Coops Creek RV - Downtown Dunlap.
A Tennessee Dude & Guest House
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.
Excellent large house for rent!
RED ROOM Cabin
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
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
- Ritter Lavengood
- Dave Hanning