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Event info

2016 Korean championship event welcomes pilots to Gochang. This is a traditional Korean paragliders meet flying site. This five days event is organized by Korea Hang & Para Gliding Association.

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Flying site

Takeoff Gochang Bangjang mountain is a peak about 610 m ASL, located in south-west area of Korea. Its facing West-sea and there are mountains to east side, the floor of the flat is 60 - 80 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round.

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  • 110 Pilots max allowed
  • 4 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event

Where is it

Gochang is located in the South of Korea.

Event info

2016 Korean championship event welcomes pilots to Gochang. This is a traditional Korean paragliders meet flying site. This five days event is organized by Korea Hang & Para Gliding Association.

Flying site

Takeoff Gochang Bangjang mountain is a peak about 610 m ASL, located in south-west area of Korea. Its facing West-sea and there are mountains to east side, the floor of the flat is 60 - 80 meters ASL. Flying season lasts all year round.
The elevation keeps 1200~1800 m, average temperature between 12 to 22 °C.
Gochang Bangjang mountain is a famous for paragliding place and MTB in Korea offering good conditions even for beginner-pilots. The usual flights are made crossing valley and along the ridge of Naejang (National park-700 m ASL) mountain. Can make route to north, east, south directions.
Thermal strength in up to 4 m/s. Usual best hours to start is about 12:00. Thermals begin at about 11 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. The conditions are good for flying - no strong winds in this region.
The longest flights made from there exceed 100 km. And the pilots managed to climb as high as 2500 meters ASL.
This place has already host a number of paragliding events: Korea Open League 2010,2011,2012,2013, Korea Open Championship 2014.

Take-off - 610 ASL (52S 294721E, 3925213N)
The launch ground is located in 3 km from the nearest town and can be reached by taxi or bus. It takes 25 minutes to get there.
The slope descend is about 15 degrees, it is concrete road. The take off ground allows 2 simultaneous launches. Top landing is difficult, but possible.

Landing - 80 ASL (52S 293440E, 3923384N)
Ground is covered with grass. The landing is located in 1 km to the city, near the road.

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee: 250 USD in local currency.
To be paid by before May 1st.
Local pilot shall be registered with http://www.khpga.org/ to pay the fee and take part in the event.
Foreign pilots shall contact the organizers to participate.
Write to khpga@khpga.org to discuss participation and get payment details.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Top 10 pilots in Overall.
Top 3 pilots in Women.

General schedule

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
17:30 - 20:30- Registration and Waypoint download

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Contest flying days

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Contest flying days

Friday, May 6, 2016
Contest flying days

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Contest flying days

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Contest flying days
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

There are more than 20 hotels in Gochang.

How to get here

Gochang is located in the South of Korea.

Undongjang-gil, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Gochang South Korea

Plane

The nearest airport is Gwangju, South Korea. There are local flights that connect Incheon Seoul International Airport. It takes 50 min to fly to Gwangju from Seoul. Local carriers Asiana, Korean Air.

Bus

From Gwangju airport take a but to Yeaonggwang and from there change for an Yong-Kwang -Go-Chang-Si-Wo-Bus which will bring you to Gochang. It will take you 3 hours to get there.

Car

Gochang is located in between two major highways (toll pay roads) SeoHaean Express Way (N15) and leads to Seoul directly and Honam Express way (N25) that joins Gyoenbu Express way (N1). Thus it can be easily reached from any part of the country.

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Korea hang&para gliding association.
Korea hang gliding association.

Tel: +82 31 321 2078, Fax: +82 31 321 2079, URL: khpga.org, Address: 2F 1422 Baekokdaero Cheoin-gu Yongin-city 449-935 Korea

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Tasks and results

Task 2

05 May, 2016

69.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

06 May, 2016

72.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

07 May, 2016

62.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

08 May, 2016

49.2 km — Race to goal

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