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Nordic Open 2015 is organised with the purpose to determine the Nordic and Danish Hanggliding Champion 2015.

The championship will be held in Fasterholt, Denmark from the 23rd - 31st May 2015 and serve as an open Cat 2 event for Class 1 (flex wing) and Class 5 (rigid wing) hang gliders.

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Flying site

"Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center" is located just outside the small village of Fasterholt not far from Herning in central Demark.

"Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center" is a traditional hang gliding and paragliding club run by and for its members.

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How to get here

HQ will be located in Fasterholt Hang gliding & Paragliding Center office.

FHPC
Brandevej 14, Fasterholt
7330 Brande, Denmark

Event info

Nordic Open 2015 is organised with the purpose to determine the Nordic and Danish Hanggliding Champion 2015.

The championship will be held in Fasterholt, Denmark from the 23rd - 31st May 2015 and serve as an open Cat 2 event for Class 1 (flex wing) and Class 5 (rigid wing) hang gliders.

http://www.m-d-k.dk/dohg/dohg.asp

We expect to have another great competition and a superb atmosphere, so come join us in Fasterholt.

Fasterholt Hanggliding and Paragliding Center is located in middle of Jutland and offers some of the best conditions for free flyers in Denmark. The Center offers unique facilities for a hang gliding championship and nearby attractions for the whole family.

The launch method is static line towing using purpose-built Toyota 4x4 jeeps. The airfield is 1200 meters long. During tow hang glider pilots have the choice of foot launching or using a tow trolley.
Club coordinates: 56.004476, 9.102019

Flying site

"Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center" is located just outside the small village of Fasterholt not far from Herning in central Demark.

"Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center" is a traditional hang gliding and paragliding club run by and for its members. Flying courses and training are carried out on a voluntary basis by certified instructors using gliders owned by the club. The address is Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center, Brandevej 14, DK-7330 Brande, Denmark.

Please note that "Fasterholt Hanggliding & Paragliding Center" is not a commercial operation. The tow field is manned every holliday and weekend from April through September. During the flying season every club member has to be "on duty" two individual days driving the tow vehicles and act as watchman etc. so other club members can fly. We welcome all pilots - both hang gliders and paragliders - from other clubs and/or countries to come visit us and fly.

The launch method is static line towing using purpose-built Toyota 4x4 jeeps. The airfield is 1200 meters long. During tow hang glider pilots have the choice of foot launching or using a tow trolley.
Club coordinates: 56.004476, 9.102019

Some paraglider pilots prefer winch towing which our club cannot provide. However, our experienced club members also perform safe and reliable tows of paragliders using cars.

During competitions the towing fee is included into the entry fee.
Usual day towing - each launch is 40 DKK (Approx. 5.3 €) with no other additional fees.

Watch video about flying in Fasterholt
Paragliding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2EKNGwXd70#t=42
Hanggliding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgKOrIN5WlQ

Basic rules for flying in Denmark:
- You can fly using your national license for a period of max. 30 days.
- Always wear a helmet.
- No flying above 150 meters (500 ft MSL) without a reserve parachute.
- You must have third party liability insurance.
- Always bring your certificate.
- Flying without instructor supervision requires a rating equivalent to FAI SafePro-3/ParaPro-3, FAI IPPI-3, BHPA Club Pilot (Novice), USHPA Hang-3 or similar.
- Cross country flying requires a rating equivalent to FAI SafePro-4/ParaPro-4, FAI IPPI-4, BHPA Pilot, USHPA Hang-4 or similar.
- You are not allowed to fly higher than 1050 meters (3500 feet MSL) anywhere in Denmark
- If you have a certified and calibrated instrument you are allowed to fly to 2.850 m (9.500 feet MSL) in airspace class G and non-classified airspace.
- During tow the tow line must be released before you reach 450 meters (1500 feet MSL)

Organizers

Flemming Lauridsen
Organizer
flemming@m-d-k.dk
Mikkel Krogh
Organizer
mikkelkrogh74@gmail.com

Selection and entry fee

Until 1st of May all places are reserved for pilots from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark with 5 pilots from each country.
After 1st of May, registration is open for all countries.

Price is 1100Dkr or 150EUR

Payment:
Bank transfer to MDK Nordea, reg.no. 5542, account no. 6270412910
IBAN: DK1620006270412910 Swift: NDEADKKK

Please state "DOHG" and your name

The entry fee includes
- All towing (static line car towing)
- Accommodation (camping at the airfield)
- Retrieval
- T-shirt
- Dinner at end of competition
- Live tracking

Retrieval is dependent on cars available.
We plan to have at least 1 minibus.
As alternative pilots will be retrieved in their own car, with official or other pilots as driver.

Prize fund and scoring categories

The scoring will be latest version of FSComp together with GpsDump.

Team scoring: The top three pilots each day will count for team scoring.

Scoring formular will be "GAP 2008"

General schedule

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Official training day

Sunday, May 24, 2015
10:00: Registration and first briefing

Sunday, May 24 - Saturday May 30, 2015
Contest Flying days

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Spare day

Daily schedule

Typical competition day schedule:

10:00 - Previous official result / Weather briefing
11:00 - Task briefing
12:30 - Take-off window opens
19:00 - Provisional result

Accommodation and Activities

A camping site is located at the airfield. Facilities in the club house can be used by the pilots. All costs are included in the entry fee.

Hotel Dalgas is located in Brande - 8 km from the airfield.

Harrild moor (4 km)
Glider center Arnborg (7 km)
Søby Lignite Museum (8 km)
Town of Brande (9 km)
Town of Ikast (17 km)
Hampen Lake Camping (21 km)
Herning city mall (21 km)
Givskud Zoo (29 km)
Legoland (39 km)
Danmarks Airplane Museum (55 km)

How to get here

7330 Brande, Danmark
Fasterholt DK

Plane

The nearest is Copenhagen international airport.

Car

It is about 290 km from Copenhagen. Follow E20 highway.

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Contacts

  • Chairman, DHPU Hang Gliding Competitions Panel

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Tasks and results

Task 1

24 May, 2015

Class 1 — 60.5 km — Elapsed time

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Task 2

25 May, 2015

Class 1 — 56.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

27 May, 2015

Class 1 — 56.2 km — Elapsed time

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