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Indian Open 2018 will be organized by Conducting Agency----
Special Area Development Authority (SADA) Bir Billing in collaboration with Department of Tourism Govt of HP.
The idea of Indian Open 2018, Bir is to bring the Paragliding pilots from around the world together to these Himalayan Foothills to enjoy the love for competition flying.

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Flying site

Bir Billing is well know site for paragliding in Himachal Pradesh and popular among both indian and foreigners pilots. Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by big mountains. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world .

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Event info

Indian Open 2018 will be organized by Conducting Agency----
Special Area Development Authority (SADA) Bir Billing in collaboration with Department of Tourism Govt of HP.
The idea of Indian Open 2018, Bir is to bring the Paragliding pilots from around the world together to these Himalayan Foothills to enjoy the love for competition flying.

Flying site

Bir Billing is well know site for paragliding in Himachal Pradesh and popular among both indian and foreigners pilots. Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by big mountains. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world .

Their launching destination ’Billing’is at 2,400(8500 ft) on the Dhauladhar ranges and most heighest aero sport site,14-km distance from bir. Bir Billing is one of the nature wonders.This is perfectly designed as a launch pad,has become a legend on the international paragliding circuits and a destination for world champion paragliding pilots.The green meadow directly above the villages of Bir and Chaughan,is one of the best gliding sites in the world.The massive Dhauladhar mountain range and the kangra valley below with its panoramic views offer opportunities for high altitude’up and down’and ‘all over the world flying for more than 200-km.

Flying conditions are very good. On a bad day one can in any case fly 20-30 kms and on great days 100 kms is not troublesome. In 1992 the world record of 132.5km for an out-and-return flight was set here. International teams come to challenge the record every May for the Himalayan Hang-Gliding Rally, while paragliders compete in the Himalayan Open in autumn. Now many records are built and broken as this place has become a paradise for paragliders. Special facts of whether about this location which make it incredible-
Thermals of 6-12 meters/sec in May – June, 4 to 8 meter per second and in October – November. It is maximum 7 meter per second. Normally 2-7 meters per second. 4000-6000 meters of cloud base.

Take off: 32°3'35" (32.0598)N; 76°44'40" (76.7445)E - Elevation : 2428 m.

Landing : 32°2'32" (32.0423)N; 76°42'30" (76.7084)E - Elevation : 1410 m.

Precautions: Don't fly towards North till you are good enough to be a survivor at exotic high mountains, at least carry cigarette lighter and knife.

Source :
http://flybirbilling.com/
http://www.paraglidingearth.com/

Selection and entry fee

Fees:
INR 15000 for all pilots or equivalent in Euros or USD

Bank Details
Account Name: Event Coordinator, Indian open - 2018
Bank Address:
HDFC Bank Ltd,
Main Bazaar,
Baijnath,
District Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh
Branch: Baijnath

A/C no:50100194637927

IFSC code: HDFC0002349
SWIFT code: HDFCINBBXXX

Please write the description of payment as "name and pilot id" as
for example : Alok Mihani 6174
Please send a copy of payment acknowledgement to xc.indianopen@gmail.com

Entry fee includes:
- Flymaster GSM trackers
- Results processing
- Transportation to take-off from HQ
- Retrieval to HQ
- Ground based Search and Rescue and Ambulance
- GPS coordinates, map of the area
- One Lunch packet
- T-shirt
- Local SIM Cards (under negotiation)

Participation criteria:
[Equipment]
Equipment Requirements:
- Glider Classification: EN, CCC
- Certified EN Harness
- Helmet
- Reserve
- GPS
- 2m Radio
- Smart phone
- Insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)


Insurance: Accident/Medical/hospitalization/Third Party Liability insurance covering paragliding (proof to be checked during registration). NO EXCEPTIONS!

[Pilot experience]

- IPPI or any other equivalent Rating
- Pilots without IPPI or equivalent rating can participate if they can provide a flight log proof of having done an XC at least once in the past one year covering a distance of at least 30 km and/or recommendation by an instructor or a senior pilot. Such pilots are requested to provide the above before hand by sending the details to xc.indianopen@gmail.com. Decision taken by the organizing committee on entry of such pilots shall be deemed final.


We are still under negotiations to arrange helicopter rescue for this event. However GSM Trackers will be provided so that Road rescue is always on top of any unforeseen events. This space will be updated once we have more information on this.

Payment method to be communicated after confirmation

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Maximum/Minimum Participants:
The maximum no. of pilots allowed for the comp is 150.
25% of the seats are reserved for foreign pilots. In case those 25% are not filled 2 weeks before the competition those seats will be given to local pilots.

Reserve dates for the competition- 3rd Nov 2018 to 10th Nov 2018

Head Quarters:
Bir Tibetan Society Hall,
Village Chogan,
Bir Colony, Bir,
Himachal Pradesh 176077
https://goo.gl/maps/mA2D3B4tBa42

Prize fund and scoring categories

Scoring: Overall, Sports (upto EN C), Women, Indian National

General schedule

27th Oct. ’18 -
Registration of Pilots, Safety Briefing at HQ
28th Oct. ’18 -
Opening Ceremony, First official task
29th Oct. to 3
rd Nov. ’18 -
Official Contest Flying Days
3rd Nov. ‘18 -
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony

*Please note there will be a maximum of 6 official tasks*
Reserve dates for the competition - 3rd Nov 2018 to 10th Nov 2018

Head Quarters:
Bir Tibetan Society Hall,
Village Chogan,
Bir Colony, Bir,
Himachal Pradesh 176077
https://goo.gl/maps/mA2D3B4tBa42

Daily schedule

27th Oct. ’18 -
1000 HRS to 1300 HRS
1500 HRS to 1700 HRS,
1900 HRS Safety Briefing at HQ
Registration of Pilots
28th Oct. ’18-
0830 HRS transportation to Take Off Site
1030 HRS Opening Ceremony at Take Off Site
1130 HRS First Official task
1700 to 1900 HRS Submission of Track Logs at HQ

29th Oct. to 3rd Nov. ‘18-
0800 HRS Complaints for Previous Day
0900 HRS Transportation To Take Off Site
1700 to 1900 HRS Submission of Track Logs at HQ

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

Bir Tibetan Society Hall,
Village Chogan,
Bir Colony, Bir,
Himachal Pradesh 176077

Suja, Himachal Pradesh, India
Bir IN

Plane

First one need to arrive to New Deili Internationairport and then take a transfer flight from IGIA New Delh to Gaggal Airport (Kangra, near Dharamsala) and then taxi or bus to Bir Tibetan Colony.

Bus

A/C Bus (HRTC) departure time 19:45 - Delhi ISBT NE Basement to Bir Road.
http://www.hrtc.gov.in/hrt...
RouteID: 547.
Source: Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate.
Destination: Joginder Nagar.
(request the attendant to drop at Bir Road)
Type: HIMGAURAV (TATA-AC)
DepartureTime: 19:45
Distance: 590KM

Train

Take a train from Delhi to Pathankot rail station. From there taxi or bus to Bir Tibetan Colony.
Web: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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Organizers

Department of Tourism, Himachal Pradesh
Aero Club of India
Federation Aeronautique Internationale
Vikas Shukla
SDM Baijnath
Event Coordinator
Chairman Special Area Development Authority (SADA) Bir Billing
Chairman Special Area Development Authority (SADA) Bir Billing
Brett Janaway
Meet Director
Magdalena Kozlowska
Scorer

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

Tasks and results

Task 1

28 Oct, 2018

69.9 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Comp. results:

Task 2

30 Oct, 2018

46.5 km — Race to goal

Task 3

31 Oct, 2018

71.8 km — Race to goal

Task 4

01 Nov, 2018

30.2 km — Race to goal

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