The idea of Indian Open 2020, Bir is to bring the Paragliding pilots from around the world together to these Himalayan Foothills to enjoy the love for competition flying...View more
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 .View more
The idea of Indian Open 2020, Bir is to bring the Paragliding pilots from around the world together to these Himalayan Foothills to enjoy the love for competition flying.
Selection and entry fee
Registration Fee for the event is
Please write the description of payment as " and " as description
for example : Alok Mihani 6174
Please send the proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case you are not able to participate please inform us.
Paypal Account: 200 euros
To pay by PAYPAL, please send €200 EUR to email address email@example.com
Sending it 'to a friend' avoids the fees and gives more money for competition prizes and event organizing.
Please include your name in the messages box if using someone elses Paypal.
For Foreign Pilots PayPal is the preferable mode. Please write to us if you any problems making payment through paypal.
Please note the account is newly setup and we do not have online access to it yet. It will be a manual process to verify. If you maintain the above process it will get easier for us to cross verify and confirm you soon
Indian Bank Account - INR 15000
Account Name: Director Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports
Account number: 029494600000674
Bank Address: Yes Bank Manali HP
Payment Details to be sent once selected
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
- Glider Classification: EN, CCC
- Certified EN Harness
- 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!
- IPPI 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Decision taken by the organizing committee on entry of such pilots shall be deemed final.
Rescue helicopter will be on standby every day of the competition at Landing ground.
Rescue to the landing ground from the site of crash is free of cost.
Should medical evacuation be required to the nearest hospital or a multi specialty hospital then the pilot needs to pay for the same through his/her insurance.
The rescue team for the competition is from Air Zermatt Switzerland (https://www.air-zermatt.ch/en/ )
Co opted with instructors of the Mountaineering institute (ABVIMAS) https://www.adventurehimalaya.org/
The maximum no. of pilots allowed for the comp is 100.
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.
Prize fund and scoring categories
09:00 - 12:00 - Official Registration & equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
10:00 - Opening Ceremony, Official flying day
Oct 27th to Oct 31st
Official Flying Days
October 31st, 2020
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony
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
Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India
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.
A/C Bus (HRTC) departure time 19:45 - Delhi ISBT NE Basement to Bir Road.
Source: Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate.
Destination: Joginder Nagar.
(request the attendant to drop at Bir Road)
Type: HIMGAURAV (TATA-AC)
Take a train from Delhi to Pathankot rail station. From there taxi or bus to Bir Tibetan Colony.