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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...

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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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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.

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

Payment details
Registration Fee for the event is
200 Euros
or
INR 15000


Please write the description of payment as " and " as description
for example : Alok Mihani 6174
Please send the proof of payment to xc.indianopen@gmail.com. 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 abvimasmanali@gmail.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
YES Bank
Account Name: Director Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports
Account number: 029494600000674
IFSC: YESB0000294
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
- T-shirt

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 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 xc.indianopen@gmail.com. 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/

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Maximum/Minimum Participants:
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

Scoring & Prizes
Overall:
1st ₹150,000
2nd ₹120,000
3rd ₹90,000
Indian Nationals:
1st ₹125,000
2nd ₹100,000
3rd ₹75,000
Women’s:
1st ₹100,000
2nd ₹75,000
3rd ₹50,000
Sports Class:
1st ₹75,000
2nd ₹50,000
3rd ₹30,000

General schedule

Oct 25, 2020
09:00 - 12:00 - Official Registration & equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Oct 26th
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

Daily schedule

All Flying days
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
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

Colonel Neeraj Rana
Event Convenor
Director ABVIMAS
ABVIMAS
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali
https://www.adventurehimalaya.org/
IPC
Indian Paragliding Competitions
Brett Janaway
Meet Director
Vistasp Kharas
Event Coordinator
debu choudhury
Safety Director
Magdalena Kozlowska
Scorer

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