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Welcome to the PAI Paragliding India XC League 2016 - Comp1. The XC League has been conceived as series of competition events to be organised at various flying sites across the country. PAI aims to encourage paragliding pilots to fly cross-country distances in order to improve their skills and set new distance records.

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Flying site

One of the top paragliding sites in India, Panchgani (पंचगणि) is a famous hill station and municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra province. Panchgani is nestled at middle of five hills in the Sahyādri mountain ranges, also there are five villages around the Panchgani are Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral and Taighat.

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How to get here

Panchgani is 120 km from Pune (Maharashtra), West coast of India.

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Event info

Welcome to the PAI Paragliding India XC League 2016 - Comp1. The XC League has been conceived as series of competition events to be organised at various flying sites across the country. PAI aims to encourage paragliding pilots to fly cross-country distances in order to improve their skills and set new distance records. Our aim is to provide a healthy competitive platform for pilots to test their skills against other pilots and maintain a 'point and ranking' system for Indian paragliding pilots.

Flying site

One of the top paragliding sites in India, Panchgani (पंचगणि) is a famous hill station and municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra province. Panchgani is nestled at middle of five hills in the Sahyādri mountain ranges, also there are five villages around the Panchgani are Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral and Taighat. The Krishnā River flows nearby which made the lake of Dhom Dam on the Krishna 9 km from Wai.

To the east of the Panchgani there are Wai, Bavdhan and Nagewadi dam, to the west there is Gureghar, to the south are Khingar and; Rajpuri,& to the north is Dhom Dam.

The temperature in Panchgani is around 12 degrees C during the winter, and sometimes reaches 34 C during the summer; however the humidity level is very low. The Monsoon rains are heavy and the rainy season lasts from June till February, allowing the region three months of relatively dry and sunny spring.

The five hills surrounding Panchgani are topped by a volcanic plateau, which is the second highest in Asia after the Tibetan plateau. These plateaus, alternatively known as "table land", are a part of the Deccan Plateau and they were raised by pressure between the earth plates.

The site has East West and South facing takeoffs

Harisson's Folly (Panchgani East) : 17°56'36" (17.9435)N; 73°49'53" (73.8316)E
Elevation : 1100 m. Motorable access. Nearly 1000 ft high.
Lots of flat ground for top landing even for student pilots.

Landing:
Bottom of hill, Fields cultivated and uncultivated 10 min walkable to a village called 'Pasarni' where public transport and sharable taxi is available for returning to take off point.

Panchgani west: : N 17° 55' 51.6" (17.931) E 73° 47' 59.6" ( 73.7999) or N 17° 55.86000' , E 73° 47.99400'
Landing: Bottom of Hill: Uncultivated field, If you have enough height you could make it to the banks of lake which could also be a safe place for landing

Khingar (Panchgani South)take off : 17°53'49" (17.897)N; 73°49'5" (73.8183)E
Elevation : 1174 m. Wide sandy and grassy slope.

Organizers

Paragliding Association of India
Paragliding Association Of India
is registered under The Societies Registration Act 1860 in Goa on 26th May 2010.
http://www.paraglidingassociationofindia.org
Gokul Krishnan
Secretary, PAI
secretary@pgaoi.org
+91 9820193146
Team PAI
base@pgaoi.org
Deepak Tulsani
VP West, PAI
vp-west@pgaoi.org
+91 9822794317

Selection and entry fee

PAI Paragliding India XC League 2016

Participation criteria:
[Equipment]
- All equipment should be EN/DHV/AFNOR Certified and Unmodified.
- All equipment should be airworthy to fly.
- Helmet and reserve is mandatory
- Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
- Radio 2m

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

[Pilot experience]
- PAI PPPI PG2 Rating (PG3 preferred)
- IPPI or any other equivalent Rating
- Pilots without PPPI PG3 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 20 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 secretary@pgaoi.org. Decision taken by the organising committee on entry of such pilots shall be deemed final.

Fees:
Indian Rupee 5,500/- for Indian Pilots
€ 80 for others

Entry fee includes:
- Results processing
- Transportation to take-off
- Retrieval
- Medical assistance, Ground based Search and Rescue
- GPS coordinates, map of the area
- One Lunch packet
- T-shirt
- Closing party
- Free Wi-Fi at the HQ

BANK DETAILS:
Beneficiary: Paragliding Association Of India
Bank : Bank of Maharashtra
Branch : Panaji Branch, Panaji, Goa
Account No.: 60044954528
IFSC Code : MAHB0000084
SWIFT: MAHBINBBPNJ

Payment method - Online transfer (NEFT/RTGS) or Wire Transfer
Optional - Cheque deposited by participant into PAI Maharashtra Bank account

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Maximum/Minimum Participants:
The maximum no. of pilots allowed for the comp is 50.
# Minimum confirmed/paid participants should be 20.

Cut-off date for registration - Monday, 4th January 2016
Cut-off date for payment of entry fees - Monday, 11th January 2016

PAI Event Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Event Cancellation by PAI
- Paragliding Association Of India (PAI) reserves the right to cancel the event due to low enrollment# or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.
- If PAI cancels an event, full amount shall be refunded to registrants within 15 days of the intimation of cancellation.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:
- Refunds will be made on cancellation of registrations on written request up to 15th January 2016.
- Requests for cancellation of registrations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
- All refund requests must be made by the registered participant by email to secretary@pgaoi.org
Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/ transaction number.
- Refund amount will be credited back to same account through which payment was made within 15 days after the completion of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
Additional awards or product prizes depending on sponsorship

General schedule

Event program

Official Registration, Training, Mandatory Safety Briefing:
Tuesday, 9th Feb,
Registration at 9:00 AM
Trial Task : starts at 10:30 AM

Official Contest flying days:
Wednesday 10th Feb - Saturday 13th Feb

Prize-giving and Closing ceremony:
Saturday, 13th Feb

Daily schedule

09.00 - 09.30: Arrive at the HQ
09:30 - 10:00 Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10.00 - 10.30 Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
10:30 – 11:00 Departure to take off
11:30 - 12:30 Window open
17:00 Deadline of task
19:30 – 20:30 Dinner
21:00 – 22:00 Seminars or other activity
Schedule may change according to conditions

Accommodation and Activities

Andre Savard.
Eco Camp Panchgani.
Tel : +91-02168-41164

How to get here

Panchgani is 120 km from Pune (Maharashtra), West coast of India.


Panchgani IN

Plane

The nearest international airports - Mumbai (4 hrs drive).
Web: http://www.csia.in/
Panchgani is located at about 255 km from Mumbai.

Bus

There are both private and public bus transport to Panchgani or Mahabaleshwar from Bombay and Pune.
Website: http://www.redbus.in

Train

Take a train to the nearest big city - Pune. It takes about 3,5 hours.
Web: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/know_Station_Code.html
From Pune take a bus. Panchgani is 120 km from Pune.

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Confirmed pilots
Total registered
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Overall

  1. Vistasp Kharas (369)
  2. Anil Madgavkar (111)
  3. Alokkumar Mihani (1)

Overall results

Tasks and results

Task 0

09 Feb, 2016

20.8 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 1

10 Feb, 2016

22.4 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 4

13 Feb, 2016

24.1 km — Race to goal

Task results:
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