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Event info

This event is the Inter Service Paragliding Development Championships; it is organised by and for members of the UK Armed Forces.

The Meet Director will be Alistair Andrews of Crickhowell Paragliding, a former UKAF pilot who knows how to get the very best out of a week of competitive but development focussed XC paragliding in SE Wales.

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Flying site

Various sites will be used in SE Wales including those contained within the stunning vistas of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

For more information about flying in the wonderful part of the world where the Inter Service Paragliding Development Championships are held, please visit the websites of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association endorsed local clubs.

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  • 32 Pilots Confirmed
  • 32 Pilots total registered
  • 20 GBP Entry fee
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  • 50 Pilots max allowed
  • 1 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    01/04 12:00 (Europe/London)

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    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
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    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
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    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Event info

This event is the Inter Service Paragliding Development Championships; it is organised by and for members of the UK Armed Forces.

The Meet Director will be Alistair Andrews of Crickhowell Paragliding, a former UKAF pilot who knows how to get the very best out of a week of competitive but development focussed XC paragliding in SE Wales.

If you would like to take part in or support this event and do not have access to the Defence Instructions and Notices (DINs) section of the Defence Intranet, please contact the organiser in order to receive advice on how you will be able to obtain a copy of the Championships DIN and then register if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Flying site

Various sites will be used in SE Wales including those contained within the stunning vistas of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

For more information about flying in the wonderful part of the world where the Inter Service Paragliding Development Championships are held, please visit the websites of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association endorsed local clubs.

SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club:
http://www.flysouthwales.co.uk

SW Wales Soaring Club:
http://www.swwsc.co.uk

Selection and entry fee

Selection is based upon eligibility as described in the Championships DIN and Joint Service Publication 660 - Sport in the UK Armed Forces.

Payment of the entry fee of £20 is in cash at registration.

Documents required at registration

  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed

Cancellation Policy

Any registered or confirmed applicant who is no longer able to attend the Championships should contact the Event Coordinator via chairman@ukafhpa.org at the earliest opportunity.

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be prizes for the Inter Service and single Service (Royal Navy, Army, RAF) winners of the Sports and Intermediate Classes.

General schedule

The general schedule will be described in the Administration Order that will be released to all participants ahead of the Championships.

Daily schedule

Typical competition day schedule (confirmed night before)
07:00 - Breakfast at Robson Centre
07:45 - Meet Director and Safety Committee initial meeting
08:15 - Review of previous day and initial met brief
09:15 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:00 - Take-off window opens
18:30 - All post task retrieves complete
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Accommodation details will be provided in the Championships Admin Order.

How to get here

Robson Resilience Centre
Crickhowell United Kingdom

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Organizers

UK Armed Forces Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
UK Armed Forces Paragliding
Home for Sport
Robson Resilience Centre Crickhowell
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NP8 1TE

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