First BULGARIAN paragliding event in its kind, incorporating competition flying and practical lessons with the idea to forward motivation and practical skills to new and on different level cross-country pilots from very experienced and professional competition pilots (mentors.View more
- comp class
- fun class
You can reach town Petrich by car/bus. From Sofia it takes bit less than 3hrs by car or 200km.
First BULGARIAN paragliding event in its kind, incorporating competition flying and practical lessons with the idea to forward motivation and practical skills to new and on different level cross-country pilots from very experienced and professional competition pilots (mentors). They will give information and guidance to all participants. There will be a special focus to beginner XC pilots, who will be scored in fun class, flying the same tasks with the mentors, but with waypoints with bigger cylinder radius.
The event will take place at Belasitsa Mountain, Petrich municipality. This is the southernmost mountain in Bulgaria on the border with Greece and Macedonia. It offers wonderful conditions for XC, with options for mountain and flatland flying. Because of the climate in the south part of the country the XC flying season starts earlier here than the average date in Bulgaria.
The mentors ( experienced PWC pilots) of the competition will give detailed weather forecast and will do the task setting every flyable day. They will provide as much information as possible to all pilots, allowing them to improve their understanding of the conditions and also give them the tools to make better planning and performance during the task. A local pilot will share his knowledge to everyone for every task. They will decide on the route to be flown everyday and will make a task with 2 different size cylinders. The bigger cylinders will be for the more inexperienced pilots, giving them the option to keep up with the top pilots. The aim is to improve the XC understanding and to make flying safer.
Every evening there will be a short analysis of the task route, the results and the weather from the last task.
Selection and entry fee
The selection procedure is simple - first paid first confirmed.
Registration deadline – 9th of June 2017, payment deadline – first competition day.
If you pay until 7th of June 2017 the discounted entry fee is 90BGN, after this date it is 110BGN.
You can pay by Bank Transfer or at the event registration.
Name: Kiril Emilov Tsvetkov
Prize fund and scoring categories
Registration: from 08:30 till 10:00
Opening ceremony: from 10:00 till 10:30
Mandatory safety briefing: from 09:30 till 10:00
Competition days: from 09 - 11.06.2017
Weather & Safety briefing: daily at HQ from 09:30
Task briefing : every competition day from 11:00 on takeoff site
Prize-giving party (closing ceremony) : 11th at 19:00 (or at 10.00 if no task on 11th )
09:00 - 11:00 - Transport to take-off
10:40 - Meet Director and Task Committee meetings
11:00 - Pilots briefing / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
18:00 - Scoring office opens at the main Headquarters
20:00 – Landing deadline and Safe landing report deadline
20:30 - Scoring office closes
21:00 - Provisional results
For 11th of june landing deadline will be 17.30.
Schedule is subject to change by Meet director.
Accommodation and Activities
Belasitsa and Kongur hut - prices 25BGN per person per night.
many posibilities in Petrich town.
How to get here
Organization will provide transport to Kongura hut