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Bienvenidos a la competencia más extrema y desértica en Chile a realizarse en Iquique y sus alrededores de la extensa cordillera de la costa con más de 200km volables en linea recta.
OBS.: Se requiere contar con licencia FAI al día, para validar puntos en el CIVL y cada piloto DEBE contar con seguro mèdico.

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Flying site

Iquique is one of the most important flying sites in Chile offering 360 flying days a year with flights up to 10 hours per day.
It is located in Atacama region in the north of the country and is 1852 km away from the capital, Santiago.

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  • 28 Pilots Confirmed
  • 105 Pilots total registered
  • 240 USD Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 20 Countries presented
  • Allowed classes unspecified
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 02/06 18:00 (America/Santiago)
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    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
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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
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🅰

    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters

Where is it

Iquique se encuentra en la región de Tarapacá, al norte de Chile, a 1852 km de Santiago.
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Event info

Bienvenidos a la competencia más extrema y desértica en Chile a realizarse en Iquique y sus alrededores de la extensa cordillera de la costa con más de 200km volables en linea recta.
OBS.: Se requiere contar con licencia FAI al día, para validar puntos en el CIVL y cada piloto DEBE contar con seguro mèdico.

Welcome to the most extreme and dryest competition in Chile to take place in Iquique and surroundings of the coastal mountains with over 200km length.
NOTE: FAI license is required for CIVL points computing. Each pilot MUST have a medical insurance.

Flying site

Iquique is one of the most important flying sites in Chile offering 360 flying days a year with flights up to 10 hours per day.
It is located in Atacama region in the north of the country and is 1852 km away from the capital, Santiago. Thanks to its exceptional conditions, the pilots could fly 360 days per year, in a perfect landscape. The take off is a big slope of the costal ridge facing the sea breeze. From the altitudes you can see the complete extension of the city, the harbour and the beaches. We would like to highlight that Iquique city develops air sports and offers a great number of paragliding activities.
The landing areas prepared for the competition, are located in the two main beaches of Iquique (Brave´s beach and Cavancha`s beach), both places offer wide areas, good amplitude and excellent orientation. Also sportsmen enjoy the particular attention of the tourists and visitors who are in this part of the year, starting to fill out the hotels and occupy the beaches.
Is well known that in Iquique you can fly all year round. But we would like to emphasise that in October, November and December; flying conditions allow flights between 7 to 10 hours per day. That gives a base for such spectacular achievements like the 304 km flight of Pál Takás.
But Iquique is much more than flights. On the Cavancha beach you can practice world class surfing and other nautical sports like sailing, kayaking or nautical sky. All these outdoor activities could be done all year round.
The Atacama Desert offers a lot of off road expeditions in mountain bikes or 4x4, and you have the chance to visit old “miner ghost towns” like Humberstone or Santa Laura office the heritage of the golden age of the saltpetre. Both offices look like they were 100 years ago, giving the impression the people left the town just a couple of days ago.
Iquique has population over 200.000 people. There are some old quarters located in the core of the city - the legacy of the saltpetre age like the public walking baquedano, with big Gregorian style porches. There are other attractions as well as duty free mall, the biggest in South America, one public walk with cycle routes rounded of palm trees and attractions like the skate park besides the beach. There are as much as 170 km of beaches to the south of the city, some of them rarely visit by tourists and locals.
The city shows its great tourist potential with the big offer of restaurants and bars, where is possible to find any kind of flavours, different influences of the Chinese and Peruvian cuisine, and of course the national cuisine with a wide variety of sea food. This entire atmosphere is spicy with the on-fire nights of the city.

Restrictions and airspace.
The Diego Aracena airport is located at 35 km to south of the city and it is a restricted flight area, but thanks to the goodwill of our aeronautical authorities, for the date of the Iquique open, we will have one corridor, this will enable us to create tasks across this zone, and take advantage of the costal ridge there and fly in the most technical places of this area just near the airfield.

Flight conditions.
The flight conditions vary in the day between 2 m/s to 6 m/s with winds in range of 8 to 25 k/h, and the Atacama desert give the chance to land almost in every place without obstacles; even over the city, in the big dune of the Dragon hill, for almost 4 km within the same city.

Take offs
Alto Hospicio - 490m ASL 20º16'54.6"S 070º06'28.0"W
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 2500 square meters and a lot of the open areas around enough to support 150 pilots, with an average launch of 6 pilots per minute. From the main square of the city, it takes 15 minutes to reach the take off ground. You can be there by public transportation (It will bring you to a few meters from the launch graund). During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Patillos - 170 m. ASL 20º44'20.2"S 070º09'23.5"W
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 300 square meters and open area to support 100 pilots, with an average of 3 pilots per minute. From the main square of the city, it takes 45 minutes to reach the take off spot. During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Alto San Marcos - 602 m ASL 21º04'25.8"S070º06'37.0"
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 10.000 square meters and wide open areas to support a lot of pilots, here 10 pilots per minute can take off easily. From the main square of the city, it takes an hour and 30 minutes to reach the ground. During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Selection and entry fee

USD 200 hasta el 05 de octubre del 2022

USD 240 desde el 06 de octubre del 2022 al 27 de Octubre

Incluye rescates, ceremonia de premiación y transporte al lugar del encuentro.//
// includes rescues, price giving dinner and transportation.

Forma de pago: Deposito Cuenta Corriente No. 19530536, Banco Credito e Inversiones(bci) a nombre de Ronald Moreno Contreras, rut.:9.507.569-K , E-Mail: Club.familyfly@gmail.com o el dia de inscripción.

Si hay mas inscritos que vacantes, el criterio de selección será ranking FAI y fecha de pago //
If there are more registered pilots than vacancies then the selection criteria will be FAI ranking & date of payment.

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • 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 sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

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

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance

Prize fund and scoring categories

Open: 1, 2, 3 (todas las categorías de velas)
Serial: 1, 2, 3 (velas EN D y menos)
Sport: 1, 2, 3 (velas EN C y menos)

General schedule

Viernes 28 de Octubre

18:00 a 21:00 Inscripciones Oficiales, Indicaciones

Sábado 29 de Octubre

07:00 a 18:00 1er día de Competición (Patillos, sur Iquique)

Domingo 30 de Octubre

07:00 a 18:00 2do día de Competición (sur de Iquique, San Marcos)

Lunes 31 de Octubre

07:30 a 18:00 3er Dia de Competición (Iquique)

Martes 01 de Noviembre

07:30 a 18:00 4to Dia de Competición (Iquique - los verdes)

Miércoles 02 de Noviembre

07:30 a 18:00 5to Dia de Competición (Iquique o San Marcos)

Jueves 03 Noviembre

07:30 a 18:00 6to Dia de Competición (Iquique)

20:00 Premiación y Cena

Daily schedule

Day 1 to 5 Day:
07:30 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Day 6
09:30 - Headquarter opens
10:00 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Price-giving and closing ceremony

Accommodation and Activities

Lugares de alojamiento por confirmar.
https://www.terrado.cl/es/
www.hosteliquique.com/
www.flypark.cl

How to get here

Puede llegar en avión a Iquique, el aeropuerto internacional Diego Aracena, se encuentra a 40 km al sur de Iquique.
Aeropuerto de Iquique - Ciudad de Iquique - 13 dólares o 10 euros.
Si vienes desde Santiago de Chile, toma un autobús desde la estación de autobuses de la terminal de Santiago. El precio del billete es de unos 55 euros o 40 euros. tiempo de viaje 24 hrs aprox

Av. la Tirana 2982, Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile
Iquique Chile

Plane

You can arrive by plane to Iquique, International airport Diego Aracena, is located 40 km south of Iquique

Bus

If you come from Santiago de Chile, take a bus from terminal Santiago bus station. Ticket price is about 55 Euro or 40 euro.

Taxi

Iquique Airport – Iquique city – 13 dollars or 10 euros .

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Organizers

Club de Parapente Family Fly
Despegue de Alto Hospicio
Daniel Araya
Organizador
Jacob Cano
Organizador
Claudio Gallardo Alzamora
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