The Ozone Chelan Open 2022 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the USA. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by US National Champion and Ozone team Pilot Nick Greece.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
- left before start of event
- before registration 01/02 19:00 (US/Pacific)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
There will be an organised party during or after the event
There will be live music or a DJ at the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Chelan is located 3 hours east of Seattle. Most pilots choose to fly to Seattle, rent a car and drive to Chelan.
The Ozone Chelan Open 2022 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the USA. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by US National Champion and Ozone team Pilot Nick Greece.
These briefings will include analysis of previous days tasks, XC flying techniques, racing strategies, understanding the local weather and micro-meteorology and how to have fun, fly safe and make goal. Nick will be assisted by other top US Paragliding Pilots.
Selection and entry fee
Priority will be given to pilots that volunteered at previous events
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
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 IPPI Card
The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release 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.
Experience summary required
The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
May 16th – May 31st $250 Fee
June 1st or after, NO REFUND
Entry fees are non-transferable
Prize fund and scoring categories
Sunday June 19th: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday June 20th: Comp day 2
Tuesday June 21th: Comp day 3
Wednesday June 22nd: Comp day 4
Thursday June 23rd: Comp day 5
Friday June 24th: Comp day 6, awards ceremony and closing party
08:30 - Transport to take-off
09:15 - Task Analysis and mentoring briefings
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
14:30 - Return Trackers office opens
22:00 - Provisional results
Accommodation and Activities
Most pilots choose to camp at Beebe Campground on the Colombia River. Beebe is an awesome facility with pristine grass, clean bathrooms and nice camp sites along the Columbia River. Sites are $35/night and are reservation only. There is a max of 8 people and 3 vehicles per site.
In order to get a site on the weekend during the summer you usually have to be waiting for someone to leave around mid-morning and grab the site immediately it becomes vacant. Sites are much easier to come by mid-week. Beebe Campground is located 10 minutes drive from Chelan and 5 minutes from Chelan Falls Park.
Reservations open May 3rd at 10am. (reservations will last less than 20 minutes so its advised to get online before 10am on the 3rd of May to create an account so that you can book immediately at 10am)
There is also the Lakeshore RV Park located near downtown Chelan. While the Lakeshore RV park has a more central location within walking distance to restaurants and shops it is not as nice, more expensive - but it does take advance reservations.
How to get here
535 E Iowa St, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
Chelan United States