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Ozone Colombia Open

From January 15th to 21st the First Ozone Colombia Open will be held in Pie de Chinche. Continuing the legacy of the Ozone Chabre Open, this is a fun and educational event for pilots looking to hone their XC skills and experience the fun and excitement of competition flying, without the stress and pressure of an overly competitive environment.

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Flying site

Pie de Chinche is located in El Cerrito mountains in Cordillera Occidental between Cali and Tulua. While flying you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Valle de Cauca fields surrounding river Cauca and it's numerous tributaries.

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  • 107 Pilots Confirmed
  • 230 Pilots total registered
  • 220 EUR Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 31 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 09/11 12:00 (America/Bogota)
  • 🛰️

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

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    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
  • 🚁

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    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
  • 📢

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

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🏋️

    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
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Where is it

To get Santa Helena (Piedechinche) you can arrive by airplane to Cali city, then you need to get a taxi to Santa Helena.

Contacts

Event info

Ozone Colombia Open

From January 15th to 21st the First Ozone Colombia Open will be held in Pie de Chinche. Continuing the legacy of the Ozone Chabre Open, this is a fun and educational event for pilots looking to hone their XC skills and experience the fun and excitement of competition flying, without the stress and pressure of an overly competitive environment. Legendary XC coach, Jocky Sanderson, will be on location along with a mentor pilot ti be confirmed, give pre-task advice, and daily debriefings. With the focus being entirely on fun and learning, this is the perfect event for intermediate pilots who want to level up their flying.

Entry is limited to EN C wings and below.

Like the other spectacular events we have helped to create (Ozone Caribbean Open, Ozone Krushevo Open), this will be a professionally run competition organized by local experts. The Airnomads Team has a 12 year history of successful competitions, including 2 PWC, 2 Super Final PWC events, 2 British Opens, One FAI World Championship, and other international opens.
This is a smaller than average event and slots are limited, so we recommend securing your place ASAP.

Cheers from all the Team, we’ll see you in the tropics!

WINTER IN COLOMBIA: A note from Lucho, comp organizer.

Over the past eleven years Colombia has become more and more popular with foreign pilots as a winter destination. The first reason is of course that during the northern hemisphere’s winter, Colombia experiences the best of our two summer seasons that we have here in the tropics. As the paragliding scene has developed here, a more important factor has emerged: The citizens of the Cauca Valley have come to embrace paragliding and its importance to the local economy. The influx of free flight visitors has greatly improved the economy. Cooperation between civil authorities and private enterprise has strengthened infrastructure and improved things for both the locals and visitors. Today Colombia and the Cauca Valley region is a destination not only because of excellent flying conditions, but also because it is recognized as a safe and culturally interesting place to visit. Brilliant natural landscapes, welcoming local people, and a thriving multi-ethnic society make this a wonderful place to visit. exploring natural marvels and exchanging the happiness of the multi-ethnic society.
Colombia is more than a paragliding trip, is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and discover the real comfort of being welcome anywhere you go -- it is a place to enjoy the air but, more importantly, a place to learn the meaning of simple life while you are on the ground.

Colombia will welcome you with wide open arms, come alone, with your family, or with your friends! If you are interested in different activities contact Airnomads Colombia:

http://www.airnomadscolombia.com, https://www.instagram.com/airnomadscolombia/

Flying site

Pie de Chinche is located in El Cerrito mountains in Cordillera Occidental between Cali and Tulua. While flying you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Valle de Cauca fields surrounding river Cauca and it's numerous tributaries.
The take off Pie de Chinche is situated not far from the creek of El Cerrito and the Hacienda Pie de Chinche famous for its Museum of Cane.
The place offers a fine flying with ceiling of up to 2700 m ASL and prevailing south winds.

Take offs:

- 2080 m ASL, 3°38'47" (3.64662)N; 76°10'10" (76.1697)W

- 1765 m ASL - N 03 38 47.7 W 076 10 11.0 (3.646493, -76.169775)
The launch ground is a spacious grassy slope. Connected by a dirt road.

Nearest landing - 1171 m ASL , N 3°37'25", W 76°11'40" (3.62375, 76.1947)
While flying one must observe airspace restrictions of Cali and Tulua airports.

Selection and entry fee

The Selection process will be very easy. First to come and pay, first to be confirmed. The entree fee will be € 220 and € 200 for pilots flying Ozone Gliders.

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

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.

    Experience summary required
  • 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
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS
Any pilot who cancels their registration will be given a refund as follows:

- Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date: 50% refund
- Cancellation date between 60 and 30 days before competition start date: 30% refund
- Cancellation date less than 30 days before competition start date: 0% refund

Inability to attend due to Covid related travel reasons is not a reason for a refund of an amount greater than the above percentages and stated times. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any last minute cancellations.

Cancellation of a Competition by the Organization ie Covid19 interference etc
In the event the organizers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition you will be entitled to a partial refund. This will be on the scale as follows:
- Up to 45 days before the first official event day: 100% less a €30 admin charge
- 45 to 7 days before the first official event day: An amount equivalent to the amount paid less the amount spent by the organisation in preparations up to that time.
- Less than 7 days before the event: No refund will be given.

After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organizers.

The organizers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be trophies for the next categories:

Top 3 EN A
Top 3 EN B
Top 3 EN C
Top 3 Female Class
Top 3 Ozone Open

General schedule

Saturday January 15, 2022
Practice Day (Task & general site safety on launch at 10.00am. No trackers, no downloads, nor scoring)

14:00 - 18:00 Official Registration and Equipment Inspection.
Official Venue of the Event

20:00 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Sunday, Jan 16 - Friday Jan 21, 2022
Competition flying days.

Friday, Jan 21, 2022
19:00 -Prize giving, celebration meal and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - De-Briefing of Latest Task
10:00 - Transport to take off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take off window is Open
17:00 - Scoring Office Opens
20:00 - Provisional results - Mentoring Speech

*** Daily schedule can change, depending of the weather conditions.

Accommodation and Activities

The HQ of the event will be Hotel Restaurante Siga La Vaca.

Located just one kilometer from Santa Helena, it has the capacity to locate 180 person. It counts with Two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, Bar and restaurant.

A Meeting room where the scoring will be held and the briefings and de briefings will be hosted in the outside area.

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How to get here

The easiest, fastest and safest way to get to the HQ or your accommodation in Siga La Vaca in the town of Santa Helena is to arrange in advance with the organization a transfer. The contact for this matter you can find it in the contact spot at the main page.

If for any reason you come late, you want to get by yourself to the hotel this are the best two ways from the Airport in Cali:

TAXI: When you go out of the national arrival gate, you fill find at the right side of the luggage claim room a office for the Taxis, there you must give your personal information and the direction where you want to go. In this case Santa Helena, El Cerrito Valle Del Cauca.

BUS: In case you like adventure, the process of getting by bus to Santa Helena is something like a real one. Just after you land at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International airport, outside of the local flights gate in front you will find the local buses that will take you to PALMIRA. Once you are in Palmira you must ask for a bus to El Placer - Amaime. When you arrive at El Placer - Amaime, the bus will let you down by the main road, where you must take a taxi in Direction to Santa Helena or the HQ (Restaurante Siga La Vaca).

MQ24+WH El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Cali Colombia

Plane

The nearest airport is Cali. That is connect by Avianca flights to Bogota.

Bus

At the first floor of the airport building there is a bus station, Take a bus to Palmira, and there change for a bus to El Placer. From there take a taxi to headquarters:
https://goo.gl/maps/9Es5Y

Taxi

It take about 1 hour to get there by taxi. Take a taxi from Cali airport to Palmira and El Placer. See route: https://goo.gl/maps/Wbo7y

Desde el terminal de transportes de Cali, Coodetrans Palmira Versalles, El Placer, tomar taxi sede Siga la vaca Santa elena https://goo.gl/maps/Wbo7y

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Airnomads - Lucho Jimenez
Paragliding Competitions and Tours Organizer
Jocky Sanderson
The person in charge to set the tasks, take safety decisions about start, stop tasks, cancelations and related things.

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